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State Scholarships

The Association of Women Attorneys 2015 Scholarship.

Eligible applicants are any current second or third year female law student at a law school in Houston who has earned at least 30 credit hours.

A Second Year Scholarship of $2,500 and a Third Year Bar Review Scholarship of $3,500 will be awarded to deserving students from each of the three Houston area law schools.

Applications must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2015.

Scholarship recipients will also receive a free AWA membership for one year and be included as a guest of honor at the AWA Premier Women in Law Cocktail Reception Honoring the Premier Women in Law and Scholarship Recipients for Diamond and Platinum Sponsors on February 25, 2015 and as a guest of one of our table sponsors at the Premier Women in Law Luncheon on March 25, 2015. Additionally, scholarship recipients will be given a professional photograph of themselves to assist them in their marketing efforts.

Download the application

The Baumgartner Law Firm Scholarship

The Baumgartner Law Firm offers a scholarship for current or incoming law students based on need and commitment to helping others. One student will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited Law School in the US, (persons who have applied to law school but have not yet been accepted may apply, however, the scholarship will only be awarded to someone enrolled in an accredited school at the time of scholarship selection).

Deadline to apply: August 31. 2015.

Application: Applicants apply online and the application can be found at:

Award will be announced by November 30, 2015.

About Baumgartner Law Firm: The Baumgartner Law Firm is a top-rated personal injury law firm in Houston, Texas, and takes great pride in giving back to the community. It is our hope that the Baumgartner Law Firm Scholarship will help a needy student achieve a top-notch legal education.

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Awards Application

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. One student will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

To be eligible, you must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of the following states: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia/Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Massachusetts. Selection criteria will include your academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0); commitment to diversity in the community, or in your school or work environment; and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach your goals.

To be considered for the Diversity Scholars Award, applications and all supporting materials, including the applicant’s official sealed law school transcript, must be received at the address shown below on or before Friday, December 12, 2014. Documents sent via facsimile, e-mail or received after the deadline will not be accepted or considered. Should you wish to confirm receipt of your application, please send it in a manner that notifies you of receipt (i.e., certified return receipt mail).

Download the application

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoffs commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an AHA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship. Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.

Selection Criteria
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

• Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school)

• Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law

• Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability)

• Written communication skills

• Oral communication skills determined through an interview of the law student

• Leadership qualities and community involvement

Financial Award
Recipients of the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for the Fall semester of their second or third year of law school.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted September 15,2014 through January 5, 2015.

Awards will be announced in April2015.

Please see the attached for additional information and application.

First Annual Survivors Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

A new college scholarship has been announced by Chalik & Chalik Law Offices. Aimed at those who have survived a serious medical diagnosis and are moving forward in their lives, the $1,000 scholarship is open to anyone attending college or law school in the U.S. this spring.

The first annual Survivors Scholarship asks applicants to submit a short personal essay about how their cancer or significant medical issue influenced their choice to pursue a higher education. Applications can be found at The deadline for submission is 1/12/2015 and the winning applicant will be notified by 2/1/2015.

Academic requirements are set at a current GPA of 3.0 or above. Students entering college for the first time will have to document acceptance at an accredited institution, and all applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents. The award will be paid directly to the college in the student's name to help with tuition or materials costs.

For more information: please visit:

Download the information sheet (pdf) Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship

Scholarship History: The fall 2014 Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship marks the 5th bi-annual scholarship contest at Since its inception in the summer of 2012, the scholarship has awarded $4000.00 towards students' tuitions. Last semester's winning poster came from Taylor Leong at University of California Los Angeles.

Requirement: Create a poster that raises awareness of student cyber bullying. You can create the poster in any medium you see fit from photography to hand- drawn art -- just make sure it is engaging and creative.

Award: $1,000.00

For more info contact: Greg - Scholarship Coordinator

801.424.0018 ext. 7001


Deadline: 12/15/2014

Roosevelt Lovett Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: African American students enrolled in at least 6 units at a community college, trade school, public or private university, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 GPA if already enrolled in college; at least 18 years of age.

Application deadline: July 7, 2015

Amount: $750 scholarship for fall 2015

Qualification: Write 550-800 words for the prompt, "Six Ways College Students Can Optimize Their LinkedIn Profiles to Improve Job Prospects."

