Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The following is a list of outside scholarship information received by the School of Law Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Details are available at the websites below, in the School of Law Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Career Services Office and in the Student Lounge.


Outside Scholarships

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
Eligibility: the scholarship is intended for 1Ls and 2Ls, and the financial award is payable for the Fall semester of their second or third year of law school
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Apply August through October; awards announced in March
Contact: http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/careers/22/; 202-824-3000

Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship; Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Scholarship Committee 
Eligibility: all applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited law school in the United States and have a minimum GPA of 3.25; the scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year
Amount: $2,000
Deadline April 15
Contact: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm; Sharon Cothern Nettles, National  Chairman, P.O. Box 2906, Ridgeland, MS 39158-2906

James Boskey ADR Writing Competition sponsored by ABA
Eligibility: 2L and 3L students
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 15
Contact: www.abanet.org/dispute/essaycomp.html

Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship (Alabama Law Foundation Law School Scholarships)
Eligibility: resident of Alabama; rising 2L attending an accredited law school in the U.S.
Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
Deadline: June 1
Contact: http://alfinc.org/scholarships.cfm

Community Foundation of Shelby County Scholarship
Eligibility: a law student with a permanent residence in Shelby County, Ohio, or a county abutting Shelby County, Ohio, at the time the award is made (not precluding an at-school residence); assistance provided in a student's final year of law school
Amount: Varies: assistance to defray the cost of tuition, books, and such other expenses incidental to attending law school
Deadline: June 1
Contact: https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/2402-law-student-assistance-fund-scholarship-application

DRI Diversity Scholarship
Eligibility: demonstrated academic excellence; service to the profession, the community and cause of diversity
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: February
Contact: www.dri.org

Erie County Bar Association (ECBA) Scholarship
Eligibility: resident of Erie County, Pa.; 2L or 3L attending a ABA accredited law school
Amount: approximately $500 to $2,000 (amount varies)
Deadline: June 30
Contact: www.eriebar.com

William Clark Foster Scholarship
Eligibility: must be citizen of United States, must be from Hancock County, Ohio, beginning their first year of law school and have a minimum GPA of 3.5
Amount: N/A
Deadline: Check website
Contact: http://community-foundation.com/2011/09/william-clark-foster-scholarship/

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
Eligibility: resident of Berks County, Pa.; rising 2L at an accredited law school
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Apply January 15 through April 1
Contact: www.bccf.org

J. Andrew Fulker Scholarships
Eligibility: resident of Miami County, Ohio; must be admitted full time to law school in a program designed to lead to a J.D. or similar law degree
Amount: approximately $1,000 (amount varies)
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Miami County Bar Association, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 910, 123 Market St., Piqua, OH 45346; 937-773-3212

Judge Thomas K Jenkins Scholarship
Marion Community Foundation
Eligibility: graduate of a high school in Marion County, Ohio, and registered to attend an accredited law school
Amount: up to $3,325 (amount varies)
Deadline: March 19
Contact: www.marioncommunityfoundation.org or email marionlegacy@frontier.com

Lake County Bar Foundation
Eligibility: resident of Lake County, Ohio, attending a law school
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 15
Contact: http://www.lcba-ohio.org/ or Lake County Bar Foundation, Lake County Courthouse, 25 North Park PL, Painesville, OH 44077; 440-350-5800

MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
Eligibility: first year law students pursuing a juris doctorate (non-LL.M.) degree. Must be a U.S. citizen and accepted in an ABA accredited U.S. law school, interest in corporate law (including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm), with an undergrad GPA of 3.2 or higher, financially disadvantaged and enrolled on a full-time basis
Amount: $10,000 per year up to three years; total commitment per student is up to $30,000
Deadline: May 31
Contact: MCCA (Minority Corporate Counsel Association)

Military and Veterans Benefits Law Scholarship
Eligibility: students accepted to an accredited law school full-time fall-start program; students who have served in a branch of the Armed Forces or be concurrently involved with a branch of the Armed Forces
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1
Contact: www.lawschoolvets.com

Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship
Eligibility: students entering their first year at an ABA accredited law school; resident of Erie County, Pa.
Amount: approximately $2,000 to $2,500 (amount varies)
Deadline: May 31
Contact: www.eriebar.com

Scholarship & Financial Aid Explorer
Search by “field of study”; enter “Law”
Contact: http://www.mcsfex.net/search.aspx

Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP Minority Student Tuition Scholarship
Eligibility: minority students matriculated or accepted at a law school in 6th Circuit (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee) planning to practice intellect property law
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: June 30
Contact: http://www.law.msu.edu/finaid/scholarships/WHEMinorityScholarship.pdf; email jcrosset@whepatent.com or see UDSL Admissions for more information