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: 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: September 30, 2018
BEVERLY HILLS IMMIGRATION LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP
We are pleased to announce our $1,000 “Beverly Hills Immigration Lawyers Scholarship 2018”.  Our goal is to offer a scholarship to a foreign born student, or child of a foreign born student (with or without lawful status) to help pay for education costs. 

Deadline: September 31, 2018
BURNS & JAIN - CAR ACCIDENT CONCUSSION AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP
Our Car scholarship seeks to raise awareness on concussions caused from car accidents so victims will understand the severity of these injuries and seek the treatment they need.  We will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a student based primarily on the quality of their essay. 

Deadline: October 1, 2018
FALL 2018 NW CORPORATE LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Law school in the United States is expensive. Our firm wants to help a law student avoid some of the costs associated with law school, and we are now accepting applications for this $1,000 scholarship, which will be awarded to one second or third year law student who is in financial need and who is actively enrolled in an ABA-approved law school. 

Deadline: October 1, 2018
SPOLIN LAW CIVIL RIGHTS & CRIMINAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Our law firm operates under the principle that "every person deserves to be treated with dignity." To further this idea, Spolin Law is offering a student a $1,000 scholarship to help them pursue and achieve their educational goals. 

Deadline: October 16, 2018
FRESNO COUNTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Fresno County Bar Association announces the availability of one spring 2019 scholarship award for second and third-year law students in the amount of $1,000.

Deadline: October 18, 2018
PASADENA BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The PBA, with the additional support of Alternative Resolution Centers and Forensis Group, is proud to offer five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students enrolled in J.D. programs at UCLA, USC, Loyola, or Southwestern for the 2018-2019.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
2018 LA ITALIAN AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Founded in 1977, the Los Angeles Italian American Lawyers Association (IALA) fosters friendship and networking among lawyers and judges interested in Italian-American heritage and affairs, provides Bar certified continuing education, and participates in civic and community activities to improve legal practice and ensure the proper administration of justice. 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.

Deadline: November 1, 2018
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. This award will be based on an essay ranging from 500 – 1000 words on a topic of your choice.

Deadline: November 30, 2018
STRIVE TO BE THE BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In order to help make a college or law school education a more affordable opportunity, the Arizona DUI and criminal law firm of the DM Cantor is offering a $2,500 college or law student scholarship to help current, or soon-to-be, college students ease the burden of higher education costs.

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
FOR THE PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIP
For 30 years, as Morgan & Morgan attorneys have joined us to work “for the people,” it’s been a commitment that extends beyond the courtroom. We want to inspire young lawyers to approach their careers with the same mindset. Our $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is accepted or currently enrolled in law school and is driven to fight for those who need it most. 

Deadline: December 1, 2018
ALTMAN & ALTMAN LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship of $2,000 for an undergraduate or JD, LLB, or LLM candidate who is concerned with the need and affordability of legal services, with a preference for students who have a personal or educational connection to the Boston metropolitan area. 

Deadline: December 1, 2018
GORIN LEGAL 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. The high cost of education, including tuition, housing, and books frequently makes it difficult for many students achieve their dream in a career in the field of law. 

Deadline: December 1, 2018
PERSONAL INJURY SCHOLARSHIP
Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. 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 1, 2018
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ESSAY CONTEST
The attorneys at Adras & Altig are pleased to sponsor a Criminal Justice Essay Contest to help students with college expenses and to raise greater awareness of the issue of cyberbullying. Prizes: $1,500, $750, $500.

Deadline: December 4, 2018
BRADFORD LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
We understand the importance of education for young people and are aware of the fact that education isn’t accessible to everyone. To support students, Bradford & Co has launched $1,000 Scholarship Program.

Deadline: December 7, 2018
SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY & VIDEO CONTEST
The Memphis-based Law Office of David E. Gordon is proud to announce that we will award two scholarships worth a combined $1,500 to current and prospective U.S. college students who write winning essays or submit winning videos in our Scholarship Essay & Video Contest. 

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
COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
The $1,500 Medical Malpractice Help Community Service Scholarship recognizes the time, effort, and sacrifice that students spend to make a difference in their communities, not to mention the real-world experience that students gain in the process. 

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 15, 2018
BRAGER TAX LAW GROUP LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship of $1,000 for a current undergraduate student enrolled in a tax or accounting program, or law student who is interested in pursuing a career in tax litigation and preferably is from California, has graduated from a college or university there, or is currently attending law school there. 

Deadline: December 15, 2018
CRIMINAL DEFENSE STUDENT LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship of $2,500 for an undergraduate or law student who is concerned about the affordability and access to legal services in the USA, with a preference for individuals who are from Boston or have attended a college, university, or law school there.

Deadline: December 15, 2018
LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
GJEL Accident Attorneys is proud to announce the first semi-annual GJEL Law Student Scholarship. This $1,000 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: December 15, 2018
THE BLANCH LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
We are offering a $5,000 award to students who write the best article according to our parameters. This is a Fall 2018 scholarship and students would be able to apply throughout the semester.

