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 as received.

Deadline: September 29, 2017
AKIN GUMP/ROBERT STRAUSS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
The Strauss Scholarship provides a $25,000 scholarship to two outstanding second year law 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 their commitment to diversity in the legal profession, who demonstrate excellence and who can bring diverse viewpoints and experiences to the firm.

Deadline: September 30, 2017
WILSHIRE LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
This is a scholarship of $1,000, offered to a student, who plans to pursue a career in the legal field. We want to encourage and assist a motivated student, who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community, and wants to become a lawyer

Deadline: September 30, 2017
ITALIAN AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
This year, we will be offering a scholarship in the amount of $3,000. In addition to a one year free membership in our organization, IALA will give each law student applicant a one year membership in the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  The 2017 IALA Scholarship winner will be honored at our annual meeting with the California Supreme Court.

Deadline:  October 1, 2017
AYO AND IKEN FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The Law Firm of Ayo and Iken, a large, state-wide Florida law firm helping people with divorce and custody issues would like to encourage law students to enter the field of family law.  We believe family law touches many people across the country and there is no greater duty than helping someone in a divorce or custody controversy. To that end we have created this $3,000 scholarship. 

Deadline: October 18, 2017
PASADENA BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The PBA 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 2017-2018 academic year.  Scholarships will be awarded to five eligible students whose essays best demonstrate their past, present and future commitment to using their legal training to positively impact their communities.

Deadline: October 31, 2017
BENSON & BINGHAM FIRST ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
One grand prize winner will receive a one-time payment of $2,000 to be applied to the law school of their admission/attendance. 

Deadline: November 1, 2017
2017 SCHOLARSHIP
The personal injury attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris would like to offer an aspiring student the chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship that will go towards furthering their education. This scholarships will be awarded Fall of 2017.

Deadline: November 5, 2017
ANSWERING LEGAL’S FUTURE ATTORNEYS OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP
Answering Legal is dedicated in choosing one law student, of academic excellence, every year and awarding them with the FAAS $5,000 merit scholarship. We consider it a great honor to be able to support law students who show ambition, perseverance, and of course, merit in their studies, in the legal community and in their lives.

Deadline: November 15, 2017
STEVENS & MCMILLAN SCHOLARSHIP
We believe that everyone has the right to an education. We would not be where we are today without the help and support of our family, friends, and teachers. However, a quality education can be very expensive and we want to do our part to help the next generation. So, to help deserving students realize their dreams, we are happy to announce the creation of the annual Stevens & McMillan $1,500 Scholarship. 

Deadline: December 1, 2017
KISLING, NESTICO & REDICK DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP
At KNR, we are committed to combatting texting while driving. The fight starts by raising awareness of the risks associated with distracted driving. We are proud to announce the KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship, which awards $5,000 to a student pursuing higher-education who can come up with a plan to persuade young adults to avoid texting while driving. 

Deadline: December 1, 2017
THE KRIST LAW FIRM, P.C. NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
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 future career aspirations.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
STAVER LAW GROUP NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
This $5,000 scholarship has been designed to award a student whose essay shows an understanding and appreciation for the type of work done by the firm.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
FOR THE PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIP
When Morgan & Morgan attorneys join us to work “for the people,” it’s a commitment that extends beyond the courtroom. Our core philosophy is that we don’t shy away from a challenge. We do what’s necessary to fight for the ‘little guy’.  Applicants to this $2,000 scholarship will be evaluated primarily on the quality of their answers, but also on creativity.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
2018 COOLEY DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP
As part of Cooley's ongoing commitment to diversity, we are proud to offer Diversity Fellowships to outstanding first year law school students. Award recipients will receive a paid 1L Summer Associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition. 

Deadline: December 8, 2017
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 students who write winning essays or submit winning videos in our Scholarship Essay & Video Contest.

Deadline: December 10, 2017
LAW OFFICES OF RANDY COLLINS SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 law school scholarship opportunity is awarded to one student each year based on verifiable merit. 

Deadline: December, 10, 2017
BANKRUPTCY SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION
The Ashcraft Firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of their bankruptcy essay contest

Deadline: December 15, 2017
THE TILEM & ASSOCIATES, P.C. SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM student who is determined about addressing the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. criminal justice system. 

Deadline: December 15, 2017
THE 2017 REEVES LAW GROUP ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fifth annual Scholarship Essay Contest.

Deadline: December 15, 2017
BRAGER TAX LAW GROUP LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship of $1,000 for a current 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, 2017
PRICE, HARGETT, PETHO & ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a law school student who are committed to improving access to legal services for individuals in need. 

Deadline: December 15, 2017
THE BELLOTTI LAW GROUP, P.C. SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a student who is committed to improving access to legal services for individuals in need.

Deadline: December 15, 2017
OKUN, ODDO & BABAT 2017 SCHOLARSHIP
Our law firm is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to one student who is pursuing a higher education and who shares the core beliefs of our firm.

