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Future of the Law Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500-750 word essay or presentation discussing their background and interests followed by their ideas for the future of the law. Emphasis should be given on how innovation and technology can enhance access to justice for all Americans. Winner will receive $1,000. 

Business Studies Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2020 & November 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750 word essay on your favorite stock idea and why (Must be over $100 million market cap and long ideas or neutral only -no shorts, can be other asset class besides equity). Explain the catalysts you see, what you think the stock should be worth, the company’s competitors, and any other reasons you believe the security is being overlooked. Don’t forget to include a disclosure if you own any of the securities you discuss. The winner will receive $2,000.

NW Corporate Law Bi-Annual Scholarship (Spring Deadline: May 1, 2020, Fall Deadline: October 1, 2020) – Applicants  must submit an essay answering the following prompt: Law school students are trained in identify problems. In 500 – 700 words identify any problem in your law school instruction, experience, or curriculum, and propose a solution to that identified problem. The winner will receive $1,000.

Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750+ word essay on the following topic: Businesses often protect themselves from the high costs of litigation by including arbitration clauses and waivers of the right to a jury trial in their terms and conditions. Do you believe that this trend benefits our country? Support your position. The winner will receive $1,000.

Epiphan Video Scholarship (Deadline: July 15, 2019) – Applicants must submit submit an essay between 1,000 and 1,500 words explaining how live streaming affects one of the following fields: Business, Social Media or Education. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The winner will receive $1,000.

Brown, PC National Business Law Scholarship (Deadline: August 10, 2020) – Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in business law. Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in business law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing business law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a business law professor or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a business law-related job or internship. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The winner will receive $500.

Future of the Law Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500-750 word essay or presentation discussing their background and interests followed by their ideas for the future of the law. Emphasis should be given on how innovation and technology can enhance access to justice for all Americans. Winner will receive $1,000.

Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on their current or aspiring entrepreneurial endeavors. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The winner receives a $1,500 scholarship.

Pacific Collection Group's Annual Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicants must submit a 600-word essay about an experience or time in your life where you had to manage and or learn how to manage your personal finances. Winner will receive $1,000.

Champion the Cause Scholarship (Deadline: January 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500 word or less essay on the following topic: As a lawyer, how will you help protect people's rights? Winner will receive $1,000.

Constantine Cannon Law School Scholarship (Deadline: January 10, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 250 to 750 word essay addressing the following topic: The Importance of Whistleblowers. First Place: $2,500, Second Place: $1,000, Third Place: $750, Fourth Place: $500, Fifth Place: $250.

The Good Law Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2021) – Applicants must submit a 1,000 word or less essay explaining ethical problems of our current legal structure and ways to improve it. Winner will receive $1,000.

Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship. (Deadline: March 2, 2020) – Applicants must be a students must maintain legal residency in Sonoma County and be a student must be enrolled in first or second year of law school. The winner will receive $2,500. 

Harris Lowry Manton LLP Academic Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words about the importance of the right to a trial by jury. The winner will receive $5,000.

Plattner Verderame, P.C.’s Annual Civil Justice Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 1000-word essay about the American civil justice and jury system. The winner will receive $2,500.

Plaxen and Adler Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay or letter of no more than 1000 words on how they have 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. Winner will receive $2,500. 

Silverman, McDonald & Friedman Educational Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 500 words about what the civil justice systems means to the applicant. The winner will receive $5,000.

Taylor & Ring Victim Advocate Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words about what the civil justice systems means to you. The $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.

The Wagner & Wagner Annual Civil Justice Scholarship Award (Deadline: June 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit and essay up to 1,000 words on “The injured plaintiff’s right to be compensated through litigation or mediation.” Winner will receive $2,500.

Branch Out Bi-Annual Scholarship: Commitment to excellence in education and communities (Summer Deadline: June 15, 2020, Winter Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit answers to the following questions: Why are you committed to education?; What are the struggles your community goes through?What is your plan to solve or deal with these issues in your community?; and How will your continued education help you to make your plan a reality? Upon announcing the winner, Bisnar Chase Law will also give away $500 to the 501c3 charitable organization of the winner's choice. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Patrick Malone & Associates "Representing Real People" Scholarship (Deadline: July 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a personal essay. Two winner will receive $5,000.

Barry J. Nace "Pursuit of Justice" Scholarship (Deadline: August 1, 2020) – The $3,000 award will go to an individual with a very strong passion for civil justice and see a future in the field.

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Scholarship (Deadline: August 1, 2020) – Applicants write a 750 to 1000 word essay detailing the importance jury trials in our society. Submissions will be judged and succeed, based on creativity and compelling arguments on the subject. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The winner will receive $1,000.

Matthew D. Sharp Short Essay Scholarship Contest (Deadline: November 25, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay addressing the question: Should the laws against revenge porn be more severe? Why or why not? Winners will receive $1,000.

