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The LMJ Scholarship Program

Deadline:June 1, 2021

 

The LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding diverse law students. Over the past 16 years, the LMJ Scholarship program has provided over $3.8 Million to 215 students.
 
The LMJ Scholarship program grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. In addition to financial support, LMJ scholars are connected with and have access to MCCA’s extensive community of legal law firms and in house peers, alumni, and mentors, who are available to provide professional support, share opportunities and insights, and offer guidance on addressing academic and professional barriers.

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Proof of acceptance into an ABA-accredited U.S. law school for a full-time Juris Doctorate Program (Fall 2021)
    • (NOTE: LLM students, part-time students, and students pursuing dual degree programs are ineligible.)
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher 
  • 2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form
    • (NOTE: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students with an issued social security number must submit a completed FAFSA form. DACA students who were not issued a social security number must provide proof of DACA status in lieu of the FAFSA form.) 
  • An interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm
  • An interest in diversity, equity and inclusion

Demonstrated community service and leadership qualities

 

Deadline: June 1, 2021

Award Amount: $10,000

Application Information Here

 

 

           The 2021 Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship

Deadline:September 30, 2021

                 

Each year, Weiss & Paarz will award a $1,000 Law Scholarship to a student starting or continuing law school anywhere in the United States of America!

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 the fifth year of this exciting 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 using the website link by 09.30.21 and all applications must include the following:

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

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Award Amount: $1000

Application Information Here

 

                        GJELL Law Student Scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2021

                 

This scholarship is graciously being provided by the staff at GJELL Accident Attorneys for the 2021 and 2022 school years. The attorneys at GJELL understand the financial burdens law students go through when working towards their degrees and are providing this essay contest for eligible students.

There will be two $1,000 awards annually for this scholarship program. There will be one winner per scholarship period.

This is an essay contest on the topic:

“Reasons I wanted to go to law school”.

Submissions will be posted publicly and will be viewable to the general public.

Scholarship Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this award, the student must be enrolled in an accredited United States Law School by Fall 2021. Students must provide a copy of a valid school-issued ID or an acceptance letter at the time of their submission to prove enrollment.

Important Scholarship Dates

The next scholarship will be awarded September 1, 2021. Please review the following important dates. Applications received after the deadlines will not be considered.

Fall Semester Scholarship (One, $2,000 award)

  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2021
  • Winners announced September 1, 2021

How to Apply

This scholarship is based on an essay contest. Students must write a 1,000 – 2,000-word essay on the topic: “Reasons I wanted to go to law school”. All essays submitted for this contest will be exclusively published on the GJEL.com website. Winners will be selected on  September 1, 2021.

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria from the attorneys at GJELL.

  • The quality of the writing
  • The thoughtfulness of the writing
  • Original content

To apply for the scholarship you will need to send the following information to casey(at)gjel.com before the cut-off dates mentioned above.

  • Copy of school ID that shows enrollment year. The ID should show your full name. If you do not have a school ID, a copy of official school paperwork showing your name will suffice.
  • Original essay covering the topic: “Reasons I wanted to go to law school”
  • A picture of you we can use on our website to showcase your essay
  • Include the following information in the body of your email: Full Name, Law School, Graduation Year, Email Address, Phone Number

Only fully completed applications will be considered for the award.

Deadline: August 1, 2021

Award Amount: $1000

Application Information Here

 

The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award 

Deadline: Rolling - Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment. 

ELIGIBILITY

  • The contest is open to all students. Ambitious applicant are permitted to submit multiple articles. No co-authored essays are accepted.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Essays should have a minimum of 2,500 words. Links to all sources must be included in a footnote.

    Entrants may seek general feedback on their draft essays from professors, or colleagues. An essay submitted to the competition, however, must be entirely the entrant’s own work product and may not be written or edited by any other person.

    The essay should be typewritten, double-spaced on 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages. The number of words on each page should be entered on the bottom right hand corner of each copy. The total number of words should be entered on the last page. In computing the number of words, all articles and prepositions should be counted. Count numbers and abbreviations as words. For example, F.2d = 1 word; 746 F.2d 619 = 3 words.

FINANCIAL AWARD

  • * Cash awards totaling $5,000.

    * Authorship – publication credit

    * An opportunity to come work with our lawyers in New York City for a one day.

Deadline: Rolling - Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment.
Award Amount: $5,000 
Application Information Here

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD D. HAILEY SCHOLARSHIP

The American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Minority Caucus is pleased to announce that they will award one law student the RICHARD D. HAILEY SCHOLARSHIP.

