Outside Scholarships

The Construction Law Section Council of the Washington State Bar Association announces its $2500 2015-2016 legal writing competition for all second year and third year law students enrolled at one of the three Washington State law schools who are in good standing. The topics are: (1) Independent duty doctrine as applicable to construction projects in the State of Washington; (2) Concurrent delay claims arising from construction projects; or (3) Potential liabilities arising from failure of a tunnel boring machine on a major public works project. See http://www.wsba.org/~/media/Files/Legal%20Community/Sections/Construction%20Law/FY2016%20Writing%20Comp.ashx for more information. The revised deadline is February 15, 2016.

ABODO is all about helping students find the perfect place to live and they are offering a $500 scholarship. You need tow write an essay on why you love your school. See a $500 scholarship. See https://www.abodo.com/scholarship. The deadline is February 28, 2016.

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.

The Serbian Bar Association of America offers two $2000, two $1000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship. The scholarship is provided every year to persons of Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States.  For application information, see www.serbbar.org/scholarships.  The deadline is March 18, 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. 

Jackson White Law is offering a $1000 scholarship that requires an essay on the topic: With consideration to the history of the war on drugs, what are the lasting effects we see today, and the possible future impact? Suggest alternative strategies to make the war on drugs more effective.  See http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/scholarship/ for more details and other criteria. The deadline is March 31, 2016

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. announces their $2000 Law School Diversity Scholarship as part of the law firm's commitment to helping law students who are in need of financial assistance achieve their academic and professional dreams. The student must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrate commitment to issues of diversity within their community. See http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/law-school-diversity-scholarship-2016.cfm. The deadline is April 1, 2016.

Fantasy Sports Daily provides the $1000 Fantasy Sports Scholarship each fall and spring. To apply, see: https://www.fantasysportsdaily.com/scholarship/. The deadline is April 1, 2016.

Plaxen & Adler, P.A. offers the $2500 Plaxen and Adler Scholarship to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in trial advocacy and who has a passion for a fair civil justice system. For scholarship details see: http://www.plaxenadler.com/plaxen-adler-scholarship/. The deadline is April 1, 2016.

Michigan Injury Lawyers is providing a $500 scholarship essay competition to help students pay for the costs associated with obtaining an education. Essays will be judged on the quality of the writing and the potential the applicant demonstrates for success in a field of study related to law. See http://www.michiganinjurylawyers.com/scholarship. The deadline is April 15, 2016.

The Johnston Law Firm, LLC offers the $1000 LSAT Prep Course Scholarship for aspiring lawyers. It is designed to cover the cost of an LSAT prep course, or $1,000, whichever is less. See http://johnston-lawfirm.com/lsat-prep-course-scholarship/. The deadline is April 30, 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.  

Michigan Auto Law is pleased to offer a $2000 scholarship to a law student who is currently attending an accredited law school, and demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. See http://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/diversity/ for 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. 

CoilLaw, LLC. offers a $500 scholarship to students planning on attending law school. See http://coillaw.com/about-us/coillaw-llc-law-scholarship/. The deadline is May 31, 2016.

Ladah Law Firm provides a $2000 Car Accident Scholarship. Applicants must be attending law school by the Fall 2016 semester. It is judged based on need and commitment to helping others. See http://www.ladahlaw.com/las-vegas-car-accident-lawyer#scholarship-application. The deadline is May 31, 2016.

The Law Offices of John Phebus offer a $500 scholarship requiring a short essay discussing an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked their transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. See http://www.phebuslawaz.com/The-Law-Offices-of-John-Phebus-Scholarship.shtml. The deadline is May 31, 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.

The Peck Law Firm, L.L.C. offers a $2000 scholarship to any student interested in pursuing a law-related career. Applicants must submit an essay that answers the question: What effects will the legalization of gay marriage have on religion, culture, and/or family law in America? See http://thepeckfirm.com/peck-law-firm-scholarship. The deadline is May 31, 2016.

Moses and Rooth will provide a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled law student for the 2016 Fall Semester. An essay is required on the topic: Do you think the criminal justice system adequately deals with America’s War on Drugs? See https://www.mosesandrooth.com/2016-legal-scholarship/. The deadline is June 1, 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. 

Norton & Norton provides a scholarship worth $500 available to anyone seeking a higher education. Applicants must write a short essay on the topic “What would you like to do to change the world for the better?”.  See http://www.nnlawkc.com/Norton-Norton-Scholarship.shtml. The deadline is June 30, 2016.

Reiff and Bily announces their annual $1000 Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship for any student studying for a career in the legal field. See http://www.reiffandbily.com/legal-scholarship/. The deadline is July 1, 2016.

Console & Hollawell provides a $1000 Legal Scholarship to anyone currently pursuing or accepted into a legal program. See http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/law-scholarship-2016/ for essay information and other criteria. The deadline is July 15, 2016.

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. is pleased to announce a $1500 scholarship to be awarded each year to a university or law school student who sustained a birth injury or who has a family member affected by a birth injury. See http://www.abclawcenters.com/birth-injury-caring-for-life-scholarship-2/. The deadline is July 31, 2015. 

The military trial lawyers of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC announce a $1200 scholarship to the winner of an essay competition. See http://militarytriallawyers.com/college-scholarship/ for more information. The deadline is July 17, 2016. 

Petkey offers a $500 scholarship for students. Applicants must complete an essay or video and love pets. See petkey.org/scholarship. The deadline is July 22, 2016. 

Ernst Law Group is offering an annual $1000 Brain Injury Caregivers Scholarship for caregivers of those who suffer from brain injuries and to recognize a student whose life has been touched by a loved one’s injury. See http://www.ernstlawgroup.com/brain-injury-caregivers-scholarship/. The deadline is July 31, 2016. 

Pickard Parry Pfau offers the $1500 Southpaw Scholarship. Applicants must be left-handed. See http://pickardparry.com/scholarship. The deadline is July 31, 2016. 

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC has created a $500 scholarship for Military Veteran Law Students. For more information, see https://www.bhwlawfirm.com/military-veteran-law-student-scholarship/. The deadline is August 1, 2016.

Albertson & Davidson, LLP. offers a $2500 scholarship. Applicants must write an essay. See http://www.aldavlaw.com/scholarship/ for essay question and information. The deadline is August 24, 2016.

Baumgartner Law Firm provides a $1000 Car Accident Scholarship to help a student who’s been affected by a car accident & is committed to helping others in their career path. Applicants must be attending law school by the Fall 2016 semester. To apply, see https://baumgartnerlawyers.com/houston-car-accident-lawyer/#scholarship-application. The deadline is August 31, 2016. 

Waechter Medical-Legal $1000 Scholarship requires a 150 word essay.  Creativity wins and there are no GPA requirements. For application information see http://www.birthlaw.com/34.html. The deadline is September 1, 2016. 

Sattiraju Law Firm offers a $1000 scholarship to law students, especially those interested in employment law or are a relative of a transport truck driver who is an independent contractor. For the application and other criteria see http://www.sattirajulawfirm.com/. The deadline is December 30, 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