Morgan & Morgan For The People Scholarship (Deadline: December 1, 2019) – Applicants must submit a 700 – 800-word essay addressing the following question: What does “For The People” mean to you and how would you apply that in your legal career? Winner will receive $5,000.

Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC 2019 Annual Scholarship Competition (Deadline: December 6, 2019) – Applicants muist submit a 600-word essay or one-two minute video addressing the following prompt: "What is your impression of law enforcement agencies’ relationships with their communities? Do those relationships need improvement? If so, how could they be improved? What solutions exist?" First Place: $2,000, Second Place: $500.

Kogan & DiSalvo A Modern Citizen Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-1,500 word essay discussing the question: Describe what you think it means to be citizen in 2020? Discuss what it means to be an active citizen today and how you find yourself taking part in your community on a local, state or national level. The winner will receive $1,000.

Legal Leaders Scholarship Opportunity (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicants must submit an essay on the following topic: How our Legal System Could be Improved or Employed to make our Society a Better Place? Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The winner will receive $500.

Social Biases in the Courtroom Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicant must submit a 1,000-word essay discussing the types of social biases exhibited in the courtroom. The essay will create an awareness campaign that addresses these biases and suggests legislative action to prevent biases from entering the courtroom. Winner will receive $1,000. 

Switzer Environmental Fellowships (Deadline: TBD) – The Fellowship includes a one-year $15,000 cash award for graduate study, to be paid in two installments, in June 2019 and January 2020.

Reeves Law Group Scholarship (Deadline: January 15, 2020) – We would like to know about your commitment to the less-fortunate, and contributions you may have made or are currently making to help, for example, a non-profit institution, a specific group, your local community, or the public at large. Please provide your entry in 750-1000 words in the form of an essay, or Prezi/Powerpoint presentation. Graphic and creative presentations are welcome. The winner will receive $3,000.

SeniorAdvice.com Senior Caregiver Scholarship (Deadline: January 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a video providing answers to the following five questions: "(1) Please share your caregiving story with us. Who are you/have you been caring for and how do you help/have you helped care for this person? (2) What have you learned from your experience as a caregiver? How has this experience affected you? (3) What is a valuable piece of advice you've received from your aging friend or family member? What is a valuable piece of advice that you've given to them? (4) What will you be studying in school in the Spring of 2020 and how has your role as a caregiver influenced your chosen career path? (5) Why should you receive this scholarship and how will it help you?" Winner will receive $2,000.

Young Women’s Empowerment Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay discussing how you have empowered young women in your family or community. Winner will receive $1,000.

The Educating Our Youth Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay describing the importance of educating and empowering today’s youth. Winner will receive $500. 

Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship (Deadline: March 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on one of the following topics: How does alcohol addiction affect young Americans today?; What is the most effective way to raise awareness of alcohol abuse or addiction among young people?; or How do you plan to continue raising awareness of alcohol addiction while in college? The winner will receive $500.

Hamilton, Hull & Byrd Giving Back Scholarship (Deadline: April 30, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word essay that provides a meaningful description of their experiences in community service and what giving back to their community means to them.  The winner will receive $1,000.

Service to Humanity Scholarship  (Deadline: May 30, 2019) – Applicants must submit a 750-word original essay which provides a thoughtful description of the candidate’s experiences discussing how they dedicate their time to helping others and the lessons they have learned from their experiences doing so. At what point in their life did they decide that helping others was important to them? Candidates must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. The winner will receive $1,000. 

Anidjar & Levine Community Service Scholarship (Deadline: June 15, 2020) – To participate in the contest, applicants are to write a 500-word essay answering one of the following questions: What job skill(s) did you develop through community service that you did not possess prior to volunteering? What did community service teach you about leadership? How has your community service influenced your career goals? The winner will receive $1,000.

Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Annual Academic Scholarship (Deadline: June 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay about the following topic: Describe how you plan to use your college education to help others, innovate, and change the world. Winner will receive $1,000. 

Dealhack Community Volunteer Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2019) – Applicants must answer the following questions: How do you help in your community?; How long have you been volunteering?; Why do you volunteer?; What does volunteering mean to you and what has it taught you?; What plans do you have to volunteer in the future? The winner will receive $1,500.

Community Superhero Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2020) – Applicants, with a demonstrable history of community service and volunteerism, must submit an essay of 500 to 1000 words answering: How are you a superhero in your community? Your essay must describe your community service and how it has made a difference in the lives of others in your community. The winner will receive $1,500. 

Impact on the Community Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-1000 word essay, discussing a time when you made a positive impact on someone or something in your community, and how that experience changed you as a person. The winner will receive $1,000. 

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Excellence in Ethics Scholarship (Deadline: July 1, 2020) – All applicants must submit a 1,000 word or more essay. The essay should focus on the importance of providing free legal services to those who cannot afford it, and why this is beneficial to the community at large and to the legal system as a whole. The first place winner will receive $1,000; the second place winner will receive $500.

