Outside Scholarships

ChicagoTaxTeam.com/The Law Office of Steven A. Leahy, PC is offering a $1,000 Open Tax Resolution Law Student scholarship to provide financial support to a law student attending (or accepted and planning to attend) an accredited law school and whose life has been impacted by a family member serving in the Marine Corps and who is seeking to continue their education through law school. See http://chicagotaxteam.com/marine-service-law-school-scholarship/ for details and application. The deadline is June 30, 2015.

Ellis Law Corporation is offering three $1,000 scholarships to students who are either members of an ethnic or racial minority, or an individual who has made a demonstrative commitment to diversity issues within his or her school and/or community.  See http://ellisinjurylaw.com/scholarships/ for application information. The deadline is June 30, 2015.

The GP LSAT Prep scholarship is to help current law students experiencing financial difficulties to continue their studies and also to help students wishing to attend law school to pay for law school applications fees, LSAT testing fees, and other related costs. One or more grants of $1000 are awarded twice yearly. See http://www.getprepped.com/ - click under "More" and then "Scholarships." Deadlines annually are January 31 and June 30.

Hardy Wolf & Downing provides scholarships from $100-$2500 to students who are either active or retired members of, or relatives of members of the US military or law enforcement personnel. Applicants must complete a 1500-2000 word essay. See http://hardywolf.com/scholarships for topics and more information. The deadline is June 30, 2015.

Thompson Hall offers the Aaron Hall Business & Corporate Attorney $1000 Scholarship. Applicants must have started  businesses that generated at least $10,000 in income in a year and provide a Schedule C showing $20,000 in business income. See http://thompsonhall.com/scholarship/ for more requirements.  The deadline is June 30, 2015

Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP offers a $1,000 scholarship to help students meet their financial needs. In order to qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must have graduated from an Oregon University  and be accepted into an accredited law school in the United States. See http://www.roydwyer.com/scholarship/ for application information. The deadline is July 1, 2015.

The Reiff & Bily law firm presents their $1000 scholarship opportunity designed to assist a promising candidate achieve their dream of becoming an attorney or legal professional. Applicants must demonstrate plans to enroll for admission‚ or have proof of current enrollment at an accredited institution. GPA must meet a minimum score of 3.0. A 650 word essay on what goals he or she hopes to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field is required. See http://www.reiffandbily.com/legal-scholarship/ for more information. The deadline is July 1, 2015.

Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship provides $1000 to students pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, be enrolled or plan to attend a law program, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and submit an essay on one of four topics. See  http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship/. The deadline is July 15, 2015. 

The law firm of O'Connor, Runckel & O'Malley announces their $1000 Legal Scholarship. Applicants must be US citizens and have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student or applying to law school. See http://www.orolawfirm.com/law-school-scholarship.html. The deadline is July 15, 2015.

Bond & Botes, P.C. is offering a $2,000 Financial Hardship Scholarship is open to any U.S. citizen attending the first year of law school this fall, with an undergraduate cumulative GPA at or above 3.0. Applicants are asked to submit a short essay describing how they have overcome financial difficulties in their lives. See http://www.bondnbotes.com/scholarship/ for application information. The deadline is July 16, 2015.

The Kaplan Group provides a $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a business or law degree program. Applicants must submit an essay on either the topic Should You Sue Your Customer? or on the topic Financial Statements & Business Models. See http://www.kaplancollectionagency.com/scholarship. Deadline is July 26, 2015.

Admitted for 2015-16? Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch offers a $1,000 scholarship for students entering their first year of law school in the fall of 2015.  It is designed to support a student who has experienced the impact of marital dissolution and is inspired to secure a brighter future for her or his clients. Applicants must complete an essay describing the personal experience that inspired them to enter law school and study family law. See http://www.oceansidedivorcelawfirm.com/scholarship/. The deadline is July 27, 2015. 

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded a high-achieving student with epilepsy. Applicants must submit a short video essay on one of three topics. For eligibility and the application see http://www.eversparkinteractive.com/honorary-epilepsy-scholarship/. The deadline is July 31, 2015. 

Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship.  The law offices of Howell & Christmas, LLC provides the $1000 Visionary Scholarship. It will be awarded to a high-achieving, bright student who intends to pursue a career in law. There are three topics to choose from for the 500-1000 word essay. See http://www.howellandchristmas.com/visionary-scholarship. The deadline is July 31, 2015.

Icing On The Ring $1000 Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship which was created to assist one achievement-oriented student who is struggling with or has survived breast cancer. See http://www.icingonthering.com/triumph-over-breast-cancer-scholarship/ for application and essay information. Deadlines are November 30, 2014 and July 31, 2015.

Katz and Phillips offers a $1000 Single Parent Scholarship. Applicants must complete an essay on one of three single parent related topics. See http://www.800prodivorce.com/single-parent-scholarship/. The deadline is July 31, 2015.

Katz and Phillips offers a $1000 Law Scholarship for Veterans. Applicants must complete an essay on one of three veteran related topics. See http://www.thetixteam.com/veterans-law-scholarship/. The deadline is July 31, 2015.

Law Office of John Sheehan provides the $1000 Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship for Law Students. An applicant needs to be in good academic standing, write a short essay, complete the application, submit a safe driving record and be attending (or planning to attend) an accredited law school. See http://www.attorneysheehan.com/scholarship/. The deadline is July 31, 2015.  

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is offering the $1,000 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism to a student who is living with autism or whose loved one is living with Autism. See http://www.perecman.com/autism-scholarship/ for application information. The deadline is July 31, 2015.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law offers a semi-annual $1,000 essay scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree. See http://www.injurylawyers.com/child-advocate-scholarship. Deadlines are November 30, 2014 and July 31, 2015.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene offers the $1000 Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship to a law student of Hispanic descent who is either currently enrolled or planning to enroll in law school this fall.  There are three topics to choose from for the 500-1000 word essay. See http://www.injurylawyers.com/latin-heritage-scholarship/. The deadline is July 31, 2015

The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. is offering a $1,000 Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship for any law student attending (or accepted and planning to attend) an accredited law school and committed to defending the rights of the youth. See http://www.criminallawdenver.com/juvenile-justice-law-school-scholarship/ for details and application. The deadline is July 31, 2015.

Meinhart Smith & Manning, PLLC is offering a $1,000 scholarship to help defray 1st year expenses for a student accepted into an accredited law school for enrollment in 2015. Students must complete an application and essay describing the medical malpractice case, accident or personal injury that has inspired a change in their life. See http://www.bluegrassjustice.com/scholarship/ for application and further details. The deadline is August 1, 2015.

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. 

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.

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. 

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