Deadline: December 15, 2017
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 servicemembers and their families, twice per year our firm bestows a $1,000 scholarship to a student who is an active duty servicemember, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired servicemember. 

Deadline: December 15, 2017
HILDEBRAND LAW, PC CIVIL JUSTICE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is open to students who are planning to enroll in a legal education program which is in line with our firm’s vision and goals.

Deadline: December 15, 2017
BRANDY AUSTIN LAW SCHOLARSHIP 2017
We offer our $1,000 scholarship in the hopes of promoting a bright student’s education that will lead them to a life that is committed to promoting social justice for all.

Deadline: December 15, 2017
BRUNO│NALU 2017 CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
We are proud to announce our 2017 civil justice scholarship worth a total of $1000. It is our hope though this scholarship, current and soon-to-be students will be able to seek the education necessary for future leaders of civil rights and justice.

Deadline: December 15, 2017
2017 SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
The Fitch Law Firm is honored to offer a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $2,500 to one student who wins the contest. 

Deadline: December 15, 2017
THE JOHN W. WALKER III SCHOLARSHIP
The Law Office of Evan W. Walker is awarding any current 1L, 2L, or 3L a scholarship of $1500 for books and a 20 minute a week mentoring session for the Spring 2018 semester.

Deadline: December 15, 2017
ASCENT LAW SCHOLARSHIP
As strong advocates for higher education, we are proud to give back to students through the Ascent Law Scholarship.  This annual $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit.

Deadline: December 31, 2017
2017 ANNUAL LEGAL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP
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: December 31, 2017
PEW LAW CENTER SCHOLARSHIP
If you are passionate about helping others like we are, and are a hard-working college student looking for a little break, we welcome you to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. 

Deadline: December 31, 2017
MESRIANI LAW GROUP LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
In pursuit of our goal to help in bringing forth exemplary young lawyers to the forefront, we are thrilled to announce this $1,000 scholarship. 

Deadline: December 31, 2017
ARASH LAW ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Winner will be chosen at the end of January. The $1,000 scholarship will be paid to the recipient’s law school to cover tuition and related fees. 

Deadline: December 31, 2017
PERCY MARTINEZ LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Percy Martinez, wants to provide and cultivate the next generation of lawyers. That is the reason why Percy has decided to create a $5,000 scholarship program for upcoming lawyers. 

Deadline: December 31, 2017
JUSTICE HOLLIS G. BEST SCHOLARSHIP
As a memorial to the late Presiding Justice Hollis G. Best, his friends have established a scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by law students. The Best Scholarship is an annual award presented this year in the amount of $1,000, during the Spring 2018 semester. More than one scholarship may be awarded.

Deadline: January 1, 2018
NADRICH & COHEN, LLP CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
For 2018 Nadrich & Cohen’s Scholarship Program is awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fifth annual Scholarship Essay Contest. 

Deadline: January 6, 2018
AARON SWARTZ PROGRESSIVE CHANGE SCHOLARSHIP – 2ND ANNUAL
Each year we plan to award at least $1,000 to the top essay related to law and activism related to our Firm’s core practices. This award is open to all part-time and full-time law students. Based on submissions we will award up to three awards.

Deadline: March 1, 2018
CITYWIDE LAW SCHOLARSHIP
Citywide Law Group, a Los Angeles based law firm, is proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship to a current or aspiring law student.

Deadline: April 26, 2018
THE 2018 INFOGRAPHIC SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
At the law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP we understand that obtaining an education is the pathway to success for many young Americans.  We are pleased to announce that we will be offering $3,000 in scholarship awards to the winners of our newly created infographic scholarship contest. By creating these awards, we hope to help the next generation of students realize their educational and professional goals.

Deadline: April, 30, 2018
THE CPW LAW LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
The CPW Law Legal Scholarship awards $3,000 annually to a 1st year law 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 1, 2018
MICHIGAN AUTO LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Our Diversity Scholarship for $2,000 is awarded to a law student who best demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States or accepted to attend a law school in the fall of 2018.

Deadline: May 15, 2018
THE PLAXEN AND ADLER SCHOLARSHIP
The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has 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. 

Deadline: June 1, 2018
2018 LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a Criminal Defense 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 2018 Academic Semester.

Deadline: June 30, 2018
JUST NEED A CHANCE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
We at the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates are pleased to announce our ongoing efforts to help students pursue their education goals and dreams by offering this $2,500 scholarship.

Deadline: August 1, 2018
NADRICH & COHEN, LLP 2018 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of this $1,500 scholarship is to assist a student who seeks to become a trial lawyer for further research and reflection on the importance of the right to trial by jury – a basic constitutional right.

Deadline: September 1, 2018
AMBROSIO E. RODRIGUEZ SCHOLARSHIP
The Rodriguez Law Group, a criminal defense law firm in Los Angeles, CA, is offering a $3,500 scholarship to one law student throughout the United States.