Outside Scholarships

To assist you in your search for free money, we have provided a list of scholarship opportunities awarded by outside agencies. All outside agency scholarships have specific application procedures, criteria and deadlines. We encourage you to let us know of any other scholarships you find that may be available to others.

If you are awarded any outside agency scholarship, please advise the Office of Student Financial Services so that we may assist you in determining how the scholarship will affect your cost of attendance.

Scholarships and prize money are offered in a variety of categories:

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Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,500
  • Deadline: September
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association are proud to offer fellowship to a law student. Applicants must submit an application, letter of recommendation, official transcript, resume, and personal statement.
  • Website: planning.org/divisions/planningandlaw/fellowship/

PIABA Beckley Writing Competition

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: September
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student who authors the winning essay.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

California Lawyers Association Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $8,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, and the California Lawyers Foundation are committed to fostering the career growth of persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups who are interested in practicing labor and employment law. Applicants must submit an application, resume, and personal statement.
  •  Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Marshall M. Schulman Criminal Law Student Writing Competition

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Criminal Law Section of the California Lawyer’s Association is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student who authors the winning essay. The scholarship recipients must submit a 1,500-4,500-word paper pertaining to criminal law and/or to criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

FASPE Law Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is proud to offer fellowship to a law student. Applicants must submit an application, official transcript, resume, and essay.
  • Website: faspe-ethics.org/law/

NW Corporate Law Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The NW Corporate Law Scholarship is open to continuing law students with a demonstrated interest in business law.
  • Website: nwcorporatelaw.com/law-scholarship/

Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition

OC ABOTA Chapter Scholarship 

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is proud to offer a scholarship to third-year law student must demonstrate superior academic performance. Applicants must submit an application and their second-year law school academic transcript.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Upholders of Justice Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,500
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Torklaw firm is proud to offer a scholarship to first-year law students. Applicants must submit an online application, essay, academic transcript.
  • Website: torklaw.com/about/community/scholarships/

American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements:  The American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who author an article on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The Dominguez Legal Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,500
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Dominguez Firm is proud to offer a scholarship to law student must demonstrate superior academic performance. Applicants must submit an application, academic transcript, and an essay.
  • Website: dominguezfirm.com/scholarships/  

Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association is proud to offer a scholarship to applicants on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law, or environmental law. 
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Stokes Stemle Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law office of Stokes Stemle LLC is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student who authors the winning video essay.
  • Website: stokesstemle.com/scholarship/

Marin County Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: September
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Marin County Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship is awarded to Marin County residents who demonstrated financial need and outstanding academic achievements.
  • Website: 10000degrees.org/law-school-scholarship/

General Counsel, P.C. First Generation Law Student Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,500
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility Requirements: The General Counsel, P.C. firm, is proud to offer a scholarship to a rising second-year first-generation law student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement. Applicants must submit an online application, essay, recommendation, and Law School academic transcript.
  • Website: generalcounsellaw.com/resources/gcpc-first-generation-scholarship/

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Inner City Law Center is proud to offer a fellowship to a rising 3L law student with a demonstrated interest in public interest law.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Criminal Justice Essay Contest

  • Amount (estimated): $1,500
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Adras & Altig law firm is proud to offer the Criminal Justice Essay Contest to students who author the winning essay. Applicants must submit an essay and their academic transcript.
  • Website: adrasandaltiglaw.com/scholarship/

ABC Law Centers Disability Advocacy Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Reiter & Walsh, P.C. law firm is proud to offer ABC Law Centers Disability Advocacy Scholarship to students who are planning to pursue a law or public policy career focused on disability advocacy. Applicants must submit an online application, essay, academic transcript.
  • Website: abclawcenters.com/abc-law-centers-disability-advocacy-scholarship/

Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The California Judges Foundation (CJF) is proud to offer Adam Z. Rice Memorial scholarship opportunity to law students who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must submit an online application and video.
  • Website: caljudges.org/AdamRiceScholarship/

The Philippine American Bar Association Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: June
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Philippine American Bar Association Foundation is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American, with an emphasis in the Filipino-American community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, resume, and law school academic transcript.
  • Website: philippineamericanbar.org/

Curley Law School Scholarship

  •  Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: June
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Curley law firm is proud to offer a scholarship to law students. The scholarship recipients must submit an online application and a 500-word essay.
  • Website: curleybusinesslaw.com/scholarship/

Patrick Malone Law Scholarship

  •  Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Patrick Malone & Associates firm is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity to law students. Applicants must submit an application, official transcript, and personal statement.
  • Website: patrickmalonelaw.com/law-school-scholarship/

