Scholarships in Law (ll.b., J.d.)

Injury Lawyer News Disability Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a pre-law or law student at an accredited U.S. college, university, or law school who has a medically documented disability, either physical or learning. Essay, statement of academic status, medical documentation of disability, minimum 3.0 GPA, and proof of acceptance or attendance to school required.


EB-5 Visa Awareness Scholarship

Award: $300, Deadline: December 6

Applicant must be a currently enrolled U.S. law school student. 350-500 word essay required on an EB-5 related topic.


Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 12

Applicant must be a law student who is entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. Scholarships based on academic merit, commitment to the pursuit of IP law, membership of a historically under represented group in IP law, communication skills, and leadership qualities. Resume, transcripts, writing sample, and one page statement on diversity required.


Rosengren Kohlmeyer Law Office Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota who is a high school senior or college student pursuing a future career in law.


Addison & Ruth Dewey Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a Capital University graduate pursuing a degree in law. Financial need must be demonstrated.


Joseph A. Brunetto Award for Excellence in the Study of Law

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a graduate student at the Capital University Law School. Preference given to a Bexley High School graduate who received an undergraduate degree from Capital University and/or who is from Bexley, Ohio.


Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 26

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Must be majoring in computer science, engineering, engineering technology, information technology, political science, pre-law, or telecommunications. Biography, essay, copy of transcripts, and references required.


Naqvi Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a high school senior or graduate from the state of Nevada who is seeking a law oriented degree. Minimum 3.0 GPA, student aid report, and transcript required. Letters of recommendations and resumes are encouraged.


Cohen, Placitella & Roth Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be an undergraduate, masters, or doctoral student who is seeking a law-oriented degree. Student aid report showing income status of household and official transcript must be submitted; recommendations and resumes are recommended. Selection based upon need, but does not exclude achievement standards.


The JacksonWhite Criminal Law Bi-Annual Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be currently attending an accredited college or university full-time in the United States. Minimum 2.5 GPA and essay required on the following topic: With consideration to the history of the war on drugs, what are the lasting effects we see today, and the possible future impact? Suggest alternative strategies to make the war on drugs more effective.


MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program

Award: $10,000, Deadline: June 6

Applicants must be diverse students entering their first year of law school full-time at an accredited institution. They must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and demonstrate financial need.


American Bar Association Law Student Writing Competition

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 31

The American Bar Association (ABA) sponsors a variety of essay and writing competitions for ABA student members. Applicants must write an article about antitrust and have it published in an ABA-accredited school's law review or journal. Law students currently enrolled or graduating can write eligible articles of general interest to the antitrust law community, such as Civil and Criminal Antitrust Law, Competition Policy, Consumer Protection and International Competition Law. Selection is based on the strength of the essay.


LivSecure Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicants must be a high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college. Students should be currently studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice, or a related field. Applicants will submit a 500-1000 word essay on why they chose a law enforcement related career and what they hope to achieve from their chosen career.


Recycling Research Foundation's National Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be pursuing a graduate level degree, be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The program is open to those seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole. The industry itself is both labor and mechanically intensive as scrap processors take old and new metals, paper, rubber, plastic, glass and more, and sort it into established grades which are highly sought after by manufacturers. The challenges of recycling on the scale of 200 billion pounds a year has given rise to new and innovative technologies as the recycling industry adapts to an ever changing marketplace of goods.


Political Leadership Scholarship

Award: $3,250, Deadline: January 13

Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and be high school seniors or college or graduate students (community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate program, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school or graduate education). Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community or within their field of study and demonstrate financial need. Students with additional barriers to education as well as those who are economically, racially, socially, geographically or politically disenfranchised will be given consideration as well. Students should be studying law, political science, public policy, or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBTQ people. Preference will be given to LGBTQ students of color and low-income or first-generation college students.


Dudley DeBosier Law School Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: July 2

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be currently enrolled in a law degree program within the U.S. Students will need to submit a 500-600 word essay on one of the given prompts. Applications are available online and must include a photo of the applicant, a copy of his/her college GPA, LSAT score, as well as the typed essay.


Johnston Martineau LLP

Award: $500, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be enrolled at or plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must intent to pursue a law oriented career including attorney, paralegal, legal assistant or investigator.


JacksonWhite Bi-Annual Labor Law Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be currently attending an accredited U.S. college or university as a full-time student. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate, grade or law school program with a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Applicants must write an essay discussing a general 3-point plan that improves quality of life related to maternity leave.


JacksonWhite Personal Injury Bi-Annual Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or law school program as a full-time student in the U.S. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and write an essay discussing the topic of liability in regards to automated cars and accidents.


Benson & Bingham

Award: $2,000, Deadline: August 31

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in or recently accepted to an accredited law school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must provide an essay, college transcripts and proof of law school attendance.


Morrow & Sheppard

Award: $500, Deadline: July 10

Applicants must be high school seniors enrolling in college or current college students intending to pursue the study of law in the United States. Students must write an essay describing their reasons for pursing law and how they intend to make a difference.