Law School Scholarships in 2020 You Must Apply for

06/05/19

Can I pay for law school with no money?

You don’t have to be rich to go to law school. Although the costs can reach more than $200,000, there are many scholarships available to students who want to pursue a degree in law. Scholarships for law school range from $500 to $15,000 and more. There is also financial aid available. If you are considering law school, you do not have to major in pre-law. You can choose any major of interest of to you as long as you complete your Bachelor’s degree. The good news is this is another way to get scholarship money. Explore the type of law you would like to study, and then look for undergraduate scholarships in that field. The options for funding and financial aid are numerous. You don’t have to let a lack of money deter you from choosing law as a profession.

Scholarships for law students start in undergrad

Scholarship Amount Deadline
Avvo Undergraduate/ Pre-law Scholarship Open to students intending to pursue a graduate law program, including but not limited to those in an official pre-law program or common pre-law majors such as Political Science, Economics, etc. $5,000 January 1
Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship Scholarship open to high school seniors who will pursue a degree, full-time, with a study focused in American History or American Government. $2,000 February
Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship Open to college juniors or seniors studying political science, history, government, or economics. $5,000 February
Brian Terry Scholarship Students must be intending to study criminal justice or related fields of study. Students will be evaluated on a first-come first-serve basis. Varies May 31
 My Alarm Center Student Scholarship Open to undergraduate students studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice or related fields. $1,000 July 1
Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship This scholarship goes to the student that writes the best essay on Artificial Intelligence. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science, math, information technology (IT) or a law degree. $7,500 December 31

20 Law School Scholarships to Apply for in 2020

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) With a mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States through the legal profession MALDEF awards 5-10 law school students with scholarships annually. $5,000 January 31
MileMark Media Legal Scholarship MileMark Media is proud to support the legal community and excited for those entering the legal profession. As such they are offering multiple scholarships throughout the year for grads and undergrads. $1,000 Quarterly
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund Qualified applicants must be entering first-year law students, have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, and demonstrate potential for entering a law-related career. $15,000 March 2
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Provides fellowships and summer training for students going to law school. $10,000 March 4
The Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarships Available for minority students entering law school with an intended focus on intellectual property. $10,000/yr. March 15
Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Open to third and fourth-year law students who wish to focus their legal career on advancing equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals. $2,000 March 16
Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship Eligible applicants must be second-year law students and submit a 10 to 25-page essay displaying excellence in legal writing. $5,000 April 6
Helen W. Nies Memorial Scholarship Qualified applicants must be female students attending law school with legal interests within the jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit, including international trade, government contracts, patents, trademarks, veterans’ benefits, and federal personnel. $10,000 April
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Earl Warren Scholarship Awarded to African-American students entering their first or second year of law school. $10,000/yr. May 1
Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship Program Awarded to students in their first year of law school who demonstrate academic ability and financial need. $10,000 June
The Snell & Wilmer Fellowship for Advancement and Resources (FAR) Program scholarship available to students applying to and admitted to law school. Varies (Covers LSAT course, LSAT, and three years of law school tuition.) June 1
Earl Warren Scholarship Program Eligible recipients must be their first year of full-time legal studies, show active involvement in public interest work, and possess a firm commitment to social justice and civil rights. $3,000 (renewable) June 1
The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship Three scholarships will be awarded. Must be a part-time or full-time law student to enter. Papers may be on any federal or state-related topic. $5,000 July 8
MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship The Minority Corporate Counsel Association awards to a student in their first year of law school. $10,000 July 15
D’Oliveira & Associates College Scholarship Scholarship available to college students who are currently pursuing a degree or certification in law, paralegal studies, legal assisting, court reporting, or any other legal studies. $1,000 July 30
Christopher W. Keyser Scholarship Students enrolled in a four-year university studying law in the U.S. are eligible for this award. Students graduating in the spring should not apply. $1,500 July 31
Echard Marquette, P.C. Trial Lawyer Scholarship Open to first and second-year law students. There is a strong preference (but not a requirement) for students who intend to practice personal injury law in western Pennsylvania. $1,000 July 31
National Tax Law Scholarship This award is for a second or third-year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. $500 August 5
Mario G. Obledo Memorial Scholarship To qualify, candidates must be of Hispanic/Latino descent, be pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree in legal studies, attend a law school approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) in America. $10,000 October 15
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund 20 Scholarships awarded to a diverse pool of applicant awardees. $15,000/yr. Varies
Zelle Diversity In Law Scholarship Created for law students who either (1) are a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship. Varies/Internship, etc. Varies

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