Crowell & Moring Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: June
  • Eligibility Requirements: To apply for the scholarship, applicants must be admitted as incoming first-year UCI law students in the class of 2023 and submit a personal statement demonstrating an interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The scholarship will be renewed for the same amount in the recipient’s second and third year as long as the recipient is enrolled at UCI Law as a full-time student, in good academic standing, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • To apply: Contact UCI Law Financial Aid Director

Latham & Watkins, LLP Summer Scholarships

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: Check the website
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Latham & Watkins, LLP is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for the summer to law students. Applicants must submit an online application, law school academic transcript, resume, and personal statement.
  • Website: lwcareers.com/en/offices/united-states/how-to-apply.html

GAR Disability Advocates Law School Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility Requirements: The GAR Disability Advocates Law School Scholarship is offered to law students. The scholarship recipients must submit an online application and a 500-word essay.
  • Website: disabilityhc.com/scholarship/

Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): $6,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is proud to offer a fellowship to a law student with a demonstrated interest in public interest law.
  • Website: massbarfoundation.org/legal-intern-fellowship-program

Carr & Weatherby LLP Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Carr & Weatherby LLP is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student. The scholarship recipients must submit an online application, official transcript, and a 250-word essay.
  • Website: wpcarr.com/scholarship-for-law-school/

Arthur C. Helton Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The American Society of International Law is proud to offer the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship to law students who are pursuing fieldwork and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, refugee, and asylum law. Applicants must submit an application, two letters of recommendation, project budget, writing samples, official transcript, and resume.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The Dan Bradley Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Legal Aid Association of California is proud to offer a fellowship to a law student with a demonstrated interest in the public sector. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, resume, references, and personal statement.
  • Website: laaconline.org/award/dan-bradley-fellowship/

John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $7,500
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship is open J.D. and LL.M with interest in Artificial Intelligence and IP law. The scholarship recipients must submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay.
  • Website: simplr.ai/scholarship

The Pipeline to Practice Foundation-1L Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Pipeline to Practice Foundation is proud to offer a scholarship to a first-year law student. The scholarship recipient must submit an online application, resume, law school acceptance letter, and a 500-word essay.
  • Website: pipelinetopractice.org/students/

Bridging the Dream Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $20,000
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Sallie Mae Foundation is proud to offer a scholarship to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. The scholarship recipient must submit an online application, their academic transcript, and demonstrate good moral character. 
  • Website: salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream-for-graduates

Veteran Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of David Resnick & Associates, PC, is proud to offer a scholarship to honor veteran law students. The scholarship recipients must submit an online application and a 600-word essay.
  • Website: injuryclaimnyclaw.com/veterans-grant-contest

KF&B Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Kinney, Fernandez & Boire is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who author winning essay. The scholarship recipients must submit an application and a 500-word essay.
  • Website: kfblaw.com/scholarship

The Alaska Bar Association Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Alaska Bar Association is proud to offer a scholarship to continuing law students who demonstrate ties to Alaska, and an intent to return to Alaska within two years of graduation. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, resume, personal statement, and proof of Alaska residency or an explanation of ties to Alaska.
  • Website: alaskabar.org/for-lawyers/law-school-scholarships

Italian American Lawyers Association Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $3,000
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Los Angeles Italian American Lawyers Association (IALA) is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and involvement in the Los Angeles Italian-American community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application and their academic transcript. 
  • Website: iala.info/Scholarships

The Inland Empire Federal Bar Association Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student with a significant connection to the Inland Empire and must demonstrate superior academic performance. Scholarship applicants must submit an application, resume, law school academic transcript, and a 250-word essay.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble law firm is proud to offer a scholarship to law students. The scholarship recipients must submit an online application and a 500-word essay.
  • Website: lawnj.net/about-us/community/law-school-scholarship/

The Warren E. Burger Essay Contest

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The American Inns of Court is proud to offer a scholarship for the Warren E. Burger writing competition. Applicants must submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000-20,000 words on a topic of their choice addressing issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism.
  • Website: innsofcourt.org/AIC/Awards_and_Scholarships/Warren_E_Burger_Prize

The National Tax Law Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $500
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Brown, P.C. Tax Practice Group is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. The scholarship recipients must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in tax law.
  • Website: browntax.com/National-Tax-Scholarship

Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., is proud to offer three scholarships in their annual scholarship essay contest to deserving students who author a winning essay.
  • Website: herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship

For the People Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Morgan & Morgan, P.A. is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who author winning essay. The scholarship recipients must submit an 800-1000 word essay.
  • Website: forthepeople.com/scholarship

