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Scholarship Opportunities for Current Students

In addition to federal and institutional financial aid, you should consider pursuing outside scholarship sources. Some opportunities you may wish to consider are:

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MALDEF Law School Scholarship 
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund created this scholarship to assist first, second, and third year Latino law students who have financial need.

Amount: 
$7,000 (renewable)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate involvement with and commitment to serve the Latino community through their profession.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement indicating potential for successful completion of graduate or law school.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full time.

How to Apply:
Eligibility and application materials are available online at http://www.maldef.org/education/scholarships.htm.

Application Deadline:
Contact Agency


Samuel F. And Sara G. Feinman Fund

Amount: 
Up to $5,000 (interest free loans)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Preference given to applicants from the Philadelphia area
  • Preference given to applicants of the Jewish faith.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at https://www.jewishphilly.org/programs-services/educational-scholarships/educational-loan-and-scholarship-funds.

Application Deadline:
May 15, 2014


Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund
This fund was established to assist talented women to become professionals.  The fund provides scholarships for the purpose of permitting all women, preferably Jewish, to obtain professional educations.

Amount: 
$2,000-$8,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at https://www.jewishphilly.org/programs-services/educational-scholarships/educational-loan-and-scholarship-funds.

Application Deadline:
May 15, 2014


Appelman Criminal Defense Law Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to law students who have a criminal record.

Amount: 
$1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicant must have a criminal record (this information will be held in confidence).
  • Applicant must be enrolled or accepted to an ABA accredited law school within the US.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://aacriminallaw.com/press-media/2014-appelman-law-firm-criminal-defense-law-scholarship.

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2014


Indiana County Bar Association
Any person with a history of residency in Indiana County, PA prior to high school graduation who is currently a college senior or college graduate accepted into or currently enrolled in an accredited law school of the American Bar Association

Amount:
$2,500 annually

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have financial need.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic merit.
  • Applicants must demonstrate character.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants must submit a letter of application to Jonathan B. Mack, Esquire, 57 South 6th St., P.O. Box 1107, Indiana, PA, 15701. The eligibility criteria listed should be addressed within your letter of interest. Applicants must also include the following: college transcripts, acceptance letter or written confirmation of current enrollment in an accredited law school, and two letters of recommendation. A personal interview will also be conducted to determine the recipient of this scholarship. Telephone contact: (724) 349-5602

Application Deadline:
June 1, 2014


Seidel Family Scholarship
The Seidel Family Scholarship was established for current or former residents of Berks County who are or will be attending The Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University. Francis F. Seidel, II established the fund to honor his son, Francis F. "Fritz" Seidel, III who was a Dickinson School of Law graduate and perished in a 1991 fire with his son.

Amount:
Varies and is set by the Berks County Community Foundation. Past awards have been approximately $8,000 renewable for second and third years of study.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have been a resident of Berks County, Pennsylvania for at least two consecutive years during their secondary school years.
  • Applicants must be entering or currently attending Penn State's Dickinson School of Law to be eligible to apply.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available to download at https://bccf.academicworks.com/opportunities/79.

Application Deadline:
June 13, 2014


Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C./SalviLaw.com’s Law School Scholarship Essay Contest
The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to offer eight (8) scholarships in the Law School Scholarship Essay Contest to deserving law school students who author winning essays.

Amount: 
Up to $2,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in an American Bar Association-approved institution, the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School or any law school provisionally approved.
  • Applicant must post an essay on one of two topics presented in the application materials.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://www.salvilaw.com/law-school-scholarship-essay-contest/.

Application Deadline:
June 9, 2014


Wayne R. Donahue Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to assist Westmoreland County residents with attending law school.

Amount: 
Varies — up to $6,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have established residency in Westmoreland County, PA for at least two years.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Pennsylvania ABA accredited law school.
  • Applicants considered based on academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://www.westbar.org/wbf_scholarships.

Application Deadline:
June 18, 2014


Donald Laird Hankey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to assist Westmoreland County residents with attending law school.

Amount:
Varies

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have established residency in Westmoreland County, PA for at least two years.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.
  • Applicants considered based on academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://www.westbar.org/wbf_scholarships

Application Deadline:
June 18, 2014


Davis Levin Livingston Law School Scholarship
This scholarship was established to assist law students who intend to practice public interest law.

Amount: 
$3,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a US citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the US.
  • Applicant must be attending law school in the fall of 2014.
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must plan to pursue a career in public interest law.

How to Apply:
Application materials and guidelines are available online at http://www.davislevin.com/scholarship/.

Application Deadline:
July 1, 2014


Brett Murphy Law Firm Future Leaders Scholarship 2014
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to law students who have an interest in personal injury law.

Amount: 
$2,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  • Applicant must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited law school
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.5 GPA.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://www.washingtoninjury.com/library/future-leaders-scholarship.

Application Deadline:
July 15, 2014


Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students planning to pursue a career in law.

Amount: 
$1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be U.S. citizen
  • Applicant must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA


How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship.

