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For assistance, please call the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, located in Suite 246 at 1303 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX 77002.
Phone: 713-646-1820
Fax: 713-659-3807 |


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The Hortense Ward Appreciation Award

The Hortense Ward Appreciation Award will be presented to a Houston-area 2L or 3L female student who exemplifies the qualities of public service and commitment to social causes, especially those involving women, as exhibited by Hortense Ward, Houston’s first female attorney. Candidates are asked to submit their resume along with their application to include a brief statement describing their current participation in such initiatives and their reasons for wanting to continue these efforts after graduation. If the Applicant volunteered in public service or for social causes while completing her undergraduate education, the Applicant is encouraged to include that information as well. Applicants are to include their expected date of graduation, as well as information on how they hope to implement these volunteer efforts in their legal career

Deadline: Applications are to be returned to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Suite 246, by 5:30PM on Thursday, September 18, 2014, and the selection will be made by the Founder's Day Award Committee of the Houston Heights Woman’s Club. Please see attached for the application.

The $1,000 award will be presented at the Houston Heights Woman’s Club fall reception on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Download the pdf here

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

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

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

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




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