Community Hero Scholarship (Deadline: July 3, 2020) – Applicants must have completed at least 20 hours of community service in 2019 and submit a response to the essay question provided (500 words or less) after creating an account with Course Hero. Winner will receive $5,000. 

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2019) – Applicants must submit a 750-word essay that provides a thoughtful description of the applicant's experience of community service and what giving back to their community means to them. The winner will receive $1,000.

Rosen Hagood Community Service Scholarship (Deadline: August 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word original essay which provides the candidates experiences of community service and what giving back to the community means to them. The winner will receive $1,000.

Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship Application  (Deadline: August 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit answers to the following questions: why do you desire the scholarship, what do you think you have done to earn the scholarship, and what are your career goals after College. The winner will receive $3,000.

Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship (Deadline: September 30, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500-word essay that responds to the following question: With so many people and organizations in today’s world in need of volunteers and financial assistance, how should people decide where to direct their time and donations? The winner will receive $500.

Pay It Forward Scholarship (Deadline: November 30, 2020) - Applicants must submit a 750-word word essay which describes how you try to make your community a better place. Winner will receive $1,500. 

Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship (Deadline: December 1, 2020) – To apply, each applicant must submit a 1-3 page essay explaining their goals and intent to use their legal education to improve the lives of certain underprivileged individuals, the community, or society at large. Two winners will receive $5,000.

David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicants, interest in public service, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences, must submit a essay of approximately 750 words on the following prompt: Discuss the importance of public servants and public service in our society. Why are public servants, and especially public defenders, important in our legal system? The winner will receive a $500 scholarship.

The Good Samaritan Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicant must submit a 500 word essay that identifies the applicant and describes the applicant’s Good Samaritan characteristics as well as examples of acts of kindness towards others. Winner will receive $1,000.

The Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicant must submit a 750 word essay discussing a time that you performed a random act of kindness for someone or a time where you were on the receiving end of a random act of kindness, and the effects of the event on everyone involved. Winner will receive $1,000. 

Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Lawyers Legal Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500 to 900-word essay on how the US Credit scoring system can be improved, including current issues in today’s credit landscape and various ways to offset the negative implications that affect many Americans’ ability to access capital. The winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

The Kay-Grant Group Scholarship (Deadline: April 30, 2020) – Applicants must submit a video clip that is less than 2 minutes in length and share it using YouTube. In this video clip, please include: Why you believe our scholarship could help you, What it will help you to achieve, and Your goal and what you wish to achieve from your education. Winner will receive $1,000. 

PayDayAllDay Scholarship (Spring Deadline: April 30, 2020, Fall Deadline: October 31, 2020) – Applicants are must submit an original video or infographic, along with a 750-word essay discussing one of the following topics: The Hidden Dangers of Long-Term Debt; Irresistible Purchases that I Regret Spending my Credit on; or The Practical Financial Lessons that Adulthood Teaches You. The winner will receive $500.

SameDayLoans365 Achievers Scholarship (Quarterly Deadlines: June 28, September 28, December 28, March 28) – Applicants must submit a 750-word essay, or infographic on one of the following topics: My Financial Goals in College for a Brighter FutureHow to Overcome the Odds and Make Your Dreams Come True; or Common Problems During Higher Education and Genius Ways to Solve Them. The winner will receive $500.

Excel Capital Management Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicants must submit an essay of more than 1200 words on the topic: Legal Framework for Hedge Fund Regulation. The winner will receive $500.

 

The Good Law Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2021) – Applicants must submit a 1,000 word or less essay explaining ethical problems of our current legal structure and ways to improve it. Winner will receive $1,000.

Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2020) Applicants must submit a 400-600 word essay on one of the following topics: representing underserved communities in criminal justice system, equal protection under the law in modern day practice, and State vs Federal Law: Is marijuana illegal? The winner will receive a $500 scholarship.

Know Your Rights Scholarship (Deadline: February 28, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word essay discussing what you feel should be done to increase awareness surrounding individual rights to help individuals avoid self-incrimination. The winner will receive $1,000. 

Defending Yourself Scholarship (Deadline: February 29, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-1000 word essay answering the following: Describe a time when you needed to defend yourself, either vocally or through taking action. What prepared you for this moment when you had to defend yourself and what was the outcome? Winner will receive $2,000. 

Harris Lowry Manton LLP Academic Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words about the importance of the right to a trial by jury. The winner will receive $5,000.

Hedding Law Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a minimum 500 word essay on the following topic: Solutions for the High Recidivism Rate in the United States. The winner will receive $2,500.

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Scholarship (Deadline: August 1, 2020) – Applicants write a 750 to 1000 word essay detailing the importance jury trials in our society. Submissions will be judged and succeed, based on creativity and compelling arguments on the subject. The winner will receive $1,000.

Leifert & Leifert Law Right to Privacy Scholarship (Deadline: August 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word original essay which describes what rights the public should have to view information, specifically mug shots, on defendants and what protections should defendants have so their information is not necessarily public. The winner will receive $1,000.