By applying for this scholarship, you agree to provide co-authorship rights to your submission. The winning response will be published on our website as a resource for other students to utilize. We may use your response to create a derivative work.
For more information please visit

State Bar of Texas Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Student Writing Contest

The goals of the State Bar of Texas Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section ("REPTL") Student Writing Contest ("Contest") are to encourage and reward law student writings on real property, probate, and trust law subjects of general and current interest. As part of this effort, REPTL will sponsor the Contest, which invites law school students to submit to REPTL original essays on a general or current topic dealing with real property, probate, or trust law. The Contest is designed to attract students to the real property, probate, and trust law fields, and to strongly encourage scholarship in these areas. ·

Who May Enter: The contest is open to any law school student in good standing, over the age of 18, who is currently attending, or has graduated from within the last 8 months, an ABA­ accredited law school located in the State of Texas. Each entrant must have begun classes in furtherance of a law degree.

Deadline: Entries must be received by REPTL no later than December 19, 2014.

Prizes: Two winners, one in Probate and Trust and one in Real Estate will receive $5,000.00 cash and a one-year free membership in the Section.

Download the pdf here

Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship

The Essay
The application process requires applicants to write and submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following topic: What Law Would You Change and Why?

This topic gives applicants a wide range of scope of subject and direction and we hope to see lots of opinion and passion!

There is a $1,000 Scholarship for Current and Incoming Students

Application Process
Essays must address the essay topic What Law Would You Change and Why?
Essays should be received by March 1st, 2015
Applications should be emailed to:
Applicants must include: Full name, date of birth, home address, email address, contact phone numbers, school attending and (intended) course of study.

After the application period has closed, we will review all submissions and decide on a winner by April 1st, 2015. We will notify the winner by telephone or email and make a public announcement on Attorney Guss’s Facebook and Google Plus pages.

About Attorney Guss
Attorney Stewart J. Guss is a personal injury Attorney in Houston Texas and has been getting maximum damages for his clients for 20 years. Whether an auto accident, slip and fall, or wrongful death claim, Stewart has earned a reputation as a successful and hard working attorney who treats his clients like they were family. Read reviews from Stewart’s clients on his Google Plus page, on this noted attorney directory, or his testimonial page.

Feel free to like Stewart’s Facebook page and follow him on Google Plus for the latest updates on the scholarship and legal news.

For more information please visit:

Sutliff & Stout, PLLC: Technology for Texting and Driving Prevention

As personal injury lawyers who frequently represent victims of auto accident injuries, we see firsthand the devastating effects of texting and driving.

While there are hundreds, if not thousands of campaigns for texting and driving awareness, no one has come up with a way to definitively end the problem.

For this, the inaugural year of the annual Sutliff & Stout scholarship contest, we are asking students to come up with an idea and a prototype for technology that would prevent texting and driving altogether.

Applicants must be either high school seniors or college students who are either currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school, or will be entering a school for the upcoming semester.

Of the submissions that we receive, we will choose 3 winners:

  • First place = $1,000
  • Second place = $500
  • Third place = $250

Come up with an idea for technology which would effectively put an end to texting and driving. Then, create a prototype of that technology. This could be as simple as a cell phone lock-box, or as complex as a car which drains a cell phone’s battery. We would like to see how creative you can make your prototype. It does not necessarily need to work (clearly, that would be unfair of us to ask). We are interested in seeing how creative and inventive you can be.

Submissions will be Judged on:

  • Creativity
  • Potential effectiveness
  • Presentation

How to Apply:

  • Come up with an idea for technology that would end texting and driving
  • Create a prototype based on your idea
  • Upload at least 5 images of your prototype to Pinterest with a short description about your product. Name the board:
  • Technology for Texting and Driving Prevention
  • Send the link to your Pinterest board to info [at] sutliffstout [dot] com along with the following information:
  • Your full name
  • The name of the school you are or will be attending, along with proof of acceptance/enrollment
  • Your area of study

By submitting your application, you are giving Sutliff & Stout, PLLC the permission to use and display your images for marketing and promotional purposes.

Deadline: December 31st, 2014

A winner will be selected by January 31st, 2015

More information at:

National Scholarships

Animal Law Writing Contest

The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers’ Association and Animal Health Institute offer law students an opportunity to engage in a scholarly discussion and debate of legal issues related to animals and animal law.

The Grand Prize Winner receives a $2500 cash prize plus round-trip airfare, one night accommodation and ground transportation to the American Veterinary Medical Law Association’s Annual Meeting in Boston, MA in July 2015.


  • Must be currently enrolled at an ABA-Accredited law school in the United States.
  • Must submit cover sheet and certification form along with an in-depth analysis of one of the selected animal law topics.

