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Page updated Feburary 2017. Scholarships are organized by date of deadline.

Weiss & Paarz Annual Law Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Overview: 

As a law firm that exclusively handles medical malpractice, our attorneys, paralegals, and staff members have dedicated their careers to helping victims of preventable catastrophic injury. Just as we never let a client’s financial restrictions get in the way of achieving justice, we firmly believe that no student should be deprived of the opportunity to succeed due to a lack of financial resources.  We are especially interested in young individuals who plan to become lawyers. We are confident in the youth of America’s ability to change our world for the better through strong character development, community enrichment, and higher education.

We are thrilled to announce this new scholarship opportunity. Scholarships will be awarded each year to the student who demonstrates all of the following qualities and characteristics:

  • financial need
  • exceptional work ethic
  • strength in the face of adversity
  • outstanding academic achievement
  • commitment to the local community and charitable giving
  • ability to lead others
  • overall moral character

Students must submit their application by e-mail to Sarah Weiss Rozalis at sweiss@weisspaarz.com by 05.01.17. All applications must include the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume listing work experience, educational background, and high school and college grade point average and class rank, if applicable;
  2. Personal Statement, which includes a description of your career goals and what you plan to use the scholarship funding for (2 pages maximum);
  3. Confirmation of enrollment in an ABA-accredited law school or copy of your current student ID; and
  4. Copy of your state ID or driver’s license
     

Deadline: May 1 (annually)
Award Amount: $1,000
Application Information Here

 

 


Bankruptcy Law Center Scholarship Contest

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Overview: 

Student loans have become a serious burden for American families. In 2012, for the first time in history, outstanding student loan debt eclipsed both auto loans and credit card debt. Student loans debt has more than quadrupled in the last Golden-Grad-Student-Loan-Burden decade alone and default rates. More troubling, default rates for student loans are more than three times higher than those for credit cards, and that does not take into consideration the large group of outstanding student loan debtors whose loans are “current” but not being paid due to forbearance, deferment, or other temporary suspension.

Discuss solutions to the student loan crisis. Specifically, do you believe amending the bankruptcy code to allow for discharge of student loans would alleviate the problem? If not, what alternative solutions do you recommend/

The Bankruptcy Law Center will award $1,000.00 to the winning essay.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The scholarship is open to any current 2 year or 4 year college student or law student.

THE ESSAY
The essay must discuss the student loan topic described above. The essay should be at least 750 words. Longer submissions are welcome.

A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one college/university student in the United States. The winner will be selected based on overall writing ability, argument presentation and persuasion.

Deadline: June 15, 2017
Award Amount: $1,000
Application Information Here

 

Rosengren Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Overview: 

  • Made possible by donations from the Workers' Compensation Attorneys at Rosengren Kohlmeyer, Law Office Chtd.
    • This scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards.
    • The scholarship must be submitted in full by June 30, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
    • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
    • Application for this scholarship may be submitted by any US citizen or permanent US resident enrolled as a full time student in an accredited community college, college or university, or accredited law school.
    • A student aid report showing income status of your household must be attached for application to be considered.
    • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
    • A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered.
    • This scholarship may be awarded to one or multiple candidates up to the value of $1500.
    • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.

Deadline: June 30,2017
Award Amount: $1,500
Application Information Here


Gerben Law Firm, PLLC Education Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2017 (yearly)

Overview: ​Gerben Law Firm, PLLC is a trademark law firm that specializes in trademark law, handling a range of services like trademark search, trademark registration, trademark monitoring, trademark renewals and litigation. 
Being a trademark law firm and walking the paces of schooling, we understand the significant financial investment law 
school can be. We're offering University of Kentucky Law Students an annual scholarship to help with those costs. We're also offering time that can be spent with attorneys at Gerben Law Firm to answer any questions and understand the daily walk. We're excited to offer this to UK Law Students!

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Award Amount: $2,500
Application Information Here

 

William W. Hurst Law Scholarship

Fall Deadline: July 31, 2017
Spring Deadline: December 20, 2017

Overview: 

The Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC offers two $1,000 scholarship each year to students who have an interest in pursuing a career in law. We award one scholarship for the Fall semester and another for the Spring. Preference will be given to residents of Indiana and those entering their first year of law school, however others are encouraged to apply.

Fall Deadline: July 31, 2017 
Spring Deadline: December 20, 2017

Award Amount: $1,000
Application Information Here

 

Benson & Bingham First Annual Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2017

Overview: ​In 2017, Benson & Bingham decided to once again give back to the community with the inception of its first annual Law Scholarship. Benson & Bingham understand the rigors of law school accompanied with the expense to become an attorney, and felt obliged to help alleviate the financial strain with their annual scholarship offer.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship award, applicants must adhere to the following scholarship criteria:

- Currently enrolled in or recently accepted to an accredited law school.

- A United States citizen or permanent resident.

- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A copy of your college transcript (unofficial) must accompany the application.

- Proof of Law School acceptance or attendance must accompany the application.

- Applications must be received electronically by August 31, 2017 to the following email address: scholarship@bensonbingham.com. In the subject line, please reference: Benson & Bingham First Annual Scholarship Application.

- Questions regarding the application or process may be submitted to the above email address. Please, No Phone Calls.