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez Law Scholarship (Deadline: September 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500 to 1250 word essay on the any of the following topics: Why I want to practice criminal law (either as a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney)Any adversity I had to overcome to fulfill my goal of attending law school; or What I hope to achieve with my law degree. The winner will receive $3,500.

Bajaj Law Scholarship (Deadline: September 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500 to 1250 word essay on the any of the following topics: Why I’m interested in practicing criminal law (either as a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney)Any adversity I had to overcome to fulfill my goal of attending law school; or How I will help others with my law degree. The winner will receive $2,500.

Spolin Law Civil Rights and Criminal Law Essay Competition (Deadline: October 1, 2020) – This is an essay contest on the following question: What Does the U.S. Constitution Mean to You? A winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Karin Riley Porter Good Works Scholarship (Deadline: October 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay of 500-word essay that identifies the applicant and describes the applicant’s leadership and dedication in giving back to his or her community through community service projects, including projects involving criminal justice issues. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship.

Jeffrey Lichtman Community Service Scholarship (Deadline: November 30, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word essay personal essay that describes a community service activity you initiated that left an impact on yourself and the people in your community. Please provide a detailed description of what led you to this particular community service activity, what societal issue or problem this activity sought to address, and how successful the activity was in addressing this issue. If it was not a successful activity, please propose insights into another way you could go about fixing your community’s issue.. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.scholarship.

Eisner Gorin LLP Law Firm Scholarship (Deadline: December 1) – Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on a topic of Criminal Justice. The winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2019) – Applicants with a connection to Maryland must submit an essay of 1000 words essay providing a well-reasoned argument about whether a specific policy in the criminal justice system (your choice) is unjust and requires reform, or is just and should stay the same. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Tilem & Associates, P.C. Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 1000-word essay addressing the strengths and weaknesses of the US criminal justice system. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Felony Friendly Jobs Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicants must submit an essay of more than 1200 words on the topic: Stigma of Felony Conviction can Stifle Job Options. The winner will receive $500.

Shawn Sukumar Extracurricular Impact Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750 word essay on the following ways extracurricular activities fostered a sense of accountability and responsibility in you, taught you how to express yourself, and taught you skills that have become useful in school life and day-to-day activities. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word minimum essay on the topic of: The necessity and value of the presumption of innocence and reasonable doubt in the criminal justice system. The winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

West Coast Employment Law School Scholarship (Deadline: April 4, 2020) – Applicants must submit a three to five minute video on why they deserve the West Coast Employment Lawyers Scholarship. Winner will receive $1,000.

Michigan Workers Comp Law Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2020) – Applicants submit an essay of not more than 3-4 pages outlining your point of view on how your home state’s current laws impact employees’ legal rights regarding workplace injuries. Do you feel your state’s laws are too strict or too lenient regarding workers’ compensation? The winner will receive $500.

Patrick Malone & Associates "Representing Real People" Scholarship (Deadline: July 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a personal essay. Two winner will receive $5,000.

Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship (Deadline: July 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a transcript reflecting the student’s current academic standing, including a minimum GPA of at least 3.0., and write a 650 word essay on what goals he or she hopes to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field. The winner will receive $1,000.

Workplace Rights Law (Deadline: August 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 150+ word essay on the topic: How you hope employment law will help you as an employee and what you’d like to learn about employee rights. Winner will receive $500.

YYC Employment Law Group Scholarship (Deadline: August 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words on a relevant employment law topic of their choosing (i.e. human rights, wrongful dismissal, etc.) and why strong legal advocacy is required for the continued protection of employees. Emphasis can be given to personal anecdotes, case law and/or academic and scholarly literature. Applicants must also demonstrate a grade of B+ or higher in employment law coursework. The winner receives a $1,500 scholarship.

Werman Salas P.C. Employment Law Scholarship (Deadline: September 1, 2020) – Applicants submit an essay of no more than 800 words describing their interest in labor or employment law, workers’ rights, or economic policy relating to overtime pay, minimum wages, or gender-based pay disparities; and how that interest informs their future employment goals. The winner will receive $1,000.

Emery Reddy Workers’ Rights Advocacy Scholarship (Deadline: November 30) – Applicants must submit an essay (500-word maximum). The essay will describe their interest in advocating on behalf of workers or discuss a unique experience with workers’ rights issues. The award amount varies.

DarrasLaw Scholarship Essay Contest (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicants must submit a 600 to 800 word essay discussing the financial safety net and whether it is adequate to address the needs of workers who become disabled. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

 

Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship (Deadline: May 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word response to the prompt: Discuss the role of parents, school administration, and the role YOU could play in cyberbullying awareness and prevention. How can these parties react to cyberbullying and what steps can they take to effectively prevent it? The winner will receive $1,000. 

Solomon Law Group Scholarship (Deadline: July 17, 2020) – Incoming and 1L students are eligible. Submit a 500+ word essay on this topic: If you could design and develop a completely new college curriculum, what would it look like and why? The winner will receive $1,000.

