Scholarships

General

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html

ABA Law Student Division: Writing & Essay Contests and Other Competitions: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/wec.html

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation: Sidney B. Williams Scholarship: www.aiplef.org/scholars/sidney-b-williams-jr-scholarships/

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program: http://www.arentfox.com/careers/diversity/diversity-scholarship#.UqISPF8o5ol

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarships: http://www.phideltaphi.org/?page=BalfourAwards&hhSearchTerms=%22scholarship%22

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd -- Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship (Intellectual Property [IP]): www.bannerwitcoff.com/diversity

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship for law studentshttp://www.BuckfireLaw.com

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Award: http://www.constangy.com/f-4.html

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP 1L Diversity Scholarship Program: tp://www.dwt.com/1LDiversityScholarship/

Defense Research Institute (DRI) Law Student Diversity Scholarship: http://www.dri.org/Article/110

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students (IP): www.bannerwitcoff.com/about/diversity

Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship: http://www.finnegan.com/news/newsdetail.aspx?news=63079e38-03ec-4611-a2de-4c961a916d25

The Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program: http://www.fr.com/diversity/#fellowship

Foley & Lardner Diversity Fellowship Program: http://www.foley.com/careers/lawstudents/#!/student/1418/2

Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program: http://www.fredlaw.com/our_firm/diversity/minority_scholarship/

The Gates Millennium Scholars: www.gmsp.org

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment: http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/George-A-Strait-Minority-Scholarship

Goodwin Diversity Fellowships: http://www.goodwinprocter.com/Careers/Law-Students/Public-Interest-Fellowship.aspx

International Franchise Association Educational Foundation, Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award: http://www.franchise.org/Scholarships.aspx

Latham Diversity Scholars Program: http://www.lw.com/diversityScholars

Louis A. Martinet Scholarship: No website, Contact: 504/581-2233, Wilkerson, Tate and Williams, 1515 Poydras Street, suite 2222, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program: http://www.mcca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=477&nodeID=1

Marathon Petroleum Scholarship: http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/hsf-marathon-scholarship

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship: http://www.mcandrews-ip.com/diversity_fellowship.html

McDermott Minority Scholarship: No website, Contact - 312.372.2000

Milbank Diversity Scholarships: http://www.milbank.com/about-us/diversity/scholars-program.html

Minority Corporate Counsel Association: http://www.mcca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&pageId=477

Morrison & Foerster’s 1L Diversity Fellowship Program: http://www.mofo.com/1L-Diversity-Fellowship/

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Scholarships:  http://www.naacpldf.org/scholarships

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): http://www.naacp.org/page/s/scholarship2

NCAA Women's and Ethnic Minority Enhancement Postgraduate Program Award: http://www.ncaa.org/ethnic-minority-and-womens-enhancement-postgraduate-scholarship-careers-athletics

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Lena Chang Internship Awards: www.wagingpeace.org/menu/about/opportunities/internships.htm

Paul D. White Scholarship Program: http://www.bakerlaw.com/firmdiversity/scholarship/

Perkins Coie Student Fellowship: http://www.perkinscoie.com/diversity/Diversity.aspx

The Point Scholarship Program: http://www.pointfoundation.org/OnlineApplicationInfo

Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/justice/hs.xsl/1739.htm

Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law School Scholarship: http://www.aiplef.org/scholars/sidney-b-williams-jr-scholarships/

Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) Corporate Scholars Program: http://www.acc.com/chapters/wmacca/scholars.cfm

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles:  http://www.wlala.org/?page=20

African American

National Association of Black Women Attorneys: 724 Ninth Street, NW, Suite 206, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 637-3570

Association of Black Women Attorneys: http://abwanewyork.org/scholarships/  

National Black Law Students Association: www.nblsa.org/resources/scholarships/

Thurgood Marshall College Fund: www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net

United Negro College Fund: www.uncf.org

African-American Law Student Fellowship: http://www.nationalbar.org

Congressional Black Caucus: www.cbcfinc.org/CBC%20Spouses/Scholarship/ (nine month research program designated to prepare minority graduate and professional students for senior level careers in the legislative arena)

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.: 1707 New Hampshire Avenue NWWashington, DC 20009

American Indian

All Indian Pueblo Council Higher Education Scholarship: P.O. Box 3256, Albuquerque, NM 87190 (505) 884-3820

American Indian College Fund: www.collegefund.org

American Indian Graduate Center:  http://www.aigcs.org/fellowship-application/eligibility.asp

American Indian Scholarships:  http://www.oiep.bia.edu/

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.: http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/adolph_van_pelt.htm

California Indian Law Association: http://www.calindianlaw.org/news/

Cheyanne-Arapaho Tribal Scholarship: Teresa Doresett / Wanda Miller, P.O. Box 38, Concho, Ok 73022(405) 262-0345; (800) 247-4612

Hopi Tribal Priority Scholarship: http://www.hopi.nsn.us/education_htgsp.asp

Howard Rock Scholarship:  1577 C Street, Suite 304, Anchorage, AK 99501

Lawrence Matson Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarships:  http://www.ciri.com/tcf/designated.html

Native American Education Grant:  http://www.pcusa.org/financialaid/programs/nativeamericanedugrant.htm

Navajo Nation Graduate Trust Fund and Fellowship:  http://www.onnsfa.org/gradfund.asp

