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: June 28, 2019
2019 LEGAL SCHOLAR AWARD
As one of the top law firms in California, we believe that those who have succeeded should give back and assist future generations interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession. That is why Wilshire Law Firm is offering a biannual scholarship of $1,000 to law school or undergraduate college students interested in studying law.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
THE BARRY J. NACE “PURSUIT OF JUSTICE” SCHOLARSHIP
Barry J. Nace has litigated scores of groundbreaking cases throughout the country at every level of the court system.  Paulson & Nace, PLLC would like to reward one lucky student with a chance to follow in Barry Nace’s footsteps. This individual should have a very strong passion for civil justice and see a future in the field.  The scholarship is in the amount of $3,000. 

Deadline: June 30, 2019
HARRIS LOWRY MANTON LLP CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
We at Harris Lowry Manton LLP are pleased to announce our ongoing efforts to help students pursue their education goals and dreams by offering the Second Annual Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship for $5000. This award will be given to any incoming or current law student who is either currently enrolled, or who has accepted a place, in an accredited law school for the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. 

Deadline: June 30, 2019
THE WAGNER & WAGNER ANNUAL CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Each year, we will award $2,500 to an eligible law or pre-law student who is enrolled in, or has proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college or university for the Fall semester. We will announce the winners in July 2019.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
We at the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates would like to thank you for your support. We are pleased to announce our ongoing efforts to help students pursue their education goals and dreams by continuing to offer the “Just Need a Chance” Educational Scholarship for $2,500.

Deadline: July 1, 2019
THE WARREN E. BURGER PRIZE
The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the competition. Please submit an original, unpublished, essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 

Deadline: July 1, 2019
REPRESENTING REAL PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIP
Lawyers can make a difference in rebalancing the scales of justice by choosing a career representing real people, especially when those clients couldn’t otherwise afford a lawyer. Patrick Malone & Associates is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals. 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 1, 2019
THE SIMMONS AND FLETCHER, P.C., EXCELLENCE IN ETHICS SCHOLARSHIP
For law students and prospective law students, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is excited to offer our annual Excellence in Ethics Scholarship. The law student scholarship will be awarded to one recipient in the amount of $1,000. The second place winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship as well.

Deadline: July 15, 2019
KENNETH S. NUGENT LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
We are excited to announce that we are offering a legal scholarship for qualified applicants. As part of the application there is a 500 word essay.  Please explain why you have chosen to enter the Legal Field.  $5,000 will be awarded to the winner of the contest as determined by our selection committee.

Deadline: July 15, 2019
ANKIN LAW OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP
Ankin Law understands the financial challenges college students face. This year we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to an undergraduate or law school student.  

Deadline: July 15, 2019
COGAN & POWER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Cogan & Power, are dedicated to helping members of our community become successful and achieve their goals. Medical, social or financial obstacles can make higher education a mere dream to some students. Therefore, every year we offer a $2,000 scholarship to the student who submits the strongest essay focusing on the given topic. 

Deadline: July 31, 2019
BANAFSHE LAW FIRM, PLC SCHOLARSHIP
This California personal injury law firm, is pleased to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student who is currently attending or planning on attending their first year of college or graduate school.  The annual scholarship program is aimed at students who have overcome a challenge in life, performed community service, and demonstrates financial need.

Deadline: July 31, 2019
THE EXONERATION EDUCATION INITIATIVE
In an effort to encourage law students to pursue a career in defense law and reclaim the rights of wrongfully convicted individuals, Tidwell Law Firm PLLC is offering a $2,500 scholarship to students.

Deadline: July 31, 2019
WOMEN LAWYERS OF VENTURA COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP
Women Lawyers of Ventura County (WLVC) is looking for dynamic applicants for its 2019-2020 scholarship ($500 - $3,000).  Our recent scholarship recipients have hailed from various law local schools. Their backgrounds have encompassed work in a variety of fields, such as mental health, civil rights, Indian law, environmental law, and dependency law.  However, WLVC’s scholarship recipients have all had one thing in common:  they have all been inspirational, hardworking people with a commitment to public interest! 

