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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
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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).

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Financial Growth for LGBTQ Scholarship

Eligibility: a student who identifies as LGBTQ and is enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, four year college, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 college G.P.A; at least 18 years of age.

Application deadline: October 15, 2015

Amount: $750 scholarship for spring winter/spring session of the 2015-2016 school year

Qualification: Write 450-650 words for the prompt, "Five Ways LGBTQ Students Can Use LinkedIn to Enhance Their Financial Position."

By applying for this scholarship, you agree to provide co-authorship rights to your response to our prompt and you agree to allow us to post your biographical information. The winning response will be published on this site as a resource for other students to utilize. We may use your response to create a derivative work, such as an article or video. Your bio will be posted to provide transparency.
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Financial Success For Single Mothers Scholarship

Eligibility: a single mother enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, four year college, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 college G.P.A; at least 18 years of age.

Application deadline: October 1, 2015

Amount: $750 scholarship for spring winter/spring session of the 2015-2016 school year

Qualification: Write 450-700 words for the prompt, "How Can Single Mothers Use Roth IRAs to Enhance Their Financial Position?"
By applying for this scholarship, you agree to provide co-authorship rights to your response to our prompt and you agree to allow us to post your biographical information. The winning response will be published on this site as a resource for other students to utilize. We may use your response to create a derivative work, such as an article or video. Your bio will be posted to provide transparency.
For more information please visit 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


2014 JLTLA Minority Law Student Scholarships

J.L. Turner Legal Association (“JLTLA”). JLTLA, the African-American bar association in Dallas, Texas, established its scholarships to provide financial assistance to minority law students who have a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and to expose students to the Dallas-Fort Worth legal community. Many past scholarship recipients are now members of JLTLA and practicing law in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

There are two types of JLTLA Minority Law Student Scholarships: merit and financial need. In selecting financial-need scholarship winners, we will consider an applicant’s need, disadvantaged circumstances, community involvement, and other factors. JLTLA merit scholarships will be awarded primarily on academic standing.

To be eligible to receive a JLTLA scholarship, an applicant must: (1) be a United States citizen or permanent resident; (2) have a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth area; (3) be enrolled at an accredited United States law school; and (4) be in good academic standing (proof of academic standing is required).

A copy of the attached application must be received on or before October 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., Prevailing Central Time, to be eligible for consideration. A completed application, a certified copy of law school transcript and other required materials should be sent to: J.L. Turner Legal Association, c/o Lakisha Camese, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas Texas 75201. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications and additional information about JLTLA can be found on the JLTLA website located at

Several scholarships in the amount of at least $2,000.00 will be awarded at JLTLA Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Gala on November 1, 2014. The selection process will be completed by early October. Recipients will be notified by email and/or telephone shortly thereafter. Recipients will receive an invitation and two complimentary tickets to the Gala in Dallas, Texas. (Attendance at the Gala, although strongly encouraged, is not required in order to receive a scholarship).

Any further questions should be directed to our Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs, Oluwande Elam (214.780.1304 or or LaKisha Camese (469.888.1845 or

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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 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:

Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Diversity Scholarship

The Texas Young Lawyers Association’s Diversity Committee is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to one or more law students at each of the ABA-accredited law schools in Texas. The scholarship is open to any student who is able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity. In awarding the scholarships, the Diversity Committee will consider the applicant’s resume, responses to the essay questions contained in the application, demonstrated commitment to diversity, academic performance and financial need.

Download the application

The deadline to receive the completed applications is October 10, 2014.

National Scholarships

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni Securities Law Writing Competition - 2014

  • 1st Place $5,000
  • 2nd Place $3,000
  • 3rd Place $2,000

TOPIC: Any subject in the field of securities law

ELIGIBILITY: Students enrolled at any accredited law school in the United States for the fall semester of 2014. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2014, and papers scheduled for publication in 2014 or 2015 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible.

DEADLINE: November 15,2014


P. 0. Box 5767
Washington, DC 20016

All submissions must include author's name and contact information, including e-mail, postal address, telephone number, law school, and year of anticipated graduation. For submissions which have been published or are scheduled to be published, the name and date of publication should be included. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e­ mail.

Submissions must be received by November 15, 2014. E-mail submissions will not be accep ted. See ASECA website ( for additional information. Questions may be directed to Mitzi Moore, ASECA Executive Director, at or 202-462-1211.

Award winners will be invited to attend ASECA's annual dinner in Washington, DC on February 20, 2015. Travel and lodging expenses for the firs t place award winner will be reimbursed by ASECA up to $1,000 in actual expenses.

AS ECA was.founded in 1990 by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("S EC") alumni. ASECA was initially formed to continue the camaraderie that e:'<isted among ASECA members when they worked together at the SEC Today its membership is nationwide and internationaL ASECA is a non-priftt charitable organization 1vhose stated mission i.r lo provide the opportunity jar

education and growth of industry professionals; to promote study and research in the field of securities lmv; and to educate members on securities lmv by means of lectures, seminars and publications.

www.seca lumni .org

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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

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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