Papers must be submitted not later than Noon CST on February 15, 2015 in order to be accepted.

Read the Official Contest page for details:

The Bell Law Group Scholarship for Students Confined to a Wheelchair

The Bell Law Group is offering 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 accomodations.

To be eligible for the scholarship an applicant needs to be in good academic standing, write a short essay, complete the application, submit some documentation of their disability and be attending (or planning to attend) an accredited law school. The selected applicant will receive a $1000 check made out to their law school for use for tuition, books, or other educational expenses.

The deadline is February 28th, 2015 with notifications going out on or around March 31. Additional eligibility information and the application download can be found at

Please feel free to direct any questions to Ms. Schriml. Her contact information is:
Krista Schriml
Scholarship Coordinator

2015 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition

The FBA Section on Taxation would like to announce the…2015 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition
Requirements are as follows:

  • Full and part-time J.D. and LL.M. students are eligible.
  • Any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20-50 double spaced pages is welcome.
  • Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible.

Winning authors receive $2000 (first place) or $1000 (second place) and a trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. The winning entries may be published in the Tax Section
newsletter the Report or in
The Federal Lawyer.

Deadline is January 5, 2015

Download the pdf

Entries may be submitted by email to Marcellus Howard at
or by mail to:

Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation
Attn: Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition 1220 N. Fillmore Str. Suite 444
Arlington, VA 22201

For more information, see

17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

The scholarships are a joint effort of the GRAMMY® Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries intended to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law and IP professors and students. The scholarships are a joint effort of the GRAMMv® Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries intended to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law.

Award: The grand prize winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and the four runners-up each receive a $1,500 scholarship. The winners are also flown to Los Angeles where they are honored at the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon in front of an audience comprised of some of the top entertainment attorneys in the country. The winners also attend GRAMMY week events including the GRAMMY Awards telecast, and The MusiCares® Person of the Year Tribute.

Deadline: January 6, 2015

Please go to the following website for more information:

America Indian Law Review Writing Competition


Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.


  • 1st Place - $1,000, and publication in the American Indian Law Review
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - 250

Deadline: 6PM Eastern Standard Time, Friday, January 30, 2015

Please see the attached for more information.

Charles Moo Scholarship

Eligibility: Students of Asian descent; at least 18 years of age

Application deadline: September 7, 2015

Amount: $500

Students must write 450-700 words for the prompt, "Provide three ideas on how new businesses can use social media to increase revenue."

By applying for this scholarship, you agree to share publishing rights for your prompt with Kamal Moo and Jovan Johnson.


We require proof of enrollment;
We require government identification to verify that you are at least 18 years of age. This is necessary to ensure that the winner is legally able to share publishing rights for his or her submission; and
We will require a transcript to confirm the winner's grades.


  • Friends and family of Kamal Moo and Jovan Johnson are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Submissions deemed to plagiarize another source will not be considered.
  • Submissions that do not meet the minimum word requirement will not be considered.

For more info, please visit:

2015 Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship

The Honolulu law firm of Davis Levin Livingston has announced their second Public Interest Law Scholarship. The scholarship intends to support law students intending to pursue public interest and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer.


  • Recipient is a U.S. Citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States.
  • Recipient is accepted and will be attending law school in the fall of the same year following the application.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA


  • A completed Scholarship Application form@ http:!/
  • One to three (1-3) page typed essay.
  • Recipient must have a stated intention of pursuing a legal career in public interest law.
  • An official and complete copy of undergraduate college transcripts
  • An acceptance letter from an accredited law school within the United States
  • Proof of legal residency in the U.S. (i.e., birth certificate, passp01t, permanent resident card, etc.)


  • Davis Levin Livingston scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
  • A check for $3,000 will be made payable to the award recipient's law school to cover these expenses.
  • Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.
  • Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship award recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 3, 2015.


Completed applications must be submitted no later than July 15, 2015. Application materials should be mailed (or emailed in PDF format) to:

Lynne Agbalog
Davis Levin Livingston
851 Fort St. Ste., 400
Honolulu, HI 96813

Download the Application

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the 2014-15 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition.

Organized by ELI and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS), this annual competition invites law students from across the country to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Our goal is to inform the ongoing debate about the constitutional legitimacy of environmental laws and to recognize students who have advanced the state of scholarship through original analysis of cutting-edge topics. The winner receives a $2000 cash prize, public recognition, an offer of publication in ELI’s flagship journal, the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), and a one-year individual membership to ELI.

