External Scholarships

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

Deadline: April 25, 2018
TAYLOR & RING’S ANNUAL VICTIM ADVOCATE SCHOLARSHIP
This $5,000 annual award will be given to a student interested in pursuing the study of law with a specific goal of helping survivors of sexual assault, rape, child abuse, or sexual harassment in the workplace.

Deadline: April 26, 2018
THE 2018 INFOGRAPHIC SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
At the law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP we understand that obtaining an education is the pathway to success for many young Americans.  We are pleased to announce that we will be offering $3,000 in scholarship awards to the winners of our newly created infographic scholarship contest. By creating these awards, we hope to help the next generation of students realize their educational and professional goals.

Deadline: April 27, 2018
ROBERT MASUR FELLOWSHIP IN CIVIL LIBERTIES AT THE NATION INSTITUTE
The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second years) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. The fellowship recipients each receive a $2,000 honorarium.

Deadline: April 29, 2018
KEREN GOLDENBERG PUBLIC DEFENDER INTERN SCHOLARSHIP
As an office, we want to encourage students to pursue learning opportunities. To help students achieve their goals, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student interning at a public defender office during the school year or upcoming summer.

Deadline: April 30, 2018
THE CPW LAW LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
The CPW Law Legal Scholarship awards $3,000 annually to a 1st year law student who has demonstrated an interest in a career as a trial lawyer and a passion for representing injured individuals whose rights have been jeopardized.

Deadline: April 30, 2018
CHRISTOPHER SIMON ATTORNEY AT LAW SCHOLARSHIP
This is a $1,000 scholarship reserved for one incoming 1L or a currently enrolled Law Student for the Fall 2018 Semester. 

Deadline: April 30, 2018
THE HOFFOSS DEVALL PROBLEM SOLVING SCHOLARSHIP
This is a $2,000 scholarship for a college or first-year law student who is enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution, graduate school or law school in 2018. 

Deadline: April 30, 2018
“LAND OF OPPORTUNITY” LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Recognizing the critical role of immigrants in strengthening the fabric of our society, Lemberg Law has launched this $1,250 scholarship. This scholarship is open to current or incoming law school students who are immigrants to the U.S. and who are U.S. citizens, DACA recipients, or legal permanent residents. 

Deadline: May 1, 2018
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 2018.

Scholarship Opens: May 1, 2018
DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The 2L Diversity Scholars Program awards select second-year law school students a scholarship of US $25,000 (less applicable taxes and withholdings). The first US $10,000 of the scholarship will be paid upon starting as a summer associate at Latham & Watkins, and the balance of US $15,000 will be paid upon starting as a full-time associate at the firm. 

Deadline: May 1, 2018
2018 LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Stoddard Firm is pleased to announce the availability of a $2,000 scholarship for first-year law school students, which will be awarded at the beginning of the next academic year.

Deadline: May 1, 2018
LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Louthian Law 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 2018). 

Deadline: May 1, 2018
LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
McNeely Stephenson is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship for first-year law school students, which will be awarded at the beginning of the next academic year (August 2018). 

Deadline: May 1, 2018
EVANS LAW FIRM 2018 LEGAL 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, 2018
2018 JOHN R. COLVIN SCHOLARSHIP
Our 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 2018).

Deadline: May 15, 2018
THE PLAXEN AND ADLER SCHOLARSHIP
The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2,500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in civil trial advocacy and a career as a civil trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized. 

Deadline: May 15, 2018
GJEL LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
This $2,000 scholarship is graciously being provided by the staff at GJEL Accident Attorneys for the 2018 school year. The attorneys at GJEL understand the financial burdens law students go through when working towards their degrees and are providing this essay contest for eligible students.

Deadline: May 15, 2018
DAVID B. ALBO PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
Attorney, David B. Albo, believes that public service is a cornerstone of strong and healthy communities. Because of this we have created a $1,000 for a student who has public service goals.

Deadline: May 15, 2018
M. KATHERINE BAIRD DARMER EQUALITY SCHOLARSHIP
This $5,000 scholarship was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond.  The Fund, which is sponsored by the Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) and the Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC), will award one or more scholarships each year to academically qualified law students who have demonstrated commitment to advancing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Orange County. 

