School of Law
Privately Funded Scholarships
The following awards and fellowships are from external sources.
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund – Type: Scholarship Award: $5000 Eligibility: Must be a racial or ethnic minority student applying to an ABA accredited law school. Deadlines: Click on the title for more information Additional info: The award may be renewable for two additional years. Recipients must re-apply for the scholarship in their second and third year, the exception is that the scholarship will be renewed each year if satisfactory performance in law school has been achieved, the student is otherwise eligible, and funding is available. Faxed applications will not be accepted. For additional information please contact: ABA Office of Diversity Initiatives at 312-988-5415.
Ambassadorial Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: This program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there are Rotary clubs, must have completed at least two years of college-level coursework or equivalent professional experience before commencing their scholarship studies. Initial application must be made through a Rotary club in the applicant's legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment. Additional Info: For additional information please click on the title above.
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation – Type: Fellowship Award: Awards range from $5,000 to $15,000 Eligibility: Must be a female graduate studentin their final year of graduate study in business administration or law. Deadlines: Application deadlines vary Additional Info: For additional information please click on the title above.
Survivors of Childhood Cancer – Type: Scholarship Award: Amounts may vary. Eligibility: Click title above for additional information. Deadlines & additional Info: For additional information please call 1-800-227-2345.
American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: Student must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one-fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood. Student must demonstrate financial need after exhausting available aid at the college financial aid office. Student must be attending an accredited graduate school in the U.S. Deadlines & additional Info: For additional information please click on the title.
Americorps – Type: Fellowship Award: Full-time members receive an education award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back student loans. They also receive health insurance, training, and student loan deferment. About half of the members also receive a modest annual living allowance of about $9,300, along with health insurance. Members who serve part-time receive a partial education award. Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident age 17 or older. Members must serve full or part time over a 10- to 12-month period. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title above.
Attorney-CPA Foundation – Type: Scholarship Award: Amounts vary Eligibility: The scholarships are open to law students entering their third year of law school who have obtained a CPA certificate. Applications will be evaluated based upon their academic performance, leadership in the school and community, and need for assistance in completing their studies. Deadlines & additional info: Applications are made available in January on-line (click on the title) or by calling 800-272-2889. Scholarships will be awarded in June.
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarship – Type: Contest Award: 1st Place Prize: $10,000, 3 2nd Place Prizes: $2,000, 5 3rd Place Prizes: $400, 20 Finalists: $100, and 20 Semifinalists: $50 Eligibility & deadlines: Must be a college student and write an essay based on Ayn Rand's Novel “ATLAS SHRUGGED” according to the guidelines. For complete information on this program please click on the title above.
Business & Professional Women – Type: Scholarship Award: Awards vary Eligibility: Be a female of at least 25 years of age by the date specified on their website. Be a US citizen or US national. Demonstrate critical financial need. Be officially accepted into an accredited program or certificate program at a US college or university, including American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and plan to graduate or receive certification between December 1, 2006 and August 31, 2008. Need to demonstrate clear career plans and not be earning a doctoral-level or terminal degree, such as a PhD, MD, DDS, DVM, JD, etc. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title above.
CDS International – Type: Fellowship/Internship Award: Participants will receive a €400 monthly stipend, dormitory housing and health insurance during the nine-month program. Eligibility: Applicant must be an American professional between the ages of 23-34. Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, journalism/mass communications, law, political science and public affairs/public policy. Deadline & additional info: For current deadlines and additional information please click on the title.
Chartway Federal Credit Union Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Seven $1,500 awards Eligibility: Open to all current Chartway members with accounts in good standing who are graduating seniors or currently enrolled in college or graduate school. Recipients are selected on the basis of need, activities, academic performance, an essay and letter of reference. Deadlines & additional info: Applications will be available February 1 at all branch locations. For additional information please click on the title or contact 757-552-1000 or 800-678-8765.
