Scholarships & Writing Competitions

Scholarships

Leukemia & Lymphoma Law School Scholarship - The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the 2017 Leukemia & Lymphoma Law School Scholarship.  This $1000 scholarship was established to provide financial support to a student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. Deadline July 31, 2017.

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship – Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three scholarships to diverse law students. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices. Deadline July 31, 2017.

Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC Civil Justice Scholarship - This $500 scholarship is awarded once each year to help students cope with the rising cost of higher education. Scholarship candidates must possess an interest in social justice. Deadline August 1, 2017.

Christensen & Hymas Married Student Law Scholarship - Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas understand the struggles that come with balancing a quality family life and excelling in a challenging law program. This is why they choose to offer a generous scholarship to a deserving individual who has surmounted obstacles in order to maintain strong family values and a dedicated work ethic in their pursuit of an education in the legal field. $1,000 will be awarded to one student for use towards their law school costs. Deadline August 1, 2017.

Law Office of Amy Chapman Scholarship - The Law Office of Amy Chapman Scholarship is to help and encourage students who are seeking a law degree after being affected by a DUI charge. We are seeking applications from students who have already been accepted into a U.S. law school and who will be starting their studies in the Fall of 2017. One applicant will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline August 4, 2017.

National Tax Law Scholarship - Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Tax Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. Deadline August 7, 2017.

National Business Law Scholarship - Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Business Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. Deadline August 7, 2017.

Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars - As a leading global law firm serving a worldwide client base, Latham is committed to fostering a diverse workforce with lawyers from varied backgrounds and cultures, of different ethnicities and sexual orientations. The program awards select second-year law school students from ABA-accredited law schools a $10,000 scholarship and an offer of summer employment at the firm. Deadline August 18, 2017.

Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmer Jr. Diversity Scholarship - This scholarship provides a $25,000 award to up to five outstanding second-year law students to offset the expenses of their legal education, and includes a paid summer associate position following completion of the second year of law school. The application process for the summer of 2018 will be open from May 15 through August 31, 2017.

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship - At the Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan, our San Francisco personal injury attorneys see countless cases of people being injured in accidents that were caused by texting & driving. In an effort to raise awareness of the danger of texting & driving while simultaneously lightening the financial load of students and their families we are pleased to award our bi-annual $1,000 Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship. Deadline September 15, 2017.

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship - The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fifth annual Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Deadline December 15, 2017.

The Expert Institute's Annual Legal Writing ScholarshipIn recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. Deadline December 31, 2017.

Writing Competitions

The New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law Student Writing Competition - The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association's members and the public about non-human, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. Law students are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of Animal Law. Deadline July 14, 2017.

Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award - The International Association of Gaming Advisors will award prizes of $2,500 for each of the two best research papers written on a topic that either enhances the understanding of gaming law or recommends a beneficial change in gaming law. Deadline July 15, 2017.

The Fitch Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest - The Fitch Law Firm is honored to offer a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $2,500.00 to one college student who wins The Fitch Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest. All essays should be 1000-1500 words in length and pertain to the essay topic provided. Deadline December 15, 2017.

The Expert Institute’s Annual Legal Writing Scholarship - In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. Deadline December 31, 2017.