Law School Scholarships

  • 7Sage 7K Law School Scholarship — $7,000 scholarship opportunity for pre-law and incoming 1L students. Winner is selected based on response to two short essay prompts.
  • Attorney Ken Nugent Legal Scholarship — $5,000 tuition scholarship opportunity for current law students.
  • Bader Scott "Future Lawyers of America" Scholarship — $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate law school applicants and current law school students who come from financially disadvantaged families. The deadline for applying is December 21, 2021.
  • BARBRI Law Preview’s “One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship — $10,000 scholarship opportunity for incoming 1L students. Winner is selected based on response to an essay prompt.
  • LSAC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Writing Competition — The topic for this year’s competition is “why a diverse and inclusive bar is essential for equality, justice, and the rule of law.” All currently enrolled law students are eligible for the competition, and submissions must be received by LSAC no later than March 31, 2020. One winner from each of three categories (1L, 2L, and 3L/4L) will receive a $5,000 prize. In addition, one winning paper will be submitted to a legal publication.
  • Weil Legal Innovators (WLI) Program — Engages rising law school students in addressing some of today's most pressing social and legal challenges. Innovators defer their first year of law school to work at a WLI partner nonprofit organization for a paid public service fellowship, receiving $50,000 in compensation for the fellowship year, plus full health benefits coverage, a $10,000 law school scholarship, and more. Applications close on March 19, 2021.

Law School Scholarships for Diverse Applicants

  • ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund — Grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.
  • Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship Program — Provides scholarship support for newly entering first-year law students pursuing a Juris Doctor (non-LLM) degree. The Scholarship Program will provide scholarships at $10,000 per year for up to three years.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) — Supports law students who seek to further MALDEF’s mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States through the legal profession. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5–10 law school scholarships of $5,000 each to deserving law students from throughout the nation.
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. — Has provided over $19 million in financial support to undergraduates and law students, making it possible for hundreds of highly qualified students to attend the nation’s most competitive colleges, universities, and law schools.
  • The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Scholarships — Awarded each fall to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders.
  • The Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program — The goal of these scholarships is to increase the number of underrepresented minority groups serving as intellectual property law practitioners in law firms and the intellectual property law departments in corporations.
  • The Snell & Wilmer Fellowship for Advancement and Resources (FAR) — Annually, Snell & Wilmer will name up to two FAR Fellows to receive an LSAT preparation course of the Fellow’s choosing, a stipend equal to the most current cost to both sit for the LSAT and register for the Credential Assembly Service, a 1L law school prep course, money for books for all three years of law school, a technology stipend (if needed), and mentorship from an assigned Snell & Wilmer attorney over the course of the fellowship.
  • Zelle Diversity In Law Scholarship — Created for law students who either (1) are a member of a diverse group (broadly defined to include race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical disability or economic/educational disadvantage) that is historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.