Last year’s competition produced winner Paul Stewart of Wayne State University. His article, “The Overlooked Vulnerabilities of State-Level Greenhouse Gas Regulations Under Pike Balancing and Possibilities for Addressing Those Vulnerabilities,” will appear in the December 2014 issue of ELR.

A copy of the 2014-15 competition notice is attached. We would greatly appreciate your circulating it to appropriate law faculty and students. Submissions are due on April 6, 2015. For more about the competition and past winners, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact ELI Research Associate Talia Fox at or (202) 939-3241. Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to receiving submissions from your law school!

Download the application

2015 Human Rights Essay Award

This year’s Annual 2015 Human Rights Essay Award competition topic will be Transitional Justice, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This annual competition, sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, encourages lawyers to produce scholarly work in International Human Rights Law. The Academy grants two awards – one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. Winners receive a scholarship to attend the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, travel expenses to Washington D.C., housing at the university dorms, a per diem for living expenses, and articles are eligible for publication in the American University International Law Review.

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2015.

A complete set of guidelines is available at:

Houtan Scholarship Fund

Description: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation seeks students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran's great culture, heritage, language and civilization.
Eligibility: Must have working knowledge of Farsi, interest in Iranian culture/heritage/literature, attending graduate school, academic success/significant improvement in academic success, financial need
Award: $2,500 per semester
Deadline: (Fall) June 1, (Spring) October 1
Contact: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation
300 Central Ave
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234
(609) 653-9317

The National council of Jewish women Houston section 2015-2016 Academic year Scholarship

for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Applicants must be college juniors (includes those entering their junior year or above in fall, 2015.

Enrolled in their course of study for academic year 2015-2016.

Permanent residence is in the greater Houston metropolitan area*

*Houston metropolitan area includes Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Liberty, San Jacinto, and Waller counties.

Preparing for a career in a health profession, education, community or social services, or Jewish Studies.

Note: International students who are here on a student visa do not qualify.

NCJW awards are equal opportunity; open to all students, without regard to gender, race, religion, or other.
Awards are based on financial needs, academic achievement, and career goals.

Deadline for submission is March 9, 2015

Additional information and application attached. Click Here

Questions and requests for additional applications may also be emailed to

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

Description: The foundation is able to provide scholarships to Thetas in good standing for undergraduate and graduate education. Please refer to the website for an A to Z listing of scholarships and applications.
Eligibility: Women only, must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Scholarships are based on financial need, and be a KAT member in good standing.
Award: Varies by scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
8740 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268-1300
(317) 876-1870

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Description: The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family
Eligibility: New American, merit
Award: $20,000 (plus 50% of tuition)
Deadline: Varies

The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women in Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law.

This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 & will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2015). - See more at:


  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on academic achievement, school & community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities & financial need.
  • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by December 31, 2014. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • The applicant must be a current female law student.
  • Applicant will have successfully completed at least one semester of law school but will not yet have graduated by fall semester of 2015.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached for application to be considered. An unopened copy of transcripts, sent from the applicant’s most recent law school will be required from finalists before award is presented.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $2,000.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.

For more info and to access application please visit the following website at:

Practicing Law Institute Bar Review Program Tuition Scholarships

Description: PLI awards scholarships covering the full or partial tuition cost for attending its seminars. Law students generally receive full scholarships to most programs, except for a $25 application fee (below). Faculty usually receives 75% scholarships to most programs. Scholarships are also available to legal aid and government attorneys, judges, judicial clerks, and employees of nonprofit organizations.
Eligibility: Attend bar review course
Award: Seminar tuition
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Mark Dighton, Director of Law School Relations
(212) 8245841

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

East Lansing, MI – The Journal of Business & Securities Law announces the release of the 2015 Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition. Eligible students are invited to submit a business or securities law article in law review format to by February 20, 2015. All inquiries should be directed to Ashley Byers:

Submission Procedure:

If you are a law student at an ABA accredited law school, then submit:

(1) An electronic copy of your article, either as a pdf or as a Word document;

(2) A brief abstract of your article; and

(3) Your curriculum vitae (CV) with complete contact information.

Deadline: February 20, 2015

Submissions must be emailed to

Prize: $500 and publication in the Journal of Business & Securities Law.

Download the Flyer (pdf)

Note: The prize money is contingent on receipt of a signed publication contract. Submissions must not already be selected for publishing in another law review or other publication, nor may it already be published.




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