The National Business Law Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $500
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Brown, P.C. Tax Practice Group is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. The applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in business law.
  • Website: browntax.com/National-Business-Law-Scholarship

The West Coast Trial Lawyers Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: September
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of West Coast Trial Lawyers is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. The scholarship recipient must submit a three to five-minute video on why they deserve the West Coast Trial Lawyers Scholarship, resume, and academic transcript.  
  • Website: westcoasttriallawyers.com/scholarship/

Law Preview Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: BARBRI Law Preview and LexisNexis are proud to offer a scholarship to a first-year law student. The scholarship recipient must submit an online application and attend a BARBRI Law Preview summer session.  
  • Website: lawpreview.barbri.com/scholarships/

Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition-IDEA

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must submit original, publishable papers addressing compelling issues in intellectual property law (patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, publicity, and related antitrust issues).
  • Website:  law.unh.edu/law-publications/idea/student-competition 

 One Lawyer Can Change The World Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: June
  • Eligibility Requirements: BARBRI Law Preview is proud to offer a scholarship to a first-year law student who authors winning essay. The scholarship recipient must submit an online application along with an essay.  
  • Website: lawpreview.barbri.com

American Intellectual Property Law Association- Robert C. Watson Award

National Italian American Bar Association Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) and the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) are proud to offer a scholarship to law students of Italian descent. Applicants must submit an online application, official transcript, resume, an essay, and two letters of recommendation.
  • Website: sonsofitalyfoundation.submittable.com

The O'Connor, Runckel & O'Malley Law Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of O'Connor Runckel & O'Malley is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, an essay, and their academic transcript.  
  • Website: orolawfirm.com/law-school-scholarship.html

Ladas Memorial Award

  • Amount (estimated): $2,500
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Ladas Memorial Award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, distinguished practitioner, and author. Applicants must submit a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.
  • Website: inta.org/Academics/Pages/LadasMemorialAward.aspx

Legal Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Moses and Rooth at Law, a Criminal Defense Law Firm are proud to offer a scholarship to law students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Applicants must submit an application, an essay, and their academic transcript.  
  • Website: mosesandrooth.com/legal-scholarship/

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship is open to current law students who are active members of the SALDF chapter and demonstrate outstanding commitment to animal law. 
  • Website: aldf.org/advancement-of-animal-law-scholarship/

The Stewart J. Guss Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Houston law firm of Stewart J. Guss is proud to offer a scholarship to full-time students who author winning essay. Applicants must submit a 1000 word essay on the following topic: What law would you change and why? 
  • Website: attorneyguss.com/annual-stewart-j-guss-college-student-scholarship/

The Baumgartner Scholarship

The Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition is sponsored by the American Constitution Society, which is an opportunity to recognize legal scholarship that enhances the understanding and reputation of progressive legal theories. The scholarship recipient must be a student member of the National American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
  • Website: acslaw.org/get-involved/constance-baker-motley-national-student-writing-competition/

The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law

The Wallin & Klarich Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,500
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Wallin & Klarich is proud to offer a scholarship to students accepted for enrollment to an accredited law school, and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. The scholarship recipient must submit an application along with an essay between 1000 and 3000 words answering three topics: Why do you want to become a criminal justice attorney? What challenge(s) have you faced in order to get to where you are today? How have these challenges shaped who you are, and how will you apply what you have learned from these challenges toward a career in criminal justice?
  • Website: wklaw.com/scholarship/

 Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness-Law School Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law office of Richard M. Renkin & Associates is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student who has been affected by or dealing with issues related to Lymphoma or Leukemia. The applicant must submit an application along with an essay describing how your life has been impacted by Lymphoma or Leukemia.
  • Website: renkinlaw.com/leukemia-lymphoma-law-school-scholarship

The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund is open to rising second-year law students who have an active connection with San Bernardino County. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, their official law school transcripts, and a current resume.
  • Website: sbcba.org

Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP Scholarship is awarded to students accepted for enrollment to an accredited law school, who have graduated from an Oregon University and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.
  • Website: www.roydwyer.com/scholarship/

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyer's Single Mother Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Rosenfeld Injury Lawyer's Single Mother Scholarship is open to students accepted for enrollment to an accredited law school, and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay about how you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student.
  • Website: rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/single-mother-scholarship/

The iModules Scholarship Program

  • Amount (estimated): $1,500
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The iModules Scholarship Program is open to full-time students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. The scholarship recipient must submit an application along with a written essay.
  • Website: scholarships.imodules.com/s/891/update/start.aspx

Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: August
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Appel LLP is proud to offer a scholarship to support entrepreneur law students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievements. 
  • Website: appellawyer.com/scholarship/