 

In 1997, Mr. Hailey was appointed as the first African American president of the American Association for Justice.  He possesses over 35 years of legal experience and currently handles a wide variety of complex personal injury cases. Mr. Hailey is recognized nationwide as a trailblazer of justice and change. In 2000, Mr. Hailey traveled to South Africa to assist in the initial formation of the South African Trial Lawyers Association, which was the first organized bar in South Africa after it approved its new constitution under President Mandela. The Minority Caucus of the AAJ honors the accomplishments and trial advocacy skills of Mr. Hailey by providing annual scholarship.  

 

This May, AAJ’s Minority Caucus will award one $5,000 scholarship to a minority law student who is entering his or her 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of law school.  By awarding one deserving student the Richard D. Hailey Scholarship, they hope to accommodate a student of color by providing financial assistance to further develop his or her educational growth.

 

Applicants for the scholarship should demonstrate the following criteria:

·         Exhibit a strong interest in trial advocacy;

·         Express a desire to represent those who have been injured by negligence or misconduct of others; 

·         Promote accountability and safety;

·         A commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in the AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; and

·         A financial need for the scholarship.

 

Each application must include the following:

·         A resumé;

·         A 500-word essay explaining how you meet the scholarship’s criteria;

·         Up to three (3) letters of recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and

·         A completed form verifying your student status. See Attached Form.  

 

Please Note: Every applicant must be an AAJ law student member (https://www.justice.org/membership/join-american-association-justice) and enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

For all students who apply, please note that following the announcement of the winning scholarship recipient, he or she must attend the AAJ Annual Convention in San Diego, California from July 27th – 30th to receive the award.  Travel and accommodations will be provided.

 

Please submit all membership applications to: 

membership@justice.org 

OR

AAJ Membership Department 

777 6th Street NW

Suite 200

Washington, DC 20001

 

For more information, contact the AAJ Membership Department at membership@justice.org


Award Amount: $5,000
Application Information Here

 

 

 

             The Idaho Advocates Scholarship

Deadline: January 31st - Fall Term

                 June 30th - Spring Term

 

Here at the Advocates, we are committed to improving ourselves and our communities. One of the best ways to do this is through continuing education. We understand that law school can place a tremendous financial strain on both law students and their families.  To help with the costs of attending law school, we are offering the Idaho Advocates Scholarship. For further information about what to include in the essay submit to The Advocates, please visit our car accident page.

Scholarship Eligibility

All current or prospective students must be enrolled in an accredited law school located within the United States.

Scholarship Application:

  • Write a 300-500 words essay on the following topic:

What is the most common cause of distracted driving? How many car accidents are caused by distracted driving? What can you do to help prevent distracted driving?

  • Essays should follow a basic essay and paragraph format including an introduction with a thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Bibliography must be included. 

Scholarship Terms and Conditions:

    • By submitting your essay, you agree to our terms, namely all the rights of ownership to the Advocates, regardless if you are selected as the scholarship recipient or not. We reserve the right to republish all submitted essays.
    • We will not provide this information to any 3rd party. Your name and the name of your school may be used if you are selected as a prizewinner, or if you are part of our honorable mentions.
    • If you do not fill out all necessary information, you will forfeit your consideration for this scholarship.
    • As previously mentioned, if you are selected as the prizewinner, we will contact you through email or phone, and the award will be sent to your accredited institution.
    • If you are selected as the scholarships winner, we will contact you for a profile photo to be included with your scholarship on our scholarship page.

DeadlineJanuary 31st - Fall Term

                 June 30th - Spring Term

Award Amount: $1000 offered biannually

Application Information Here 

 

The Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2021

 

Scholarship Eligibility

All applicants for the Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. You must demonstrate plans to enroll for admission‚ or have proof of current full-time enrollment at an accredited institution in pursuit of a J.D. If you have not yet received your acceptance into law school‚ you may still apply‚ but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.
  3. Undergraduate students may apply; however, they should be able to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria outlined in bullet item two.
  4. Your GPA must meet a minimum score of 3.0.

The recipient must provide the following documents in order to be considered eligible:

  • A transcript reflecting the student’s current academic standing, including a minimum GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Proof of admission and enrollment at an accredited institution of higher education in pursuit of a J.D.
  • Proof that you are attending law school either this or next calendar year in the form of a transcript or acceptance letter.

Application Materials

All applicants need to submit the following application materials by July 1, 2021:

  • A completed Legal Scholarship Application (provided on our website).
  • A 650-word essay on what goals he or she hopes to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field.
  • A valid transcript (college or university) reflecting current academic standing, including at least a 3.0 GPA, and proof of acceptance and/or enrollment.

