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First 10 law scholarships:

Amount:
$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 23
Open to New Jersey residents who have been admitted to an accredited law school and have an interest in law enforcement or prosecution.
Contact:
Richard L. Barbour Scholarship Fund, Inc. c/o Burlington County Prosecutor's Office 49 Rancocas Road P.O. Box 6000 Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060 Attention: Amy Congdon, Secretary In the alternative, applications may be scanned (PDF's preferred) and emailed to: acongdon@co.burlington.nj.us .
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 1
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a present and permanent physical and mental disability that substantially limits 1 or more of the major life activities; be residents of New Jersey; be attending or accepted at a law school with at least a 3.0 gpa.
Contact:
Essex County Bar Association Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Historic Courthouse Rm B-01 470 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973) 622-6207 www.essexbar.com
Amount:
$10,000 per year for three years
Awards:
15-20
Deadline:
May 1
The Earl Warren Scholarship is named for the Honorable Earl Warren, the 14th Chief Justice of the United States and former Governor of California whose stewardship of the Warren Court helped end school segregation and transform America's legal landscape. In honor of his memory, the Earl Warren Scholarship is awarded annually to rising law students whose commitment to racial justice reveals outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys. Eligible law students include those entering their first or second year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school. Must be U. S. Citizen. College graduate; enrolled in final year of college/university; or first year law student. Record of strong academic performance. Demonstrated and ongoing commitment to racial justice and civil rights. Demonstrated financial need.
Contact:
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 40 Rector Street, 5th floor New York, NY 10006 (212) 965-2200 https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/scholarships/earl-warren-scholarship/
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
May 1
AAJ's Minority Caucus will award a $5,000 scholarship to a minority Law Student member who is entering his/her first, second, or third year of law school. The winner will be provided travel and accommodations to attend the AAJ Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado. Exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy. Expresses a desire to represent those who have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others. Promotes accountability and safety. Demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities. Shows a financial need for the scholarship.
Contact:
Submit 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 800-424-2727 or membership@justice.org.
Amount:
$5,000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
May 1
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000.00, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff's lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
Contact:
Submit applications to: education@justice.org OR AAJ Education 777 6th Street, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20001 Please contact AAJ Education with questions at 202-684-9563 or by email at: education@justice.org. - See more at: https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/mike-eidson#sthash.M8ULz57X.dpuf
Amount:
$1000-$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 15
Open to academically promising second-year law students with a proven commitment to social justice and an intention of practicing law in a historically under-served community.
Contact:
National Bar Association 1225 11th Street NW Washington D. C. 20001 Phone: 202-842-3900 Fax: 202-289-6170 Website: www.nationalbar.org
Amount:
Up to $7500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 20
Open to first-year law students who have enrolled into a law school in the state of California. Must be a minority which historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession. Demonstrate financial need. Commitment to community. Leadership potential. Two letters of recommendation. If enrolling in online law school, students must be California residents.
Contact:
Diversity Scholarship Program California Bar Foundation 180 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Fax: (415) 856-0788 For additional information, please contact Natalia Merluzzi at (415) 856-0780 or scholarships@calbarfoundation.org Website: www.californiabarfoundation.org
Amount:
$5,000
Awards:
8
Deadline:
May 25
McGuireWoods' annual Diversity Scholarship Program will award up to eight $5,000 scholarships to diverse current first-year law students who are committed to contributing to and supporting diversity within the legal profession. Applicants are considered based on their involvement in community activities and diversity related student organizations, personal achievements, and law school and undergraduate academic performance.
Contact:
Jane P. Dunton Attorney Recruiting Manager McGuireWoods LLP 1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1800 Tysons, VA 22102-4215 jdunton@mcguirewoods.com 703.712.5261 (fax)
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 30
To be considered for the Darmer Equality Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria: Must be a current or incoming law student. Must demonstrate commitment to advancing equality for the LGBT community in Orange County.
Contact:
Please e-mail your materials in Word format or PDF to Professor Francine Lipman at lipmanfj@yahoo.com. katherinedarmerequalityscholarship.org/
Amount:
Unspecified
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
May 31
1. Must be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States. 2. Must be a resident of one of the following twenty-three counties upon high school graduation: Andrews, Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Sterling, Upton, Ward, and Winkler. Preference will be given to a student who was born and raised in one of these counties. 3. Required to submit a 250-word essay on a selected topic.
Contact:
Permian Basin Area Foundation 200 N. Loraine, Suite 500 Midland, Texas 79701 Phone: 432.617.3213 Fax: 432.617.0151 https://pbaf.academicworks.com/opportunities/319