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Detroit Mercy Law Scholarships

Detroit Mercy Law awards a variety of scholarships to students each year, including Dean's Scholarships for academic excellence, leadership scholarships, and endowed scholarships.

Students are notified during the summer regarding renewal of merit scholarships, which do not require any application process. The requirements of the scholarship renewal are listed on the scholarship award letters that students received the previous academic year. 

To apply for additional Detroit Mercy Law scholarships, students must submit the Detroit Mercy School of Law 2019 Scholarship Application. The application for the Detroit Mercy Law 2019-20 Scholarships is now closed. Recipients of the awards will be notified in October. 

External Scholarships & Writing Competitions

Funding your law degree is not limited to scholarships and loans from Detroit Mercy. Scholarships, awards, fellowships, and grants from private organizations is an excellent way to finance your education. A great source of additional financing to help reduce your total borrowing is available to through scholarship awards offered by philanthropic organizations throughout the U.S. These awards are usually limited to particular populations of students based on geography, class year, area of interest in law, or ethnic background.

Students are encouraged to research external scholarships and funding by looking closely at organizations with which you and/or your family are already connected. This may include religious or community organizations, local law firms, parents' employers, greek life, and high school and undergraduate alma maters. Many organizations award merit and need-based scholarships to affiliated students.

It does take time and effort to seek outside funding but not trying to secure the funds assures you won't receive them. 

Detroit Mercy Law is contacted by outside organizations seeking applications from our students. We post these scholarships as we are notified. Additionally, we do our best to find scholarships that are available to our law students. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on our external scholarship listings, we encourage students to confirm the details with the sponsoring organization. If you receive notice that the information we have is incorrect, please email the Law Financial Aid Office so that we can update the information.

Scholarship opportunities are listed for informational purposes only. The listing of scholarships does not represent an endorsement of any organization. 

External Scholarships by Category

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    Bar Study

    American Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Bar Study Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $500 - $1,500

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be an enrolled 3L student or a recent graduate of a Michigan law school. Applicants must submit a Letter of Interest, which outlines a commitment to Indian Country and/or Native American communities and also submit a current resume and a recent law school transcript.
    Deadline: April 24, 2020

    BARBRI 2020 Public Interest Scholarship
    Scholarship: 2020 BARBRI Bar Review course at a $1,995 scholarship tuition rate.

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be graduating in December 2019 or May 2020, sitting for the bar exam in 2020, immediately following graduation, and be employed or committed to be employed in the public interest sector with a salary <$75,000.
    Deadline: December 2 for February 2020 exam. March 1 for July 2020 exam.

     

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    General

    Answering Legal’s Future Attorneys of America Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $5,000
    Eligibility Criteria: Must be currently enrolled at an accredited law school with GPA of 3.50. Must also have some form of legal experience (internship, employment)
    Deadline: November 5, 2019

    Arash Law Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $1,500
    Topic: Applicants must submit a 500-word essay describing which field of law they're interested in pursuing and why, in addition, the essay should state what they plan to do with their degree.
    Eligibility Criteria: Must be a U.S. resident or a permanent resident currently enrolled at an accredited law school with at least one semester left to complete after the application deadline and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better.
    Deadline: June 1, 2020

    Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Must be a U.S. resident currently enrolled at an accredited law school as a 2L or 3L with GPA of 3.00.
    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Attorney Ken Nugent Legal Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $5,000
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be: a legal US resident, and a current law student and submit a 500-word essay explaining why you have chosen to enter the legal field.
    Deadline: December 13, 2019

    Cherepinskiy Law Firm Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled at an accredited law school with a GPA of 3.0 at minimum.
    Deadline: October 25, 2019

    Eisner Gorin, LLP Law Firm Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $3,000
    Topic: Our criminal justice leaders need to think strategically to develop comprehensive solutions to crime and justice. Among the many challenges we face in the United States are criminal behavior trends like violence, gangs, human trafficking, sex crimes, and cybercrimes. It has been estimated that well over 50% of men who are arrested test positive for drugs. There is a clear connection between drug use and criminal activity. Would decriminalizing certain drugs make it less of a problem? The incarceration rate in the United States is the highest in the world. It has been estimated there are around 2 million people incarcerated in the U.S. for crimes and about 6 million people under direct supervision. Our leaders need to figure out why and how to deal with the problem. The incarceration rate not only impacts the offender, but it also has a major impact on their family. What can be done?
    Eligibility Criteria: All students currently enrolled in a law degree program.
    Deadline: December 1