CORO – Type: Fellowships & Internships Award: Varies Eligibility, deadlines & additional info: Coro program participants learn about the real world in the real world -- by actively questioning, interacting with diverse constituents, finding resources and coming up with innovative solutions to the problems faced by their communities. Coro has a number of different fellowships and internships available across the united states. For additional information about these various opportunities please click on the title.
Daniel Kovach Foundation Scholarship – Type: Scholarships Award: Varying Deadline & additional info: For additional information on the individual programs, deadlines and general information please click on the title above.
Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award for Women in Health Care Law –Type: Scholarship Award: $3000 cash plus an all expense paid trip to Toronto, Canada to receive the award in person at the Pound Fellows' Dinner Eligibility: Program is for women law students with a demonstrated interest in health care law. Candidates must be nominated by a law school dean or professor Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title. Nominations should be sent to: Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award, The Roscoe Pound Institute, Attn: Publications and Awards Coordinator, The Roscoe Pound Institute, 1054 31st Street NW, Suite 260, Washington, DC 20007. Faxed nominations will not be accepted.
Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship - Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 Eligibility: Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a Study Abroad program at the time of submission. Student will be judged on their essay completed as part of the application. Additional Info: Click on the link above for the most up to date information.
Go! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship - Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 Eligibility: Any student participating in a volunteer program abroad is eligible to apply. The award is based on the students essay submitted with the application. Additional Info: Click on the link above for the most up to date information.
Hattie M. Strong Foundation Student Loans – Type: Loan Award: Maximum $2500 Eligibility: Must be US citizen studying in the US or abroad, who is entering final year of course work in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program. Loans are made solely on the basis of individual merit, without regard to race, sex, or religion, are interest-free and do not require collateral. Applicants must be enrolled, as full-time students, in an accredited four-year college or graduate school. Must be living in the Washington DC area. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund – Type: Scholarship Award: $3000 Eligibility: The award is given to a first or second year law student from Berks County, Pennsylvania. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title. Completed applications must be returned to Berks County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 212, Reading, PA 19603-0212.
Hudson County Bar Association – Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: Award is for students who attend law school, or who have been accepted to law school. Students must also reside in Hudson County; must demonstrate financial need; and must account for appropriate academic standards. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information interested applicants can write to the Hudson County Bar Foundation, 583 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306, or call 201-798-4708 to request an application.
Institute for Humane Studies – Type: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships and Research Grants Award: From $3000 stipend to $12,000 scholarships Eligibility & deadlines: For additional information please click on the title.
Inter American Press Association – Type: Internship/scholarship Award: Stipend of $20,000 and one-time round trip airfare for the year Eligibility: Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, journalism and mass communications, law, political science and public affairs/public policy. The program provides young American professionals (23-34) with executive level internships in the federal government and private sectors in Germany. Seminars in Berlin, Frankfurt/M. and Munich, as well as visits to Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium and France provide a meaningful understanding of issues facing the European Union and Germany today. Deadline: December 31 Additional info: For additional information on the individual programs or to receive an application please click on the title or contact: IAPA Scholarship Fund 1801 SW 3rd. avenue, Miami, FL 33129 - U.S.A.
James N. Kincanon Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: $500 Eligibility: This award is available for students who demonstrate diligence in and commitment to their studies, academic excellence, and an interest in the pursuit of law as a career. The applicant must have the following requirements: be a resident of the City of Roanoke, the City of Salem, or the County of Roanoke, or be a graduate of a high school located in those jurisdictions; have a grade point average of at least 3.0 during high school (and college or law school, if applicable); be accepted, or expect to be accepted prior to the 2004 Fall semester, into a 4-year college, university, or law school where they will enroll in courses designed to prepare them for a legal career. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title. Mail application to: Roanoke Bar Association, P.O. Box 18183, Roanoke, VA 24014, 540-342-4905.
