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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

American Bar Association

Who Should Apply: Law Student Division Members

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NBLSA (National Black Law Student Association)

Who Should Apply: African American Law Students

Additional Information:; Search "Scholarships"

Tucker IP Personal Injury and Patent Scholarship

Additional Information: Tucker IP recently announced the Bi-Annual Tucker IP Personal Injury and Patent Scholarship and we hope to add our site to your website for the benefit of your students. University of Richmond students are eligible to submit their essay between 500 and 1500 words relating to either how a personal injury has inspired them to pursue a career in personal injury law or how a patent has inspired them to pursue a career in patent law. The deadlines will be July 31st for the fall semester and November 30th for Spring semester for an opportunity to win $500. Full instructions can be found at our website by clicking on the “apply for scholarship” button at the bottom of the website.

United Negro College Fund

Who Should Apply: On-line scholarship opportunities

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Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship

Who Should Apply: The Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship is intended to help students who are seeking a law oriented degree.

Additional Information: Scholarship worth $2,500 for aspiring lawyers!

The Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship is intended to help students who are seeking a law oriented degree. Applications are due May 31, 2015 and the scholarship will be awarded shortly thereafter.

AIPLEF - American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation

Who Should Apply: Minority Law Students

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Additional Information: The application deadline for the Fall 2015 scholarship is October 15, 2015. Your students can apply for the scholarship here:

Daughters of the American Revolution

Who Should Apply: Maryland Resident; Have sponsorship from Maryland chapter of DAR

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Cotton Memorial Scholarship (Harris Y Cotton)

Who Should Apply: 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

Additional Information

$2500; Deadline is June 15

C/O NJ Division of Criminal Justice
Prosecutors and Police Bureau
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
P. O. Box 085
Trenton, NJ 08625

Byron Hanke Fellowship

Who Should Apply: Enrolled in accredited master's, doctoral or law program

Additional Information

Research paper (5–20 pages) dealing with community associations or common interest communities; $2,000 - $4,000; No deadline; fellowships are awarded throughout the year

Attn: Amanda Perl
Community Associations Institute Research Foundation
255 Reinekers Lane, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-8600, 703-684-158

James N. Kincanon and Jane S. Glenn Scholarships

Who Should Apply:

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 2016 Fall 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, 2016) 

More information on the Web site at

Additional Information

Sponsored by the Roanoke Law Foundation

Application opens February 1, 2016 for 2016-2017 school year.

$6,500 in scholarships available. Applications avaialable on their website: and will be accepted until March 31, 2016. Questions? Contact Catherine Caddy (540) 342-4905 or visit the Roanoke Bar website at:

National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Who Should Apply: Must propose research in the area of law enforcement, criminal justice, violence or substance abuse.

Additional Information

Based on quality of research paper.

633 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20531
Tel: 1-800-851-3420

Oliver W. Hill & Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship

Who Should Apply:

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

Contact:  Angela T. Isabell, Esq.

(804) 658-1354

Rhode Island Foundation Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

Who Should Apply: A woman planning to enroll or registered and accepted into an accredited law school; Rhode Island resident; Able to demonstrate financial need

Additional Information:

Deadline is June 20; $2,000

Attn: Libby Monahan
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903

Ruotolo Memorial Scholarship (Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr.)

Who Should Apply: 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.

Additional Information:

$2,500; Deadline is June 15

C/O NJ Division of Criminal Justice
Prosecutors and Police Bureau
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
P. O. Box 085
Trenton, NJ 08625

Ty Cobb Educational Foundation

Who Should Apply: Resident of Georgia


Minority Corporate Council Association

Who Should Apply: Students possessing a GPA of at least 3.2

Additional Information:

Deadline is June 1. Contact alice Sykes for additional info: 703-205-3514 or

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship

Who Should Apply: A member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career

Additional Information: All information can be found by visiting our website at and hitting the "Apply Button" under "Student Scholarships" on the right hand column.

Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF)

Who Should Apply: Minorities

Additional Information: JTBF is a multi-racial, non-profit organization that is dedicated to developing and nurturing interest in the law among young people from under-represented groups. It seeks to increase racial diversity in the legal profession and on the bench. You may complete an on-line application at:

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship

Additional Information: $3,000 annual scholarhship. Find out more information at the following web site: Completed applications must be submitted between January 15 and April 1.

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Who Should Apply: Any law student

Additional Information

Appelman Criminal Defense Law Scholarship

Who Should Apply: 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.

Additional Information: Information and eligibility for the Scholarship:

This scholarship is $1,000 and is awarded to a student who is entering their 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. This is a scholarship for second chances and learning from your mistakes. Additionally an essay and considerable academic achievement are also requirements.

Use the link below for more information and to apply.

Birth Injury Justice Scholarship

Additional Information: Birth Injury Justice is a Informational and educational resource on Birth Injuries like Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida sponsored by the Becker Law firm. To be eligible for the scholarship an applicant needs to be in good academic standing, write a short essay and be attending an accredited educational institution.

The selected applicant will receive a $1000 check made out to their law school for use for tuition, books, or other educational expenses. We've helped law firms promote a number of scholarships. The Birth Injury Justice scholarship is by far one of the easiest for applicants to apply to.

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The Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Award
The Katz and Phillips 2014 Single Parent Scholarship
The Katz and Phillips 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans

Who Should Apply: Minority Law Students

Additional Information 

2014 Howell & Christmas LLC Visionary Scholarship
Survivor Scholarship for Domestic Violence Victims

Who Should Apply: Domestic Violence Victims

Additional Information

The scholarship, available for those attending college at any level (freshman through graduate student), will be awarded August 10th. The application deadline is July 31st. Applications can be downloaded at the firm’s website:

Mark T. Banner Scholarship

Additional Information:

The recipient of the scholarship receives $5,000 to be applied to their legal education.  This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2015.  Scholarship recipients are selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law.
  • Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement.
  • Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability).

I have attached a copy of the application form here, but it is also available on the Linn Inn of Court’s website at  Please note that this website address is different from last year.

Yanez & Associates Family Law Scholarship Program

Who Should Apply: All current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission.

Additional Information: Deadline: August 31 (annually), Winners are selected by September 15

Description: The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates is pleased to announce their annual essay scholarships. The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details on how to submit your essay, please visit our website for details, terms and conditions. 

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates

Additional Information:

We believe that attorneys stand in a unique place to be able to help families and individual victims of child abuse. While the damage that abuse causes can be life-long, a dedicated lawyer can help end abuse, establish legal protections for victims, win custody battles, and even secure compensation to provide medical treatment and therapy. These are the essential tools to protecting children and helping them manage and move past trauma as they grow.

"Why You Chose The Law" Student Scholarship

Additional Information:

Every year disability attorney Scott Riemer offers a $1,000 scholarship to one law student.