    Emery Reddy, PLLC Legal Studies Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must demonstrate their dedication to the study of law with the submission of an essay of no more than 500 words.
    Deadline: November 30, 2019

    Harry Klein and Shirley Klein Legal Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $2,500
    Writing Prompt: Submit an essay (no more than 500 words) indicating how your background and qualifications align with the history and philosophy of Harry Klein.
    Eligibility Criteria: All students enrolled at a  Law School in the State of Michigan are eligible to apply. 
    Deadline: The application must be submitted by April 4, 2020

    Kenneth S. Nugent Legal Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $5,000
    Writing Prompt: Submit a 500-word essay explaining why you have chosen to enter the legal field.
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be U.S. residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
    Deadline: February 21, 2020

    Kimberly M. Cahill Memorial Scholarship 
    Award Amount:
     
    $3,000
    Eligibility Criteria: must be enrolled as a second or third-year law student who is currently enrolled in law classes at any accredited Michigan law school. The recipient should demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership and the ability to inspire and effectively lead others to a defined objective. The recipient must also demonstrate a need for financial assistance and academic standing (3.0 GPA or above).
    Deadline: March 15

    Legal Leaders Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $500
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be: a legal US resident, and a current law student studying in the United States with a GPA of at least 3.0. Additionally, applicants must submit all law school transcripts and a short letter of introduction.
    Deadline: December 31, 2019

    MileMark Media Legal Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $1,000

    Writing Topic: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay explaining why you are interested in the law, criminal justice or forensics. Your essay can include life events and other key influences, career plans or anything else that contributes to your interest.
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    Deadline: February 13, 2020

    Morgan & Morgan "For The People" Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $5,000
    Essay Topic: What does “For The People” mean to you and how would you apply that in your legal career?
    Eligibility Criteria: All students currently enrolled in a law degree program. The essay must be between 700 - 800 words.
    Deadline: December 1

    Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $1,000
    Essay Topic: A 650-word essay on what goals you hope to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field.
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a GPA of at least 1 #.)
    Deadline: July 1

    Robert A. McNew Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must be a current law student who is a Federal Bar Association law student associate member in good standing.
    Deadline: November 30, 2019

    Tobin Injury Law Scholarship Contest
    Scholarship Amount: $1,188
    Essay Topic: Write an essay between 600 to 1,000 words explaining what you are studying and what you are planning on doing with your education that will help others. As part of your essay, explain what the Hebrew word “CHAI” means to you.
    Eligibility Criteria: Any student enrolled at an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program in the United States. 
    Deadline: July 1

    Trandafir International Business Writing Competition
    Scholarship Amount: $2,500
    Topic: Applicants must submit an essay on any contemporary international business or economic concern. Recent winning submissions have included such topics as recommendations the United States should follow to update its privacy laws to harmonize with international general data protection regulation commitments, why international labor organizations should adopt fair trade as an enforcement mechanism to end labor violations, and why the United States Treasury should wait for Congress to end corporate tax sheltering tactics.
    Eligibility Criteria: All students currently enrolled in a law degree program.
    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    The Warren E. Burger Prize
    Scholarship Amount: $5,000
    Topic: 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.
    Deadline: July 1, 2020
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    Diversity

    Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Must be enrolled and in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2022 at the time of application; must participate in and complete the firm’s summer associate program after your second year of law school; may not be the recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm.
    Deadline: September 1, 2019

    Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez, and Leonard (DSFL) Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must submit a 2-minute video answering the question, "What are the greatest barriers in our legal system to justice for all? How can you work to change this? Must be an immigrant or first-generation Hispanic Law student with at least a 2.75 GPA
    Deadline: January 31, 2020 

    Italian American Bar Association of Michigan Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must apply as student members of the organization and be a 2L or 3L student.
    Deadline: November 8, 2019

