Outside Scholarships

The Baumgartner Law Firm offers a $3000 scholarship to a current or incoming law student based on need and commitment to helping others. If you have applied to law school and have not yet been accepted, you may apply but the scholarship will only be awarded to someone accepted and enrolled at an accredited Law School at the time of scholarship selection. See https://baumgartnerlawyers.com/baumgartner-law-firm-scholarship-application. The deadline is August 31, 2015. 

SWISSGEAR.com is offering a $5,000 scholarship as well as two $2,500 scholarships to enable three students to pursue his or her education. Applicant must complete a 500 word essay on what makes a great backpack. See https://www.swissgear.com/scholarship. The deadline is August 31, 2015.

The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates announces a $2000 annual essay scholarship. The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details see http://www.cafamilydivorcelawyer.com/scholarship/essay-contest/. Deadline is August 31, 2015.

Julie Johnson Law offers a $500 scholarship to a female student. Requires a 1-3 minute video essay on the following topic: What most inspired you to pursue a career in Law? Among the factors considered are the applicant’s creativity, originality, and potential for success in the legal field. See http://www.juliejohnsonlaw.com/scholarship. Deadline is September 1, 2015.

The Filipino Lawyers of Washington awards up to 3 scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 to law students in the Pacific Northwest. The scholarships are intended to recognize law students who have demonstrated significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Filipino/Filipino American community. You need not be of Filipino ethnicity to apply. See http://www.filipinolawyers.org/scholarship (will be updated for 2015 soon) or pick up an application at Student Financial Services. The deadline is September 25, 2015 at 5pm PST.

Ignite Advisory Group offers a $1,000 yearly scholarship to students seeking to enter a marketing field focused around customer engagement or research. See http://www.igniteag.com/IgniteAG-Customer-Advisory-Board-Scholarship.aspx  for application information. The deadline is October 1, 2015. 

The Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (“ABAWSSF”) provides scholarships from $500-$6000 to students of Asian heritage currently attending law schools in the state of Washington. For 2015, ABAWSSF will award four (4) scholarships and a fifth scholarship on behalf of the Northwest Minority Job Fair. See http://www.abaw.org/scholarship.html. The deadline is October 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

The King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL) is pleased to provide a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to one second year female law student at Seattle University School of Law. The scholarship is intended to promote individualism and courage within the profession and to recognize and encourage women who have the potential to make a significant contribution to the community or have demonstrated an ability to overcome great obstacles, including financial, in their lives. More information and the application is available at Student Financial Services. The deadline is October 15, 2015.

Reservation Counter offers two ongoing scholarships valued at $1500 each. They are interested in helping students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning, have a drive to improve themselves, and a desire to improve society in general. Apply for the Fall 2015 Scholarship Award at http://www.reservationcounter.com/scholarships/. Deadline October 15, 2015.

Orange County Women Lawyers Association provides a $1000 bar exam stipend for students preparing to take the California Bar Exam and who plan to practice in Orange County. See http://www.ocwla.org/resources/PDF/Bar-Stipends/Bar-Stipend-Application.pdf for more information on requirements. Each year the deadline for the July Bar is April 20, 2015 and November 30, 2015 for the February Bar.

The Reeves Law Group offers a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who delivers a winning presentation or authors a winning essay in their annual scholarship contest. The full eligibility details and entry requirements for our $2,500 scholarship can be found at http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/. The 750-1000 word essay topic is “My dream contribution to society as a lawyer”. The deadline is December 15th, 2015.

American Indian College Fund awards educational scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students attending tribal colleges and public or private/non-profit colleges. For a list of offered scholarships for graduate students see American Indian College Fund - graduate.

Berks County Community Foundation awards many educational scholarships to a Berks County, PA resident. For a list of offered scholarships see bccf.org/scholarships.

BLSA has funded and developed a financial aid Web site that provides a plethora of scholarship information and provides several ways that donations can be made to the "Students of Color Scholarship Fund." They invite you to review the information at www.financialaid4you.com.

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Scholarship information for international students may be found at www.internationalscholarships.com.

Disclaimer: We do not endorse or confirm outside scholarships. Students should research the firm or organization carefully before submitting an application and always read the fine print. You will not be asked to pay an application fee for a legitimate scholarship. 

For answers to any questions you have about financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services at lawfa@seattleu.edu.

Professor Margaret Chon teaching