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.

Deadlines: September 30, 2016 and 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: September 30, 2016
ITALIAN AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
This year we are offering a $3,000.00 award.  In addition, the recipient of the Scholarship will be honored at our upcoming meeting with the California Supreme Court. 

Deadline: October 31, 2016
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
In furtherance of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete’s steadfast commitment to diversity, we are proud to announce the Commitment to Diversity Scholarship.  The selected recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to be used towards tuition, books and other education related expenses.

Deadline: November 7, 2016
MICHAEL WEINER SCHOLARSHIP
This $10,000 scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of individuals dedicated to improving the lives of workers.  To be eligible for an award, individuals must be Graduate or Law Students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada and must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights. 

Deadline: November, 15, 2016
CHAPMAN LLC SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS
This $1,000 scholarship will be offered to one law student accepted to attend or currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S. The winner will be selected based on an application and a 300-500 word essay.

Deadline: November 23, 2016
MARK T. BANNER SCHOLARSHIP
This $5,000 scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse back-grounds.

Deadline: December 1, 2016
2016 KRIST LAW FIRM NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Krist Law Firm is paying it forward by sponsoring an annual scholarship of $10,000 to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations.

Deadline: December 1, 2016
HART J. LEVIN ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
This Los Angeles Law Office specializing in DUI defense and criminal defense is offer a $1,000 scholarship to helping a student pursue their education goals.

Deadline: December 1, 2016
STAVER LAW GROUP NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
This $5,000 scholarship is to be awarded to a student whose essay shows an understanding and appreciation for the type of work we do.  The scholarship must be applied to tuition and other education-related expenses.

Deadline: December 1, 2016
WINDY CITY LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
The Lamber Goodnow team at Fennemore Craig is currently offering two $1,000 scholarships to law students across the country. One scholarship will be awarded in Jan. and one in Aug. of each year. 

Deadline: December, 1, 2016
FOR THE PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIP
Morgan & Morgan wants to inspire young lawyers to approach their careers with the same mindset. This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is accepted or currently enrolled as a first year in law school and has made a significant contribution to his or her community.

Deadline:  December 10, 2016
LAW OFFICES OF RANDY COLLINS SCHOLARSHIP
Having always been firm advocates of higher learning, we are proud to give back to those aspiring to become lawyers. This $1,000 law school scholarship opportunity is awarded to one student each year based on verifiable merit.

Deadline: December 15, 2016
THE REEVES LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
This $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fourth annual Scholarship Essay Contest.

Deadline: December 15, 2016
2016 JACOBY & MEYERS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a single student to help support their efforts in continuing their education. Any law school student an accredited university is eligible to apply.

Deadline: December 15, 2016
THE RAZAI & NEFULDA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
We recognize that as the next generation of professionals, we have a responsibility to give back to our communities. To accomplish that goal, we have set up the $1,500 Razai & Nefulda merit based Family Law Scholarship, which is awarded to one student.

Deadline: December 31, 2016
EMPLOYMENT LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The employment law attorneys at Strianese PLLC are interested in supporting students with strong academic credentials, demonstrating financial need, and an interest in attending law school and focusing on employment law issues. This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000.

Deadline: December, 31, 2016
CRIMINAL DEFENSE SCHOLARSHIP
Rosenthal & Wadas, Attorneys in McKinney, Texas, are pleased to offer this $1,000 scholarship. The applicants will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account. This will be a one-time award. 

Deadline: December 31, 2016
2016-2017 JUSTICE HOLLIS G. BEST SCHOLARSHIP
As a memorial to the late Presiding Justice Hollis G. Best, his friends have established a scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by law students. This scholarship is an annual award presented this year in the amount of $1,000, during the Spring 2017 semester. More than one scholarship may be awarded. 

Deadline:  January 6, 2017
AARON SWARTZ PROGRESSIVE CHANGE SCHOLARSHIP
Each year we plan to award at least $1,000 to the top essay related to law and activism. This award is open to all part-time and full-time law students. Based on submissions we will award up to three awards.

Deadline: January 8, 2016
THE LANDAS MEMORIAL AWARD
This $2,000 award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, distinguished practitioner and author. Funded by Ladas & Parry LLP, this yearly award is presented in Student and Professional categories for a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks. 

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: March 1, 2017
CITYWIDE LAW SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a current or aspiring law student.  The award will be based on an essay ranging from 500 – 1000 words.

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 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. 

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 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: 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: 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.