Scholarships & Writing Competitions

Scholarships

DEADLINE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

December 1, 2019

Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship - Arnold & Itkin LLP will award $5,000 to two current law students who share our passion for assisting the underprivileged and the victims of tragedy. Regardless of the area of law, the scholarship recipients should be focused on utilizing the legal system to support those less fortunate. All applicants should demonstrate both past and current dedication to victim advocacy and/or community service. 

December 1, 2018

For the People Scholarship - Morgan & Morgan's $5,000 For The People Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is accepted or currently enrolled in law school and is driven to fight for those who need it most. Applicants submit an 800-1,000 word essay addressing the following topic: "Discuss a cause you’re passionate about and how you would further pursue supporting it in your legal career."

December 1, 2018

Eisner Gorin LLP Scholarship - The Los Angeles criminal defense law firm of Eisner Gorin LLP offers a $3,000 scholarship to students who have an interest in or are currently pursuing a career in law. Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the topic of criminal justice problems. Deadline to submit is December 1 (annually).

December 3, 2018

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.

December 3, 2018

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. 

December 31, 2018

Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship - Simplr is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a passionate and deserving student who submits a winning essay in our first annual Annual Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship Contest. A 700-1000 word essay encompassing the following topics: What you believe is the most interesting and/or useful role AI will play in our digital future; Describe some of the human element that will be involved in this AI technology (who you think will create this technology, how it will gain widespread adoption, how will it affect society, etc.) You can address any topic that you’d like here; Why you chose your field of study and what makes you a candidate for success in the tech industry; Why you’re applying for this scholarship; Hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you. 

December 31, 2018

Wealth Wise Scholarship - The BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship is open to US undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the finance industry. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be awarded based on academic merit and submission of a short essay to be titled How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved.

January 31, 2019

Udall Foundation's Native American Congressional Internship - Funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, this Udall Internship provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process. Interns learn first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government.

March 1, 2019

Alaska Bar Association Law School Scholarships - The Alaska Bar Association offers law school scholarships to 1st or 2nd year law students who demonstrate ties to Alaska, and an intent to return to Alaska within two years of graduation. Scholarships are made possible by generous donations from the Alaska legal community and by partnership with the Alaska Bar Foundation.

March 10, 2019

A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship - Three awards worth $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded under the A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship. Applicants write an essay of at least 1,000 words about a topic related to transportation and shipping. 

May 31, 2019

Medical Malpractice Awareness Scholarship - Tittle & Perlmuter wants to raise awareness to the growing issue of medical malpractice in the world of healthcare by offering a scholarship opportunity, worth $1000, to incoming or continuing college students. Students must submit a 500-600 word original essay on the following question: Why do you think it’s important to be a patient advocate in today’s health care industry? If applicable, describe a time in which you, or someone you know, experienced receiving poor medical care and what this experience taught you.

July 15, 2019

Gardiner Foundation Scholarship - Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.’s scholarship program is designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually to as many as five students. Last date of applying is July 15 for that year's scholarship. Applications submitted after July 15 will be considered for the following year.

July 31, 2019

Financial Futures Scholarship - CardRates.com offers this $1,000 scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry. Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The deadline to submit is July 31 annually.

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Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship – Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC award three scholarships to diverse law students. Each recipient is awarded $10,000, to 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 are awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of the firm's offices. Last year's deadline was June 15. Please check back in April of 2019 for information regarding the 2020 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Law School Scholarship - The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the 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. Last year's deadline was July 31.

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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. Last year's deadline was August 1.

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Clinton Brink I Memorial Scholarship - The Law Offices of Brink Law Firm offers this scholarship of $1,000 to enrolled law school students in good standing. Applicants must film a short video essay on the topic, "Is the doctrine of adverse possession (aka squatter’s rights) fair?" Feel free to get creative. Last year's deadline was August 1.

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Law Office of Amy Chapman Scholarship - The Law Office of Amy Chapman Scholarship aims 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 2018. One applicant will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Last year's deadline was August 4.

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Wallin & Klarich Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to an entering first-year law school student who overcame obstacles to be admitted and now faces financial burden associated with receiving a degree. Successful applicant must be interested in practicing criminal justice in the future. Last year's deadline was July 31.

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Joe Rudd Scholarship and RMMLF Scholarship Awards - The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation has two Scholarship Programs for full time law students. A law student who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of natural resources law is eligible to apply. Recent awards have ranged from $1,000 to $10,500. Last year's deadline was February 28.

