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State Scholarships

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.

Luvera Law Firm Scholarship

Full and equal access to the courts and the right to a jury trial—without limitation or restriction—are fundamental rights of all Americans who are injured by negligent or reckless individuals, corporations, or governmental entities. Many students enroll in law school to serve as champions of the underdog. They are committed to preserving a vigorous civil justice system, and to achieving justice for those who have been injured.

To support the pursuit of justice, equality, and fairness in the legal process, Luvera Law Firm has created the annual Luvera Law Firm Scholarship; it will assist a student who shares these ideals as she or he begins law school. The $2,000 scholarship will help defray expenses for a student who has been accepted into or in enrolled in an accredited law school in Washington or elsewhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of the application year.

“Perhaps there is no higher calling in the legal field than to achieve a just result for someone who has been severely injured by the misconduct of others. From the badly injured to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, our clients inspire us to find the truth and impose accountability, so that they are fully compensated for the harm done—and that those who do wrong are deterred from hurting others in the future,” said Robert Gellatly, a partner at Luvera Law Firm and a renowned personal injury attorney in practice for nearly 30 years. “Our scholarship is designed to support a student who voices a similar commitment to injured people and to an honest, fair and strong civil justice system,” added Gellatly.

All documentation must be submitted by July 31. Please see attached for additional information.

Please direct all questions to the contact person listed on the attached file.

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

The Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law National Writing Contest

The Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law is hosting a National Writing Contest to give student authors of excellent scholarship work from across the country an opportunity to publish their essays.

The Journal is seeking papers that touch on real property topics. The Journal is taking a broad view on the interpretation of these topics.

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Award: 1st Place: $750. Contest winners are considered for publication in Winter 2015 Student edition.

Download the information in pdf format


The Uche P.C. Law Scholarship

As an attorney, Chicago criminal defense lawyer Nenye Uche understands the value of higher education. In order to become a licensed attorney in Illinois and most other states, a person is required to have an undergraduate degree as well as a Juris Doctorate, which normally requires at least 7 years of post-high school education. In addition to this significant investment of time and effort, obtaining a post-secondary education also often requires a significant investment of financial resources as well.

In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or university in the fall 2015 semester. In addition, the following information should be included in the body of the email to which the essay is attached:

  • The applicant’s full name, address, and phone number
  • The applicant is under 18, contact information for his or her parents or legal guardian
  • The name of the institution that the applicant plans to attend during the fall 2015 semester
  • Links to the applicant’s social media profile(s)

The essays should be submitted as an attachment in either Microsoft Word Document or Adobe PDF format to by August 14th, 2015. The submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • The substantive quality of the response
  • The quality of the writing
  • Originality
  • Demonstrated understanding of the topic
  • The applicant’s demonstrated potential for success in a field related to law

Mr. Uche will personally review the submissions and notify the winner by email on or around August 14th, 2015. For more info regarding scholarship, please visit

National Scholarships

Anthony Castelli Attorney's Veteran's College Scholarship

Anthony Castelli Attorney's Veteran's College Scholarship is giving away an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran.

The full details of the scholarship we are giving away are here:

The applicant must submit a 750 - 1000 word essay. The essay topic is:
"The American Military's Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States"

Deadline For Submission: May 25, 2015

The deadline for submission is Memorial Day of this year ( the last Monday in May) and each succeeding Memorial Day.

Submission may be made by mail to the Law Office of Anthony D Castelli 8170 Corporate Park Drive #220 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 or emailed to

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both the Spring & Fall Semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree. - See more at:

Deadline for Applications: Fall Semester- July 31st Spring Semester- November 30th

Applicant Essay Topics

Please choose one of the three topics provided for your essay. Essay must be between 500 and 1000 words.

  • Describe a time in your life when you have overcome your disability to do something extraordinary.
  • Describe how your college degree will contribute to your short and long term life goals.
  • Discuss how your disability has made you unique.

Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Applicants must submit an official high school transcript.

How to Apply

To apply for the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, please fill out our online application:

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

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship Application 2015

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 (2016).


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, 2015. LATE 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 2016.
  • 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.

To complete submission for this scholarship, please visit:

Deadline: December 31, 2015

The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest

The Expert Institute has recently launched their second annual writing contest for law school students. The writing contest is definitely different than the standard essay competition; it challenges students to take on a "blog post" format piece that must be logically sound, well researched, and informative, while still being readable and enjoyable to lay people.

Details about the contest, as well as the full rules, can be found on the contest page here:

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

The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship

The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in trial advocacy and a career as a trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized. The scholarship is available to all law school students including those who are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in trial advocacy and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

All applications must be submitted by June 1, 2015.

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

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship


The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who authors a winning essay in our third annual Scholarship Essay Contest. Our law firm specializes in representing victims of accidents and other tragic circumstances. As lawyers, we feel fortunate to be advocates in the justice system for those who have no voice of their own. Helping people in need by providing them with our resources and expertise in the legal system is one of our greatest rewards.


We would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you. Then in a 750-1000 words essay (or PowerPoint or Prezi presentation), give us your submission on the following topic: “My dream contribution to society as a lawyer”.


To be eligible for our scholarship contest, you must be: a legal US resident, and either a current (1) law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) an undergraduate in their senior year who has applied or will apply to a law school during 2015. For more information and requirements for this scholarship, please go to

Judging Criteria:

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best conveys a strong desire and goal of using the legal system to fix or improve a problem in society.

Scholarship Dates and Submission

When: We are now accepting submissions.
Where: Please send your story to
Deadline: The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2015

International Scholarships

International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Lieber Society, and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team seek submissions of papers for the Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition. This competition aims to promote interest and enhance scholarship in international humanitarian law among students as well as deepen their understanding of this important area of international law.


The theme of the 2015 Competition is “The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender”. Papers should focus on the ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc. Papers without a direct focus on this theme will not be reviewed.


Papers must be written by students currently enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. or foreign law school as of the submission deadline. Submissions must be unpublished academic papers written solely in English by the candidate. Please see the competition website for further detail and requirements for submission. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST).


The winning author will receive a $50 cash prize and one – year ASIL student membership. The winning author will also have the opportunity to present their paper in discussion with a panel of expert professor sand practitioners through an online virtual conference.

For detailed competition rules, please visit: or



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