Deadline: May 31, 2018
CPW LAW LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
At CPW Law, we hope to help students whose passion for protecting the rights and futures of their clients is a motivating factor in their studies. This $3,000 can help ease a student’s financial burden, allowing him or her to focus on that passion.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
WORGUL LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
We are proud to announce the renewal of this scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. At Worgul Law Firm, we understand that higher education is important for a successful future, yet a challenge for all to become financially secure. This amazing scholarship opportunity for the amount of $5,000 will help a deserving student to accomplish educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations. 

Deadline: May 31, 2018
THE HANDEL LAW FIRM TORT LAW AND EVIDENCE SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship recognizes a student enrolled in the third year of a Juris Doctor program in the Faculty of Law at an accredited Canadian or American university who best demonstrates financial need and excellence in Tort Law and Evidence based on courses taken throughout the Juris Doctor program.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
EMPOWERING WOMEN IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer this $1,500 scholarship. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
2018 PECK LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
This $2,000 scholarship is dedicated to helping the scholarship winner pay for a college, graduate school, or law school degree.  Only students, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY LAW ADVOCATE SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 offered by Brown, Gould, Kiely is for students who can demonstrate, their commitment to helping individuals and their communities, and a passion for using the law to do this.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
MARTIN LAW 2018 SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY
Martin Law implements a scholarship essay program each year, where students can submit an essay on a thought provoking issue, to be entered for a chance to be awarded a $1,500 scholarship. 

Deadline: May 31, 2018
SAFE DRIVER SCHOLARSHIP
At The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya, we have experienced first-hand the benefits of higher education. That is why we are offering a $1,000 scholarship.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
PEOPLE’S RIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP
The $1,000 Luckman Law: People’s Rights Scholarship is for a student who exemplifies standing up for what is right and for protecting the rights of others. This scholarship is open to higher education students who can demonstrate their commitment to defending the rights of people they are empathetic to. 

Deadline: June 1, 2018
2018 LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
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 2018 Academic Semester.

Deadline: June 1, 2018
ARNOLD & ITKIN LLP ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
To empower and encourage future attorneys in their pursuit of similar goals, we have chosen to begin the Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship. Our firm will award $5,000 to two current law students who share our passion for assisting the underprivileged and the victims of tragedy.

Deadline: June 1, 2018
MAKE A DIFFERENCE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Yeboah Law Group is proud to offer the first annual Make a Difference Scholarship for $3,000 to students throughout the country who truly want to be the change they wish to see.

Deadline: June 1, 2018
PLATTNER VERDERAME CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
The best way to ensure the civil law that protects us all remains strong is to encourage the best and the brightest students to themselves pick up the torch of justice. That is why we are proud to announce this annual $2,500 scholarship.

Deadline: June 1, 2018
THE GOODWIN & SCIESZKA INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship (grand prize) is open to current law students at an accredited law school in the United States and to students at accredited undergraduate universities in the United States who are planning to attend law school in the future.

Deadline: June 1, 2018
SCOTT FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The San Diego based Law Offices of James D. Scott is proud to present the annual Family Law Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is meant to financially help any person looking to further their educational career. We highly value education and what it can do to advance a person’s life and future. 

Deadline: June 4, 2018
CALIFORNIA BAR FOUNDATION’S 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
The 1L Diversity Scholarship provides $7,500 in funding intended to cover costs associated with law school such as tuition, fees, books, and related education expenses for the 2018-2019 school year. Any diverse students beginning their 1L year this Fall at California law schools are eligible.

Deadline: June 10, 2018
MCDOWELL SOUTH AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP
Attorney Josh Mcdowell has recently established The $1,000 McDowell South American Heritage Scholarship intended to help students from South America studying law in the United States. 

Deadline: June 15, 2018
THE ALPERT SCHREYER LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
The attorneys of our law firm understand the financial struggles that college can cause.  For this reason, we are honored to sponsor this $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest. 

Deadline: June 30, 2018
WILSHIRE LAW FIRM – LEGAL SCHOLARS AWARD
As one of the top law firms in the nation, we believe that those who have achieved success and prosperity should give back to the community and foster success in future generations by helping them access the same opportunities they had.  That is why we are offering a biannual scholarship of $1,000.  