Deadline:August 31, 2017

Award Amount: $2,000
Application Information Here

 

Stevens & McMillan Scholarship 

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Overview: 

At Stevens & McMillan, we believe that everyone has the right to an education. We would not be where we are today without the help and support of our family, friends, and teachers. However, a quality education can be very expensive and we want to do our part to help the next generation. So, to help deserving students realize their dreams, we are happy to announce the creation of the annual Stevens & McMillan $1500 Scholarship available to current college students or those planning on attending college in the 2017-2018 school year.
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
Applicants for the Stevens & McMillan Scholarship must meet all of the following requirements:
  • You must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in college or high school; If you are under the age of 18, you must allow your parent or legal guardian to read all of the rules listed on this page and obtain their permission to participate;
  • You must be currently enrolled in an accredited college in the United States or planning to attend college no later than January of 2018;
  • You must submit a minimum 1,000 word essay concerning one of the topics below using Microsoft Word. At the end of the essay, please indicate in a separate paragraph your name, phone number, school, expected school in January of 2018 if different, and a statement that you agree to the contest rules.
All essays must be submitted by November 15, 2017. The winner will be selected by December 1, 2017 and the scholarship funds will be mailed to your school on or before December 15, 2017.

Deadline: November 15, 2017
Award Amount: $1,500
Application Information Here

 

Black Wynn Law Scholarship 

Deadline: February 23, 2018

Overview: 

Black Wynn is offering a $1,000 scholarship which will be applied to law school tuition for the successful candidate. Law school is expensive, not only in terms of tuition, but also because of the time and effort it takes to obtain a law school degree. The firm understands this, and is providing the scholarship to provide a degree of assistance in tuition payments. The scholarship is designed to defray a portion of the tuition cost for attending law school. You may apply even if you are not currently enrolled, but you must be accepted at the law school you will be attending and provide us with that information, including proof that you have been accepted, within one (1) year of being notified that you were selected as the recipient of the scholarship. The $1,000 award will be delivered directly to the law school as a tuition payment. The law school must be a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
 
ELIGIBILITY
 

Applications are accepted from United States citizens who are or will be attending a U.S. law school accredited by the ABA.

Deadline for Applications

Your application and all uploads must be completed and furnished to us no later than February 23, 2018.

The Application

In order to have your application accepted, you must:

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Upload a short statement of up to 100 words explaining why you want to obtain a law degree.
  • (Optional) Upload an essay of 700 words or less discussing how you intend to use your law degree to make a difference in your community.

Deadline: February 23, 2018
Award Amount: $1,000
Application Information Here

 


Feldman Law Firm Student Scholarship 

Deadline: February 12, 2018

Overview: 

It takes a significant amount of time and effort to become an attorney. It also takes money to pay for the education necessary become a member of the bar. The sacrifice is substantial, but so are the rewards. Feldman Law Firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship that will be applied to defray a portion of the cost of tuition at an ABA-accredited United States law school. It will be a direct tuition payment to that law school. The successful applicant must utilize the scholarship fund within a year after the date of notification that he or she has been selected as the scholarship recipient. We do not require that you be enrolled in law school when you submit your application.
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
United States citizens who are attending, or who plan to attend, a U.S. law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Requirements for Applying for the Scholarship

Your application and all uploads must be completed and furnished to us no later than February 23, 2018.

The Application

To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit to us:

  • A completed online application.
  • A statement (to be uploaded) of 125 words or less indicating why you want to obtain a law degree.
  • (Optional) A statement (to be uploaded) of 900 words or less discussing how your law degree will enable you to make a difference in the world.

Deadline: February 12, 2018
Award Amount: $1,000
Application Information Here

 


David P. Shapiro Law Student Scholarship 

Deadline: February 2, 2018

Overview: 

An announcement has been made by the Law Office of David P. Shapiro that it will be offering a scholarship for law students in the amount of $1,000. Mr. Shapiro recognizes that obtaining a law degree is an expensive process, which is why he and his law firm are offering one law student this scholarship to help (at least partly) defray the cost of attending law school. The scholarship will be used by the successful applicant to offset the cost of law school tuition at a United States law school accredited by the American Bar Association.  You need not be enrolled in law school at the time of your application, but you must provide us, within one year of being selected as the winner of the award, the name of the ABA-approved law school you will be attending, along with proof of your acceptance at the law school.  The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the law school on your behalf.
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
The scholarship is open to applicants who are citizens of the United States who are attending law school or who plan to do so within the time frame set forth above.

Application Requirements

To be considered for the award, you must complete the application, including the following:

  • Complete the online application form.
  • Prepare and upload a brief (100 words or less) statement describing why you are interested in obtaining a law degree.
  • (Optional) Prepare and upload an essay (up to 1,000 words) that describes how obtaining your law school degree will enable you to have a positive impact on the world.

Deadline: February 2, 2018
Award Amount: $1,000
Application Information Here

 

 

RJT Criminal Defense Law Student Scholarship 

Deadline: February 22, 2018

Overview: 

RJT Criminal Defense has established a scholarship of $1,000 which will be applied to the successful applicant’s tuition at law school. At RJT Criminal Defense, we want to encourage those seeking a law degree to fulfill their educational goals. By offering this tuition scholarship, we hope to ease the road, to at least some degree, toward completion of a student’s legal education. The scholarship will consist of a direct tuition payment of $1,000 to the law school attended – or to be attended – by the successful applicant. You need not be attending law school when you submit your application for the scholarship, but the scholarship must be used within a year from the date of the award. This must be for attendance at a law school located in the United States which is accredited by the American Bar Association.
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
U.S. citizens who are currently attending law school (ABA-accredited) or who will be attending law school in the near future are eligible to submit an application for the scholarship.

Application Requirements

To be considered, an applicant must:

  • Complete our online application
  • Upload a brief statement (175 words or less) describing how you intend to utilize your law degree.
  • (Optional). Upload a statement (1,000 words or less) of how you think your law degree will enable you to make a positive impact on society.

Deadline: February 22, 2018
Award Amount: $1,000
Application Information Here