Outside Scholarships

The Pride Foundation offers over 50 different scholarships with a wide range of awards for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight-ally students. You only need to complete one online application at http://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/. The deadline is January 16, 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.

Bell Law Group offers a $1,000 scholarship for a current or incoming law school student that is confined to a wheelchair. They are hoping to bring awareness to the difficulties faced by those with mobility issues as well as the importance of accommodations. For additional eligibility information and the application see http://www.belllg.com/wheelchair-disability-scholarship/. The deadline is February 28, 2015.

The Law Offices of Barbara A. Bowden (located in Tacoma) provides a $1000 scholarship  to a student interested in the legal field (or related fields such as political science, economics, criminal justice, etc). Applicants will be asked to submit a video illustrating his or her interest in the legal field, or a related field. See  http://trafficticketsgone.com/scholarship/.  The deadline to apply is February 28, 2015.

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.

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 to a 2015-16 entering student, renewable for two additional years. It is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school. Applications are available at www.ambar.org/DiversityScholarship. Applications cannot be faxed and must be received on or before March 2, 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, 2015.

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.

Dickson Law Group, a local firm, announces an annual $1,000 scholarship available to current college students or those planning on attending a college or university in the fall of 2015. Applicants must submit a video essay on following question: Partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies are among the most popular business formations used by small businesses today. If you were going to start a business of your own, which one would you choose, and why? See http://www.dicksonlegal.com/scholarship for details and further requirements. The deadline is May 15, 2015.

Nissenbaum Law Group, a multi-state law firm with a focus in Internet law, has established two $500 scholarships. The topic for the scholarship essay is: “How can the American legal system improve its approach to policing and regulating digital technology without unduly stifling innovation and civil liberties?” See http://www.gdnlaw.com/Internet-Law-Scholarship.htm for more information. The deadline is May 30, 2015.

Thompson Law Firm, LLC provides a $1000 DUI Victim Scholarship awarded to a law student attending (or planning to attend) an accredited law school who either personally was the victim or has a family member who was the victim of an accident caused by a driver proven to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.  Candidates must submit a 1-3 page essay. See http://www.phxinjurylaw.com/dui-victim-scholarship. The deadline is May 30, 2015.

Zehl & Associates PC offers a $1000 Accident Survivor Law School Scholarship awarded to a law student at an accredited law school who either personally was the victim of or has a family member (brother, sister, mother or father) who was the victim of a major accident. Candidates must submit a 1-3 page essay. See http://www.zehllaw.com/accident-survivor-scholarship/. The deadline is May 30, 2015.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. announce its second annual 2015 Law Student Diversity Scholarship. The $2000 scholarship is awarded to a law student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. See http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/2015-buckfire-law-school-diversity-scholarship.cfm  for application information. The deadline is May 31, 2015. 

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. is offering a $1000 scholarship for college students who have suffered a serious injury, and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college. Apply online at http://harrispersonalinjury.com/injury-scholarship/. The scholarship deadline is May 31, 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.

The Chicago Injury Center is proud to offer four scholarships for disabled US Veterans, ranging from $250 to $1000. Applicants should write a 500+ word essay discussing the unique challenges they have faced as a disabled veteran and how their experiences have prepared them to overcome the challenges they will see as students. See http://chicagoinjurycenter.com/cic-veteran-scholarship-fund/. The deadline is June 1, 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.

Van Sant Law offers their $1000 Veterans’ Educational Scholarship Program.  Applicant must be a veteran of the US Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge. You must complete a 500-word essay outlining your experience in the military and your educational goals. For more information on eligibility see http://www.davidvansant.com/2014-12/veterans-educational-scholarship/#top. The deadline is June 15, 2015.

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.

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

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.

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.  

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.

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