Scholarships and Awards

The UofL School of Law annually commits more than $900,000 to financial aid in the form of recruiting, academic, research, need-based and activity scholarships or awards. Many of these have been funded through the generosity of law firms, corporations, alumni and other friends of the law school.

 

Each accepted applicant is automatically considered for scholarships and awards, and no separate application is required. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit of the applicant. To ensure consideration for all scholarships, candidates should take the LSAT as early as possible and submit their admissions application by the April 15 deadline.

 

We also make every effort to announce scholarships from outside agencies which may be of interest to our students. These scholarships have their own applications, procedures, criteria, and deadline. 

 

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

 

Law Students

 

 The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship

 The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

Eligibility

Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2015 are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship.

 

Amount: $5,000 payable for Fall 2015 semester 

Deadline: November 12, 2014 

 

For more information, please see this document

 

Seton Hall Law Center for health and Pharmaceutical Law & Policy Healthcare Compliance Certification Program 2015 Health Law Student Scholarship 

Amount: Two scholarships (each $2,400) for the Healthcare Compliance Certificate Program.  One scholarship ($2,500) for the Life Science Compliance Program.  The scholarship covers tuition, educational materials, breakfast (if applicable), lunch, and parking (if applicable) during the program.

Deadline: February 6, 2015

Eligibility:  The nominee shall be a 2L or part-time 3L student currently enrolled in an accredited North American law school.  The nominee, through his or her law school academic and clinical work and other related activities, shall demonstrate an aptitude for and commitment to a legal career in health care law within the pharmaceutical, biotech, and/or medical technology industries.

The nominees must be available to attend either the June 8-11, 2015, healthcare Compliance Certification Program in NJ, or the September 2015 Life Sciences Compliance Program in California. 

Website: http://law.shu.edu/compliance/

 

Phi Mu Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 1 

Eligibility: Applicants must be a current or former member of Phi Mu, have strong academic credentials, and demonstrate financial need. Only one application is required to be considered for all scholarships.

Website:  http://phimufoundation.org/our-purpose/academic-scholarships/ 

 

Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns, Jr. Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 15

Eligibility: For current 2L's and 3L's attending Brandeis School of Law and who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all courses pertaining to labor and employment law. 

Website:  https://cflouisville.academicworks.com/opportunities/466

 

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 27

Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduate of a public, parochial or private high school in Jefferson County, KY, demonstrate academic excellence, and be accepted by, or enrolled in, an accredited university in Jefferson County, KY. 

For more information, please visit: http://louisville.edu/financialaid/scholarships/outside-scholarships.html. 

 

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: April 27, 2015

Eligibility:  For current law students studying energy, environmental, natural resource, and mineral law at schools holding membership in the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, which Brandeis School of Law is a member.

Website: http://www.emlf.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=scholarship&category=About

 

International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest

Amount: Varies

Deadline: May

Eligibility: For students who, at the time of submission of their entries, are enrolled as J.D. candidates in accredited law schools. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense of civil litigation. 

Website: http://www.iadclaw.org/publications-news/publications/legal-writing-cont...

 

Davis Levin Livingston Law Firm Scholarship

Amount: $3000

Deadline: July

Eligibility: For a student who intends to practice public interest law. The recipient must be a current law school student, or has been accepted to attend law school this fall. Essay required. 

Website: http://www.davislevin.com/scholarship/ 

 

Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August

Eligibility: For a law student who has been accepted into an accredited law in Kentucky or anywhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of 2014. Entrants must submit a 1-3 page essay describing thier injury or accident and its affect on them.

Website: http://www.bluegrassjustice.com/scholarship/

 

Mary B. Craik Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: For students pursuing a degree at the University of Louisville, have limited financial resources, and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

To learn more, please visit: http://louisville.edu/wgs/craik-scholarship.html

 

  

Diversity

 

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Amount: $15,000

Deadline: March 

Eligibilty: The ABA is offering 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school for the 2015-2016 academic year. This Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to these students.

Websitehttp://www.ambar.org/DiversityScholarship  

 

The DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: March 30

Eligibility: For rising (2015–16) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students who have demonstrated academic excellence and service to the profession, community, and cause of diversity. Applicants must submit an essay and provide three letters of recommedation.  

Website: http://www.dri.org/

 

Iranian American Bar Association Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March

Eligibility: IABA grants one or more scholarships each year to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community. Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school in the United States who are not otherwise receiving full educational funding from another organization.

Website: http://www.iaba.us/iaba-scholarship/

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April

Eligibility: For full-time students enrolled in an accredited college or graduate program within the United States and Puerto Rico during the period for which scholarship is requested.

Website: http://www.chci.org/scholarships/

 

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Law Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May

Eligibility: For a student who is currently attending an accredited law school and who is either a member of an ethical or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.  

Website: http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/2014-buckfire-buckfire-p-c-law-school...

 

Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 

Eligibility: For all incoming first, second, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and biracial American Association for Justice (AAJ) Law Student Members. 

Website: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/justice/hs.xsl/1739.htm

 

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May

Eligibility: Open to students currently in their first or second year of law school as well as students entering an accredited law school in the fall of 2014. Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.

Website: http://www.michiganautolaw.com/firm_profile/attorney-careers/diversity-s...

 

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. Diversity Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: June

Eligibility: For a student who is planning to attend an accredited law school within the U.S., is a member of a diverse group, and who can demonstrate high academic achievement. Applicant must be a permanent resident in MA or RI.   

Website: http://www.apslaw.com/firm-diversity.html

 

Frost Brown Todd, LLC Intellectual Property Diversity Scholarship 

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: July

Eligibility: Open to first and second year law students who are interested in the field of IP Law and who can demonstrate high academic achievement.

Website: http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/diversity-scholarship.html

 

The Korean American Scholarship - Eastern Regional Chapter

Amount: Varies

Deadline: July

Eligibility: For students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in one of the designated Eastern region states (DE, DC, KY, MD, NC, PA, VA, WV). 

Website: http://www.kasf.org/eastern

 

Reed Smith's Diverse Scholars Program

Amount: $15,000

Deadline: August

Eligibility: Reed Smith's Diverse Scholars Program provides two scholarship awards toward tuition for the second year of law school, as well as a paid summer associate position after completion of the second year of law school. The program is open to first-year law students who have demonstrated excellent academic scholarship and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and community.  

Website: http://www.reedsmith.com/Diverse_Scholars_Program/

 

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship

Amount: TBD

Deadline: September 

Eligibility: For current law students enrolled in an accredited law school within the U.S. and who can demonstrate high academic achievement, as well as leadership potential and commitment to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.  

Website: http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=scholarships

 

Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies

Deadline: October

Eligibility: The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community.

Website: http://ochba.org/Student_Resources/Wally_Davis_Scholarship.html#application

 

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans

Amount: Varies

Deadline: November

Eligibility: For students in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States who have demonstrated creativity, originality and initiative in one or more aspects of her/his life, demonstrated a commitment to and capacity for accomplishment that has required drive and sustained effort, and demonstrated a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Website: http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/index.cfm

 

For additional outside scholarship opportunities, please visit:http://louisville.edu/financialaid/scholarships/outside-scholarships.html

 

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