External Scholarships

UCLA School of Law receives notices and information about various scholarships, fellowships and writing competitions sponsored by other law schools, universities, foundations, alumni associations, bar associations, etc. The Financial Aid Office will post applicable notices on this page as received.

Deadline: January 20, 2017
JABA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation is pleased to offer five scholarships of $2,000 each.  Applications are currently being accepted from law students with a demonstrated commitment to community service, including but not limited to a commitment to serving the Japanese American community and/or the API community. Additional factors may include financial need, adversity, academic achievement, and desire to practice law in the Southern California area.

Deadline: January 31, 2017
HORWITZ, HORWITZ & ASSOCIATES LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
We have made it a goal to help the best, brightest, and most motivated individuals enter into the legal profession, regardless of their financial circumstances. To help achieve this goal we created this scholarship. The recipient of the award will receive $2,000 towards educational expenses. 

Deadline: February 1, 2017
IMMIGRATION SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
The essay can be written on these five subjects - deportation, how to apply for a work visa H1B , the importance of having an immigration lawyer, investment visas, or explain the different types of visas. The essay winner selected will receive a $2,500.00 scholarship from USAttorneys.com.

Deadline: February 20, 2017
LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Raiser & Kenniff, a Los Angeles criminal defense law firm, believes in helping lawyers get the education they rightfully deserve, and need. Our attorneys want to help students by contributing funds from our salaries into the creation of a brand new scholarship for college students.  This $4,500 scholarship is renewable.

Due Date: March 1, 2017                            
LAW SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST
The topics for the essay contest can be any ethical issue that arises in the context of representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases.  The first place winner will receive $2,500 and publication on Brogdon Champion's website.

Deadline: March, 1, 2017
CITYWIDE LAW SCHOLARSHIP
We are proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship to a current or aspiring law student.  This award will be based on an essay ranging from 500 – 1000 words on a topic of your choice.

Deadline: March 2, 2017
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION LEGAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school. 

Deadline: March 15, 2017
JOHN M. BORCIA LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,500 scholarship is intended to support one hard working, high achieving law school student. We urge all eligible law school students to apply, and we look forward to reading the essays and bestowing this scholarship.

Deadline: March 31, 2017
DAVIS-PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This estimated $10,000 scholarship is awarded to students that are involved in civil right struggles, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. 

Deadlines: March 31, 2017
WILSHIRE LAW FIRM LEGAL SCHOLARS AWARD
This is a biannual scholarship of $1,000, offered to a student who plans to pursue a career in the legal field. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a motivated student, who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community, to accomplish their dream to practice in the legal field.

Deadline: March 31, 2017
2017 WORGUL LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
At Worgul Law Firm, we understand that higher education is important for a successful future, yet a challenge for all to financially secure. We are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring an exciting scholarship opportunity in the amount of $10,000 to help a deserving student accomplish educational goals and inspire future professional aspirations.

Deadline: May 1, 2017
STEVEN H. HEISLER LAW SCHOLARSHIP
This $2,500 scholarship is designed to encourage and reward dedication of an exemplary individual who is deeply involved in the community that surrounds them.  Applicants must be commencing Law School in August 2017.

Deadline: May 1, 2017
KENNERLY LOUTEY SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY
Law school classes are hard enough. Financial difficulties make it even worse, and we haven’t forgotten how difficult law school was for us — and how expensive it is, too. So we set up this $2,000 scholarship to make it easier for a student every year.

Deadline: May 1, 2017
WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE SCHOLARSHIP
While our firm specializes in white collar criminal defense, all of our attorneys have a background in indigent defense.  Therefore, for the 2017-2018 academic year, we are targeting this $1,000 scholarship for students who are working for, or plan to work for, a federal or state public defender’s office–in any unpaid capacity.

Deadline:  May 1, 2017
MICHIGAN AUTO LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP 
Our Diversity Scholarship for $2,000 is awarded to a law student who best demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States or accepted to attend a law school in the fall of 2017.

Deadline:  May 1, 2017
LOUTHIAN LAW SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is designed to encourage and award creative authorship. Informing various audiences is part of the legal profession. The ability to clearly and accurately relay a message is crucial, whether it is addressed to a person inquiring about legal services, a client, a judge, or a jury. 

Deadline: May 1, 2017
NEALE & FHIMA, LLP SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is designed to encourage and award creative authorship. Informing various audiences is part of the legal profession. The ability to clearly and accurately relay a message is crucial, whether it is addressed to a person inquiring about legal services, a client, a judge, or a jury.

Deadline: May 1, 2017
2017 GUAJARDO & MARKS LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is designed to encourage and award creative authorship. Informing various audiences is part of the legal profession. The ability to clearly and accurately relay a message is crucial, whether it is addressed to a person inquiring about legal services, a client, a judge, or a jury.

