External Scholarships & Awards

These are private scholarships offered by law firms and community organizations. Scholarships are available to incoming and continuing students. Click on the links for more information and to see if you qualify. All scholarships are organized by their deadlines.

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Bronx County Bar Association Scholarships

Value: $7,500 (two available)               Deadline: April 9, 2024

The Bronx County Bar Association is currently accepting applications for two scholarship opportunities – the Honorable Peggy Bernheim Memorial Scholarship and the Craig Lensch Memorial Scholarship.  These opportunities are opened to eligible first and second-year law students, or third-year law students expecting to graduate in May or June 2024, who are domiciled in Bronx County. Recipients of the scholarships must attend the Bronx County Bar Association’s Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

Application information can be found here.

Milestone Trial LawHER Scholarship 2024

Value: $10,000                   Deadline: April 19, 2024

This scholarship seeks to elevate a rising leader in the plaintiff trial lawyer space and educate future trial lawyers around the importance and impact of settlement planning.  It helps a rising 3L female law student achieve her goal of becoming a plaintiff trial lawyer.  Opportunity is opened to eligible law students who are expecting to enroll in a 3L law school program during the Fall 2024 semester.  Only 20 applications are accepted this year.

Click here for detailed information on eligibility and application

Click here for a resource for essay writing

Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega LLC Scholarship Contest 2023

Value: $1,500              Deadline: April 29, 2024

This is a second scholarship opportunity offered by Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega LLC  Injury Lawyers to current students enrolled at a U.S. college or university.  Interested students are encouraged to submit a thoughtful 300-500 words essay with the following prompt:

“Should undocumented employees be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits despite their immigration status? Discuss the pros and cons (laws currently vary by state).”

Application and information: https://www.law.buffalo.edu/registrar/financials/scholarships/external.html

2025 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Value: Salaried Summer Associate position and $20,000 award (3 available)                                     

Deadline: June 14, 2024

Baker Donelson is delighted to announce this opportunity that is open to three rising 2L law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2024.  Recipients will be awarded a minimum six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2025 in one of the Firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $20,000, to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

Application and information: https://www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship