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: May 31, 2015
2015 BUCKFIRE & BUCKFIRE, P.C. LAW SCHOOL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2015.
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Deadline: May 31, 2015
COHEN, PLACITELLA, ROTH SCHOLARSHIP
This new $2,500 scholarship is intended to help students who are seeking a future career in law.  The scholarship applications will be judged primarily on a need basis, but achievement standards are not excluded.
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Deadline: June 1, 2015
BIREN│KATZMAN LAW SCHOLARSHIP
A new $5,000 scholarship for California law students, being offered by the Biren|Katzman Law Firm in Los Angeles.  Evaluation of essay submissions will be based on legal analysis, creative thinking, and communication skills.
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Deadline: June 1, 2015
PLAXEN AND ADLER SCHOLARSHIP
The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in trial advocacy and a career as a 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. The scholarship is available to all law school students including those who are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in trial advocacy and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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Deadline: June 15, 2015

LAW OFFICE OF BILLY SKINNER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship will to go to a deserving student who displays a passion for their continued education.  Essays should explain why law is important to you and why it is your chosen major. The video can address the same subject or be something completely different.
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Deadline: June 30, 2015

EARL WARREN SCHOLARSHIP
Incoming law students with a demonstrated commitment to racial justice and civil rights may apply for this year’s revamped Earl Warren Scholarship. Only five law students will be selected to receive this prestigious award. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a U.S. citizen, college graduate or enrolled in their final year of college, possess a record of academic achievement, and have a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to racial justice. LDF’s Earl Warren awards are $10,000 per year for three years for a total of $30,000.
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Deadline: June 30, 2015

MARINE APPRECIATION LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by a family member serving in the Marine Corps and who is seeking to continue their education through law school. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by the deadline.
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Deadline: June 30, 2015
THE SANDERS FIRM SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Sanders Firm is proud to recognize students committed to supporting their local communities by volunteering their time in furtherance of the issues that matter most to them.  The scholarship of $1,000 was created to reward undergraduate or law school students who have demonstrated a meaningful commitment to his or her local community.
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Deadline: July 1, 2015

JOHN LEWIS KING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This Scholarship program was established to provide Scholarship Awards to students who have substantial contact with the County of San Bernardino and who are currently attending a California law school which is either ABA accredited or one that has been pre-approved by the JLKMSF Board of Directors. At least one $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded. Multiple scholarships may be awarded, based on the number and quality of applications received.
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Deadline: July 15, 2015
FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP
The Brett Law $2,000 Future Leaders Scholarship 2015 is available to law school students who have an interest in personal injury law and are working towards their Juris Doctorate degree.
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Deadline: July 15, 2015
CLARK LAW OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP
The goal of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a worthy law school student.  We will be providing a $1000 scholarship to any law student enrolled for 2015.  We will base the judging criteria on the student’s academic performance along with the quality of an essay.
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Deadline: July 15, 2015
2015 DAVIS LIVINGSTON PUBLIC INTEREST LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship intends to support first year law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer. The firm awarded two $3,000 scholarships in 2014 after finding two extremely worthy applicants.
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Deadline: July 27, 2015
STEVEN FRITSCH SCHOLARSHIP
The Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch is offering a $1,000 scholarship for students entering their first year of law school in the fall of 2015. The scholarship is intended partially defray first-year expenses for a student who has been accepted into an accredited law school in California or anywhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of 2015.
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Deadline: July 31, 2015

JUVENILE JUSTICE LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. is offering the Juvenile Justice Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  This scholarship is intended to encourage and assist students with attending law school with an interest in juvenile justice, as well as raise awareness of the issue of prison sentences and reduced rights for minors that place youths on an institutionalized path towards spending a large part of their life in the criminal justice system.
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Deadline: August 1, 2015

FRIEDL RICHARDSON – DISABLED STUDENTS PURSUING A CAREER IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP
We are proud to support disabled students who are considering a career in law. Our scholarship program offers a $1,000 scholarship to disabled students at any stage of their academic career. This scholarship may be applied to any institution of your choice to help defray the cost of tuition and/or books.
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Deadline: August 1, 2015
FRIEDL RICHARDSON - VETERANS LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Veterans returning to the workforce by pursuing their dreams of academic and career success are well poised to consider a career in law. Our scholarship program offers a $1,000 scholarship to veterans from any branch of the military who are looking to pursue a career in law. This scholarship may be applied to any institution of your choice to help defray the cost of tuition and/or books.
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Deadline: August 31, 2015

YANEZ & ASSOCIATES FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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.
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Deadline: August 31, 2015
THE BAUMGARTNER LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to current or incoming law students based on need and commitment to helping others. One student will receive a $3,000 scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited Law School in the US, (persons who have applied to law school but have not yet been accepted may apply, however, the scholarship will only be awarded to someone enrolled in an accredited school at the time of scholarship selection).
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Deadline:  October 30, 2015
THE PINKHAM & ASSOCIATES LAW SCHOLARSHIP
We are proud to practice Family Law, but understand that it is the rare law school graduate who wants to enter this field of practice. Our $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the candidate that provides the best essay explaining or describing why they want to go into the Divorce/Family Law/Matrimonial Law field.
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Deadline: December 1, 2015
ROGERS LAW FIRM 2015 SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
Rogers Law Firm is honored to offer a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of an essay contest.  The essay will be on one of three topics relating to personal injury law.  The scholarship is open to all law school students, 18 years of age or older.
Deadline: December 15, 2015
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THE REEVES LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
Each year, The Reeves Law Group awards a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who delivers a winning presentation or authors a winning essay in our annual scholarship contest.
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Deadline: December 15, 2015

FARZAD FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP
As strong advocates for higher learning, we are proud to give back to aspiring lawyers through the Farzad Family Law Scholarship.  This annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit. We will be awarding the winning submission $3,500.
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Deadline: December 31, 2015

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law. This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year & will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2016).
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