Failure to include all required application materials will result in a rejection of the application.

Deadline: July 1, 2021
Award Amount: $1000
Application Information Here      

 

 

      

                             PURSUING LAW SCHOLARSHIP 

DAGNY JOHNSON LAW GROUP

Deadline: December 1, 2020 

 

 

Our firm is committed to helping those that need appropriate representation. Dagney Johnson Law Group is interested in providing individuals with high-quality legal services, and seeks to support law students that share a similar vision of helping others.

SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST OVERVIEW

We are asking students to write a 300-400 word essay about the following:

Why did you choose to pursue a career in law?

We want students to describe any influences and experiences that shaped them into wanting to enter the legal profession. Students are encouraged to explain what they want to achieve once they become practicing attorneys as well.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into a law school in the United States as of the fall 2020 semester.

 

Deadline: December 1, 2020 
Award Amount: $2,500

Application Information Here   

 

Young, Marr & Associates Annual Scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2021

 

The Philadelphia bankruptcy lawyers at Marr & Associates has been representing clients in bankruptcydisability, and criminal defense cases for over 30 years. We are pleased to announce the 2021 Young, Marr & Associates Legal Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship available to law students. Scholarship applicants must be either:

  1. Studying for an undergraduate degree in paralegal studies, political science, or pre-law.
  2. Earning a J.D. in any legal concentration.

Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for the scholarship, you must meet four requirements:

  1. You must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. You must either (1) be able to demonstrate that you intend to enroll, or (2) provide proof of full-time, current enrollment at an accredited educational institution where you are pursuing your J.D. *Note that you may apply while your acceptance into law school is pending, but may not receive the scholarship until supplying proof of acceptance and enrollment.
  3. If you meet the criteria above, you may apply if you are an undergraduate student.
  4. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

In addition to satisfying the requirements above, you must also provide the following materials:

  • Your academic transcripts, which must verify a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Proof of admission and enrollment at an accredited institution where you are pursuing a J.D.
  • Proof of your attendance at law school, whether this or the following calendar year. Acceptable forms of proof include your acceptance letter or transcripts.

Application Materials

Scholarship applicants must submit the following materials no later than August 1, 2021:

  • A completed Legal Scholarship Application (found on website).
  • A 650-word essay on the goals you hope you achieve by studying a legal profession.
  • A valid college transcript or university transcript that indicates your current academic standing. This must include a minimum 3.0 GPA, in addition to proof of acceptance and/or enrollment.

Note that failure to submit any of the above materials will disqualify you from consideration.

Deadline: August 1, 2021
Award Amount: $1000
Application Information Here      

 

 

 

FOR THE PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIP

DeadlineJanuary 10, 2021

 

For more than 30 years, Morgan & Morgan attorneys have joined us to work “For The People,” and it’s been a commitment that has long extended beyond the courtroom. Our core philosophy is that we don’t shy away from a challenge. We do what’s necessary to bully the bullies, whether that means winning large jury verdicts against big corporations and insurance companies, fighting unscrupulous employers, or advocating for civil rights, among other things.

We want to inspire young lawyers to approach their careers with the same mindset. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on the quality of their answers, but also on their creativity.

Scholarship Submission Form

We get so many moving entries every year, and while we can only pick three winners, we want to lift up as many voices as possible this year. In submitting your essay and photos, you may get the chance to be featured on our social channels (with your permission), even if you're not selected as a recipient of the scholarship. We hope to highlight as many of you and your inspiring words as we can.

*If you are more on the shy or private side, don’t worry. By clicking “no” on the form for having your essay and photo shared, it does NOT disqualify you from being selected as a winner."

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Currently accepted or enrolled at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
Scholarship funds are paid directly to the winner’s school for use during a law school tenure.
Morgan & Morgan employees and their family members are not eligible to participate.
Past scholarship awardees are not eligible to participate.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants will submit an essay addressing one of the following questions:

  1. COVID-19 has changed all facets of life. In light of this, what permanent changes do you think should be made to the criminal and/or civil justice system to ensure that the swift and fair administration of justice is possible in perpetuity?
  2. Discuss a Supreme Court case you believe was wrongly decided.
  3. What role should personal beliefs play in consideration of the appointment and confirmation of judicial nominees?

ESSAY SUBMISSIONS

The essay must be between 500 and 800 words.

Deadline: January 10, 2021
Award Amount: $5000
Application Information Here