Law Scholarships

You take a break from your standardized test prep and find there's a Tom Cruise movie marathon on television. Do you identify most with his portrayal of Brian Flanagan in "Cocktail," Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in "Top Gun" or Lt. Daniel Kaffee in "A Few Good Men"? If you chose the latter, the odds are pretty good you’re already considering a career in law. But can you handle the truth…about funding your education?

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Becoming a lawyer requires four years of undergraduate study (no doubt filled with political science, history and communications classes), three years of law school and countless hours studying in the library, participating in moot court and cramming for the bar exam in between. Time for friends, sleep and work will be minimal but the rewards for doing so – a higher-than-average salary, a prestigious career and the knowledge that you’re working toward the greater good every day - are pretty amazing, which is why countless organizations are more than happy to provide current and prospective law students with law scholarship opportunities.

So where can you find law scholarships you can actually win? The American Bar Association is a great place to start, as are local law firms and PanHellenic organizations. Some colleges, like Yale and Northwestern, have their own database for student grants and fellowships but the only students who benefit are those applying to or already attending those schools. Scholarships.com, however, allows anyone with a profile to complete a free scholarship search and obtain other assistance in paying for school. We've listed a few law scholarships below but your search will also turn up essay scholarships, minority scholarships, scholarships for returning students and myriad other opportunities based on your unique situation. Looks like you can handle the truth after all!

Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Assn. Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Allegheny Mountain Section of the Air & Waste Management Association is pleased to announce its annual scholarship programs. The Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Association awards undergraduate scholarship(s) for students pursuing an environmental career, including a career in environmental science, engineering, or law at an academic level beyond baccalaureate work. [...] More

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/27/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship provides financial assistance to qualified students from minority groups underrepresented in our law schools. Applicants must be attending eligible law schools in the Bay Area, and must demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Captain James J. Regan Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The National Technical Investigator’s Association Captain James J. Reagan Memorial Scholarship awards two merit-based scholarships annually. Applicants must be law enforcement Explorers who are high school seniors or attending an accredited college program. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) awards a two-year scholarship for cadets of the four-year program (two years in high school and two in college). Eligible applicants must: apply during their high school sophomore year; have a 2.3 GPA; good attendance (80% and above); complete an online application; complete a Program Consent Form; possess a valid state ID or driver’s [...] More

CPCU-Lawrence "Larry" Frazier Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: $700
  • The CPCU-Lawrence “Larry” Frazier Memorial Scholarship is for seniors or graduates of Nebraska high schools. Applicants must have financial need. Preference is given to majors in aviation, insurance or law, Girl/Boy Scouts, and debate participants. Students must be enrolled full-time student at 2 or 4-year college in Nebraska. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • LPI offers the Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Program to individuals who seek careers in the legal field. All applicants must be legal residents of the State of California, must be attending school within the State of California during the scholarship year, and must be enrolled in a program of no less than six months in duration. Scholarships are not intended for students planning to enter law [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, pre-med, psychology, or Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum [...] More

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. To apply for the George A. [...] More

GRCF Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • By connecting people, their passions and our region’s resources, Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners work toward an inclusive and equitable West Michigan. Over the last century, the Community Foundation has used the tools of philanthropy to respond to community needs. Today, to carry out our North Star and overcome racial, social and economic inequities, we must respond with [...] More

GRCF Peggy (Kommer) Novosad Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Peggy (Kommer) Novosad Scholarship, students must be residents of Kent County, currently completing or possessing an undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University or Michigan State University and will be pursuing a full-time graduate or post-graduate degree in business or law at any accredited university in Michigan. Applicants must have financial need and a [...] More

GRCF Vivian M. Kommer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Vivian M. Kommer Scholarship, students must be a senior at West Catholic High School located in Grand Rapids, Michigan entering undergraduate studies in business or pre-law. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

ISF National Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2009 whose mission is to address the under-representation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are Muslim or an active member of the Muslim community, enrolled at an accredited university by [...] More

LimNexus Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/7/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The NAPABA Law Foundation carries out its work primarily by awarding scholarships and fellowships that promote the interests of the Asian Pacific American community. Since its founding, the Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships and over $1 million in fellowships and internships. The Foundation awards scholarships on a nationwide basis to law students who demonstrate a [...] More

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/26/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate, masters-level and doctoral students enrolled in 12+ credit hours who have graduated from a high school located in Jefferson County, KY. Applicants must: be members of a Baptist church; demonstrate financial need; and, be pursuing careers in law, engineering, education, medicine, or Christian ministry. For more information or to [...] More

Maryland Graduate and Professional School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicants of the Maryland Graduate and Professional School Scholarship Program must be a Maryland resident and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also be enrolled as a degree-seeking student, either part-time or full-time, and attend one of the following schools: University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, or Social Work; University of [...] More

Media Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/13/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Washington Media Scholars Foundation (WMSF) provides the opportunity for college students to gain firsthand knowledge of the public policy advertising world through scholarship and networking opportunities. The Media Fellows program is the Foundation’s essay-based scholarship program, striving to provide financial assistance to undergraduate college students with interests at the intersection [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More

NYU Post-Graduate Fellowships for 3Ls

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Fellowships are limited-term positions in public interest organizations, ranging in time from a few months to two years. Many graduates embark on their careers by obtaining a post-graduate fellowship. Organizations offer fellowships in a national competitive process, and our students and alumni have always done terrifically. Additionally, NYU Law offers some fellowships that are designated only [...] More

Otto M. Stanfield Law Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Otto M. Stanfield Law Scholarship is available to Unitarian Universalist students entering or attending law school at the graduate level. Pre-law or political science majors are not eligible. The amount and number of scholarships awarded may vary each year. Recipients are notified in May. For more details or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Finlandia Foundation National (FFN), the premier network of Finnish-American organizations in the United States, is accepting applications for its P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Scholarship. Eligible candidates are Finnish citizens enrolled in a law school within the U.S. that is approved by the American Bar Association, or citizens of the U.S. enrolled in the law faculty of a Finnish university. Students [...] More

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/6/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship provides an opportunity for students to advance their education in anti-fraud career paths. Applicants must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term if undergraduate or 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term if graduate level. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited, four-year college or university with enrollment throughout [...] More

Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship provides assistance to students with financial need who have resided in, or have substantial ties to, Larimer County and have an interest in the study of law or our system of government, debate or other similar law-related educational activities. High school seniors attending Windsor High School are eligible to apply. Requires an essay submission. For more [...] More

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • To be eligible for the Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship, applicants must: be pursuing a graduate degree (master’s, PhD, or law school) in water law, water policy or public administration with a demonstrated concentration in the field of water resources; and, commit to full-time enrollment (8 semester units or 10 quarter units) for the entire academic year. For more information [...] More

The HCBF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/21/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award scholarships to students who are attending law school or who have been accepted to law school for the coming academic year that the scholarship is awarded. The Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund is one of the oldest providers of financial assistance to Hudson County law students. Esteemed members and families of the Hudson County legal [...] More
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Last Reviewed: September 2022