Switzer Environmental Fellowships (Deadline: TBD

Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500-word personal statement explaining the candidate’s dedication to local conservation and detailing the efforts, past and current, he or she has made to contribute to conservation and natural preservation efforts. The winner will receive $500.

Mac Hyde Brownfield Scholarship (Deadline: September 30, 2020) – This scholarship is only available to Minnesota Residents who are pursuing a legal career on brownfields redevelopment.  The applicant must submit a 300 word essay on: Please describe your short- and long-term career goals. What interests you about brownfield redevelopment? How do your career goals relate to brownfield redevelopment?  The winner will receive $2,000.

OFAC Law Group Eco-Friendly Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicant must submit a 1,000-word essay providing a well-thought-out example(s) of how to improve the environment through activism, or an example(s) they have already enacted. They will be judged on the best-reasoned response. Winner will receive $500. 

Patrick Malone & Associates "Representing Real People" Scholarship (Deadline: July 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a personal essay. Two winner will receive $5,000.

Mental Health System Reform Scholarship (Deadline: February 28, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word essay explaining your opinion on the mental health debate in the U.S. and whether you believe the mental health system is in need of reform. If so, include the steps you believe are necessary to accomplish this reform. The winner will receive $1,000.

Happy Valley Scholarship (Deadline: March 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500-1,000 word essay on the following topic: How do you defy the “stoner” stereotype when using cannabis for medical purposes? Winner will receive $2,500.

AICA Orthopedics' Scholarship Program (Deadline: April 17, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500-800 word essay explaining why you chose to pursue a career in law, and how this scholarship would specifically benefit you. Winner will receive $1000.

Anthony’s Scholarship Living with a Sense of Purpose (Deadline: April 30, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay where the applicant discusses the American health system and its relation to suicide, and the need to introduce effective legislation that may help prevent or lower the incidence of suicide in our communities. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Fink Family Scholarship (Deadline: May 31,2020) – This scholarship is specifically for pharmacists who are pursuing a law degree. The purpose of the Scholarship is to support a pharmacist who: (1) is attending law school; (2) demonstrates academic, professional, or service-related achievement; and (3) is most likely to use a law degree to further such achievement and to contribute to the benefit of society. Applicants must submit an essay describing how the applicant intends to apply the dual background and preparation being pursued. The winner will receive $5,000.

Philadelphia Injury Lawyers (Deadline: July 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit 1000-word max. each answering the following: A. What does the future of medical malpractice law look like in the U.S.? and B. Why are you interested in pursuing a career in Medical Malpractice Law? Winner will receive $1,000. 

Sober Partners® | $1000 College Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Applicants who have been affected by drug or alcohol abuse in their lives or the lives of their loved ones are encouraged to apply. The winner will receive $1,000.

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health And Disability (Deadline: November 15, 2020) – Applicant must have a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act, and must provide documentation to verify this. Applicants must submit a personal statement, including brief personal history, educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, and reasons why they should be selected by the AAHD Scholarship Committee. Funds are limited to under $1,000.

Opioid Epidemic Recovery Scholarship (Deadline: November 30, 2020) – Applicant must submit a 750-word essay responding to the following prompt: Given the current opioid epidemic, what laws can be put into place to prevent medical professionals from over-prescribing prescription medications such as opioids? How can we effectively fight this crisis? Winner will receive $1,000.

New Song Recovery Scholarship (Deadline: December 10, 2020) – Applicants must submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words, describing their experience or passion for addiction treatment. Describing how it has affected their decisions and their drive for a career in the behavioral health space. Personal statements can be from personal or professional experience. Winner will receive $1,000. 

Lark Health Scholarship (Deadline: December 20, 2020) – Applicants must submit submit a 1-2 page essay detailing an initiative you would like to see happen — were you a policy maker, health insurance executive, entrepreneur, or public health advocate — to prevent or delay one of the most pressing health issues facing Americans today. Three winners will receive $2,000, $1,000, or $500.

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2019) – Applicants that have been diagnosed with diabetes must submit a 500-1,000 word essay on one of the following topics: one way that diabetes has shaped or changed your plans, one thing you think would make the biggest difference in how our society treats diabetes, or a piece of advice for someone first learning they have diabetes. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Dr. Edward Jacobson Healthy Living Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicant must submit an original personal statement of no less than 750 words in length which describes the applicant’s approach to healthy living and interest in fostering community wellness programming or awareness. Winner will receive $500. 

Penguin CBD Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words or less about: What inspired you to want to do work in the healthcare sector? What health research are you most interested in learning about and why? What inequalities exist in healthcare & medicine exist how would you improve it?  Three winners will receive $1,500.

Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicants must submit a 500-word statement identifying the applicant and her or his past and future dedication to healthy communities and sustainable initiatives. The personal statement should make clear how the candidate would use his or her continued education to champion accessible health- and local-activities programs. The winner will receive $500.

