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: May 24, 2019
APABA PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2000, the APABA Public Interest Scholarship is awarded annually to a law student who demonstrates a commitment to making a contribution to the Asian Pacific American community. The APABA Public Interest Fellow receives a $5,000 grant to spend at least 10 weeks of his or her summer working at a Los Angeles County nonprofit organization in a unit that serves the APIA community.

Deadline: May 28, 2019
LMJ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In 2004, the MCCA established the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship (“LMJ Scholarship”) program. The LMJ Scholarship program seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students and advancing the diversity pipeline to the legal profession. The LMJ Scholarship Program provides financial support to incoming first-year law students pursuing a juris doctorate degree. Up to 6 scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to incoming first year law students.

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: May 31, 2019
YYC EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
The $1,500 CAD scholarship is being offered to a law student who can demonstrate excellence in employment law and superior academic achievement in their journey to becoming an employment lawyer. 

Deadline: May 31, 2019
PLATTNER VERDERAME, P.C.’S ANNUAL CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
The best way to ensure the civil law that protects us all remains strong is to encourage the best and the brightest students to themselves pick up the torch of justice. This $2,500 annual award will be given to a student interested in any aspect of social or civil justice. 

Deadline: May 31, 2019
ANNUAL MAKE A DIFFERENCE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Yeboah Law Group is proud to offer the first Make a Difference Scholarship to students throughout the country who truly want to be the change they wish to see.  The scholarship amount is $3,000. 

Deadline: May 31, 2019
RANDALL & STUMP PLLC 2019 SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
We are a law firm that helps others succeed by standing up for their rights in the courtroom, and now we want to continue to help others succeed in another way. Our firm is offering a $2,500 scholarship to help one lucky student work towards their academic and career goals. 

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 1, 2019
LAW STUDENT DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
As part of our commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual Diversity Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. Our annual scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline: June 3, 2019
JUDGE JOHN R. BROWN AWARD
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth annual Brown Award. The Award honors excellence in legal writing in American law schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to submit a paper for the Award. There are multiple awards for 2019, including a $10,000 First Place award, a $5,000 Second Place award and a $3,000 Third Place award.    

Deadline: June 10, 2019
LGBT PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Starting in 2019 the SOGI Commission is pleased to announce the inauguration of the ABA SOGI LGBT Scholarship Program, aimed at recent law students and/or law school graduates studying for the Bar who are either LGBTQ or who will be working in the LGBTQ space doing public interest work.  One or more scholarships of up to $5000 each will be awarded.

Deadline: June 14, 2019
PIPELINE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) is seeking applicants for our 2019 regional Pipeline Diversity Scholarship.  The Pipeline Diversity Scholarship seeks to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. NAMWOLF will provide two (2) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each for the 2019-20 law school year. 

Deadline: June 14, 2019
JUSTICE PAULINE HANSON SCHOLARSHIP
Justice Hanson was the first woman appointee to the Fresno County Superior Court and the first woman appointed to the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Always deeply concerned about legal and human issues, she adhered to a high standard for intellectual rigor and integrity which remains a rich legacy to women who follow her in legal careers. The Hanson Scholarship is an annual award in the amount of $2,000.00, paid during the fall semester.

Deadline: June 15, 2019
VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers values military members’ service to our nation. It is a profound, yet often overlooked sacrifice. In recognition of our nation’s service members and their families, twice per year our firm bestows a $1,000 scholarship upon a hard-working U.S. college student who is an active duty service member, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member.

Deadline: June 15, 2019
THE CUNNINGHAM & MEARS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
This annual award of $2,500 is presented by the firm, to a student who wishes to pursue the study of History or Law. The successful candidate must be enrolled in, or have proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college, university, or law school for the upcoming academic school year.

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 15, 2019
DAWSON & ALBRITTON OVERCOMING ADVERSITY LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
We are offering one $1,500 scholarship to a law student who writes a 500-word essay on how they have overcome some form of adversity in their lives.

Deadline: June 16, 2019
VIETNAMESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP
VABANC’s annual scholarship seeks to recognize students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Vietnamese-American community. Open to all law students, the scholarship’s purpose is to assist recipients who are pursuing public interest or social justice goals. VABANC has historically awarded up to two scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 each. 

Deadline: June 24, 2019
2019 CALIFORNIA CHANGELAWYERS 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for diverse students starting their first year of law school at an ABA or CA accredited law school, with a commitment to practicing law in California. The scholarship provides a $7,500 scholarship to use towards expenses related to the first year of law school (including but not limited to: housing, living expenses, books, tuition, etc.) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: July 1, 2019
REPRESENTING REAL PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIP
Lawyers can make a difference in rebalancing the scales of justice by choosing a career representing real people, especially when those clients couldn’t otherwise afford a lawyer. Patrick Malone & Associates is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals. Our goal is to make a dent in the high cost of law school for students who want to represent individuals, to make it a little easier to choose such a career path.

Deadline: July 1, 2019
THE SIMMONS AND FLETCHER, P.C., EXCELLENCE IN ETHICS SCHOLARSHIP
For law students and prospective law students, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is excited to offer our annual Excellence in Ethics Scholarship. The law student scholarship will be awarded to one recipient in the amount of $1,000. The second place winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship as well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: December 31, 2019
DDR LAWYERS LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1,500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.

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

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

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

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


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.