External Scholarships

Current opportunities are listed here and are updated throughout the year. Click on each scholarship heading to learn more about their specific application requirements and process.

ACCESSLEX Law School Scholarship Databank--nearly 800 listings!

AccessLex, our financial counseling/educational partners, have vetted & compiled a list of numerous external scholarships in a database for us.  Click here to view & apply for those.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship Program

The scholarship committee at Buckfire Law is pleased to announce the 10th annual Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship Program. 

This scholarship was established as part of the law firm's commitment to helping law students who are in need of financial assistance to achieve their academic goals and professional dreams. 

The committee will be selecting one winner to be awarded $2,000.

Applications are open to students who are a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or demonstrate commitment to issues of diversity within their community. There is no fee to apply.

The deadline to file an application for the scholarship is October 1, 2022.

Please visit https://buckfirelaw.com/scholarships/law/ for more information and to apply.

The 2022 California Workers Compensation Lawyers Scholarship

We know that change begins with investing back in the young individuals who will be the entrepreneurs, activists, politicians, business owners, and community leaders of the future. The California Workers Compensation Lawyers law firm represents victims of on-the-job injuries, and we fight to ensure all of our client’s receive the medical treatment and compensation they deserve.

Our firm knows what it’s like to have your life impacted by an accident, and we have seen many of our clients not be able to go back to the same work they were doing when they were injured due to a substantial injury. But many of these injured individuals go on to further their education through vocational rehabilitation, junior colleges or even getting a masters or a PhD. Witnessing these amazing transformations is what has motivated us to want to offer scholarships to extraordinary people looking to do extraordinary things.

The cost of education on all levels has been increasing year by year and we understand how challenging this can be for a student pursing a college degree. So, that is why our law firm is offering to all students that meet the criteria “The 2022 California Workers Compensation Lawyers Scholarship.”

This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one qualified student who is currently attending or are planning to attend community college, university or graduate school.

How to qualify?

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted to a university/college/community college for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
  • You have a 3.0 GPA or higher (8.0 on a 12.0 scale).
  • If your institution has a policy that scholarship funds be sent to them directly you will not be awarded a check in your name.


How to apply?

Steps to apply for the Scholarship Program:

  • Write an essay of 1400+ words on the topic below
  • You must submit your essay using the form on this link before 5:00pm on December 21, 2022.
  • Essays must be submitted in PDF format.
  • Make sure your essay is unique and creative.
  • The winners will be announced on January 15th, 2023 and will be notified by phone and email.


Scholarship Essay Prompt:

Why Is Education Important To Your Future and How Will Your Education Help You Benefit Your Community?

Scholarship Amount: $1,500

Click here for more information.

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

DRI is now accepting applications for its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program. One scholarship in the amount of $10,000 and two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to successful applications that will be announced at the 2022 Annual Meeting in October. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to three worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.

This scholarship is open to rising (2022-2023) second-and third-year law students who come from historically marginalized groups, including those who identify as:

  • African American
  • Hispanic
  • Asian
  • Native American
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Multi-racial
  • Second-and third-year female law students, regardless of race or ethnicity
  • Any other second-and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender

Students who are a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school, or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI's Law Student Diversity Scholarships.

To qualify for these scholarships, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant's law school. Learn more about the application process and submit an application by June 30, 2022.

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

A $500 scholarship awarded twice per year to high-achieving university students who have been affected in some way by the increasing prevalence of mental health challenges. Calvin Rosser, CEO & Founder of Life Reimagined created the Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship in honor of his mother, an inspiring and compassionate woman who struggled with mental health and took her own life in 2017.

Eligibility: All students in any field of study who have been affected by mental health.

Next Application Deadlines: 11/30/21 and 6/30/22

For more information about the scholarship, please visit: https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/mental-health-awareness

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education scholarship. On an ongoing monthly basis, this scholarship is open to all currently enrolled high school and college students who showcase their creativity while helping those around them (whether that be in a creative fundraiser, inventive new app, series of blog posts on a particular theme, or another idea).

The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.

Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school or college
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent)
  • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada


To Enter:


There are no fees associated with this scholarship and featured past winners and their accomplishments can be found at the bottom of the web page.

International Association of Gaming Advisors Bybee Scholarship

A $2,500 award to a J.D. student at an accredited law school.

To be considered for the award, each submitted paper must either enhance the understanding of gaming law or recommend a beneficial gaming law change. Recommended length of the paper is 3,000-5,000 words exclusive of footnotes.

Contact:  Jennifer Roberts at Jennifer.Roberts@univ.edu.

For more information, click here.

JT Legal Group Law School Scholarship

Mission Statement
The passion and commitment of a student with ambitions and dreams towards the enhancements of society are characteristics that JT Legal Group sincerely acknowledges. Higher education brings opportunities for prosperity and no obstacle should get in the way of that, especially financial ones. JT Legal Group is looking to award a law school scholarship opportunity in the amount of $5,000 to a student who presents the most equipped and original understanding on the facets of law and legal support.

