External Scholarships

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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Wilshire Law Firm 2019 Legal Scholar Award – Deadline 06/28/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic:  Students must submit a 600-word essay explaining which field of law they’re interested in pursuing and why. Also, how they plan to use their law degree in that field upon graduation.

Read more about the Wilshire Law Firm award.

Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates “Just Need a Chance” Educational Scholarship - Deadline 06/30/2019

Amount $2500

Requirements

  • Must already be accepted into an undergraduate program at a college or university.
  • 3.0 GPA or higher – If you are going into your freshman year, you may submit a high school transcript.
  • A short statement on why you require financial help and what the $2,500 would be spent on. (Ex: Tuition, housing, books. Please try to keep under 200 words.)
  • A short statement on why you should be awarded this scholarship over all the other applicants. (Hint: Keep under 200 words, but be creative. Don’t just tell me you are a hard worker.)

Read more about the "Just Need a Chance" Educational scholarship.

Levoritz Law Firm Scholarship – Deadline 06/30/2019

Amount: $1000

Topics:

  • 5 ways technology is affecting divorce rates
  • Way to improve access to family law counsel to families who need it
  • Pros and Cons of Mediation Divorce vs Litigated Divorce

Read more about the Levoritz Law Firm scholarship.

The Annual Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship Deadline 06/30/2019

Amount: $5000

Topic: An essay no more than 1,000 words about the importance of the right to a trial by jury.

Also include:

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
  • One recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school  (incoming 1L students may submit a letter from a teacher from the previous year)

Read more about the Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice scholarship.

Wagner & Wagner Annual Civil Justice Scholarship Award – 06/30/2019

Amount: $2500

Topic:  The injured plaintiff’s right to be compensated through litigation or mediation.

Read more about the Wagner & Wagner Annual Civil Justice scholarship.

Good Lawyers/Good People Scholarship – Deadline 07/01/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic:  Submit a written statement (800-1,000 words) or a video presentation (3-5 minutes) describing the value of using the law to improve people’s lives. You can describe a past experience that motivates you, someone who inspires you, or a vision of what you would like to accomplish.

For more information go to http://simeonemiller.com/scholarship/.

Keller Law Offices Scholarship for Higher Education– Deadline 07/15/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic: Your friend was falsely accused of a sexual assault. What steps would you advise them to take? Include a quick background story to what happened and add at least one legal advice.

For more information, visit the Keller Law Offices website.

Landmark Students of Recovery Scholarship - Deadline 07/15/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic:  “What does substance abuse look like on your campus, and what steps do you think your administration (or any college administration) could take to address this issue in a meaningful way?”

For more information go to https://landmarkrecovery.com/students-of-recovery-scholarship/.

Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers Scholarship – Deadline 07/15/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic:  Discuss advantages and disadvantages, as well as dangers of choosing to ride a bicycle to work everyday.

For more information, visit the Mainor Wirth website.

Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish Scholarship – Deadline 07/15/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic:  What advice would you give your younger self when it comes to driving hazards, risks of drunken driving, and other driving related challenges in order to prevent accidents? Feel free to include an anecdote.

For more information, visit the Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish website.

The Ankin Law Office Annual College Scholarship – Deadline 07/15/2019

Amount: $2500

Topic: Create a “Distracted Driving Family Plan” within which you address the safety of your family by proactively committing to a plan that avoids the occurrence(s) of distracted driving by you and the members of your family.

For more information go to https://ankinlaw.com/academic-scholarship/.

The Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp Annual Scholarship – Deadline 07/15/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic: Over the last decade, teenage driving became a controversial topic. Many argue that states should implement stricter driver’s license requirements and increase the legal driving age. What are alternative prevention methods each state can take to reduce crashes and injuries among young drivers?

For more information, visit the Matthew L. Sharp website.

Vogelzang Law Scholarship – Deadline 07/15/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic:  What are some common and unexpected ways in which a person can be exposed to dangerous asbestos?

For more information, visit the Vogelzang Law website.

Goldberg Weisman Cairo Annual Scholarship – 07/16/2019

Amount: $1000

Essay: “How do personal injury attorneys benefit society?”

More about information and the application process can be found on the Goldberg Weisman Cairo website.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Law School Scholarship – Deadline 07/31/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic: Essay on how you have been affected by or dealing with issues related to lymphoma or leukemia (either yourself or a family member).

For more information, visit the RenkinLaw website

Good Lawyers/Good People Scholarship – 07/01/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic:  Submit a written statement (800-1,000 words) or a video presentation (3-5 minutes) describing the value of using the law to improve people’s lives. You can describe a past experience that motivates you, someone who inspires you, or a vision of what you would like to accomplish.

For more information go to http://simeonemiller.com/scholarship/.

Werman Salas P.C. Labor And Employment Law Scholarship – Deadline 09/01/2019

Amount: $1000

Topic: Submit a combined personal statement and essay (under 800 words) describing your interest in labor or employment law, workers’ rights, or economic policy relating to overtime pay, minimum wages, or gender-based pay disparities; and how that interest informs your future employment goals.

For more information go to https://www.flsalaw.com/scholarship/

The 2019 Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship - Deadline 9/30/2019

Amount: $1000

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!

Topic: We are thrilled to announce the third 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

For more information go to:

https://www.weisspaarz.com/scholarships/2019-weiss-paarz-national-law-scholarship

CGTrader Scholarship – Deadline 12/02/2019

Amount: $2000

Topic:  Write an essay on “The Future of Real-World Environment with Augmented Reality”. Students should think about how Augmented Reality can change our everyday lives by interacting with digital objects in our environment. Will it comfort our lives or will it become a powerful craving?

For more information go to https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

Reeves Law Group Scholarship Award – 12/15/2019

Amount: $5000

Topic: What is your genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society?

For more information go to https://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/

Sentence House Scholarship – Deadline 12/30/2019

Amount: $3500

Topic: Applicant should submit the info graphics or article (1000 words or more) on the topic ” How to improve your personality”. Article will be judged on the level of creativity and uniqueness, as well as its overall content.

For more information go to https://sentencehouse.com/sentence-house-scholarship/

DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship - Deadline 01/31/2020

Amount: $1500

Who is eligible: Admitted law school students attending an accredited law school in the United States with a minimum of 3.5 GPA.

Application instructions: Applications including all supporting documents must be submitted in full, online, by January 31, 2020 in order to be considered. A winner will be announced on, or before, March 31, 2020 at which point we will arrange to have $1500 sent to the student's financial aid department to help pay for their tuition costs.

Read more about the DDR Lawyers Legal scholarship

Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship- Deadline 04/30/2020

Amount: $1000

Who is eligible: Admitted full time law school students attending an accredited law school in the United States.

  • Application for this scholarship may be submitted by any US citizen enrolled as a full-time student from an accredited high school, community college, college or university or accredited law school.
  • A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to substantiate application.
  • Although not required, we recommend submitting at least one professional letter of recommendation along with a resume.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0

Read more about the Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship