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2014 American Association for Justice Law Student Scholarships

Program Overview

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship: AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.

The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.

The Leesfield Scholarship is sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield. This scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.

The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

How to Apply

All scholarship applications are due May 1, 2014.

With the exception of the Mike Eidson Scholarship, applicants must be AAJ Law Students Members to qualify for the scholarships. Law Students can join AAJ at the rate of $15 for one year. Student membership applications can be found here.

For More Information

For more information or questions, contact AAJ’s Education Dept. at education@justice.org or 800-424-2725, ext 8612.

Aqua Scholarship

Program Overview

To be eligible for the Aqua Scholarship you must be identified as an LBT woman and live and go to a school in south Florida.

How to Apply

Click here to view the application.

Deadline: April 25, 2014

For More Information

You may also contact the Program Manager via email or phone 305.576.2782 for more information or if you have any questions about the program.

Rhode Island Bar Foundation

Rhode Island Bar Foundation scholarship is a one year, non-renewable award, for full-time students who are Rhode Island residents.

Deadline

: Completed applications must be submitted no later than May 21, 2014. To apply, go to www.ribar.com

For further information please contact the Rhode Island Bar Foundation office at 401-421-6541.

The Appelman Law Firm, LLC Award

One applicant will be awarded a $1000 scholarship in 2014. The Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Scholarship award recipient will be notified of the selection on or before August 1, 2014.

Deadline:

Completed applications must be submitted no later than May 31st, 2014. Application materials should be e-mailed to the attention of Ryan McGinty at ryan@aacriminallaw.com.

You can find all of the information regarding the scholarship here.

For more information, please contact Ryan McGinty at ryan@aacriminallaw.com.

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Awards

Constangy, Brooks & Smith initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals.

How to Apply

Click here to view the application.
For more information:
Margaret P. Zabijaka
Chair, Diversity Council
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1700
Jacksonville, FL 32202-4317.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship

The Michigan accident injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its second annual 2014 Diversity Scholarship for law students. The personal injury law firm located in Southfield, Michigan represents victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice cases, nursing home neglect cases, dog bite injuries, and all other personal injury accident matters throughout the entire state. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire's continued commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.

The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethical or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2014.

Eligibility

  • Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.

Application Requirements – Application Deadline: May 31, 2014

In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Law Scholarship an applicant must submit the following items:

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
  • One-page typed essay describing how you will utilize your law degree to promote ethnic diversity.
  • A certified copy of law school transcript.

The winner of the 2014 Diversity Scholarship will be announced by July 1, 2014.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the second annual 2014 Diversity Scholarship, please complete the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Law School Scholarship Application.

All application materials can be sent by fax, email, or U.S. mail on or before May 31, 2014 deadline: Fax to the attention of Kathryn Kunst at 248.569.6737, or e-mail at Kathryn@BuckfireLaw.com with Subject Line 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship, or mail to:
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Attn: Kathryn Kunst
25800 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 890
Southfield, MI 48075

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund

In 1978 the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks County Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the Public Defender’s Office. The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event. It is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited Law School.

How to apply

www.bccf.org, to apply on-line for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship. Applications must be submitted between January 15th and April 1st.

For more information contact
Leta Doganes
610-685-2223
letad@bccf.org www.bccf.org

JVS Scholarship Program

JVS Scholarship Program is a need based program providing scholarships for graduate school to Jewish students who are permanent residents of Los Angeles County.

How to apply

The online application period for 2014-2015 begins January 31, 2014 and closes March 31, 2014. For more information, please contact Patricia Sills at psills@jvsla.org for details.

The Haitian Lawyer Association

Haitian decent, must be in good standing, must submit an official transcript, must submit one page (max. two pages) personal statement that describes the student’s involvement in the community, the student’s financial need for the scholarship as well as the reason(s) the student believes he/she is better qualified for the scholarship.

Atten: Elizee Hernadez Law firm
1110 Brickell Avenue, Suite 315
Miami, FL 33131

Or e-mail to patricia@elizeehernandez.com.

Deadline: January 30, 2014 by 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact 305-371-8846.

The Appelman Law Firm, LLC Award

One applicant will be awarded a $1000 scholarship in 2014. The Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Scholarship award recipient will be notified of the selection on or before August 1, 2014.

Deadline:

Completed applications must be submitted no later than May 31st, 2014. Application materials should be e-mailed to the attention of Ryan McGinty at ryan@aacriminallaw.com.

You can find all of the information regarding the scholarship here.

For more information, please contact Ryan McGinty at ryan@aacriminallaw.com.

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Awards

Constangy, Brooks & Smith initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals.

How to Apply:

Click here to view the application. For more information:

Margaret P. Zabijaka
Chair, Diversity Council
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1700
Jacksonville, FL 32202-4317.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship

The Michigan accident injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its second annual 2014 Diversity Scholarship for law students. The personal injury law firm located in Southfield, Michigan represents victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice cases, nursing home neglect cases, dog bite injuries, and all other personal injury accident matters throughout the entire state. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire's continued commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.

The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethical or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2014.

Eligibility

  • Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.

Application Requirements – Application Deadline: May 31, 2014

In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Law Scholarship an applicant must submit the following items:

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
  • One-page typed essay describing how you will utilize your law degree to promote ethnic diversity.
  • A certified copy of law school transcript.

The winner of the 2014 Diversity Scholarship will be announced by July 1, 2014.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the second annual 2014 Diversity Scholarship, please complete the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Law School Scholarship Application.

All application materials can be sent by fax, email, or U.S. mail on or before May 31, 2014 deadline: Fax to the attention of Kathryn Kunst at 248.569.6737, or e-mail at Kathryn@BuckfireLaw.com with Subject Line 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship, or mail to:

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Attn: Kathryn Kunst
25800 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 890
Southfield, MI 48075

The Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship

Legal Leaders Scholarships

The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship 2014 is available to students who are pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Must demonstrate admission and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education. *If you have not yet received your acceptance into college or law school, you may still apply, but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The award recipient shall provide the following documentation to obtain the scholarship:

  • A transcript reflecting the student's current standing with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Proof of admission and enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education.
  • The Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient's university or college to cover these expenses.

Application Materials

All applicants must complete the provided Legal Leaders Application and submit a 500 word essay on how he or she intends to impact his or her community through the law.. All applicants must also include a valid transcript reflecting his or her current standing with a 3.0 GPA and proof of acceptance and enrollment. Failure to include all required materials will result in immediate rejection of the application.

Award

The Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 15, 2014.

Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted no later than July 15, 2014. Applications should be emailed to Jonathan Lister at JLister@consoleandhollawell.com with the subject line "2014 Legal Leaders Scholarship" or mailed to:

Console & Hollawell, P.C.
Attn: Jonathan Lister
525 Route 73 North, Suite 117
Marlton, NJ 08053

James F. Bailey, Jr. Scholarship

The Bailey Scholarship is given annually to a first or second year law student attending a Florida law school who intends to practice in the Jacksonville area following graduation.

The scholarship is sponsored by the Financial News and Daily Record, a local business newspaper which is very active in the legal community and often publishes articles on legal affairs, as well as legal notices. The scholarship is intended to help defray law school tuition and related expenses.

The YLS advertises the award and distributes applications at all Florida law schools. Applications normally are solicited at the beginning of spring each year. The applications are then reviewed by members of the scholarship committee of the YLS and the publisher of the Financial News and Daily Record. Applicants are judged on such criteria as law school achievement and character, as well as need.

The scholarship funds are presented to the recipient at The Jacksonville Bar Association's annual meeting where the recipient, together with his or her family, are honored guests.

Click here for the award application.

Frederick W. and Grace P. Brecht Scholarship Fund

History: This scholarship was established through the estates of Frederick W. and Grace P. Brecht to provide educational opportunities for students from Brevard County, Fla. The University of Florida administers the Brecht scholarship funds as Trustee under the will of Frederick Brecht.

Criteria: Brevard County residents attending any Florida community college or university. Applicants must have graduated from a Brevard County high school, demonstrate financial need and be of sound moral character and habits.

Application Information: The online application is available through the Office for Student Financial Affairs at the University of Florida.

The 'Get Prepped LSAT Prep' Law School Scholarship

The Get Prepped LSAT Prep law school scholarship is available to students enrolled in any accredited law school. One or more grants of $1000 are awarded twice yearly. Students should visit www.GetPrepped.com and use the online contact form to request the most up to date application packet. Class rank, degree/major courses, LSAT test scores, best short personal statement, and other review factors are used to determine awards.

The ABA Leadership Legal Opportunity Scholarship

  • Grants 20 law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school
  • For racial and ethnic minorities; 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
  • Decisions made in June

The Point Foundation Scholarships

  • Merit and need-based scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students
  • Amounts vary

The Brett Murphy Law Firm Future Leaders Scholarship

Program Overview

The Brett Murphy Law Firm is offering an annual $2000 scholarship, called The Future Leaders Scholarship 2014, for law students who are working towards a Juris Doctorate Degree and who have an interest in personal injury law.

How to Apply

Click here to learn more about this scholarship and its requirements, and to access the scholarship application form. Brett Murphy will be accepting applications until July 15, 2014, and will notify the recipient on or about August 15, 2014.

For More Information:

Please contact Ingrid Taylor at 360-714-0900 or itaylor@brettlaw.com

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Program Overview

The mission of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is to advance the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.

How to apply:

Visit CBFCFinc.org

For More Information:

Contact: call 202.263.2800 or email scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Law School Admission Council Scholarship

Program Overview

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is committed to fostering diversity in law schools and the legal profession. This writing completion is designed to reinvigorate the dialogue about the recruitment and retention strategies.

How to Apply

See attached PDF.
Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

For More Information:
Contact LSAC Diversity Initiatives Office, DiversityOffice@LSAC.org

Farzad Family Law Scholarship

Program Overview

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.

How to Apply

All of the application details and the 2014 essay question are available on our website.
Deadline December 15, 2014

For More Information:
Contact (714) 937-1193 | scholarship@farzadlaw.com

Charter One TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

Program Overview

A total of 10, $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to U.S. residents who are 16-years of age or older and are attending or accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program and who have been active in community service. The scholarships will be awarded this summer for the 2014-2015 academic year.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to write an essay of no more than 500 words demonstrating their good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership. They must also provide two references that are directly connected to their community involvement. For full details, click here.
Deadline May 6, 2014

For More Information:
Contact Concepta Williamson
Phone: 631-405-9391
Email: concepta.williamson@rbscitizens.com