Deadline: July 31, 2019
TRADEMARK ATTORNEY SCHOLARSHIP
Gerben Law Firm, PLLC is offering an annual $1,500 scholarship opportunity for currently enrolled law students interested in practicing trademark law. Gerben Law Firm is committed to assisting the next generation of trademark attorneys through a scholarship to help ease the financial burden of law school.

Deadline: July 31, 2019
THE DOMINGUEZ FIRM LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Legal Scholarship Award will be presented to a worthy student accepted into or currently enrolled in law school. This $2,500 scholarship recognizes that individual’s academic achievements and unique goals despite their struggles or challenges, and looking to make a difference in his or her community and the future.

Deadline: July 31, 2019
10,000 DEGREES LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
The Marin County Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship was established in 2011 by members of the Marin County Bar Association (MCBA) to support student scholarships for law school and inspire future leaders in the legal community who have an interest in giving back to the local community. The scholarship will be a one-time award of up to $5,000 for law school students.

Deadline: August 1, 2019
SUTLIFF & STOUT LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
In an effort to enable more students who have a passion for law, we are offering an annual scholarship contest which will award a law student with $2,000 to be put towards his or her law school costs.

Deadline: August 1, 2019
CHAMPION THE CAUSE LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble is pleased to announce our Semi-Annual Champion the Cause Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is open to law students attending or planning to attend law school in the fall 2019 semester. Scholarship money will go directly to the winner’s school and can cover school-related expenses.

Deadline: August 1, 2019
LEVENSON LAW GROUP LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
We are asking law school students to write an essay in which they illustrate how they hope to help victims of personal injury and why they chose this area of law. The student with the most compelling essay, as judged by the Levinson Law Group, will receive $2,000 to put towards their law school tuition.

Deadline: August 11, 2019
NCVAA SCHOLARSHIP
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys is pleased to announce the Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship in honor of Hai Vinh Luu and My Thi Dang in the amount of $5,000. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to the public interest, and service to underprivileged communities.

Deadline: August 30, 2019
ANNUAL BREAK THE HABIT DISTRACTED DRIVING SCHOLARSHIP
Megeredchian Law, a Glendale, CA based firm is offering, this $1,000 scholarship which is intended to help students pursue both undergraduate and law degrees at institutions for higher learning. 

Deadline: August 31, 2019
ROSCOE TRIMMIER JR. DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides a $25,000 award to five outstanding second-year law students to offset the expenses of their legal education, and includes a paid summer associate position following completion of the second year of law school. The scholarship will be awarded to applicants who exemplify the accomplishment, leadership and dedication that were the hallmarks of Mr. Trimmier’s life, and who are members of populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

Deadline: September 1, 2019
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 current or aspiring law student throughout the United States. https://www.aerlawgroup.com/scholarship/

Deadline: September 1, 2019
BAJAJ LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC , a criminal defense law firm in San Diego, CA, is offering a $2,500 annual scholarship to one law student throughout the United States

Deadline: September 13, 2019
THE HONORABLE PATRICIA HERRON AND THE HONORABLE ELLEN JAMES SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving law student (or students) with demonstrated leadership potential, academic success, and a commitment to women’s issues and Contra Costa County.  The scholarship award(s) range from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the number and quality of our applicants. 

Deadline: September 30, 2019
IALA LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
The Los Angeles County Italian American Lawyers Association proudly offers its annual. As in prior years, one $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student, and the recipient will be honored at IALA’s annual December Supreme Court night.  Please note that the deadline to receive, not to send in, the application is September 30, 2019.

Deadline: October 1, 2019
RONALD HEDDING LAW FIRM $2,500 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
This Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley, CA criminal defense law firm is offering an annual $2,500 scholarship.  It is our goal to help students with limited financial means to obtain a quality education to improve their chances of brighter future. The intent of this annual scholarship is to reward hard working students who need financial assistance.