Deadline: June 30, 2018
JUST NEED A CHANCE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
We at the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates are pleased to announce our ongoing efforts to help students pursue their education goals and dreams by offering this $2,500 scholarship.

Deadline: June 30, 2018
THE ANNUAL HARRIS LOWRY MANTON LLP ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
This $5,000 award will be given to any law student who is either currently enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an accredited college or university for the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. This annual scholarship will be awarded at the end of July, and can be paid directly to the school upon the winner’s request.

Deadline: July 1, 2018
FLEMING LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Michael P. Fleming & Associates is proud to offer once again our $1,000 annual Law Scholarship for 1st year law students in the United States.

Deadline: July 15, 2018
NEEDLE-ELLENBERG EXCELLENCE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Our law firm is offering this $1,000 scholarship to an exceptional student who is committed to helping people who are facing adversity.

Deadline: July 15, 2018
DUFFY LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Our $1,000 scholarship is being offered to support an enrolled student who’s interested in one of the issues about which we care deeply: compensation involved in college athletics.

Deadline: July 15, 2018
LAW OFFICE OF HENRY QUEENER ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
Benjamin Franklin once said: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” We are proud to announce our investment in knowledge and offering an annual $1,500 scholarship to an exceptional student.

Deadline: July 15, 2018
STROM & ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP
Strom & Associates understands the increasing costs of college tuition makes it more difficult to graduate college for many outstanding students across the nation.  Therefore, we are offering one annual $1,500 scholarship.

Deadline: July 15, 2018
THE ANKIN LAW OFFICE ANNUAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
We understand the financial challenges college students face. As such, we are pleased to announce an annual $1,500 scholarship to a student who submits the best essay addressing how businesses can lessen the risk of personal injury to either employees or customers.

Deadline: July 15, 2018
COGBURN LAW OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP
Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, we offer a broad range of services, with an emphasis on personal injury and consumer law.  Every year we offer a $5,000 scholarship to a student who submits the strongest essay focusing on a given topic.

Deadline: July 15, 2018
DBD LAW SCHOLARSHIP
DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC, a personal injury law firm in West Virginia, is excited to let you know that we will be offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to students for Fall 2018. 

Deadline: July 15, 2018
WOMEN LAWYERS OF VENTURA COUNTY MARY SULLIVAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Sullivan Scholarship is a minimum $500 award given to a law student or recent law school graduate who represents the ideals and values of Mary Sullivan. Awards up to $3000 have been given.

Deadline: July 31, 2018
BLC LAW CENTER SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
A $500 scholarship (twice a year, total of $1,000) will be awarded to one student in the United States. The winner will be selected based on overall writing ability, argument presentation and persuasion.

Deadline: July 31, 2018
THE RYAN LAW GROUP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Ryan Law Group is awarding to one college student a scholarship of $1,000. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who submits an essay that we feel most exemplifies the spirit of the theme. 

Deadline: August 1, 2018
NADRICH & COHEN, LLP 2018 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of this $1,000 scholarship is to assist a student who seeks to become a trial lawyer for further research and reflection on the importance of the right to trial by jury – a basic constitutional right.

Deadline: August 1, 2018
SUTLIFF & STOUT LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
In an effort to enable more students who have a passion for law to be able to pursue that passion, we are offering an annual scholarship contest which will award a law student with a $2,000 award to be put toward his or her law school costs.

Deadline: August 15, 2018
JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
The Law Offices of Alejandro Padua is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in a U.S. University or Law School who are in need of financial assistance in order to help them achieve their academic and professional dreams. We are particularly encouraging applications from undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients and DREAMers, and students with pending immigrant or nonimmigrant visa applications. 

Deadline: August 31, 2018
2019 DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
With this in mind, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three (3) scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices.

Deadline: August 31, 2018
BENSON & BINGHAM ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
One grand prize winner will receive a one-time payment of $2,000 to be applied to the law school of their admission/attendance. Additionally, two $250 payments will be awarded to two runner ups. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or recently accepted to an accredited law school.

Deadline: August 31, 2018
THE MCCORMACK & ERLICH EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is offered to a student with an interest in employment law, employment policy, or workers’ rights in general; or a student who has worked at a nonprofit organization or community group focused on employee rights, such as a legal aid society or labor organization. 