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David Carliner Public Interest Award - The American Constitution Society's David Carliner Public Interest Award is for mid-career public interest attorneys with a cash prize of $10,000 and an additional award to the winner’s organization. Lawyers who graduated any time between May 2006 and May 2011 are eligible. Last year's deadline was March 25.

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Blewett Scholarship - Scholarships awarded from the Fund are designated for graduates of Montana State University – Bozeman who will be enrolled at the Blewett School of Law. The Blewett Scholars shall be selected based upon academic merit and financial need. There will be three award recipients each year. The amount of the award is equal to half the cost of in-state tuition at the School of Law. Last year's deadline was April 1.

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ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund - The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school. Last year's deadline was April 6.

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FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship - This scholarship is open to all students enrolled at an accredited law school in the United States who are entering their second or third years of study in the Fall of 2018 and have a demonstrated interest in communications law.  Awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, are payable to the law school to cover the student’s tuition and other education-related expenses in the 2018-2019 academic year. Last year's deadline was April 9.

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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 $25,000 scholarship. The first $10,000 of the scholarship will be paid upon starting as a summer associate at Latham & Watkins, and the balance of $15,000 will be paid upon starting as a full-time associate at the firm. Last year's deadline was May 2018.

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Padua Latino Justice Scholarship - The Law Offices of Alejandro Padua offers this scholarship of $2500 to a student currently enrolled in a U.S. University or Law School who are in need of financial assistance in order to help them achieve their academic and professional dreams. They particularly encourage applications from undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients and DREAMers, and students with pending immigrant or nonimmigrant visa applications. Applicants provide a short written or video essay describing a current legal issue and a potential solution they believe is important to achieving greater justice or equality in the future. Last year's deadline was August 15.

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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 2019 was open from June 1 through August 31, 2018.

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Beverly Hills Immigration Lawyers Scholarship - The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, PC will award $1,000 to an outstanding student who has overcome challenges in life that others have not had to face. This scholarship is intended for foreign born students and students whose parent originated from outside the country. To apply students must submit an essay no more than 450 words. Last year's deadline was September 30.

Writing Competitions

DEADLINE COMPETITION INFORMATION

December 15, 2018

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 their sixth 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.

December 31, 2018

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. 

January 2, 2019

Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition - The Recording Academy™, in concert with entertainment attorneys, established the Entertainment Law Initiative® to promote discussion and debate about the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. The ELI writing contest challenges students to identify, research, and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. Winner receives a $10,000 scholarship and two tickets to the GRAMMY Awards; runner-up receives a $2,500 scholarship.

April 30, 2019

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition - Public Citizen provides a current law student or master of law student with a $5,000 prize for the winner of its Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition. This year's essay topic is “Legal Strategies to Address Gun Violence." Applicants write a 6,000-25,000 word essay. 

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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. Last year's deadline was July 15.

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Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition - The National LGBT Bar Association's competition is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing outstanding law student scholarship on the legal issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. The winning article is considered for publication in the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality: A Review of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Law, the first and only student-edited law review devoted to the intersection of LGBT issues and the law in the United States. Last year's deadline was April 1.

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The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Competition - The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel sponsors a writing competition for law students to encourage them to learn about employee benefits. Up to two participants will be selected to receive $1,500 prizes. Papers may be on any topic in the field of employee benefits law. ACEBC Writing Prize Rules. Last year's deadline was June 1.

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Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition - The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association's competition is open to law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law or environmental law. Students are encouraged to submit relevant research papers and law review or journal notes prepared throughout the academic year. The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law. The Second Place paper will receive a prize of $400 and one Honorable Mention prize of $100 will also be awarded. Last year's deadline was June 4.

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ChapmanAlbin Law School Scholarship Essay Contest - The investment law firm of ChapmanAlbin provides a new or current law student with a $1,000 scholarship to be used towards tuition and/or expenses. Scholarship applicants write a 300-500 word essay. Last year's deadline was June 15.

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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. Last year's deadline was July 12.

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Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship - Sponsored by The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates, the Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship awards more than $3,000 to five winners. The competition is intended to expand the awareness of consequences of criminal records and the laws that govern their retention, dissemination and expungement, as well as to research into the ways to improve related laws. Applicants choose from three essay topics and submit an essay between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Last year's deadline was June 30.