  The American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: For applicants enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program. The scholarship recipient must submit an online application and mail a certification of blindness along with an official transcript, letters of recommendation.
  • Website: acb.org/scholarships

Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship Program

  • Amount (estimated): $15,000
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship Program supports graduate students whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field.
  • Website: switzernetwork.org/become-fellow 

Rhode Island Bar Foundation-Thomas F. Black, Jr Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $25,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Thomas F. Black, Jr Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Rhode Island residents who demonstrated financial need and superior academic performance.
  • Website: ribar.com/For%20the%20Public/GrantsAndScholarships.aspx

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: September
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Equal Justice Works Fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance.
  • Website: equaljusticeworks.org/become-a-fellow/ 

Trial Advocacy Scholarship

   The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Reeves Law Group is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who author winning essay. Applicants will be judged based on the quality of writing, the creativity of presentation, and emotion.
  • Website: robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/

The Public Law Section Student Writing Competition

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: Articles must be submitted and written by a student enrolled and, in good standing at a California law school’s Juris Doctor program that is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.
  • Website: calawyers.org/Sections/Public-Law/Student-Writing-Competition

Leesfield Scholarship

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Civil Justice Scholarship Fund

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline:  August
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Civil Justice Scholarship Fund is a highly regarded legal writing competition that offers a scholarship to a deserving law student who is committed to the civil justice system. Applicants must submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words detailing the importance of jury trials in our society.
  • Website: personalinjurylawcal.com/emergency-scholarship-fund.php

The Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Rule of Law Competition

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Beverly Hills Bar Foundation announces the third annual Rule of Law Competition to promote appreciation and understanding of the rule of law. 
  • Website: bhba.org/rule-of-law-writing-competition/

Mendes Hershman Award Student Writing Contest

The Mendrzycki Essay Contest

The George Hopper Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $500
  • Deadline: November
  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must have a demonstrated connection to the San Joaquin Valley, and a desire to practice law in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings, or Tulare County.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to law students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school, who have financial need and demonstrated leadership capabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

  • Amount (estimated): $15,000
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund looks for students that are involved in civil rights struggles, economic justice, international solidarity, or other progressive issues.
  • Website: davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/

Justice Stephen K. Tamura Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,500
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Justice Stephen K. Tamura Foundation offers scholarships to students who overcame financial barriers and demonstrate financial need.
  • To apply: Contact UCI Law Financial Aid Director

Jackson Lewis Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: August
  • Eligibility Requirements: Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms, offers a generous scholarship to second or third-year law student who demonstrates an interest in, or aptitude for, employment or labor law.
  • To apply: Contact UCI Law Financial Aid Director

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Fund

  • Amount (estimated): $2,500
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: Currently enrolled graduate student who is pursuing a degree in environmental law with career goals that coincide with an interest to communicate and interpret the wonders of nature.
  • Website: bigtrees.org/events-programs/scholarship-fund/

Jan Jancin Award

American Association of Law Libraries Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The American Association of Law Libraries is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth. Each year, the Association awards scholarships in significant amounts in the categories listed on the web site to assist individuals in achieving their goal of becoming a law librarian. Minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Website: aallnet.org/education-training/scholarships/

FDLI's H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions - Law Students

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline:  June
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Food and Drug Institute (FDLI) sponsors the Writing Competitions to encourage law students interested in the areas of law that affect foods, drugs, devices, cosmetics, and biologics.  The applicant must be enrolled in a J.D. program at any of the nation's law schools.
  • Website: fdli.org/career/austern-writing-competition/

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NLG George Floyd Student & Bar Scholarship (Los Angeles /Orange County)

  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is proud to offer up to five scholarships to support diverse students or recent graduates who are providing advocacy and representation to individuals engaged in the George Floyd Solidarity protests. These stipends will help overcome the financial barriers to accessing the legal profession by defraying bar exams and related school costs and increase diversity and inclusion it the profession.
  • Website: forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHkYvz3WaPptHmwxHrsYBBfwTM28_OS2yCeUOb3_nkeHdSCA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

PABA Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) Foundation is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the Asian Pacific American community's needs, emphasizing the Filipino-American. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, academic transcript, and resume. 
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Marshall-Motley Scholars Program

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program is offered to first-year law students who intend to pursue a career in Civil Rights law. Applicants must submit an application, essay, academic transcript, resume, and personal statement.
  •  Website: marshallmotleyscholars.org/

Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $15,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Zella, LLP Law Firm is proud to offer a scholarship to first-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and an interest in litigation (including antitrust and insurance litigation), along with a desire to practice in one of the cities Zelle maintains an office. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, academic transcript, and financial need.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