Deadline: August 31, 2018
THE BOURDON DEFENCE SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
The Bourdon Defence law firm understands the importance of an education. They also know firsthand the struggle that comes with financing that education. It is for this reason that Bourdon Defence is happy to announce a $1,000 annual scholarship. Students who will be attending a college or university in 2018-2019 in the United States/Canada are eligible to apply.  

Deadline: September 1, 2018
AMBROSIO E. RODRIGUEZ SCHOLARSHIP
The Rodriguez Law Group, a criminal defense law firm in Los Angeles, CA, is offering a $3,500 scholarship to one law student throughout the United States.

Deadline: September 3, 2018
WEISS & PAARZ NATIONAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 award will go to a law student who plans to realize their full potential on a career path that helps others. This student will demonstrate their exceptional work ethic and academic achievement, commitment to their local community and charitable giving, and overall moral character through a personal statement.

Deadline: September 28, 2018
AKIN GUMP/ROBERT STRAUSS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship provides $25,000 to five outstanding second year students at U.S. law schools to offset expenses for their third year of law school. The scholarships will be awarded to students who evidence a commitment to diversity in the legal profession, who demonstrate excellence and who can bring diverse viewpoints and experiences to the firm. In addition to the financial award, the scholarships include mentoring from firm lawyers and a paid second-year summer associate position in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York or Washington, D.C.

Deadline: October 15, 2018
HANSNER LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Our firm understands that education is the foundation to a successful career, but this may not be financially feasible for students and their families. For this reason, Hasner Law is proud to announce its $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest. 

Deadline: November 30, 2018
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ESSAY CONTEST
Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C., is pleased to offer a $2,500 scholarship to the winner of our Criminal Justice Reform Essay Contest. 

Deadline: December 1, 2018
STAVER LAW PERSONAL INJURY GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
We have designed this scholarship to award $5,000 to a student whose essay shows an understanding and appreciation for the type of work we do.

Deadline: December 15, 2018
THE REEVES LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
This year the Reeves Law Group is offering a $3,000 scholarship. We ask the students to tell us about their genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society.

Deadline: December 15, 2018
CHISHOLM CHISHOLM & KILPATRICK'S LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FOR VETERANS
Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD will award an annual $1,500 scholarship to a deserving veteran enrolled in or accepted to a U.S law school. Veterans of all branches of the U.S Military are eligible to apply (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard). 

Deadline: December 31, 2018
MESRIANI LAW GROUP LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
In pursuit of our goal to help in bringing forth exemplary young lawyers to the forefront, we are thrilled to announce that MLG is offering scholarship opportunities to those who are entitled to it. MLG scholarships amounting to $1,000 shall be awarded to one student who will demonstrate the qualities and character akin to each lawyer composing the Mesriani Law Group.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
DDR LAWYERS LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1,500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
2018 LEGAL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP
Clear, effective writing is the cornerstone of an exceptional lawyer, and a vital area of education for aspiring attorneys. The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses.

Deadline: January 15, 2019
SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
The legal professionals at Berkowitz & Myer realize that education is the foundation to a successful career, but may not be financially feasible for students and their families.  For this reason, Berkowitz & Myer is proud to announce an annual $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest. 

Deadline: January 31, 2019
CHRISTENSEN LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
This is a recurring scholarship worth $2,000 designed to help one incoming 1L or continuing law school student pay for their tuition costs. 

Deadline: March 31, 2019
THE KRIST LAW FIRM, P.C. NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Having built its success on integrity, ethical work, and bringing trial-worthy preparation to each case, The Krist Law Firm, P.C. understands the importance of having the financial resources to build winning cases. In an effort to pay it forward, we sponsor an annual scholarship of $10,000 to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for their future career aspirations. 

Deadline: March 31, 2019
KISLING, NESTICO & REDICK DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP
We understand the impact of texting and driving and want to bring awareness to solving this societal issue. This $5,000 scholarship will award an individual student who successfully creates a plan to persuade people to stop texting and driving. 


Attention Scholarship Donors: All submitted scholarship offers are reviewed, and if a scholarship is deemed a good fit for our student population the offer will be posted on either our intranet (students only) or our external website.  Due to the volume of requests, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries regarding the posting of scholarships.