Deadline: October 1, 2019
LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Law Offices of Seppi Esfandi, A Criminal Defense Law Firm in Los Angeles, CA, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one law student in the United States.  The 2019 scholarship will be based on an essay and can be done on any topic. One very important item to include in the essay is the reason you need the scholarship.

Deadline: October 1, 2018
CIVIL RIGHTS AND CRIMINAL LAW ESSAY COMPETITION
Spolin Law, a Los Angeles based firm, has created a Civil Rights and Criminal Law Essay Competition, the winner of which will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to raise awareness of criminal and civil rights issues and support students who can articulate the importance of these principles. 

Deadline: November 1, 2019
LAVENT LAW IMMIGRANT SCHOLARSHIP
Lavent Law is proud to offer a $3,500 scholarship to an immigrant who is a current or aspiring law student.

Deadline: December 1, 2019
ARNOLD & ITKIN LLP ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Arnold & Itkin LLP will award $5,000 to two current law students who share our passion for assisting the underprivileged and the victims of tragedy. Regardless of the area of law, the scholarship recipients should be focused on utilizing the legal system to support those less fortunate. All applicants should demonstrate both past and current dedication to victim advocacy and/or community service. 

Deadline: December 1, 2019
EISNER GORIN LLP SCHOLARSHIP
The Los Angeles criminal defense law firm of Eisner Gorin LLP is offering a $3,000 scholarship to students who have an interest in pursuing a career in law. Our law firm partners understand the value of an education and the need to help students achieve their goal.

Deadline: December 1, 2019
THE KEITH WILLIAMS LAW GROUP ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,500 scholarship is designed to assist students who have overcome adversity in their life and are continuing with their education to create a brighter future for themselves.

Deadline: December 1, 2019
ALTMAN & ALTMAN LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship of $1,500 for an undergraduate or JD, LLB, or LLM candidate who is concerned with the need and affordability of legal services in the United States, with a preference for students who have a personal or educational connection to the Boston metropolitan area. 

Deadline: December 15, 2019
THE REEVES LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
For 2019, the Reeves Law Group is awarding a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our Seventh Annual Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. 

Deadline: December 15, 2019
CRIMINAL DEFENSE STUDENT LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. are happy to support student education with our annual $2,500 Criminal Defense Student Law School Scholarship. Students who are attending an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline: December 31, 2019
DDR LAWYERS LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
The DDR Lawyers Legal 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, 2019
THE 2019 SIMPLR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Simplr is offering a $7,500 scholarship to a passionate and deserving student who submits a winning essay in our specialized scholarship contest encompassing artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain technology and Intellectual Property (IP) law.

Deadline: January 31, 2020
DC LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The DC Law Scholarship is a recurring scholarship worth $2,000 designed to help one continuing law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application. Good luck!

Deadline: February 28, 2020
HON. WILLIAM C. CONNER WRITING COMPETITION
The Honorable William Conner Writing Competition was established to recognize exceptionally written papers that are submitted by law students and is presented each year at the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500 and the Runner-up will receive a cash award of $1,000. 

Deadline: March 31, 2020
KRIST LAW FIRM, P.C. NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Our Houston maritime lawyers are proud to announce that they will be renewing our annual scholarship of $5,000 to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations! 

Deadline: March 31, 2020
STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING SCHOLARSHIP
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we are committed to combating this issue, and that fight starts with greater awareness amongst the younger generations, and we believe that greater awareness of this issue can make a difference. We are proud to announce the KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship which awards $5,000 to a student pursuing higher-education.

Deadline: June 1, 2020
TAYLOR & RING’S ANNUAL VICTIM ADVOCATE SCHOLARSHIP
We are proud to announce the Taylor & Ring Victim Advocate Scholarship. This annual $5,000 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. 

  


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.