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

A $2,000 scholarship for a current law student.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.


To apply, please submit the following items:

  • A completed scholarship application form (located on website linked below)
  • A one-page typed essay describing how you have utilized your time promoting ethnic diversity within your community. Alternatively, you may write about how you will use your law degree to promote ethnic diversity in the future.
  • A certified, official copy of law school transcript


Deadline:  October 1, 2021

For more information and the application, click here.


 

Crockett Law Group Passion for Compassion Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship intended to help students with high character, above-average intellect as demonstrated by academic achievement, and a commitment to community service.  The scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the U.S. during the 2021-2022 calendar year.  Only students who have a 3.0 GPA (8.0 on the OU Law 12.0 pt. scale) or higher may apply for this scholarship.  The award will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance.

Submit an essay (750 word maximum) on this topic:  Describe something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community.

Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Deadline:  December 31, 2021

For more information, click here.

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

Flora Templeton Stuart Law School Scholarship Contest

The winner with the most compelling essay will receive a $1,500 law school scholarship to go towards law school tuition.  Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited law school.

Submit a 300-400 word essay about why you decided to become a lawyer and how you plan to serve your law community.

For this essay contest answer the following:

  • How to plan as an attorney to give back to the community?
  • What are your future plans to give back to the community?
  • What legal field are you planning to make a difference in the lives of others?
  • What is your primary reason for becoming an attorney?
  • What experiences in life have led you to this choice?

 

Deadline:  December 31, 2021

 

Submit your entry here.

For more information, click here.

Funk & Associates Law Student Scholarship

A $500 scholarship awarded twice per year (July and December). Open to any 2L or 3L at an accredited US law school. 

Apply by submitting an essay of 500-1000 words that describes how you plan to help others in their career. 

Deadline to apply is November 15, 2021. The winner will be announced by late December.

For full details and additional info, please visit https://www.funklaw.com/contact-us/law-student-scholarship.

For more information, please contact:

Funk & Associates
5500 N Interstate Hwy 35
Austin, TX 78751
Tel: (512) 472-3865

The G. William Rice Memorial Scholarship

Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving 2L or 3L students who intend to practice Indian Law in Oklahoma. 

Applications must include the following:

  1. Cover letter describing commitment to practice Indian Law in Oklahoma
  2. Resume describing Indian Law-related activities
  3. Law school transcript
  4. Academic or professional reference letter of support for your application


Submit applications by email to Debra Gee at debra.gee@chickasaw.net, or mail to:

Debra Gee
P.O. Box 1548
Ada, OK 74821

Deadline:  October 31, 2021

Awards will be announced in November during the OBA Annual Meeting- Indian Law Section. For more information, click here

Grossman Law Diversity at the Bar Scholarship

A $1,500 law school scholarship for members of minority groups seeking a career as an attorney. For students currently enrolled in law school or those accepted as of the start of the spring 2022 semester.

Write an essay answering the question: What is the most significant societal change that you hope a law school education will help you affect?

Alo submit a current transcript and resume.

Deadline:  December 31, 2021

For more information and the application, click here.  

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.

LSAT Prep Course Scholarship

The $500 LSAT Prep Courses Scholarship is open to all law school students and those planning on enrolling in law school within 12 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly.  One entry per person please.

Deadline:  September 30, 2021

Apply online by simply leaving a review of the LSAT Test Prep Company you used.

Nguyen/Chen Fellowship

A $2500 Fellowship will be awarded to one student with an interest in law currently enrolled at an accredited university in the United States. 

If you are selected as the inaugural Nguyen & Chen Fellow, they will publish your winning essay on their website and disseminate it through all of their communications & marketing channels. They may ask you to participate in public talks, seminars and interviews on the topic of the evolution of the legal system (This may be done virtually, depending on your location.)  In addition, you may be asked to serve as an “ambassador” for Nguyen & Chen for outreach and community-building purposes.

The use of the Fellowship money is unrestricted.

Eligibility:

Students currently enrolled at an accredited school in the United States with an interest in law are eligible to apply for this Fellowship.  Members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Fellowship Requirements 

Craft an essay of no more than 2500 words. 

The theme of this year’s Fellowship essay:  Share your vision of the evolution of our legal system.

Some prompts you may consider:

  • How can technology serve us best in evolving the legal system?
  • How can the law school curriculum be re-designed to meet the needs of a 21st century society?  
  • What are the assumptions that are holding the field back from innovation and disruption?
     

All Fellowships are non-renewable. 

  • Only one submission per student per year. Duplicate entries result in automatic disqualification. 
  • Any submitted essays must be the original work of the applicant. 
     

By submitting your application to the Nguyen and Chen Fellowship, you certify that any information you provide to Nguyen & Chen, LLP is accurate and complete. 

Additionally, students must provide proof of enrollment at an accredited U.S. university within 21 calendar days of notification.  Examples of proof include an official letter of proof from the university or a copy of a tuition bill.

To submit your application for our Fellowship, please provide your full details via the online form.  In order to complete the application, you will need the following information and materials. 

  • Full Name
  • Address 
  • Email 
  • Phone Number 
  • A PDF of your essay submission
  • Proof of enrollment 


Deadline:  December 10, 2021

For more information and the application, click here.