SABANY Public Interest Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The South Asian Bar Association of New York is proud to offer a Fellowship to continuing law students or recent graduates who will be working in unpaid public-interest jobs in the New York City and New York Greater Metropolitan area during the summer. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, personal statement, resume, and financial need.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Community Fund for Black Bar Applicants

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: Check the website
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Community Fund for Black Bar Applicants was founded by Octavia Carson, J.D., a 2020 law school graduate. The scholarship opportunity is provided to applicants who identify as Black/African American/Pan African and if they are preparing for a bar examination. The scholarship applicant must submit an online application.
  • Website: blackbarapplicantfund.com/

The Keker, Van Nest & Peters Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP law firm is proud to offer a scholarship to a first-year law student. Applicants must submit an application, letter of recommendation, official transcript, resume, and financial need.
  • Website: keker.com/careers/diversity/Diversity-Scholarship

MABA Judicial Externship and Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Mexican American Bar Association is proud to offer Federal Judicial Externship and Scholarship Program for law students from the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Arent Fox LLP Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Arent Fox LLP Firm is proud to offer a second-year law student scholarship who demonstrated leadership qualities, work experience, and community involvement. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, current resume, legal writing sample, official academic transcript, and an essay.
  • Website: arentfox.com/careers/diversity#scholarship

HNBA Vision in Action Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,500
  • Deadline: November
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Hispanic National Bar Association is proud to offer a scholarship to continuing law students of Hispanic heritage dedicated to community service and public interest. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, letters of recommendation, resume, and a personal statement.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

BakerHostetler Diversity Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The BakerHostetler Diversity Fellowship is offered to a second-year law student. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, current resume, letters of recommendation, official academic transcript, and personal statement.
  • Website: bakerlaw.com/diversity/diversityfellowshipprogram

SABAW Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The South Asian Bar Association of Washington is proud to offer a scholarship to current students who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, resume, and cover letter.
  • Website: sabaw.org/sabaw-scholarships

BPLA Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Black Prosecutors Association of Los Angeles (BPLA) is a chapter of the National Black Prosecutors Association is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who have demonstrated interest in becoming a local, state, or federal prosecutor. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship recipient must one-page statement of qualification, one-page letter of reference, and resume.
  • Website: blackprosecutorsla.org/

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: June
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA) is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, resume, and essay.
  • Website: apabasv.com/awards-scholarships/#achievement-scholarship

Inaugural Judge Iravani-Sani Public Interest Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Iranian American Bar Association Foundation and the Iranian American Bar Association Northern California Chapter are proud to offer a scholarship to deserving law students of Iranian heritage dedicated to community service and public interest.
  • Website: iabafoundation.org/iaba-scholarship/

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $10,000
  • Deadline: August
  • Eligibility Requirements: The DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship program is open to continuing law students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, letters of recommendation, cover letter, and a 1000 word essay.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

MABA Federal Judicial Externship & Scholarship Program

  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) is proud to offer a scholarship program for law students from the greater Los Angeles area. The recipient must demonstrate an interest in a federal and/or appellate externship, commitment to community service, and academic achievement. 
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Justice Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The National Italian Bar Association (NIABA) is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student of Italian descent. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, current resume, and letters of recommendation, official academic transcript, and an essay.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The LAIPLA Diversity Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): $6,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) is proud to offer a fellowship to a law student with an interest in practicing intellectual property law in the Los Angeles area. Applicants must submit an application, resume, law school academic transcript, and an essay.
  • Website: laipla.net/diversity-fellowship/

NAPIPA Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,500
  • Deadline: September
  • Eligibility Requirements: The National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA) is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who are members of NAPIPA and can demonstrate a commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific Islander community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application and personal statement.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: This fellowship is open to a first-year law student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and involvement in diverse organizations, and commitment to community service. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, a personal statement, resume, and undergraduate academic transcript and copy of the current law school transcript.
  • Website: goodwinlaw.com/careers/diversity-fellowships#1L

California Indian Law Association (CILA)-3L Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The California Indian Law Association (CILA), co-sponsored by California ChangeLawyers is offering a scholarship to Native American law students. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to social justice, public service, and intent to pursue a legal career in California after graduating from law school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and select the "California Indian Law Association" affinity scholarship to be considered for this award. Interested applicants must contact the UCI School of Law Financial Aid Office for a statement of nomination.
  • Website: calindianlaw.org/scholarships.html