Deadline: May 1, 2017
LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2017
Neale & Fhima, LLP Firm is pleased to announce the availability of a $1,000 scholarship for first-year law school students, which will be awarded at the beginning of the next academic year (August 2017). 

Deadline: May 31, 2017
EMPOWERING WOMEN IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The Pearce Law Firm is pleased to announce our 2017 scholarship award for women studying law. Our annual scholarship of $1500 is judged & awarded primarily on academic achievement, school & community activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities. However, financial need will also be given some consideration.

Deadline: May 31, 2017
THE KATZMAN LAMPERT & MCCLUNE AVIATION LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Submit a 700-800 word essay, describing why you want to go to law school and pursue a career in aviation-focused law. One winning finalist will be awarded a $2000 scholarship to be used for educational expenses at the law school of his or her choice.

Deadline: May 31, 2017
PECK LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
We are currently accepting applications for our $2,000 college scholarship. The award be sent directly to the winner’s school and can be used for all school-related expenses.

Deadline: June 1, 2017
LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP BY MOSES & ROOTH
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a Criminal Defense Law Firm located in Orlando, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled Law Student. Scholarship is offered for the Fall 2017 Academic Semester.

Deadline:  June 30, 2017
EXCLUSIVE COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP
The law firm of Burke & Eisner firmly believes one of the most efficient ways to improve the communities nation-wide is by improving the education level of the members of the community. We know that many have financial restraints from being able to continue to afford the high cost of college. Sometimes the difference is a mere $1,000. 

Deadline: June 30, 2017
SEARS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. LAW SCHOOL DIVERSITY STUDENT AND PROBLEM SOLVING SCHOLARSHIP
This $2,500 scholarship is open to any minority college or first year law student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.

Deadline, July 28, 2017
PATENT BAR PREPARATION SCHOLARSHIP
Chhabra Law Firm announces a $1,500 scholarship towards any recognized patent bar preparation course (e.g., PLI) for a qualified student

Deadline:  July 1, 2017
PATRICK MALONE & ASSOCIATES OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP
This law firm is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals.  We call this our “Representing Real People” scholarship. Our goal is to make a dent in the high cost of law school for students who want to represent individuals, to make it a little easier to choose such a career path. 

Deadline: July 15, 2017
AIELLO HARRIS LEGAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The law firm of Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Shiffman, and P.C. is offering two $1,000 legal scholarships in 2017. 

Deadline: July 15, 2017
MISSISSAUGA STUDENT LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is to defray law school expenses for a first year student who has been admitted into an accredited law school in the United States or Canada. We are focusing on first year students because this seems to be the time when students need financial (and other) help the most. 

Deadline: August 7, 2017
NATIONAL TAX LAW SCHOLARSHIP
NATIONAL BUSINESS LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Brown, PC is offering the two scholarships to second or third year U.S. law students. The awards will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education.

Deadline: August 15, 2017
SAFETY SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS
Every year, the firm of Russell & Lazarus grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. student in law who creates the best video essay that elaborates on how lawyers make the world a safer place. 

Deadline: August 15, 2017
HACKARD LAW 2017 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Promoting education on elder issues goes hand-in-hand with renewed respect for our elders. With that goal in mind, Hackard Law is honored to provide a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $2,500 to student who wins the scholarship essay contest.

Deadline: August 15, 2017
LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The Esfandi Law Firm, a criminal defense law firm in Century City, is pleased to offer a $2,100 law scholarship to one law student whom can demonstrate a unique need for this award in a short essay.

Deadline: August 17, 2017
HACKARD LAW 2017 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Hackard Law 2017 Academic Scholarship is a $2,500 prize awarded to a student in the United States for awareness of elder issues in estate law.

Deadline: August 31, 2017
BAUMGARTNER LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
This $3,000 scholarship will be awarded based on need and commitment to helping others. In order to apply, the applicant must be enrolled at an accredited law school.

Deadline: September 1, 2017
BAJAJ LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC, a criminal defense law firm in San Diego, CA, is offering a $2,500 scholarship to one law student throughout the United States.

Deadline: September, 15, 2017
THE HACKARD LAW 2017 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Promoting education on elder issues goes hand-in-hand with renewed respect for our elders. With that goal in mind, Hackard Law is honored to provide a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $2,500 to one student who receives the award.

Deadline:  October 1, 2017
AYO AND IKEN FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The Law Firm of Ayo and Iken, a large, state-wide Florida law firm helping people with divorce and custody issues would like to encourage law students to enter the field of family law.  We believe family law touches many people across the country and there is no greater duty than helping someone in a divorce or custody controversy. To that end we have created this $3,000 scholarship.