Deadline: December 15, 2018
STUDENT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Newsome Melton started the $1,500 Student Leadership Scholarship to recognize student leaders and to help them get an education that will allow them to continue their efforts to make a difference in their communities.

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 1, 2019
THE GEORGELIS INJURY LAW FIRM, P.C. SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Our scholarship is open to ALL students who plan on enrolling, or are currently enrolled, in law school in 2019. The winning applicant will receive $1,500 towards the cost of their legal education.

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 15, 2019
“ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT” LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Lemberg law is offering a $1,250 scholarship to a law student who fosters an entrepreneurial spirit of their own.  This scholarship is open to current or incoming law school students who are U.S. citizens, "Dreamers," or legal permanent residents. 

Deadline: January 20, 2019
MELDON LAW COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
College can be expensive, and students are very often ending up with tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debts that can follow them around for years. For this reason, Meldon Law is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of our annual College Scholarship Video 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: January 31, 2019
FLORIDA LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
The Personal Injury Lawyers at The Florida Law Group are aware of the high costs associated education that students and their families face. To help students achieve their educational aspirations, The Florida Law Group is pleased to introduce the $1,000 Florida Law Group Scholarship. 

Deadline: February 20, 2019
THE PHOENIX INJURY LAWYERS AT ABELS & ANNES, P.C. VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
The Phoenix injury attorneys and car accident lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are well aware of how expensive higher education can be for students and their families. To help with this matter, Abels & Annes, P.C. is proud to announce an annual $1,500 college scholarship video contest. 

Deadline: February 28, 2019
POLITO & ASSOCIATES, LLC SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
Here at Polito & Associates, LLC, we understand that our future leaders can achieve success with a proper education. However, we realize that education can be a financial constraint for students and their families. To help students achieve their educational goals, our personal injury attorneys are proud to announce the launch of this $2,500 scholarship contest. 

Deadline: March 30, 2019
GEORGE SALINAS SCHOLARSHIP
Here at The Law Offices of George Salinas, our personal injury attorneys understand that higher education can be a financial constraint for students and their families. To help students achieve their educational goals, our personal injury attorneys are proud to announce the launch of The Law Offices of George Salinas $1,250 Annual Scholarship. 

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.

Deadline: April 1, 2019
THE GAINSBERG LAW ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FOR 2019
We want to help those young lawyers pursue their dreams and protect the justice system. That is why we are proud to announce the $2,500 Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award. 

Deadline: April 21, 2019
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
As an attorney, Ronald D. Weiss understands the value of higher education as well as the tremendous investment of time and money obtaining one can involve. In an effort to help a new generation meet their educational costs, Mr. Weiss is pleased to announce that he is offering incoming and existing college students an opportunity to win $2,500 college scholarship.

Deadline: April 25, 2019
TAYLOR & RING’S ANNUAL 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.

Deadline: May 1, 2019
LAW OFFICES OF RANDOLPH RICE SCHOLARSHIP 2019
We understand that the leaders of tomorrow are working and often sacrificing to receive an education today. That’s why in 2016 we launched our annual Law Offices of Randolph Rice Scholarship. The purpose is to award a $1,500 scholarship each year to a deserving student to apply towards college costs and help that student realize his or her potential.

Deadline: May 20, 2019
THOMAS L. DICKSON SCHOLARSHIP
The winner of the $1,000 Thomas L. Dickson scholarship contest will be chosen by our attorneys based on participation in a video essay contest. 

Deadline: May 31, 2019
THE SILVERMAN, MCDONALD & FRIEDMAN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is dedicated to upholding the rights of the injured. The successful candidate will be enrolled, or have proof of future enrollment, in an accredited college, university or law school for the upcoming academic year.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
THE CRANDALL & PERA LAW LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship awards $3,000 to a 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: May 31, 2019
PECK LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
Only students, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship award will be sent directly to the winner’s school and can be used for all school-related expenses. 

Deadline: May 31, 2019
WORGUL, SARNA & NESS, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS, LLC SCHOLARSHIP
We are proud to announce the renewal of our scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. At Worgul, Sarna & Ness, 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. 

Deadline: June 1, 2019
2019 LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a Criminal Defense & DUI 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 2019 Academic Semester.

Deadline: June 1, 2019
HEDDING LAW FIRM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Hedding Law Firm, a Los Angeles criminal defense and DUI law firm is offering an annual $2,500 scholarship for students who are currently attending or planning to attend college or graduate school. We understand the rising costs of education are continuing to be a struggle for many students who are seeking to obtain a higher education.  

Deadline: June 15, 2019
SIMMRIN LAW GROUP ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is our way of fostering the values that drive all of us here at Simmrin, and helping pass those values to future leaders. It is a $1,500 scholarship which will support one high-achieving, entrepreneurially-minded student.

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: 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 16, 2019
GOLDBERG WEISMAN CAIRO ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
Our Chicago-based Personal Injury law firm, Goldberg Weisman Cairo, is offering a $1000 scholarship to students across the country who meet our criteria.

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: 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: 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: 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. 


 


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.