    Islamic Scholarship Foundation
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must intend to be enrolled in Fall 2020 with the intent of practicing Civil Law. Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident. 
    Application Opens: November 1, 2019

    Lavent Law, P.A. Immigrant Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Enrolled as a full-time law student. Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident who is an immigrant to the United States.
    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Submit an essay (450-word limit) on how immigrating to the United States or being the child of immigrants improved your life or someone in your family's life. Must be a foreign-born student who now resides in the US or US-born student whose parents originated in another country.
    Deadline: October 1, 2019

    MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
    Eligibility Criteria: Open to all law students currently enrolled full-time at an accredited US Law school. Must demonstrate a commitment to advancing Latino civil rights careers.
    Deadline: January 31

    Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship
    Award Amount:
     
    $5,000
    Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to law students of color currently residing in Michigan, with preference to those with West Michigan residence. Minimum 3.0 GPA requirement.
    Deadline: March 1

    NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships
    Scholarship Amount: varies

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be members of the Asian Pacific American community enrolled in an ABA-accredited Law School.
    Deadline: September 2, 2019

    Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    Eligibility Criteria: 1L or 2L first-generation American or immigrant under the age of 30.
    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Tolerance Means Dialogues
    Scholarship Amount: $750

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on what tolerance means to them. 
    Deadline: Monday, October 14, 2019

    Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Diversity Law Scholarship
    Award Amount:
     
    $5,000
    Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to students of color pursuing a law degree at any accredited law school in the United States. Applicants must be a current or former resident of Michigan.
    Deadline: March 1

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    International Students

    AAUW Educational Foundation: International Fellowship
    Eligibility Criteria: Women pursuing full-time graduate or professional study in the US who are not US citizens or permanent residents.
    Deadline: November 15, 2019

    MPower Global Citizen Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Be an international student (US permanent resident, protected under DACA, or has a valid visa to study in the US) enrolled as a full-time student.
    Deadline: November 15, 2019

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    Location

    John S. Beagle Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Residents of Genesee County (MI) who are either admitted to law school or who have successfully completed one year of law school are eligible to apply. Preference is to students studying at one of Michigan's law schools.
    Deadline: May 1

    Judge Philip J. Glennie Law Scholarship
    Award Amount:
     $1000
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a graduate of a high school in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Presque Isle, or was a resident of Montmorency County when graduation from Johannesburg-Lewiston High School. 
    Deadline: March 1

    Macomb County Bar Foundation Trustees Law School Scholarship
    Award Amount:
     $3000
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a 2L or 3L student who demonstrates a commitment to serve or contribute to the Macomb County legal community.
    Deadline: March 15

    Philip F. Greco Memorial Scholarship 
    Award Amount:
     $3,000

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a 2L or 3L student enrolled in an accredited Michigan Law school with good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, and have a commitment to serve the Macomb County Legal community
    Deadline: March 15

    Peggy (Kommer) Novosad Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Student is a resident of Kent County currently completing or possessing an undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University or Michigan State University and will be pursuing a full-time law or business degree at any accredited university in Michigan with a minimum GPA of 3.5
    Deadline: May 1

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    Subject

    Business Law

    Brown, PC National Business Law Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a 2L or 3L student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A demonstrated interest in Business Law is a requirement and must be summarized in the cover letter.
    Deadline: December 9, 2019

    Consumer Financial Services Law

    American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2020 Writing Competition
    Award Amount: Cash payments of $1500, $3500, and $5000 and travel to the Spring 2020 meeting of the College.

    Eligibility Criteria: Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of U.S. consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, bankruptcy, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on U.S. consumer financial services. Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2018, and December 1, 2019.
    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Criminal Law

    Marshall M. Schulman Competition for Student Papers
    Award: Grand Prize - $1500, the paper will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, and one-year student membership in the Criminal Law section. Honorable Mention Prizes - $500, the paper will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, and one-year student membership in the Criminal Law section.

    Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the paper must be written solely by the student enrolled in law school at the time of submission. The paper must pertain to criminal law and/or to criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California.  The paper should be original and scholarly.  It should be appropriately and carefully annotated to reflect the authorities that support the author’s opinions and findings, and upon which the author otherwise relies. Papers should be between 1,500 and 4,500 words in length, including any citations.
    Deadline: March 2, 2020

    Miller Leonard, PC Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship
    Award: $1,000 Scholarship

    Writing Topic: What is the single most important refund that out to be made to the United States criminal justice system?

    Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA-accredited law school in the US as of the fall 2020 term.
    Deadline: August 1, 2020

    Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship
    Award: $500 Scholarship

    Writing Topic: Please submit a 400-600 word essay on one of the following topics:

    • Representing underserved communities in the criminal justice system
    • Equal protection under the law in modern-day practice
    • State vs Federal Law: Is marijuana illegal

    Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled full-time or accepted into an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    Disability Advocacy

    ABC Law Centers Disability Advocacy Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $1,000

    Application: Applicants must complete one of the following:

    • Write an essay which does not exceed two typed, single-spaced pages describing your interest and/or personal experience in disability advocacy
    • Submit a creative project focused on the same topic. Examples can include, but are not limited to:
      • Photo projects
      • Video or other multimedia presentations
      • Creative writing
      • Performance Pieces

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be planning to pursue a law or public policy career on disability advocacy. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
    Deadline: July 31, 2020

    Entertainment Law 

    Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
    Award: Grand Prize - $10,000, two tickets to and recognition at the Annual Law Entertainment Law Initiative event & Scholarship presentation on January 24, two tickets to the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, and round-trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations for two to attend the events.

    Writing Topic: The writing contest challenges students to identify, research, and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry.

    Eligibility Criteria: Entrants must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. To be eligible, the paper must be written solely by the student enrolled in law school at the time of submission. Essays should be no longer than 3,000 words in length, not including endnotes/footnotes.
    Deadline: January 2, 2020

    Family & Juvenile Law

    The John H. McKaig II Scholarship Fund
    Eligibility Criteria: Any 2L or 3L student who is enrolled in any Michigan accredited law school who has an interest in practicing in the area of child protective proceedings and/or juvenile justice. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.8.
    Deadline: September 1, 2019

    Proff Law Juvenile & Restorative Justice
    Award: $1500

    Writing Topic: Write an essay (500-1000 words) 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?

    Eligibility Criteria: The purpose of the scholarship is to support law students spending their summer working at a non-profit organization doing unpaid or low-paid juvenile justice or restorative justice work. Applicants must be enrolled at a U.S. ABA-approved law school. 

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    Immigration Law

    North America Immigration Law Group
    Scholarship Amount: $2000.

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must be a current full-time law student with a GPA of 3.0 interested in immigration law
    Deadline: November 30, 2019

    Insurance Law

    State Bar Association of Michigan Insurance & Indemnity Law Section Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $5,000

    Writing Topic: Identify the conflicts that exist between Michigan's medical and recreational marijuana laws and the federal law in regards to the use of medical marijuana by employees, and their workers' compensation claims.

    Eligibility Criteria: All applicants must be enrolled in a Michigan Law law school.
    Deadline: February 29, 2020

     

    Labor Law

    Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $1,000

    Writing Topic: Applicants should submit a 750-word essay on the following topic: “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” The essay can consider current events, recent case law, social movements, historical developments, or any other aspect of workers’ rights. Working Now and Then will publish the winning essay and honorable mentions on its site.

    Eligibility Criteria: All applicants must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school.
    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
    Scholarship Amount: $10,000

    Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for awards, individuals must be a Law Students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada who will not graduate prior to December 2020. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights. 
    Deadline: November 29, 2019

    Legal Ethics

    Notre Dame Law School Smith Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
    Scholarship Amount: $2,500

    Essay Topic: Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.

    Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for awards, individuals must be a Law Students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada.  Entries must be original, unpublished work not exceeding 50 pages, including notes. 
    Deadline: All entries must be received before 5 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2020

    Litigation

    The MLG Scholarship for Future Litigation Lawyers
    Eligibility Criteria: Recipient of the award will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, outstanding work ethic, commitment to serve less fortunate litigants, unquestionable integrity and moral character, resilience in the face of adversity, and be enrolled in an accredited law school in the US.
    Deadline: December 31, 2019

    Medical Malpractice Law

    Philadelphia Injury Lawyers P.C. Writing Competition
    Scholarship Amount: $1,000

    Essay Topic: Each essay is at a maximum of 1000 words each. A) What does the future of medical malpractice law look like in the U.S? B) Why are you interested in pursuing a career in Medical Malpractice Law?