Prompt
The applicant will be asked to provide an essay explaining the significance of Prop 213 and the potential exceptions that may come with the proposition. In addition, they will explain the importance of helping those not at-fault and what drivers should do if they did get into an uninsured accident.

Submission Type

Requirements

  • Must have a GPA above 3.0 (7.9 on a 12.0 scale).
  • Must submit a completed form along with the essay 
  • Must follow us on social media to stay updated on the winner 
  • Must email the submission to scholarship@jtlegalgroup.com
  • Must have an interest in pursuing law or is currently pursuing law.

Rubric for Judging Scholarship Entries
Judging will be based on the following criteria:

  • Originality of ideas.
  • Quality of content submission: Organization, structure, and grammatical integrity.
  • Adherence to the eligibility criteria and instructions.

Announcements

  • Opens: August 1st , 2021
  • Deadline: July 1st, 2022
  • Winners Notified: August 1st, 2022

For more information, please click here.

Disclaimer: All submissions are subject to post and display on our JT Legal Group Marketing platforms, including, our blog, newsletters, and social media accounts. 

Keep Going Forward: "Always Going Forward" 3 Sentence Scholarship

A $1,000 monthly short essay scholarship awarded to a student who can share in three sentences: What drives your forward?

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Keep Going Forward: Expand Your Horizons No-Essay Scholarship

A $2,000 scholarship to support a student with the courage to explore the world, and the kindness and openness to welcome and accept all those they meet along the way. The $2,000 award can be used for any travel and education related expenses.

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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” - William Faulkner

Getting the most out of life requires both the courage to explore the world, and the kindness and openness to welcome and accept all those you meet along the way.

One student or graduate who demonstrates a trailblazing spirit and passion for educational exploration will be awarded $2,000 to help them continue on their path to travel and learn.

This may include philanthropic work abroad, participation in science fairs, immersion in new languages, and anything else that demonstrates an eagerness to explore and learn!

Deadline: August 18, 2022

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Keep Going Forward: $$$ Isn't Everything No-Essay Scholarship

A monthly $550 scholarship meant to help reduce a little bit of financial worry for a new student or graduate each month, and to help someone get a bit of time back to focus on the important things in life. Open to all students. New winner announced and new deadline at the end of every month this year!

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When people start seeing dollar signs, they can become blind to the more important things in life. 

We each get a precious, short time on earth, and there can be tremendous pressure to spend the majority of it focused on money. This scholarship exists to help a student or graduate worry a little bit less about money each month, and to help them get a bit of time back to focus on the important things. 

Deadline: End of every month in 2022.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

The 2022 Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship

We know that change begins with investing back in the young individuals who will be the entrepreneurs, business owners, and community leaders of the future. The Law Offices of Daniel Kim represents victims of motor vehicle accidents and fights to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. We know what it looks like to have your life impacted by an accident, and we have seen many of our clients recover and lead lives of change in our communities. This has inspired us to create a scholarship to help local students and help them achieve their goals.

The cost of higher education is steadily increasing and we understand how challenging the financial burden can be for a student pursing a college degree. So, our team is offering “The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship”.

This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one qualified student who is currently attending or are planning to attend college or graduate school.

How to qualify?
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted to a university/college for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
  • You have a 3.0 GPA or higher (8.0 on a 12.0 scale).
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
     

Steps to apply for the Scholarship Program:

  • Write an essay of 1200+ words on the topic below.
  • You must submit your essay using the form below before 5:00pm on December 31st, 2022.
  • Essays must be submitted in PDF format.
  • Make sure your essay is unique and creative.


The winners will be announced on January 15th, 2023 and will be notified by phone and email.

Scholarship Essay Prompt:
After Graduating, How Will Your Career Benefit Your Community?

Scholarship Amount: $5,000

How will applications be reviewed?
Our team will review each application submitted and list the winner on this page after the deadline date.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship, please click here.

Lemon Law Experts Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the Lemon Law Experts’ Scholarship Program. The Lemon Law Experts have represented thousands of consumers throughout the State of California for over a decade. Our firm has a strong connection to our community and is committed to helping the next generation of attorneys. We are excited to offer one $500 scholarship every six months.
 
Founding Partner, Jessica Anvar is a strong supporter of higher education and believes students should be able to follow their dream career paths. This is why the Lemon Law Experts is proud to offer a scholarship award to a deserving current or prospective law school student to help pay a portion of the winner’s upcoming college or law school costs.
 
Deadline: August 31, 2022
 
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be law student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.). The Travis W. Watkins Scholarship has a brief and 100% confidential submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the importance of tax compliance as well as the journey of those challenges (including the impact of professional tax representation or lack of representation on the outcome).

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read; and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life or someone that you know before and after an IRS or OK Tax Commission setback.

Tax and Accounting issues can be life-changing, so all essay submissions will be completely confidential. At no point will your essay be described to the public or the subject matter of the award.

For additional information and the application, click here.

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