Outside Scholarships

Mark T. Banner Scholarship is for law students interested in IP, high ethics, civility and professionalism, particularly those with diverse backgrounds. It will award up to $5,000. See http://www.linninn.org/Pages/scholarship.shtml to apply. Deadline is November 12, 2014.

Securities Law Writing Competition is on any subject in the field of securities law. First place is $5,000; second place is $3,000; and third place is $2,000.  See http://www.secalumni.org/writing-competition. Deadline is November 15, 2014.

The Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship is available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a career in law. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and submit a 500 word essay on the following topic: Who or what is your inspiration for pursuing a career in law? Further eligibility details may be found at http://www.ftpersonalinjurylawyers.com/scholarship. The deadline is December 1, 2014.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers offers a $1000 Single Mothers’ Scholarship to a single mother enrolled in law school. Applicants should submit a 500 word essay detailing how motherhood has prepared them for the challenges they encounter in school. See http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/single-mother-scholarship/. The deadline is  December 5, 2014.

Brown PC is offering the following four scholarships at $500 each to second or third year U.S. law students:
1. National Tax Law Scholarship (http://www.browntax.com/National-Tax-Scholarship.shtml)
2. National Business Law Scholarship (http://www.brownbusinesslaw.com/National-Business-Law-Scholarship.shtml)
3. National Criminal Law Scholarship (http://www.brownwhitecollar.com/National-Criminal-Law-Scholarship.shtml)
4. National Intellectual Property Law Scholarship (http://www.brown-iplaw.com/National-Intellectual-Property-Law-Scholarship.shtml)
The deadline is December 12, 2014.

Enter the AT&T Internet and Education $1000 Scholarship by creating an infographic showing how students utilize social media in and out of the classroom.  See http://www.attsavings.com/scholarship for the application and more information. The deadline is December 15, 2014.

Farzad Family Law, APC is offering an annual scholarship to all law students.  This scholarship is merit based and the winning applicant will receive $3,000 dollars towards their costs of education. The essay topic is: Should the right to marry for same sex couples become a federal constitutional right by amendment to the United States Constitution or remain a State issue? See http://farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/. The deadline is December 15, 2014.

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 December 30, 2014.

Injury Lawyer News offers three $1000 scholarships for all pre-law and law school students with physical and learning disabilities. Applicants must write an essay on selected topics and have a 3.0 GPA.  See http://injurylawyer-news.com/scholarship/ for more information and the application. The deadline is December 31, 2014.

Michigan Auto Law is currently offering two scholarships of $500 for anyone attending a U.S. college or university who was injured in a car accident. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. The Michigan Auto Law Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship was created to lend a hand to those injured accident victims who are demonstrating resolve and determination to rebuild their lives. Visit http://www.michiganautolaw.com/car-accidents/injury-scholarship for application information. The deadline is December 31, 2014.

Pearce Law Firm provides $2000 for their Empowering Women In Law Scholarship scholarship. It is open to women nationwide who are currently attending law school. See http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship for the application and eligibility requirements. The deadline is December 31, 2014.

Avvo offers the Scholars Circle $10,000 essay scholarship in addition to the opportunity to attend and speak at the 2015 Lawyernomics conference in Vegas. See http://scholarships.avvo.com/jd-law-student-scholarship/. The deadline is January 1, 2015.

Insler & Hermann is offering a $1,000 essay scholarship to a disabled law student who has done a good job moving his or her life forward despite the challenges presented by a personal physical or mental disability. See http://www.nymetrodisability.com/law-student-scholarship/ for details. The deadline is January 1 every year.

Boling Rice, LLC offers a $1,000 yearly scholarship to help students meet their financial needs. In order to qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be either a current or incoming student, and must participate in an essay competition regarding distracted driving. See http://www.bolingriceatlanta.com/scholarship/ for application information. The deadline is January 15, 2015.

The Levin Firm offers two $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate/professional school in the near future. Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: Millions of people each year are injured in accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles. What are some ways the law can be changed in order to make our roads and highways safer? See http://www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/. The deadline is January 31, 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.

Attorney Stewart Guss provides an annual $1000 scholarship that is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on present and future students with the desire and potential to succeed. The application includes an essay on the topic "What Law Would You Change and Why?" For more information, see http://attorneyguss.com/annual-stewart-j-guss-college-student-scholarship/. The deadline is March 1, 2015.

Law Office of Renkin & Assoc. is funding a $1,000 scholarship for a current or incoming law school student who has been affected by or dealing with issues related to lymphoma or leukemia (either himself/herself or a family member). The applicant must be in good academic standing and write a short essay. For more information see http://www.renkinlaw.com/leukemia-lymphoma-law-school-scholarship . The deadline is April 30, 2014.

SeiferFlatow law firm is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a full time US resident law student with an interest in personal injury law. Find application information here: http://www.seiferflatowlaw.com/. The deadline is May 1, 2015.

Kraut Law Group provides $500 for the Aspiring Attorney Aid scholarship based on need, although does not exclude merit standards. See http://www.losangelescriminallawyer.pro/aspiring-attorney-aid-scholarship-kraut-law-group-application.html. Be sure to click on the “Requirements” link. The deadline is May 31, 2015.

Ladah Law Firm provides the $2000 Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship to applicants who are currently attending law school and will be enrolled in the fall of 2015. The award is based on need and merit. See http://www.ladahlaw.com/injury-scholarship for more information. The deadline is May 31, 2015.

VSOD and Exede provide a $500 Future of The Internet Scholarship to the student with the most creative and original short essay addressing these questions: What do you think the status of the Internet will be in five years? What kind of technology will incorporate Internet access? What limitations will be placed on access to the internet? View details here: http://www.vsod.net/scholarship. The deadline is June 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Professor Margaret Chon teaching