Reeves Law Group Scholarship

This year, the Reeves Law Group is offering a $2,500 scholarship to undergraduates and current law school students.

Requirements:

The Reeves Law Group would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel they should know about you. Please provide your entry in 750-1000 words in the form of an essay, or Prezi/Powerpoint presentation. Graphic and creative presentations are welcome. 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. Please note worthy deeds that you have already performed. They will be considered.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship contest you must be: a legal US resident, and either a current (1) law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) undergraduate student who has applied or will apply to law school. Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter this contest.

Proof of enrollment must be provided. Digital scans will be accepted of any of the following as valid proof of enrollment (which you will need to attach to your email application):

  • Unofficial transcript (Applicant must submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist)
  • Letter from Admissions confirming deposit on school letterhead
  • Official enrollment verification form
  • Acceptance letter on school letterhead


Additionally, you must:

  • Verify you have read and understand the Reeves Law Group Law School Scholarship requirements
  • Submit a readable copy of your entry (only one entry per student is permitted)
  • Submit a clear headshot no smaller than 300 pixels (width) of yourself. The image file must be in the following format .PNG or .JPG


The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 1, 2021. The winner will be notified by phone, email and/or U.S. mail after the judging has been completed.

For more information, and to submit your application, please visit: https://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/

Scott Senft Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship offered by Scott Senft for students who share his goal of improving the lives of the less fortunate through all legal services.  The scholarship will consider students in the following majors and degrees:

  • Legal studies
  • Paralegal studies
  • Criminal Justice degree
  • Political Science degree
  • Criminology degree
  • Forensic Science degree
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree
  • Any other undergraduate pre-law degrees


Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Must be a legal US resident or citizen.
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA score of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (at least a 9.4 on a 12.0 scale) through the time of application.
  • Must be able to demonstrate full-time enrollment at an accredited institution in pursuit of one of the degrees mentioned above. You can still apply for the scholarship if you have not been accepted into a program yet, but you will not receive the funds without proof of acceptance or enrollment.


How to Apply:

  • Complete the scholarship form found on: https://scottthelawyer.com/scott-senft-scholarship-fund/
  • Submit an essay of 850-1,150 words that outlines your future goals and what you plan to do with the degree you earn.
  • Include an official transcript reflecting your current academic standing, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 (9.4 on 12.0 scale), and proof of enrollment.


Submit the above mentioned requirements by mail or via email. If sent via email, an unopened official transcript must be sent by mail. Failure to include all of these requirements will result in the rejection of your application.

  • To apply for the scholarship online, submit your application and materials attached to an email to admin@scottthelawyer.com. The subject line for the email should be “SS Scholarship Application”.
  • To submit your application by mail, send your paper application (and official transcript) to:
    The Law Offices of Scott Jay Senft, LLC
    126 S Federal Hwy # 208
    Dania Beach, FL 33004


Deadline to apply: November 15, 2021. The selected student will be notified in late December.

For more information, please visit: https://scottthelawyer.com/scott-senft-scholarship-fund/

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.

Vaccine Injury Awareness Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship towards a student’s education costs.  Scholarship applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university.  All applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Submit an essay (500-1,000 words in length) in PDF format on this topic:   Describe the importance of federal regulations regarding the administration of vaccines in relation to public policy interests.

Deadline:  December 15, 2021

To apply, submit your essay in PDF format along with your name, physical mailing address and phone number to:  scholarship@grothlawfirm.com.

For more information, click here.

Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship to a student starting or continuing law school anywhere in the United States of America!

Scholarships will be awarded each year to the student who demonstrates all of the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Financial need
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Strength in the face of adversity
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Commitment to the local community and charitable giving
  • Ability to lead others
  • Overall moral character
     

Applications must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume listing work experience, educational background, and high school and college grade point average and class rank, if applicable;
  • Personal Statement, which includes a description of your career goals and what you plan to use the scholarship funding for (2 pages maximum);
  • Confirmation of enrollment in an ABA-accredited law school or copy of your current student ID; and a copy of your state ID or driver’s license


Deadline:  September 30, 2021

For more information and the application, click here

Zinda Law Group Scholarship

Zinda Law Group, a national personal injury firm, is thrilled to offer a scholarship for law school and undergraduate students. The scholarship supports law school and undergraduate students who want to improve their communities through either a legal or public interest-related career focus. Students must demonstrate a history of volunteer work or other public service, as well as a commitment to justice. The goal of this scholarship is to ensure that students who want to meaningfully impact their communities have the opportunity to do so.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to undergraduate or law school students with a 3.0 GPA or higher (8.0 on a 12.0 scale).


To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit the following in an email to marketing@zdfirm.com, with 'Zinda Law Group Scholarship' in the Subject:

  • Resume
  • Name of school
  • Area of study
  • Intended graduation date
  • An essay (max 2,000 words) or a video (max two minutes) included as an attachment. The essay or video must describe your response to one of the following essay topics:
    • Why you chose law as a career
    • What is one example of when you were able to assist another person in their time of need, and what were you able to learn from the experience?
       

For more information about the scholarship, please visit: https://www.zdfirm.com/law-student-scholarship/.

Deadline to apply is noon CST on September 30, 2021.

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