Patrick Malone & Associates "Representing Real People" Scholarship (Deadline: July 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a personal essay. Two winner will receive $5,000.

DREAM Act Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2020) – This is a short essay contest open to students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of immigrants and other non-native individuals living in the United States. Applicants must be in good academic standing and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The winner will receive a scholarship of $500.

Lavent Law Immigrant Scholarship (Deadline: November 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay answering one of the following questions: Has being an immigrant impacted your decision to attend law school, if yes, why?; Why do you want to practice law?; What adversity you have had to overcome to obtain your goal of attending law school?; or How you will use your law degree to help others? The winner will receive $3,500.

Lemberg Law “Land of Opportunity” Law School Scholarship (Deadline: December 10, 2019) – Lemberg Law is offering a scholarship to a law student who is an immigrant, who understands that America is the land of opportunity, and who is inspired to reflect on their knowledge of consumer law. We need a few bits of information and an essay (maximum of 400 words) comparing and contrasting any one aspect of U.S. federal consumer protection law with that in your country of origin. The winner will receive $1,250.

Rachel Krevans Scholarship (Deadline: April 10, 2019) – Women entering their third or subsequent year, committed to advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy, who demonstrate an interest in pursuing IP, submit a completed questionnaire to apply. The winner will receive $5,000.

Gerben Law Firm Annual Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2020) – Applicants, interested in becoming a trademark attorney, must provide a one-page essay describing why the applicant is interested in pursuing a career as a trademark attorney. The winner will receive $1,500.

Sausser Summers, PC – Online Trademark Attorney’s Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2020) -Applicants submit an essay of less than one page on why the applicant wants to pursue an intellectual property career. The winner will receive $1,000.

HotelPlanner.com Graduate Technology Scholarship For Military Veterans (Summer Deadline: August 15, 2020; Fall Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants who are interested in a legal field related to technology and are either a veteran, a veteran's spouse/partner, or a veteran's child must submit a 500 word essay describing: What they plan to achieve during their educational pursuit in technology; if/how their experience in the military has driven their interest in the field; Their financial need; Exhibiting interest in a career related to technology. Ten winners will each receive $1,000.

Richard Linn American Inn of Court's Mark T. Banner Scholarship (Deadline: December 6, 2019) – 1L and 2L applicants must submit a three-page statement describing (a) how ethics, civility and professionalism have been a focus of the candidate; (b) how diversity has impacted the candidate; and (c) the candidate's commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law. The winner will receive $10,000.

HotelPlanner.com Graduate Technology Scholarship For Military Veterans (Summer Deadline: August 15, 2020; Fall Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants who are interested in a legal field related to technology and are either a veteran, a veteran's spouse/partner, or a veteran's child must submit a 500 word essay describing: What they plan to achieve during their educational pursuit in technology; if/how their experience in the military has driven their interest in the field; Their financial need; Exhibiting interest in a career related to technology. Ten winners will each receive $1,000.

Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay of 700 to 1000 words including the role of AI in our digital future, the human element that will be involved in this AI technology, and what makes you a candidate for success in the tech industry. The winner will receive a $7,500 scholarship.

The Educating Our Youth Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay describing the importance of educating and empowering today’s youth. Winner will receive $500. 

Proff Law Juvenile & Restorative Justice Scholarship (Deadline: April 30, 2020) – Applicants must write a 500-1000 word essay that addresses all/any of the following points: What made you want to work in the juvenile or restorative justice space? What experiences have you had related to juvenile or restorative justice? What kind of career do you hope to have after graduating law school? Winner will receive $1,500. 

Mark Sherman Law Juvenile Justice Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay describing a rehabilitative program the student would design for the purpose of supporting our youth and reducing jail times. The goal of the program would be to reduce the rate of juvenile recidivism by creating and promoting opportunities for youth in his or her community. The winner will receive $1,000.

Advocates Injury Attorneys (Seattle Office) Scholarship (The Scholarship is Offered Bi-annually Spring Deadline: January 31, 2020, Fall Deadline: June 30, 2020) – Applicants write a 300-500 words essay on the following topic: What are some of the daily problems we face on the roads? What laws could be changed to accomplish that goal? How can you contribute to improving road safety? The winner will receive $500.

Advocates Injury Attorneys (Billings Office) Scholarship (The Scholarship is Offered Bi-annually Spring Deadline: January 31, 2020, Fall Deadline: June 30, 2020) – Applicants write 300-500 word essay on the following topic: How has drunk driving affected car accident victims? What are some of the ways this could be prevented? What can you as an individual do to improve road safety? The winner will receive $500.

Advocates Injury Attorneys (Salt Lake City Office) Scholarship (The Scholarship is Offered Bi-annually Spring Deadline: January 31, 2020, Fall Deadline: June 30, 2020) – Applicants write a 300-500 word essay on the following topic: What are some of the daily problems bicyclists face on the roads? How aware are we of bicyclists and the laws associated with them? How can you contribute to improving awareness and road safety for bicyclists?  The winner will receive $500.