South Asian Bar Association Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: September
  • Eligibility Requirements: The South Asian Bar Association of Southern California is proud to offer a scholarship to continuing law students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and a commitment to serving the needs of the South Asian community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, personal statement, resume, and academic transcript.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who are taking the Bar Exam and demonstrate a commitment to expand diversity and inclusion within the legal profession, and ties to Orange County. Applicants must submit an application, proof of enrollment into the California Bar Examination, resume, and personal statement.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Vietnamese-American community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, resume, and personal statement.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The Robert E. Wone Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): $6,000
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is proud to offer a fellowship to law students who demonstrate the importance of the Asian Pacific American legal community and, more generally, the publication of law review articles on topics of relevance to racial and ethnic minorities and the law. The recipient must submit an application, personal statement, resume, letter of recommendation, and academic transcript.
  • Website: aefdc.com/fellowships/

The AEF Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): $4,000
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is proud to offer a fellowship to law students. The award will help fund a law student's internship with a public interest organization that benefits either metropolitan Washington, D.C. community-at-large, and/or the Asian Pacific American community. The recipient must submit an application, employer form, personal statement, resume, letter of recommendation, and academic transcript.
  • Website: aefdc.com/fellowships/

National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) & Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The National Italian Bar Association (NIABA) & Sons of Italy Foundation are proud to offer a scholarship to a law student of Italian descent. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, current resume, official academic transcript, and a 500-750 word essay.
  • Website: national-italian-american-bar-association-niaba-sons-of-italy-foundation

The Robert T. Matsui Writing Competition

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is proud to offer a scholarship to honor Congressman Robert T. Matsui. Through this writing competition, the recipient must address a legal topic of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. It must be original work and not previously published.
  • Website: aefdc.com/matsui-writing-competition

Bayanihan Law Student Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County Association is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and a commitment to serving the needs of the Filipino-American community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, personal statement, resume, letter of recommendation, and academic transcript.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Goodwin 2L Diversity Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: August
  • Eligibility Requirements: This fellowship is open to a second-year law student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and must contribute to diverse backgrounds, community service, and commitment to practice law in a corporate law firm setting. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, a personal statement, a resume, and an academic transcript.
  • Website: goodwinlaw.com/careers/diversity-fellowships#2L

 Law Preview Diversity 1L Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: LexisNexis is proud to offer a scholarship to first-year law students at UC Irvine, School of Law. The scholarship recipient must submit an online application and attend a BARBRI Law Preview course.
  • Website: lawpreview.barbri.com/scholarships/uc-irvine/

Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $10,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is proud to offer a scholarship to incoming law students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, interest in corporate law, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship recipient must submit an online application, an essay, and their academic transcript.
  • Website: mcca.com/resources/scholarship-program

The Islamic Scholarship Fund

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Islamic Scholarship Fund is open to Muslim students or active members of the Muslim community who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, letters of recommendation, resume, and academic transcript.  
  • Website: islamicscholarshipfund.org/scholarship/program/

California ChangeLawyers-3L Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to social justice, public service, and intent to pursue a legal career in California after graduating from law school. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. Interested applicants must contact the UCI School of Law Financial Aid Office for a statement of nomination.
  • Website: changelawyers.org/changelawyers-scholarships

Mark T. Banner Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $10,000
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of a career in Intellectual Property Law. The scholarship recipients must submit an application, resume, essay, and academic transcript.
  • Website: linninn.org/Pages/scholarship.shtml

The Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship is open to current law students who are SBAA members. The scholarship recipients must submit an application, resume, official law school transcript and an essay answering two topics: (1) Tell us about your ties to the Serbian-American community, and explain how you will advance the mission of the SBAA as a law student and in your future legal career (500 words or less); (2) Explain why you chose to attend law school, and what motivates you to pursue a career in law (500 words or less).
  • Website: serbbar.org/scholarships/

Arnold & Porter Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $10,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and must contribute to the diverse background of the law school student body, and entering the legal profession. The scholarship recipients must submit an application, current resume, official law school transcript, and a 500-word essay.
  • Website: arnoldporter.com/en/careers/law-students-trainee-solicitors/diversity-scholarship

MALDEF Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The MALDEF Scholarship is open to law students who seek to further the civil rights organization's mission and committed to advancing Latino civil rights through their legal careers. The scholarship recipients must submit an application, a personal statement, one letter of recommendation, transcript, and current resume.
  • Website: maldef.org/resources/scholarship-resources/

AABA Law Foundation's Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation is proud to offer a scholarship to Asian Pacific American law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community, and who will continue to serve the needs through pro bono, public interest, and/or public service legal work. The scholarship recipients must submit an application, resume, two letters of recommendation, academic transcript, and a 500-word essay.
  • Website: aaba-bay.com/aaba-foundation/foundation-scholarships/

