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Hispanic Bar Association of Houston: 2013 Bar Review Scholarship Application
The Hispanic Bar Association of Houston will award two $3,000 scholarships to deserving third-year law students at each of the three Houston area law schools (for a total of six  scholarships). The scholarships are designed to assist economically disadvantaged students in fulfilling their professional aspirations by paying for a portion of the cost associated with a bar review study course.
The scholarships will be awarded based primarily on (i) demonstrated leadership and commitment toward the advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession and/or the community and (ii) financial need. To be considered for the scholarship, you must be a paid member of your law school's Hispanic law students association and a third-year law student graduating in either December 2012 or May 2013.
If you qualify under the above criteria, please fill out the application attached and return it by Monday, April 15, 2013 via email to email@example.com.
Women and Minority Scholarship Application
The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas will award two $5,000 scholarships, each to a woman and/or minority law student. Any woman or member of a recognized minority group, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans who intends to practice IP law in the State of Texas, is eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in Texas at the time the application is submitted. Thus, persons who have been accepted to law school but have not yet started classes at the time the application is submitted are ineligible. However, persons who have graduated at the time the scholarship is awarded are eligible.
The purpose of this scholarship is to facilitate and encourage women and minorities to enter the practice of intellectual property law in Texas, and to become active members of the State Bar IP Section, by assisting these students with their financial needs. Selection criteria of the scholarships include: merit, scholastic performance, and financial need. Consideration is also given to extracurricular activities both inside and outside law school.
Applications must be postmarked by no later than May 3, 2013.
The Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Meeting in June 2013.
Houston Bar Association Auxilliary Charitable Fund, Inc. Scholarship
The Houston Bar Association Auxiliary Charitable Fund, Inc., is offering a scholarship which will be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students are eligible to apply if they are currently 2L students who plan to graduate in May 2014. The criteria are scholastic excellence, financial need, and community involvement. Attached please find the application.
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
1177 WEST LOOP SOUTH, TENTH FLOOR HOUSTON, TEXAS 77027
RULES FOR THE 2013 BROW N AWARD OF$10,000 FOR EXCELLENCE I N LEGAL WRITING
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twentieth annual Brown Award . The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LLB degree is eligible to receive the Award. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000 . The 2012 Award was presented to Daniel S. Alterbaum of Yale Law School for his paper entitled, Control Share Acts, Closed-End Funds , and the Battle for Corporate Control .
In order to be considered, four copies of a current l egal writing must be submi t t ed to the Foundation c / o K e n n e t h G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1 1 77 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 770 2 7 - 9007 . The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the pape r . Only one paper m a y be submitted on behalf of any s tudent and only one paper m a y be sp o nsored by any faculty member or l eg a l professional. The s ubmission must be postmarked no la t e r than June 7, 2013. The student's package must cont a in a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the stud e nt; and the name, title, physical address, and emai l address of the student's sponso r . This year there is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must b e on a l eg a l s ub j ect. The Foundation will appoint a final judgi n g panel consisti n g of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law s c hool professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to t h e Foundation. The 2013 recipient of t h e Brown Award will be notified by Octo b e r 31, 2013, and l i s ted with the other finalists at t h e website www.brownsims.co m / about-brown-sim s / affiliation s / judge-john-r-brown-award.
The Houston Law Association (“HLA”) is offering its annual scholarship
The Houston Law Association (“HLA”) is offering its annual $1000 scholarship. This scholarship is being offered to third year law students who are taking the Texas Bar Exam in July 2013.
A completed application must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. May 3, 2013 to be considered for an award. The award will be given at the HLA Fellows Reception, on May 18, 2013 at the HLA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS BANQUET.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate commitment to developing and promoting the African American community through law and a financial need. While academic performance in law school will be considered, considerable weight will be given to general factors such as leadership skills, community activities or special accomplishments.
Selection Criteria Includes:
- Completed, signed scholarship application form.
- Law School transcript(s).
- Membership in an underrepresented minority group.
- Currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.
- Intent to take the Texas State Bar Exam in July 2013.
Completed and signed applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm on May 3, 2013 and must be submitted via regular OR electronic mail to:
Houston Lawyers Association
ATTN: Vernique R. Hutchinson
Special Prosecution Unit - Civil Division
344 S.H. 75 N., Suite 100
Huntsville, Texas 77320
Questions about this application or the scholarship should be directed via email to Vernique Hutchinson at HLAScholarship2013@gmail.com.
The Franklin Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Franklin Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for law students from the Eastern District of Texas. This scholarship is part of the Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court’s commitment to assisting aspiring law students from circumstances of need become lawyers of high ethics, civility, and professionalism.
Law students and prospective law students from the Eastern District of Texas who are enrolled or have been accepted to an ABA accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Franklin Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:
- Residence in the Eastern District of Texas
- Demonstrated financial need or hardship
- Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility, and professionalism
- Academic merit or other qualities showing a likelihood of law school success
- Written and/or oral communications skills
- Leadership qualities and community involvement
- Member of a historically under represented group in the practice of law (including race, sex, ethnicity, disability, and/or first generation college graduate)
Recipients of the Franklin Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship will receive $7,500.00 payable for the fall semester after selection as a recipient.