Application Deadline:
July 15, 2014


Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation to assist needy law students pursuing a career as a prosecutor with an emphasis in Domestic Violence or Hate Crimes prosecutions.

Amount: 
$3,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in or accepted for admission to a law school.
  • Applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor with an emphasis in Domestic Violence or Hate Crimes prosecution.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply:
Please contact Susan Bogart at sab36@psu.edu to request application materials.

Application Deadline:
July 15, 2014


Oscar W. Rittenhouse  Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation to assist needy law students pursuing a career as a prosecutor.

Amount: 
$3,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident.
  • Applicant must be attending or accepted for admission to a law school.
  • Applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply:
Please contact Susan Bogart at sab36@psu.edu to request application materials.

Application Deadline:
July 15, 2014


Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation to assist needy graduate students dedicated to child advocacy.

Amount: 
$3,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in or accepted for admission to a law school or graduate school.
  • Applicant must exhibit an interest in, and commitment to, enhancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply:
Please contact Susan Bogart at sab36@psu.edu to request application materials.

Application Deadline:
July 15, 2014


John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation to assist needy law enforcement officers seeking educational advancement.

Amount:
$3,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident.
  • Applicant must be a sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply:
Please contact Susan Bogart at sab36@psu.edu to request application materials.

Application Deadline:
July 15, 2014


Appel Law Firm Auto Accident Survivor Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students who have been affected by an auto accident.

Amount: 
$1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicant must have sustained injuries from a car or truck accident or been affected by someone else's accident
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States.  Graduate and Law School students are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://www.appellawyer.com/scholarship/.

Application Deadline:
July 31, 2014


Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to law students with a clean driving record.

Amount: 
$1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in the 1st or 2nd year of law school or beginning law school in the fall of 2014.
  • Applicant must be enrolled or enrolling at an ABA accredited law school within the US.
  • Applicant must be a US citizen.
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic merit.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://www.attorneysheehan.com/scholarship/.

Application Deadline:
July 31, 2014


Zatuchni Law Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Zatuchni & Associates to provide financial assistance to a second- or third-year law student who intends to pursue a career in employment law

Amount: 
$2,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who has completed at least two semesters at an accredited law school within the United States
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumlulative 3.3 law school grade point average.
  • Applicant must have interest in pursuing a career in employment law.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://www.zatlaw.com/zatuchni-law-scholarship/.

Application Deadline:
September 15, 2014


Keystone Bar Association Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Keystone Bar Association to support African American, Hispanic, and Native American law students.

Amount:
$750, varies from year to year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in Penn State University Dickinson School of Law or Widener Universiy School of Law, Harrisburg campus.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic acheivement, and potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession.
  • Applicants must complete a form and submit an essay detailing how they meet the aforementioned criteria and include letters of recommendation from three individuals, i.e., advisor, professor, dean, employer, or attorney.

How to Apply:
Application inquiries should be directed to Pamela Cross, Esquire at pcross@pa.gov or (717) 346-7096. Entries are to be mailed to Keystone Bar Association, Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. Scholarship, P.O. Box 61945, Harrisburg, PA 17106. Please contact Susan Bogart at sab36@psu.edu to request application materials.

Application Deadline:
September 30, 2014


Keystone Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Fellowship
This scholarship was established by the Keystone Bar Association to support African American, Hispanic, and Native American law students.

Amount: 
$500 annually, varies from year to year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be of African American, Hispanic American, or Native American ethnicity and be enrolled as third-year law students in an ABA accredited law school.
  • Applicants must have accepted a job offer to serve as an attoney in a Dauphin County law firm through the Dauphin County Bar Minority Job Fair. Others serving at  Dauphin County law firms will be considered if no eligible candidates arise from Job Fair so long as they otherwise satisy the eligibility guidelines.
  • Applicants must complete a form and submit an essay not exceeding 500 words that details their potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession through current or anticipated legal efforts.

How to Apply:
Application inquiries should be directed to Pamela Cross, Esquire at pcross@pa.gov or (717) 346-7096. Entries are to be mailed to KBA Thurgood Marshall Fellowship, P.O. Box 61945, Harrisburg, PA 17106. Please contact Susan Bogart at sab36@psu.edu to request application materials.

Application Deadline:
September 30, 2014


National Bankruptcy Forum Student Loan Scholarship
Established to provide financial assistance in reward for the best essay on the topic of student loan debt.

Amount:
$1,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident
  • Applicant must be law school or college student
  • Applicant must submit an essay of at least 2,000 words

How to Apply:
Apply online at http://www.natlbankruptcy.com/scholarship/.

Application Deadline:
November 15, 2014


Farzad Family Law Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students planning to pursue a career in law.

Amount: 
$3,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in or admitted to attend an accredited law school or pre-law college program.
  • Applicant must submit application essay.

How to Apply:
Application materials are available online at http://farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/

Application Deadline:
December 15, 2014