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

 

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...

 

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Law School Essay Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: June

Eligibility: For students attending an accredited law school. Entrants must submit an essay on one of three topics provided by the firm.

Website: http://www.salvilaw.com/law-school-scholarship-essay-contest/#axzz30NPCN...

 

Dwyer Williams Potter Firm Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July

Eligibiltiy: For students anticipating attending law school in the fall of 2014, who have graduated from an Oregon University and can demonstrate high academic achievement.

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

 

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/ 

 

The Brett Murphy Future Leaders Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: July

Eligibility: For a full-time law student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited law school and has an interest in personal injury law. Entrants must submit a 500-word essay on how personal injury law positively affects social change.

Website: http://www.washingtoninjury.com/library/future-leaders-scholarship

 

The Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July

Eligibility: For a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education and demonstrate high academic achievement. Entrants must submit a 500 word essay on how he or she intends to impact his or her community through the law.

Website: http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship/

 

Brett Murphy Law Firm Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: August

Eligibility: Brett Murphy Law Firm is offering an annual scholarship, called The Future Leaders Scholarship 2014, for law students who are working towards a Juris Doctor Degree and who have an interest in personal injury law.  

Wesbite: http://www.washingtoninjury.com/library/future-leaders-scholarship 

 

Appel Law Firm Auto Accident Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August

Eligibility: For a current law student attending an accredited law school within the U.S. and can demonstrate high academic achievement. Entrants must submit a 1-3 page essay describing their car accident and its affect on them.

Website: http://www.appellawyer.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/

 

The John M. Langston Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: October

Eligibility: For a current law student attending (or planning to attend) an accredited law school within the U.S. and can demonstrate high academic achievement. Essay is required.

Website: http://www.1888goodwin.com/innovation-scholarship/

 

Farzad Family Law Firm Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: December

Eligibility: For all pre-law and law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program in pre-law at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school.

Website: http://farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/

 

Bridgat Technology Limited Graduate Scholarship

Amount: $6,500

Deadline: December

Eligibility: For all graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree in any subject at an accredited institution in the United States and who can demonstrate high academic achievement, as well as leadership in cross cultural activities. Applicants must be citizens of an Asian country.

Website: http://www.bridgat.com/scholarships.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 2014-2015 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.

Website: http://www.ambar.org/DiversityScholarship  

 

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

 

Rosenfeld Injruy Lawyers' Single Mother Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: December

Eligibility: For single mothers enrolled in an accredited law school in the US. Applicants should submit a 500 word essay detailing how motherhood has prepared them for the challenges they encounter in school. 

Website: http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/single-mother-scholarship/