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $10,000
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firms of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is proud to offer three scholarships to diverse law students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and simultaneous commitment to the community. Recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of the law offices.
  • Website: bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices/

Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: Check Website
  • Eligibility Requirements: The law firm of Sidley Austin LLP is proud to offer a scholarship to a rising second-year law student who demonstratess academic achievement, leadership abilities, and the ability to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school, the firm, and the legal profession. The recipient will be required to join the Summer Associate Program following the second year of law school.
  • Website: sidley.com/en/diversitylanding/sidley-prelaw-scholars-program

The Mexican American Bar Foundation- Scholarship Program

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to continuing law students who demonstrate financial need, community service, leadership experience, and any hardship experienced in pursuing an education.
  • Website: themabf.org/

The Mexican American Bar Foundation- Bar Stipend

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The bar stipend is awarded to third-year law students who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, community service, leadership experience, and any hardship experienced in pursuing an education.
  • Website: themabf.org/

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Black Women Lawyers Association awards its scholarships on the basis of financial need, community service, academic achievement, and legal writing ability. Eligibility is limited to second- and third-year law students.
  • Website: bwlfoundation.org/scholarships/

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund encourages racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and provides financial assistance to the scholarship recipients.
  • Website: americanbar.org/groups/diversity

Richard D. Hailey Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Richard D. Hailey Scholarship is open to all incoming first, second, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and biracial AAJ law student members.
  • Website: justice.org/

ACC-SoCal's Diversity Bar Review Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to minority law students who demonstrate high moral character, who have met criteria of financial need, hardship, and academic achievement.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Deadline: June
  • Eligibility Requirements: Recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Open to students currently enrolled in their first or second year of law school.
  • Website: michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/diversity/ 

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility Requirements: This fellowship is for New Americans to provide opportunities for continuing generations to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.
  • Website: pdsoros.org/apply

The Hon. Mario G. Olmos Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: La Raza Lawyers Association, Central Valley Chapter offers scholarships to deserving law students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability, involvement in the Latino community with financial need.
  • Website: larazalaw.com/event/the-2020-mario-g-olmos-scholarship

Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $10,000
  • Deadline: December
  • Eligibility Requirements: The scholarship program assists underrepresented minority students who intend to enter the intellectual property law field to attend law school.
  • Website: aiplef.org/scholars/sidney-b-williams-jr-scholarships/

California Bar Foundation - 1L Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $7,500
  • Deadline: June
  • Eligibility Requirements: Any diverse student who plans to begin their 1L year this Fall at a California law school is eligible. 
  • Website: changelawyers.org/changelawyers-scholarships

Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County - Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: November
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino community.
  • Website: ochba.org/scholarships

The Korean American Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: Check Website
  • Eligibility Requirements: For applicants enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program. The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities, and community services.
  • Website: kasf.org/scholarship-info/

Japanese American Bar Association

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation (JEF) was created to facilitate the awarding of scholarships to law students with a demonstrated commitment to community service, including but not limited to a commitment to serving the Japanese American community and/or the API community.
  • Web site: Download the Application (PDF)

The Orange County Women Lawyers Foundation Diversity Bar Stipend Award

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: Check Website
  • Eligibility Requirements: Recipient must be a member of an ethical or racial minority who demonstrates financial need; community service, advancement of diversity in the legal profession; and involvement with the Orange County community.
  • Website: ocwla.org/students

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Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: Current female law student who has an affiliation with one of the following counties - Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulare.
  • Tel: fcwl.org/scholarships

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Women Lawyers of Los Angeles (WLALA) is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who plan to follow in the footsteps of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by fighting for social justice, equality, and inclusion, and have a demonstrated commitment to issues affecting women, children, minorities, or other historically marginalized groups. The scholarship recipient must submit a personal statement, resume, law school transcript, and three recommendation letters.  
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Corporate Counsel Women of Color Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: June
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Corporate Counsel Women of Color Scholarship is offered to 1L and 2L students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, 350-word essay, and law school transcript.  
  • Website: ccwomenofcolor.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021MyLifeAsaLawyer

Black Women Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund: Hardship Grant

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Black Women Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund (BWLA-SF) offers a scholarship to African-American women in the law through support in their legal education and to promote diversity in the legal profession. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, law school transcript, financial need, and demonstrate a commitment to public service or diversity in the community.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Rachel Krevans Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Orange County, California Chapter of ChIPs is proud to offer a scholarship to law students with interest in Artificial Intelligence and IP law. Applicants must submit an online application, law school academic transcript, and resume.
  • Website: chipsnetwork.org/empower-future-generations/rachel-krevans-scholarship/