John G. Merna Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: Amounts may vary Eligibility:The John G. Merna Scholarship is a $500
award, made annually to one law student enrolled full or part time at a
law school in the Hampton Roads area. Students may apply in their
first, second, or third year (part time students may apply in their
fourth year). The scholarship is awarded by the Merna Law Group based
on merit and a demonstrated interest in consumer law (including, but not
limited to, bankruptcy, wills, trusts, and family law). Deadline: June 1 Additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation – Type: Fellowship Award: Stipend & relocation expenses Eligibility: Program offers fellowships for professionals in the field of mental retardation and for parents of persons with mental retardation. Those chosen will be introduced to federal public policy decision making in regards to citizens with mental retardation. These programs involve a one-year, full-time exposure to public policy making. Program applicants must be from the United States. Selected fellows are expected to live in the Washington, DC area during the fellowship year. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
Judge Elliott D. Marshall Foundation – Type: Scholarship Award: $10,000 Eligibility: This award is available to Virginia residents of Warren, Clark, Fredrick, or Shenandoah Counties or the city of Winchester who are in the process of pursuing a legal education, as evidenced by enrollment in an accredited law school, and who expect to reside and practice in the 26 th judicial district after graduation. Deadlines & additional info: For application forms write to Mr. Robert Light, Box 602, Front Royal, VA 22630.
Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program – Type: Research Grant Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: This program funds empirical research related to legal education in the United States and in the common law schools of Canada. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed and the quality of the research design. Eligible investigators need not be members of law school faculties. Deadlines: The deadlines are September 1 and February 1. Additional info: Grants are made to an institution or organization, not to individuals. There are two reviewing cycles for these research grants each year. For addition information please click on the title or contact: Lillian Worthington, Law School Admission Council, Box 40, 661 Penn Street, Newtown, PA 18940-0040, 215-968-1198, Lworthington@LSAC.org
Le Petit Scholarships - Type: Scholarship. Award: Two $1,000 scholarships per semester. Eligibility: For any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
in the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 semester at any accredited American
college, university, or institution of higher education. Deadline & Additional Info: Applicants should email their essay of 500 words or more to LeScholarship@gmail.com. Submission deadlines are December 15, 2012, and May 15, 2013.
Lifetime Federal Tax Credit – Type: Tax credit Award: 20% tax credit for first $5,000 of tuition and fees through 2002, and for the first 10,000 thereafter. Eligibility: Lifetime Learning Credit for College Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students and working Americans pursuing lifelong learning to upgrade their skills. For those beyond the first two years of college, or taking classes part-time to improve or upgrade their job skills, the family will receive a The credit is available for net tuition and fees (less grant aid) paid for post-secondary enrollment after June 30, 1998. The credit is available on a per-taxpayer (family) basis. The credit is phased out for joint filers between $80,000 and $100,000 of income, and for single filers between $40,000 and $50,000 (indexed after 2001). Deadlines & additional info: For deadlines and general information please click on the title.
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: Amounts vary Eligibility: Applicant must be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder. Must currently be receiving medical treatment, including medications and psychiatric follow-ups. Must be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts, or school enrollment. NOTE: Correspondence and distance learning courses, online courses and non-credit courses are not covered under this scholarship. This scholarship is only available to U. S. citizens attending classes within the United States. Deadline: January 14 Additional info: Completed application package includes an application form, essay, transcripts, recommendation forms from three references, and school financial requirements including a completed FAFSA. The application can be downloaded by clicking on the title. Correspondence and distance learning courses, online courses, and no-credit courses are not covered under the scholarship. If you have any questions you may e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have internet access or you may contact them by calling 1-800-809-8202.