Applications will be accepted March 1st through April 15ththis year. Recipients will be announced in May. Applicants will submit the following documents for consideration:
Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition
John B. Doolin was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972; he authorized the formation of the Sovereignty Symposium in 1988.
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc., as a part of the Sovereignty Symposium XXVI, June 5-6, 2012, Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, are sponsoring a law student writing competition, open to all students enrolled in an accredited Jaw school in the United States, its territories or Canada.
A scholarly collection of legal and historical writings presented at the Sovereignty Symposium will be compiled as a book. Law libraries all over the United States regularly solicit copies of the publications for their collections. The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples. First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $750.00; $500.00; and $250.00 will be awarded. The winning entry will also be published in the 2013 Symposium compendium of materials. Second and third place entries will be published if space permits. Entries must be received no later than May 1, 2013. Publication releases will be required prior to payment of prize money.
The submission requirements, formatting, length and grading requirements are found at www.thesovereigntysymposium.com. All entries must conform to the Symposium standards. Entries that fail to do so in the opinion of the competition judges will be disqualified. For further information, contact Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Symposium was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues may be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment. The Oklahoma Supreme Court espouses no view on any of the issues or any of the positions taken by the participants.
Alabama Law Foundation Inc. Cabaniss Johnston Scholarship
Description: Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal is distinguished as having one of the oldest law practices in Alabama. The scholarship is awarded annually to one or more law students entering their second year at any accredited law school in the United States. Eligibility: Alabama resident, 2L and superior academic achievement. Award: The first place scholarship will cover tuition and books for the second year of law school, to a maximum of $5,000. A second place scholarship of $1,000 may be awarded at the committee's discretion.
Deadline: First Friday in June
Contact: Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship Committee
Alabama Law Foundation, Inc.
Post Office Box 671
Montgomery, Alabama 36101
Community Associations Institute Research Foundation Byron Hanke Fellowship
Description: The Byron Hanke Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions
Eligibility: Law student
Award: $2,000 - $4,000
Deadline: May 1st, Annually
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314,
Attn: Hanke Fellowship
Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Awards
To be eligible, you must be a second-year student. Selection criteria will include your academic achievement (minimum GPA of 2.7); commitment to diversity in the community, or in your school or work environment; and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach your goals.
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 selected from each region (as set forth below) will receive a $3,000 scholarship.
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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012. 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).
County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey
Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship
Description: Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Persons may reapply for succeeding years.
Eligibility: New Jersey resident, Law student, Need/Merit, Interest-prosecution
Deadline: June 15, Annually
Contact: Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship
c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow
32 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Harris Beach PLLC Diversity Scholarship
Description: Harris Beach is dedicated to promoting a culture where diversity is respected and welcomed. Each individual is valued for the unique experiences and perspectives they bring to the firm. We view diversity as extending beyond race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation to include all of the factors that define an individual. We believe that the rich personal, social, economic, and cultural diversity of our workforce enhances our work environment and the legal solutions we offer to our clients.
Eligibility: 2L, Member of groups traditionally underrepresented in large law firms, Strong commitment to live in New York
Award: $7,500 and participation in the Summer Program
Deadline: September 5
Contact: Harris Beach PLLC
99 Garnsey Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
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
The John W. Perry Scholarship – Scholarships for Students Denied Federal Financial Aid Because Of Drug Convictions.
The John W. Perry Scholarship is available to students who are affected by Section 484, subsection "r" of the Higher Education Act of 1998 (HEA) which delays or denies federal student financial aid to applicants with any misdemeanor or felony drug conviction. You must demonstrate financial need and demonstrate potential to succeed in school. Additionally, you must complete the online pre-application form and then download an application in PDF format. It is recommended that you file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Award: up to $2,000 per semester
The John W. Perry Fund
c/o DRCNet Foundation
1623 Connecticut Avenue NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
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
Contact: Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
8740 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268-1300
MALDEF Law School Scholarship
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Description: MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program awards scholarships up to $7,000 each year to deserving individuals entering their first, second or third years of law school. Students must be enrolled in law school full-time in the upcoming school year to qualify.
Eligibility: Latino community, full-time law school student, academic success, financial need
Award: $7,000 per year
Deadline: October 1
Contact: MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90014
MICHIGAN AUTO LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Michigan Auto Law, a Michigan auto accident law firm, is proud to offer our second annual scholarship program open to students currently in their first or second year of law school. The recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
Eligibility: The scholarship program is open to students currently in their first or second year of law school. Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Recipient is a U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States. Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.
Financial Award: Recipient will receive $2,000 towards tuition for their Fall semester
Application Process: Applications will be accepted Dec 1, 2012 through May 1, 2013. Awards will be announced in June of 2013. Applicants must submit the following items:
A completed application
A current academic transcript
A one page essay describing your efforts to encourage greater racial or ethnic diversity within the student body of your law school and/or undergraduate program
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships
Description: The NAPABA Law Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization established by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. The NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships are awarded each fall to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders. Since 1995, the first year in which Foundation Scholarships were granted, 53 students have received scholarships totaling over $90,000
Eligibility: Asian/Pacific American, part-time or full-time law student
Award: Up to $7,500
Deadline: September 5
Contact: The NAPABA Law Foundation
1612 K Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
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)
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
Contact: Mark Dighton, Director of Law School Relations