Morgan Law Group Legal Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a one- to three-page essay describing the area of law the applicant intends to pursue. Winners will receive $1,000.

Becker Law Office Scholarship (Deadline: May 15, 2020) –  Applicants write a 500-750 word essay on the following topic: Many argue that states should implement stricter drivers license requirements and increase the legal driving age. What are alternative prevention methods states can take to reduce crashes and injuries among young drivers?  The first place winner will receive $2,500; the second place winner will receive $1,500; the third place winner will receive $1,000.

Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship (Deadline: March 15, 2020) – Applicants must create an infographic on the following topic: 5 Driving Safety Tips That Can Save Your Life. The winner will receive $1,000.

KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship (Deadline: March 31, 2020) – Applicants develop a plan that will dissuade young adults from texting and driving. The ‘plan’ can be very open-ended. Applicants can make videos, submit strategies, or really be as creative as they’d like to convey their ideas. The winner will receive $5,000.

Patterson Law Group #TextFreeForTita Distracted Driving Scholarship (Spring Deadline: May 31, 2020, Winter Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a video or other multimedia; written (like a poem – not to exceed 3 paragraphs); or a photo or graphic (including a viral Facebook post or mock-up of a billboard) on ways to reduce the number of truck accidents due to distracted driving in Texas. The winner will receive $2,108.

Steers And Associates Aspiring Scholarship Fund (Deadline: May 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay based on this question: How would you reduce car accidents in Los Angeles? The winner will receive $1,000.

Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC Scholarship (Deadline: May 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay on the following topic: There have been many public service campaigns about the dangers of drinking and driving; however, people continue to make the unfortunate decision to drink and get behind the wheel. Write an essay about the reasons why people continue to drink and drive – and what initiatives could be executed to address those reasons. The winner receives a $5,000 scholarship.

Wagner & Wagner Annual Civil Justice Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2020) – Applicants must submit an essay of up to 1,000 words on The injured plaintiff’s right to be compensated through litigation or mediation. The winner will receive $2,500.

Philadelphia Injury Lawyers (Deadline: July 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit 1000-word max. each answering the following: A. What does the future of medical malpractice law look like in the U.S.? and B. Why are you interested in pursuing a career in Medical Malpractice Law? Winner will receive $1,000. 

Goldberg Weisman Cairo Annual Scholarship (Deadline: July 16, 2020) – Applicants must provide a 500-to-1,000 word essay answering: How do personal injury attorneys benefit society? The winner will receive $1,000.

Sutliff & Stout Law School Scholarship Contest (Deadline: July 31, 2020) – Applicants are asked to write an essay in which they answer the simple question: Why do you want to study law? Winner will receive $1,500.

Rosen Hagood Community Service Scholarship (Deadline: August 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word original essay which provides the candidates experiences of community service and what giving back to the community means to them. The winner will receive $1,000.

Patrick Malone & Associates "Representing Real People" Scholarship (Deadline: July 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a personal essay. Two winner will receive $5,000.

Thomas Law Offices Scholarship (Deadline: July 17, 2020) – Applicants need to submit a 500+ word essay in response to this quote: “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke. Winner will receive $1,000. 

Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship (Deadline: December 1, 2019) – Applicants submit a typed essay of 300 to 500 words exploring how personal injury lawyers play a role leading safety initiatives by helping those injured and how you as an individual can promote personal and community safety into your everyday life. The winner will receive $5,000.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC’ Annual Single Mother Scholarship (Deadline: December 5, 2019) – Applicants write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? Examples may include the ability to succeed in time management skills, ability to listen carefully to others and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Craft your essay and explain your answer. Winner will receive $1,000. 

Joel J. Kofsky Law Infographic Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must create an infographic on the following: 8 Driving Tips That Can Avoid Car Accidents With Technology. Submissions will be judged and succeed, based on creativity and compelling arguments on the subject. The winner will receive $1,500.

Survivor of a Car Accident Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500-1000 words essay addressing: "Car accidents can often cause a profound change in how we see ourselves and how we live our lives. Did you find that you were different in any way after your accident, compared to before? What changed, and how have you grown from it?". Winner will receive $1,000.

 

Whistleblower Education Scholarship (Deadline: February 29, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-100 word essay that answers the following: write about a time you stood up for something you believed in or a time you spoke out against wrongdoing. How did you make an impact on someone else’s life? Do you believe there is value in speaking up? Why? Winner will receive $1,000. 

Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship (Deadline: May 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word response to the prompt: Discuss the role of parents, school administration, and the role YOU could play in cyberbullying awareness and prevention. How can these parties react to cyberbullying and what steps can they take to effectively prevent it? The winner will receive $1,000. 

Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Annual Academic Scholarship (Deadline: June 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay about the following topic: Describe how you plan to use your college education to help others, innovate, and change the world. Winner will receive $1,000.

The Striving for Justice Scholarship (Deadline: November 30, 2020) – The applicant must write a 1,000-word essay explaining how he or she stands up for others and fights for justice in his or her local community, why the fight is important, and how others can get involved. Winner will receive $1,000.

Joel J. Kofsky Law Infographic Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must create an infographic on the following: 8 Driving Tips That Can Avoid Car Accidents With Technology. Submissions will be judged and succeed, based on creativity and compelling arguments on the subject. The winner will receive $1,500.

The David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2020) – Applicant must submit a 750-1,000 word essay discussing the following: Discuss the importance of public servants and public service in our society. Why are public servants, and especially public defenders, important in our legal system? Winner will receive $1,000. 

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the following: How will cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology change the way companies do business? The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

The Kay-Grant Group Scholarship (Deadline: April 30, 2020) – Applicants must submit a video clip that is less than 2 minutes in length and share it using YouTube. In this video clip, please include: Why you believe our scholarship could help you, What it will help you to achieve, and Your goal and what you wish to achieve from your education. Winner will receive $1,000. 

Patrick Malone & Associates "Representing Real People" Scholarship (Deadline: July 1) – Applicants must submit a personal essay. Two winner will receive $5,000.

Future of the Law Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 500-750 word essay or presentation discussing their background and interests followed by their ideas for the future of the law. Emphasis should be given on how innovation and technology can enhance access to justice for all Americans. Winner will receive $1,000. 

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship (Bi-Annual – Spring Deadline: April 30; Winter Deadline: December 30) – Applicants must submit a 600-word essay clearly conveying a non-fictional story of your life or someone that you know before and after an IRS or OK Tax Commission setback, and explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us why you deserve to win this scholarship. Winner will receive $1,000.

Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750+ word essay on the following topic: Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US, has been successful in attracting business. One of the tools used by the city is the granting of tax incentives, including reductions or the elimination of taxes for businesses who establish locations in or around the city. Do you believe that this practice is wise? Support your position. The winner will receive $1,000.

The Frankel Loughran Star & Vallone LLP (Deadline: June 30, 2020) – Write a 500+ word essay on how a travel experience in the U.S. or abroad helped you grow, transformed your thinking, or gave you an appreciation for something new. Five Winners will receive $5,000 each. 

Brown, PC National Tax Law Scholarship (Deadline: August 10, 2020) – Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in tax law. Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in tax law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing tax law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a tax law professor or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a tax-related job or internship. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses. The winner will receive $500.

The Brager Tax Law Group Legal Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – This is an essay contest open to current law students from California who are interested in tax law. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The Kay-Grant Group Scholarship (Deadline: April 30, 2020) – Applicants must submit a video clip that is less than 2 minutes in length and share it using YouTube. In this video clip, please include: Why you believe our scholarship could help you, What it will help you to achieve, and Your goal and what you wish to achieve from your education. Winner will receive $1,000. 

Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship (Deadline: May 31, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word response to the prompt: Discuss the role of parents, school administration, and the role YOU could play in cyberbullying awareness and prevention. How can these parties react to cyberbullying and what steps can they take to effectively prevent it? The winner will receive $1,000. 

Joel J. Kofsky Law Infographic Scholarship (Deadline: December 15, 2020) – Applicants must create an infographic on the following: 8 Driving Tips That Can Avoid Car Accidents With Technology. Submissions will be judged and succeed, based on creativity and compelling arguments on the subject. The winner will receive $1,500.

Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition (Deadline: December 20, 2019) – Applicants must submit one paper addressing the innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and/or related technologies. Applicants should set forth the likely issue; explain why it likely will arise and to what degree; and analyze the probability that it can be readily resolved by application of existing law. Official rules can be found here. First place: US $2,500, Second place: US $1,500, and Third place: US $1,000.

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship (Deadline: December 31, 2019) – Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the following: How will cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology change the way companies do business? The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Divorce Stigma Scholarship (Deadline: February 29, 2020) – Applicants must submit a 750-word essay describing a divorce that had a positive outcome for those involved as opposed to the negative experience that is usually associated with divorce. Winner will receive $1,000. 

HOWARD C. SCHWAB MEMORIAL ESSAY CONTEST SECTION OF FAMILY LAW (Deadline: April 10, 2020)-Students may write on any aspect of family law. The contest is open to second and third-year full-time J.D. students (and second through fourth-year part-time J.D. students) of all ABA-approved law schools, and to first year J.D. students where family law is taught as part of the first year curriculum. Winning entries receive the following: Monetary prize, certificate of recognition, consideration of essay’s publication in Family Law Quarterly and on the Section website, and letter to law school dean regarding the achievement. To enter, one must submit an entry form by April 10, 2020. Essays are due April 24, 2020. More information, including our downloadable entry form, can be found on our website

 

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