    Eligibility Criteria: All applicants must be enrolled in a US graduate-level program. Applicants should only answer the questions provided and use online articles and case law to support your essay.
    Deadline: July 15, 2020

    Personal Injury Law

    Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Personal Injury Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: $5,000

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be: a US citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in a US Law School, with a GPA of at least 3.0. Additionally, applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay 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 in your everyday life.
    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Public Service

    Carol Bailey Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Any student who is enrolled in an accredited law school who has an interest in pursuing a public service legal career and has an interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.
    Deadline: August 1

    Tax Law

    Brown, PC National Tax Law Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a 2L or 3L student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. An interest in Tax Law is a requirement and must be summarized in the cover letter.
    Deadline: December 9, 2019

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    Summer Fellowships

    BakerHostetler Diversity Fellowship

    Award: $25,000 ($10,000 at the beginning of the summer associate position) 

    Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; Must be a member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic groups set by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a member of the LGBT community or an individual with a disability; Must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S.
    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship
    Award: $10,000 stipend at the conclusion of the summer associate position

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a 2L student interested in a summer associate position in one of their offices in either Chicago, Denver, Des Moines, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, or Minneapolis.
    Deadline: varies by office

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship
    Award: A paid, ten-week summer associate position, and after successful completion of the summer associate fellowship, will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship.

    Eligibility Criteria: To apply for the fellowship you must:

    • Be a first-year student in good standing
    • Intend to work, live, and practice law in the Pacific Northwest following graduation
    • Demonstrate academic excellence, strong interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, and meaningful contributions to the community

    Deadline: January 8, 2020

    Roscoe Trimmer Jr. Diversity Scholarship
    Award: The scholarship provides a $25,000 award to outstanding second-year law students, and includes a paid summer associate position following completion of the second year of law school. The funds will be paid out half upon completion of the summer program, and half upon starting as a full-time associate at the firm.

    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a 2L student, member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession, US citizen or authorized to work in the United States.
    Deadline: as soon as possible

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    Women

    AAUW Educational Foundation: Career Development Grants
    Eligibility Criteria: Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields
    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Impact Scholarship: American Business Women's Association, Greater Oakland Charter Chapter

    Scholarship Amount: $2,000
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a female, U.S. citizen with a primary residence in Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, Livingston, Washtenaw, or Wayne counties. Applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 and intend to be enrolled for the Fall 2020 term. As the scholarship can only cover tuition, fees, and books the applicant must demonstrate financial need. 
    Deadline: May 15, 2020

    AUW Educational Foundation: Selected Professions Fellowship
    Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 3L woman of color; Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Empowering Women in Law Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Female applicant who has successfully completed at least one semester of law school but will not have graduated by Fall 2020.
    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    Mike Eidson Scholarship - an AAJ Scholarship

    Scholarship Amount: $5,000
    Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a rising 3L or 4L female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff lawyer or criminal defense lawyer. The recipient must be present at the Annual Convention for American Association of Justice July 11-14, 2020 in Washington DC; travel and accommodations will be paid for as a part of the award.
    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers’ Single Mother Scholarship
    Eligibility Criteria: Must be a mother attending an accredited university in the U.S. with a GPA of 3.0.
    Deadline: December 5, 2019

    The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
    Scholarship Amount: $3,500

    The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the 2020 awards to outstanding women law students, funded by generous contributions from individuals, law firms, and corporations. This year, $42,000 will be awarded statewide to 12 outstanding women law students attending Michigan’s five accredited law schools (University of Michigan Law School, Western Michigan Cooley Law School, Michigan State University College of Law, Wayne State University Law School, and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law).

    Deadline: Materials must be submitted to Assistant Director Rouser no later than December 15, 2019.

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