Law School Scholarships From Outside Sources

The following list provides information on scholarships for law students from sources outside the University of Richmond. This list is provided by Richmond as a courtesy to our students. In addition to specific organizations that provide scholarships to law students, we have also provided links to several free scholarship search engines. (We, along with the Federal Trade Commission, strongly suggest you be very careful before paying for a scholarship service.)

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Scholarships on the Web

Scholarship Name/OrganizationWho Should Apply
American Bar Association
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Law Student Division Members
NBLSA (National Black Law Student Association)
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African-American Law Students
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) Scholarship
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Native-American students
StraightForward Media
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Any law student
United Negro College Fund
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On-line scholarship opportunities

American College of Legal Medicine The Letourneau Award
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Currently in Law School
Student Writing Competition
AIPLEF - American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation
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Minority Law Students
Armistead I'Anson Law Scholarship (Nannie Armistead) Daughters of the American Revolution
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Maryland Resident
Have sponsorship from Maryland chapter of DAR
Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarships
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One-quarter Indian Blood
Cotton Memorial Scholarship (Harris Y Cotton)
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New Jersey Resident; Financial Need; Accepted for admission to a law school; Interest in law enforcement with an emphasis in Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes prosecutions
Finch Scholarship (Fred Finch Jr.)
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Have a connection to Dallas-Fort Worth area; Enrolled as 2nd or 3rd year student at an accredited law school.
GWAC Foundation (Norma Hutcheson)
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Women; Financial Need
Byron Hanke Fellowship
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Enrolled in accredited master's, doctoral or law program
Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship
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First- and second-year law students (class of 2017-2018) with a clean driving record, a 3.0 GPA, and a Fall 2014 or 13 law school entry date.
James N. Kincanon Scholarship
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Must be resident of the city of Roanoke, City of Salem or County of Roanoke (or a graduate of a high school in those jurisdictions). Have a 3.0 GPA in high school and college of law (if applicable). Be accepted (or expect to be accepted) prior to the 2014 all semester, into post secondary training, pursuing education in the law.

Requires a statement of 250 words or less why you have chosen to pursue an education in law, two letters of recomendation (dated during the current year and most be postmarked no later than March 31, 2014) 

More information on th eweb site at www.roanokebar.com.

Martins Scholarship Foundation (Arthur F. Martins)
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Massachusetts resident; High degree of academic promise;
Demonstrated financial need
National Democratic Education Fund Democracy Scholarships
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Any student attending a postsecondary institution
National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Program
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Must propose research in the area of law enforcement, criminal justice, violence or substance abuse.
Oliver W. Hill & Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship

For first year (minority) law students attending law school in the Virginia area. 

Contact:  Angela T. Isabell, Esq.

(804) 658-1354

Roscoe Pound Institute
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Practicing Law Institute Bar Review program
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Demonstrate financial need
Rhode Island Foundation Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship
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A woman planning to enroll or registered and accepted into an accredited law school; Rhode Island resident; Able to demonstrate financial need
Ruotolo Memorial Scholarship (Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr.)
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New Jersey Residents; Accepted for admission to a law or grad school; Exhibit an interest in and commitment to enhancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs.
Service League of Northern Virginia
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Female over 28; Resident of Northern VA; Returning to school for further career preparation
Veterans Law Student Scholarship
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US Citizen; Entering third or final year; Demonstrate academic achievement;
Scholarship recipients must agree to represent, pro bono, one veteran client per year for three years after graduation and admission to the bar
Ty Cobb Educational Foundation
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Resident of Georgia
Minority Corporate Council Association
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Students possessing a GPA of at least 3.2
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship
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A member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career
Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF)
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Minorities
Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
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Trusp Young Lawyers Scholarship
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Any law student
Criminal Justice Scholarships
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Any law student
Appelman Criminal Defense Law Scholarship
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1st or 2nd year attending an accredited law school, who has had faced criminal charges and has changed their ways prior to attending law school.