Outside Scholarships

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.

Fantasy Sports Daily is offering $1,000 scholarships. 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. See https://www.fantasysportsdaily.com/scholarship/apply/. The deadline is October 1, 2015.

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.

Chapman LLC will provide a $1000 law student scholarship. Applicants must complete an essay. See http://www.johnschapman.com/law-school-scholarship/. The deadline is November 15, 2015. 

The McKenzie Law Firm is pleased to announce a $1000 scholarship award for students who seek to further their educational goals. The Legacy Planning essay scholarship seeks to bring awareness to students about advanced financial planning and fiscal responsibility. See http://www.themckenziefirm.com/the-mckenzie-law-firm-egacy-planning-scholarship/. The deadline is November 29, 2015. 

Howell & Christmas provides a $1000 Visionary Scholarship. Applicants must complete an essay on one of three law related topics. See http://www.howellandchristmas.com/visionary-scholarship/. The deadline is November 30, 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 Tucker IP Personal Injury and Patent $500 Scholarship requires a 500-1500 word essay relating to either how a personal injury has inspired you to pursue a career in personal injury law or how a patent has inspired you to pursue a career in patent law.  See http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/tucker-ip-personal-injury-and-patent-scholarship-terms-and-conditions/. The deadline is November 30, 2015.   

Goodman Acker, P.C. announces their $1000 Goodman Acker Law School Scholarship to reward law students who demonstrate high academic achievement, strong communication skills and an interest in practicing law. See https://www.goodmanacker.com/our-firm/community-involvement/scholarship-2015/. The deadline is December 1, 2015.

The Lamber-Goodnow Law team offers a $1000 Law School Scholarship to encourage the best and most qualified individuals enter the legal profession regardless of economic circumstances. See http://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/#law. The deadline is December 1, 2015.

Lovenberg & Associates, P.C. are pleased to announce their $1000 Greater Minds Scholarship. Applicants need to write an essay on how they or a relative have been affected by medical malpractice. See http://lovenberglaw.com/medical-malpractice-lawyer-scholarship/. The deadline is December 1, 2015.

Rogers Law Firm’s Scholarship Essay Contest provides $1000 for the top essay on one of three topics. Applicants are not required to be a Texan resident but the ideal essay will utilize or analyze Texas facts, statistics or law. See http://rogerslawtx.com/lawyer/2015-Scholarship-Essay-Contest_cp14383.htm. The deadline is December 1, 2015.

Steven M. Sweat, APC is offering a $1,000 college scholarship to the winner of an essay competition.  See: http://www.victimslawyer.com/scholarship. The deadline is December 1, 2015. 

Lisa Shapiro Strauss provides the $2000 Donald Memorial Legal Scholarship to a student studying criminal justice. See http://www.lisastrausslaw.com/martin-donald-memorial-2015-scholarship/. The deadline is December 10, 2015. 

Brown, PC offers a $500 National Business Law Scholarship to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. See http://www.browntax.com/National-Business-Law-Scholarship.shtml. The deadline for submissions is December 11, 2015.

Brown, PC offers a $500 National Tax Law Scholarship to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. See http://www.browntax.com/National-Tax-Scholarship.shtml. The deadline for submissions is December 11, 2015. 

John Foy & Associates offers a $1000 scholarship to a student who has battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it. See https://www.johnfoy.com/strong-arm-leukemia-scholarship/. The deadline is December 15, 2015. 

Law Offices of Billy Skinner are offering a $1000 scholarship every semester. Applicants must provide an essay and video. See http://billyskinnerlaw.com/student-scholarship/. Deadline December 15, 2015. 

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.

The Quirk Law Firm provides a $2000 First Generation College Scholarship to a student whose parent(s) did not complete any post high school education. See http://www.quirklawyers.com/our-firm/first-generation-college-scholarship/. The deadline is December 30, 2015. 

Kraut Law Group offers the $500 Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship. See http://www.losangelescriminallawyer.pro/aspiring-attorney-aid-scholarship-kraut-law-group-application.html. The deadline is December 31, 2015.

The Law Offices of Sean Smallwood offers the $1000 Smallwood, P.A. Photo Essay Contest Scholarship.  It is designed to challenge you to combine an artistic approach with critical thinking on topics in the family law profession. See http://www.affordablefamilylawyer.com/scholarship/. The deadline is December 31, 2015. 

The Regeneration Center offers an annual $1500 scholarship to all American students (Citizens and Permanent Residents) of South East Asian descent to help in the furthering of their educational goals. A thoughtful, well-crafted short essay of 500 - 1,000 words or less is required.  See: http://stemcellthailand.org/scholarship. The deadline is December 31, 2015.

The Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship is a $500 merit-based, essay-contest scholarship for students who want to help build healthy communities. See  http://virginiacriminallawyernow.com/#scholarship. The deadline is March 1, 2016.

Izenda will award a $1,000 Izenda Embedded BI and Analytics Scholarship to a student who is interested in pursuing a career that leverages analytics to improve decision making and outcomes. See http://www.izenda.com/embedded-bi-and-analytics-scholarship. The deadline is March 31, 2016. 

The law offices of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are proud to create the $1000 Scholarship for Military Veterans in recognition of the bravery and dedication of our troops.  See http://www.lawyerworks.com/about-us/veterans-scholarship.php for essay and application information. The deadline is May 1, 2016.  

Dickson Law Group with offices in Seattle and Tacoma, offers a $1000 video essay scholarship opportunity. See  http://www.dicksonlegal.com/scholarship for more details. The deadline is May 15, 2016. 

Morris Law Firm announces the $500 Morris Law Firm #RobbyStrong Cancer Survivor Scholarship for the 2016 school year. This is designed to help a law student whose life has been affected by cancer.  See http://www.dmorrislaw.com/scholarship/. The deadline is May 31, 2016.

ATTSavings.com offers a $1000 Internet Education Scholarship. You must create an original info graphic on how apps are helping students learn in unique ways. See http://www.attsavings.com/scholarship. The deadline is June 15, 2016. 

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