Lois Roulston Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club Single-Parent Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: $500 Eligibility: Must be a single parent continuing his/her education. Deadline: March 1 st, annually Additional info: To receive a copy of the application please email your request to email@example.com, contact Cheryl Mercer at 757-474-2333, or send a written request to Cheryl Mercer, Beach Suburban RWC, 4601 Southern Pines Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Submit completed application to: the same address.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program – Type: Internship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: The Program is a unique summer internship experience at the U.S. Department of Education. Up to 10 undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in education policy or public policy and administration will be selected to participate in the program. Selected students will be designated as Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars and will receive federal temporary appointments in the excepted service for up to 12 weeks at grades GS 4-9, depending on qualifications and education level completed. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Program – Type: Scholarship Award: Amounts may vary Eligibility: The MERF scholarship program awards are based totally on essays written by the applicants. There is no requirement for applicants to be members of Mensa nor is any consideration given to grades, academic program, or financial need. However, the student must have an IQ in the top 2% to become a member. Deadlines & additional info: For more information about deadlines and how to apply please click on the title.
National Association of Broadcasters – Type: Grant Award: Up to $25,000 Eligibility: The competition is open to all academic personnel. Graduate students and senior undergraduates are invited to submit proposals. Deadline: January 31 Additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
National Federation of the Blind – Type: Scholarship Award: $3,000-$10,000. Eligibility: Must be legally blind and meet the other criteria outlined in the application form. Deadline: March 31 Additional info: For an application or additional information please click on the title or contact: Peggy Elliott, Chairman, National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Committee, 805 Fifth Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.
National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) – Type: Scholarships & Grants Award: $2,000-$5,000. Eligibility: The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. Deadline & additional info: For current deadlines and other information please click on the title. Applications for NIAF scholarships can only be submitted on-line by clicking here .
Scholarships for Native American Students – Type: Scholarships Award: Amounts vary Eligibility: Native American students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. Deadline & additional info: For additional information please click on the title above.
Nonprofit Sector Research Fund – Type: Scholarship Award: Academic credit Eligibility: The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community. She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have the following: Outstanding research skills; A background in the social sciences or humanities; Excellent writing and communication skills; Demonstrated financial need; and American citizenship. The student must be able to intern for 10-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute. We generally expect that Fall and Spring internships will be part-time (10-20 hours per week) and Summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student. Deadline: Applications must be received no later than March 15, annually. Applicants will be notified by April 15, annually. Additional info: For additional information please click on the title or to request application materials, contact: Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, The Aspen Institute, 1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: (202) 736-5800, Fax: (202) 293-0525, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Management Institute - Type:Scholarship Award:$1,000. Eligibility:The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Project Management Institute is offering up to five scholarships to any student preparing to enter or already attending a college or university and pursuing a bachelor, masters or doctoral degree. Deadline: June 1 Additional Info:For more information, please click on the title above.
Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund Scholarship Program – Type: Scholarship Award: $1,500 - 2,000 Eligibility: All Latino students attending law school in the United States are eligible to apply. PRBA selects recipients based on financial need and academic promise. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by PRBA directly and must be a 1L or 2L. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information & an application please contact Puerto Rico Legal Defense & Education Fund, 99 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013-2815, 212-219-3360, 800-328-2322, Fax 212-431-4276.
Roothbert Fund, Inc. – Type: Scholarship/Grant Award: $2,000-$3,000 Eligibility: Applicant must be a permanent resident of the following states as of March 1: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. All applicants are eligible regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. Deadline: February 1. Completed application forms must be postmarked no later than February 1 to be considered for the following year. Applications for renewal grants have the same deadline. Additional info: VERY IMPORTANT--BEFORE YOU CONSIDER APPLYING: Please note that applicant interviews are scheduled on extremely short notice in March and are held in New York (NY), New Haven (CT), Philadelphia (PA) and Washington, DC. The Fund designates a two-month period from December 1 to January 31 each year in which printed applications forms are made available. Requests for application forms should be directed to the Fund after December 1 for the ensuing school year. To obtain a copy of the current application form, submit a written request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: The Roothbert Fund, Inc., 475 Riverside Drive, Room 252, New York, NY 10115 between December 1 and January 31.
Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest – Type: Contest Award: $5,000 award and a trip to Toronto, Canada to receive the award in person at the annual Pound Fellows Dinner Eligibility: Please click on the title to download eligibility requirements Deadlines & additional info: The Institute strongly prefers that any questions from the applicants be communicated via e-mail email@example.com attn: Educational Coordinator. Intent-to-enter forms must be submitted to (via mail or fax): Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest, 1050 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, fax: 202-965-0355.
Rotary International – Type: Scholarship Additional info: The program sponsors "ambassadors of goodwill" to study or teach in another country. Award, deadlines & other info: For more information visit the website by clicking on the title or contact Renee Stephenson at: Resources Development Supervisor, Educational Programs, or call 847-866-3314, 847-866-0934 fax, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Awards vary upon program Eligibility: To be eligible for the Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs, students must be accepted and enrolled at a Title IV eligible, accredited postsecondary two- or four-year college or university, vocational, or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico and meet program-specific eligibility requirements.
Below is a list of scholarship programs:
-Salle Mae Fund "First in My Family Scholarship Program": This program is in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 per Hispanic-American student.
-The Salle Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program: This program is intended to help financial aid officers meet the needs of students whose financial aid packages fall short by $1,000 or more. Open to families with a combined income of less than $30,000.
-The Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship Program: This program offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to African-American students with demonstrated financial need.
-The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Program: The Fund provides scholarship renewals based on economic need for students with combined family incomes of $35,000 or less. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000.
-The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund: The 911 Education Fund provides scholarship dollars to children of those who were killed or permanently disabled in the attacks. This fund also provides grants, which enable spouses of those who were killed or deemed permanently disabled in the attacks to pay off their Sallie Mae education loans.
Deadlines & additional info: For further information on these scholarship programs please click on the title or call: 1-888-272-5543.
Sindey B. Williams, JR. Intellectual Property Law Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: $10,000 Eligibility: The Law Scholarship will be awarded to minority students developing a career in intellectual property law or holding a past or present, full or part-time position in an area related to intellectual property law. Applicants must also have a demonstrated financial need and outstanding academic performance in the undergraduate level and law school level (if applicable). Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
Soroptimist International Woman's Opportunity Award – Type: Scholarship Award: Local award is $1500 with the possibility of a regional award ($3000 - $5000) Eligibility: Must be a female looking to enter or re-enter the job market or to further her skill and training to upgrade her employment status. Deadlines & additional info: For more information please contact Gail Kelley, Soroptimist International of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, 111 East Belvedere Road, Norfolk, VA 23505, 757-489-1435, email@example.com.
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship Program Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: Program is open to high school seniors or individuals who plan to enroll or are enrolled in full or half-time undergraduate or full-time graduate coursework at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. Students must be enrolled through Feb. 1 of the upcoming year. Applicants must have an annual adjusted income of $35,000 or less, and be a U S citizen or eligible non-citizen. Applicants must not currently be in default on any student loans. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title or call 1-800-537-4180; To download an application click here .
Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize – Type: Contest Award: £250 Eligibility: Contact for more details Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please contact: The Secretary, Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize Fund, Faculty of Law, The University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom; Phone: +44(0) 116 252 2363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education (VA-ACME) Scholarship Program Type: Scholarship. Award: Multiple $1,000 scholarships. Eligibility: There are five different scholarship categories. Please review the VA-ACME Flyer for more information and details. Deadlines and additional info: All VA-ACME scholarship applications and attachments must be post-marked by February 4, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Winners will be notified in March 2013 by phone and email.
Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) and Donald A. Perry Foundation – Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 to $3,000 Eligibility: Program awarding those students who demonstrate potential as a future leader in Virginia. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title or call 1-877-648-VCTA (8282).
White House Fellowships – Type: Fellowship Eligibility, advantages, deadlines & additional info: For more information please click on the title.
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