North Dakota Indian Scholarship:  State Capitol, 10th Floor 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505

Office of Indian Education: http://www.oiep.bia.edu/

Seneca Nation of Indians Scholarship:  P.O. Box 231, Salamanca, NY 14779(716) 945-1790

Sequoyah Fellowship Program (AAIA): http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/sequoyah.htm

Special Scholarship Program in Law for American Indians: http://lawschool.unm.edu/ailc/contact-us.php

Truman D. Picard Scholarship:  Intertribal Timber Council, 4370 N.E. Halsey Street, Portland, OR 97213

United South & Eastern Tribes Scholarship: 711 Stewarts Ferry Pike Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37214

Asian American

APAHC Scholarships: http://www.apahc.org/APAHCScholar.htm

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association:  Presidential Anheuser-Busch Scholarships:  www.napaba.org

Filipino-American Lawyers of San Diego: http://home.earthlink.net/~palsd/scholarship.htm
(for third-year law students to ease the cost of the California State Bar Exam)

Japanese American Law Student Scholarships

Japanese American Bar Scholarshiphttp://www.jabaonline.org

Japanese American Citizens League: Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarships:
http://www.jacl.org; Sho Sato Memorial Scholarship: http://www.jacl.org/leadership_development_5.php

Korean-American Law Student Scholarships

Korean-American Scholarship Foundation: http://www.kasf.org/

Hispanic / Latin

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: http://www.chci.org/scholarships/

Dominican Bar Association Scholarship:  P.O. Box 1535, New York, NY 10013

Dominican Women's Caucus Scholarshipwww.dwcaucus.org

Hispanic College Fund: www.hispanicfund.org

Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Legal Education Fund: 
www.hnba.com/the-hnba-legal-education-fund/hnba-legal-education-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF):  55 Second Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94105, 877.473.4636; 415-445-9930, www.hsf.net

La Unidad Latina Foundation scholarshipshttp://foundation.launidadlatina.org/Apply.htm

Latino Lawyers Association Law School Scholarship Fund:  c/o Maribel Medina, 333 South Hope Street, 38th Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90017

LULAC National Scholarship Fundhttp://www.chci.org/chciyouth/scholarship/scholarship.htm

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)www.maldef.org/education/scholarships.htm

Mexican American Women's National Association (MANA) Scholarshipwww.hermana.org/medfrm.htm

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Selection Committee, 1400 Grant Avenue, Room 203-A, Novato, CA 94945415.892.9971

Patton Boggs LLP, National Council of La Raza Law Student Scholarshiphttp://www.pattonboggs.com/diversity-scholoarships/

The Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund: http://www.prldef.org/legal_education/scholarships.html

LGBT Law Student Scholarships

The Point Foundation (TPF):  P.O. Box 565, Genoa, NV 89411

An Uncommon Legacy Foundation, Inc.:  Scholarship Committee, 150 West 26th Street, Suite 503, New York, NY 10001(212) 366-6507

Apartment List Scholarships

https://www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship

INTERNSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS):  http://apaics.org/programs/fellowships/; http://apaics.org/programs/summer-internships/

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: http://www.chci.org/internships/, http://www.chci.org/fellowships/

INROADS: http://www.inroads.org/ (recruits outstanding students of color with 3.0 or better grade point averages for internship opportunities)

The Juvenile Law Centerhttp://jlc.org/about-us/who-we-are/working-at-jlc

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund:  Bristol-Myers Squibb PRLDEF Corporate Legal Fellowship:  http://www.prldef.org/education.htm

The Supreme Court Fellows Program: www.supremecourt.gov/fellows/Default.aspx

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles has a public interest grant program. 
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014.  
http://www.wlala.org/?66

The White House Internship Program: www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/

Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc. - Public Interest Law Scholarships: http://www.naacpldf.org/ (available to African American law students who are U.S. citizens and who pledge to work one year in the field of public interest law for every year of financial backing provided)

Just the Beginning Foundation: http://jtbf.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=SummerLegalInstitute&category=Main (works with partner law firms, corporations, grant-making foundations and individuals to provide Summer Legal Institutes at no cost)

RESEARCH PORTALS

Financial Aid

CareerOneStop: www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch

FastWeb: http://www.fastweb.com/

FindAid!: http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml 

Law School

Jurist: http://www.jurist.org/ (includes information about law schools, admissions, Judicial Clerkships, and employment as well as more general legal research)

LSAC: http://www.lsac.org/

The Princeton Review: http://www.princetonreview.com/law-school.aspx

U.S. News and World Report's Diversity Index for Law Schools:  http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools
(search based on minority enrollment)

Career

The Black Collegian:  http://www.blackcollegian.com/

PROJECT-BASED GRANTS

CivilRights.org, Student Activist Network: www.civilrights.org/action_center/student_activist/   (supports civil rights issues, particularly affirmative action)

OTHER PIPELINE PROGRAMS

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) was founded In 1968, as a non-profit project of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school. 

In Legal Color, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase law school diversity by providing inspiration, information, and support to prospective law students of color.

For People of Color, Inc. is a nonprofit that provides free, high-quality law school admissions consulting services to prospective law school applicants in California. 

Practicing attorneys for Law Students Program, Inc. (PALS) matches minority law students with volunteer lawyers who serve as mentors to provide career guidance for minorities in the legal profession.


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