April 17, 2019

Scholarships

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Award
The fund grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.

Qualifications
In addition to whether the applicant is a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the legal profession, the applicant’s financial need; personal, family and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered in selecting the recipients of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarships.

 

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health And Disability

Award
Funds are limited to under $1,000. The AAHD Board of Directors Scholarship Committee will evaluate each of the applicants and make a decision in December of each calendar year.
 

Arent Fox Annual Diversity Scholarship Program

Award

The DC, LA, NY and SF offices will each award one second-year law student $20,000 and a salaried position. $15,000 scholarship and summer associate program.

Qualifications
SecondFirst-year law students at ABA-accredited law schools; excellent verbal and communication skills; leadership; prior work experience preferred; member of underrepresented population in the legal profession; and authorized to work in U.S. Must join the 2019 Arent Fox Summer Program after their second year of law school

Deadline
The Firm will accept applications from July 13 through August 15, 2019

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Award
$1,000

Qualifications
Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Applicants must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript.

Deadline
Fall Semester- July 31st 
Spring Semester- November 30th  

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Annual Diversity Scholarship

Description

Two scholarships:  one up to $10,000 will be awarded to a 2L student and one up to $5,000 will be awarded to a 1L student. Recipients will be required to clerk in one of BABC’s eight offices for at least six weeks of the summer after the scholarship is awarded.

Qualifications
Law students attending ABA accredited law schools in the United States.  

Deadline
The deadline for second-year scholarship applicants was September 15, 2018. We will accept first-year scholarship applications from December 1 – March 15, 2019.
 

Cooley Goodward Kronish Diversity Fellowship Program

Award
An award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition $15000 and an invitation to join Cooley’s Summer Associate Program

Qualifications
Personal diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender, physical disability and/or sexual orientation. Enrolled full-time in an ABA accredited law school and in the 1L year at time of application. Sincere interest in joining the Firm’s Summer Associate Program following the applicant’s 2L year. Not a recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm for the same time period.

Deadline
January 4

Davis Wright Tremaine 1L Diversity Scholarship

Description
Three scholarships (Seattle office, Portland office, New York City office). Paid summer associate position and $7,500 for student’s second-year tuition and expenses.

Qualifications
We are offering four scholarships in the following offices in 2019: New York (1), Portland (1), Seattle (1), and Washington, D.C.  you will receive a paid position in our Summer Associate Program and $10,000 for your second-year tuition and expenses. 

Deadline
December 1
 

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Award
$5,000

Qualifications

  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school)
  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law
  • Written communication skills
  • Oral communication skills determined through an interview
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement

Deadline
December 1 through January 4
 

Friedl Richardson Disabled Students Pursuing a Career in Law Scholarship

Award
We are proud to support students with disabilities by offering a $1,000 scholarship specifically for disabled students pursuing a law career. This scholarship can be applied to any institution of your choice, and will provide an extra boost for students with disabilities who are preparing to transition into academics, and eventually into a career in law.

Qualifications

  • High School GPA – 2.8
  • Must provide proof of disability
  • U.S. citizen
  • Must be enrolled school for the fall semester

Deadline
August 1

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Diversity Scholarship


Description
$15,000 award and a paid summer position in one of the firm’s domestic offices.  Scholarship may be renewed if an offer is extended and accepted for the full 2017 summer associate program.

Qualifications
Enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in the JD class of 2018; degree in life sciences/chemistry, engineering, or computer science, or substantial prior trademark experience; and must contribute to enhancing diversity.

Deadline
December 1 through January 25
 

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship


Description

Two scholarships:  $7500 to be applied to the student’s second- year tuition and paid, 10-week summer associate position between the student’s first and second year of law school.

Qualifications
Full-time, currently enrolled 1L law student in good standing at an accredited law school, academic record, interest and capacity that evidence great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession, and must contribute to the diversity of the student body at his or her law school.

Deadline
January 7

Howard Brown Rickard Scholarships    

Award
$2,300

Qualification
Any legally blind university student in the professions of law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or the natural sciences, including undergraduates in these fields, is eligible to apply. Legally Blind; pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States’ institution; Academic excellence, service to the community, & financial need

Deadline
July 1 through March 31

Insler & Hermann Disabled Law Student Scholarship    

Award: 1,000

Qualifications
Every year the Social Security disability law firm of Insler Hermann offers a $1,000 scholarship to a disabled law student.

Deadline
August 15

Milbank Diversity Scholars Program

Award

Salaried summer associate positions; $50,000 scholarship to up to two more students each year.

Qualifications
Candidates must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program. Students who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups in large law firms are encouraged to apply.  

Deadline
June 1-August 15

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

Award
30 scholarships that range in value from $3,000 up to $12,000, and include a trip to Orlando this July for the world’s largest convention for the blind.

Qualifications
All applicants for these scholarships:

  1. must be legally blind (PDF document) in both eyes, and
  2. must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and
  3. must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the 2015 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time, and
  4. must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities

Deadline
March 31

WardGreenberg Diversity Scholarship Program

Description
10-week paid summer position at Rochester, New York office and $7,500 scholarship to be paid toward the winner’s law school tuition. Opportunity to work with teams at more than one of Ward Greenberg’s offices and considered for a summer associate position with additional $10,000 scholarship.

Qualifications
1L student at an ABA-accredited law school with demonstrated academic and leadership achievements, and a desire to practice at a sophisticated litigation firm and contribute to its diversity objectives.

Deadline
January 18