The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Pipeline Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $10,000
  • Deadline: June
  • Eligibility Requirements: The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Pipeline Diversity Scholarship is open to second and third-year law students. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, two letters of recommendation, a resume, and an academic transcript. 
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The San Mateo County Women Lawyers Section Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $3,500
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: The San Mateo County Women Lawyers Section Educational Foundation is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who are residential or demonstrate a connection to San Mateo County. The scholarship recipient must submit a law school transcript, demonstrate financial need, and their ties to San Mateo County.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

Dorothy L. Weller Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: The P.E.O. California State Chapter is proud to offer a scholarship to a female law student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, personal statement, and official transcript.  
  • Website: peocalifornia.org/dlwrgw-html

The Honorable Patricia Herron and the Honorable Ellen James Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: November
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Contra Costa County Bar Association's Women's Section is proud to offer the Honorable Patricia Herron and the Honorable Ellen James Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a resident of Contra Costa County who demonstrated leadership potential, academic success, and a commitment to women's issues.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: July
  • Eligibility Requirements: Awarded by the San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association, this scholarship is open to current law students or students accepted for enrollment in law school with a demonstrated connection to San Luis Obispo County.
  • Website: wlaslo.org/scholarships

Mike Eidson Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Mike Eidson Scholarship is awarded to a rising third-year female law student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs' lawyer or criminal defense lawyer.
  • Website: justice.org/

The Orange County Women Lawyers Foundation Bar Stipend Award

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: The OCWLA Bar Stipend Award includes a demonstration of financial need; community service, the advancement of women or women's issues; and involvement with the Orange County community.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

The Orange County Women Lawyers Foundation Diversity Bar Stipend Award

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Eligibility Requirements: Recipient must be a member of an ethical or racial minority who demonstrates financial need; community service, the advancement of diversity in the legal profession; and involvement with the Orange County community.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

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American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be female enrolled in an accredited California college or university. AAJUW was founded in 1970 to promote the education of women, as well as to contribute to U.S.-Japan relations and development of leadership.
  • Website: aajuw.org/

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarships

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Black Women Lawyers Association awards its scholarships on the basis of financial need, community service, academic achievement, and legal writing ability. Eligibility is limited to second- and third-year law students.
  • Website: bwlfoundation.org/scholarships/

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GALAS Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility Requirements: For undergraduate and graduate studies (high school seniors and college students who are accepted/enrolled in accredited colleges/universities). Active involvement in an organization that benefits the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) community. Must attend school in California. GALAS scholarship award recipient selection committee member eligible.
  • Website: Download the Application (PDF)

ABA SOGI LGBT Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The ABA's Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is proud to offer students a scholarship who have secured an internship or job for summer with a public interest organization engaged in legal or policy work with a direct impact on LGBTQ individuals. Applicants must submit an application, a 500-word essay, resume, law school transcript, and two letters of recommendation.
  • Website: americanbar.org/groups/diversity/sexual_orientation/SOGI/

LGBTQ Division Public Interest Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): $5,000
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: The LGBTQ Division Public Interest Scholarship is offered to law students who will be performing public interest during the summer with an organization engaging in legal, advocacy, or policy work with a direct impact on Latinx LGBTQ individuals.
  • Website: us4.campaign-archive.com

M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: May
  • Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to current or incoming law students, who demonstrate a commitment to advancing equality for the LGBT community in Orange County.
  • Website: oclba.org/darmer-equality-scholarship/

The Pride Law Fund Summer Fellowship

  • Amount (estimated): $2,500
  • Deadline: April
  • Eligibility Requirements: This fellowship program is open to LGBT students working under the supervision of an attorney at a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization or government agency.
  • Website: pridelawfund.org/

Point Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is designed to help promising LGBTQ students achieve their full academic and leadership potential despite obstacles. Scholars must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement, and financial need.
  • Website: pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/

Pride Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility Requirements: For applicants enrolled in a full-time graduate program. The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of academic achievement, and promote diversity in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, or Ally (LGBTQA) community.
  • Website: pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply/ 

The Donald L. Snow Scholarship

  • Amount (estimated): Varies
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility Requirements: The Donald L. Snow Scholarship was made possible by a generous bequest from the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (LGLA) member Donald Snow. Applicants must be enrolled and in good academic standing at a law school located in Los Angeles County or Orange County at the time of the award.
  • Website: lgla.wildapricot.org/student-center 

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State of California Disclosure: Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including some income-based repayment plans and loan-forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.

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