External Scholarships

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school.  Twenty awards will be made to entering first-year students and may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during each student’s time in law school.  Applications are available online. Completed scholarship applications must be received not postmarked no later than March 3, 2014.

American Association for Justice Scholarship Awards
AAJ Law Student Members have access to a number of benefits and programs designed to advance their professional education and growth, including AAJ scholarships.

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm.  These qualities enrich the environment in which we work.  With this in mind, Baker Donelson awards three scholarships to diverse law students who have completed their first year of law school.  Recipients are awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer in one of the following offices: Birmingham, AL; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN; or Houston, TX.  Additionally, each recipient is awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.
The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethical or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2014. Application deadline is May 31, 2014. Applications are available online.
Davis Levin Livingston, a Hawaii law firm, is happy to offer a $3000 scholarship for the upcoming fall semester to a law student who intends to practice public interest law. The recipient must be a current law school student, or have been accepted to attend law school in fall 2014. Recipients must fill out and submit the application form, a one to three page essay, an official and complete copy of undergraduate college transcripts, proof of acceptance to an accredited law school within the U.S., and proof of legal residency in the U.S. by July 1st, 2014. The award recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 1, 2014.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
Banner & Witcoff is pleased to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.  Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship.  Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.  Applications are available online.

DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar Law Student Diversity Scholarship 
DRI awards annually two $10,000 Law School Diversity Scholarships to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students.  Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.  To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. Applications will be made available online in January 2014, with selections made in May 2014.

Farzad Family Law Scholarship
This annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit. This scholarship is available to all pre-law and law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program in pre-law at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school. To be considered, applicants must write an essay and provide current transcripts. Essay responses should be between 2,500 to 4,500 words, although the length is not strictly enforced. The application deadline is December 15, 2014. The scholarship recipient will receive the scholarship award within 30 days of the deadline. The essay question and more information on how to apply can be found on the Farzad Law website.

Fuller C. Callaway Foundation Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Studies Scholarship Fund
The Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Studies scholarship grants are open to any person accepted or enrolled in any accredited postgraduate program of study.  Awards are based on ability, motivation, character, and need and are renewable each year based on the applicant's satisfactory academic performance.  Preference is given to Georgia residents from Troup County.

Future Leaders Scholarship from the Brett Murphey Law Firm
The Brett Murphy $2,000 Future Leaders Scholarship 2014 is available to law school students who have an interest in personal injury law and are working towards their Juris Doctorate degree. In addition to the application form, all applicants must submit a 500-word essay on how personal injury law positively affects social change. All applicants must also include a valid transcript reflecting his or her current standing with a 3.5 GPA and proof of acceptance and enrollment. The deadline for application materials is July 15, 2014. The scholarship recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 15, 2014. For more information and an application form, visit the Future Leaders Scholarship webpage.

The GAWL Foundation Scholarships are intended to recognize women law students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and an aptitude for leadership and philanthropy. Current second or third year female law students enrolled at a Georgia law school (i.e. not "rising" second year female law students) are eligible to apply.
Atlanta personal injury lawyers Goldstein & Hayes invite you to describe a time in your life during which you have persisted in spite of great adversity. The person with the best response to this essay prompt will receive $1000.00 to go towards their education. High school seniors who have been accepted to a college, trade school or university, or current students attending a college, trade school, or university are eligible to participate. Visit for more information on how to apply.

GP LSAT Prep - Law School Scholarship
The GP LSAT Prep - Law School Scholarship is available to current law students. One or more grants of $1000 are awarded twice yearly (January 30 and June 30). Class rank, degree/major courses, LSAT test scores, a personal statement, and other review factors are used to best determine awards. To apply, request an application using the ‘Contact Us’ form at or view online.

Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored By King & Spalding
Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has teamed up with King & Spalding (one of the world's most prestigious law firms) to provide Law Preview Scholarships to members of the Georgia Law entering class.  These scholarships are designed to help entering students prepare for the unique challenges they will face during their 1L year by paying the cost of tuition for a law school prep course.  Visit the following URL to see if you meet the scholarship criteria:

Mark T. Banner Scholarship
The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.  The recipient of the scholarship receives $5,000 to be applied to their legal education.  This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2014.  Applications need to be submitted by December 6, 2013 and are available online.

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
A scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a law student who contributes to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career.  The scholarship program is open to students currently in their first or second year of law school and the recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.

Minority Corporate Counsel Association Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
The MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. ("LMJ") Scholarship Program is open to all students who have been accepted into law school.  The goal of the program is to promote academic excellence and diversity in law schools by awarding newly accepted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships to help defray their education expenses.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Scholarships are awarded each fall to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders. Since 1995, the first year in which Foundation Scholarships were granted, over 75 students have received scholarships totaling over $300,000.

Robert Masur Fellowship
The Robert Masur Fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties. The fellowship recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium.

Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship
The Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship is sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation and will award law students $10,000 per school year beginning with the fall semester.  The award is renewable upon reapplication by the student for up to three academic years.

Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard P.C. Law School Scholarship Essay Contest
The Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard P.C. law firm offers 8 scholarships to law school students.  There are $5,000 total in awards, including the first place award of $2,500. Awards can be used for tuition, supplies, or other school related expenses.  For more information, please visit the link above. To apply, please download the application form.

Savannah Bar Association
The Judge Phyllis Kravitch Scholarship is established by the Savannah Bar Association in tribute to this outstanding community leader known for her character, integrity and compassion. The fairness, patience and wisdom of Judge Kravitch serve as an inspiration not only to all lawyers and judges but to the community at large. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a rising second or third year law school student from Chatham County in continuing his/her education at an accredited school of law. The scholarship award of $1,000 is given to one student based on merit for the second or third year of study in law school. A second year law student who receives an award may apply for an additional award for his/her third year. The award granted may be used for tuition and fees, books, and other academic expenses. All applicants who have applied for or will be receiving other financial support must reveal that information with the application. The scholarship award will be sent to the law school for the recipient’s account. To apply, please download the application form.

Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area Scholarship
VABA-DC was established, in part, to contribute to the public interest by serving as a voice for the local Vietnamese American community and assisting community members with legal concerns. In furtherance of that mission, we are proud to sponsor up to two $1,500 scholarships for law students who have served or plan to serve the Vietnamese American community or have overcome significant adversity in achieving their academic goals. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of community service, academic performance, and their written essay. The scholarship recipient(s) will be expected to attend a VABA-DC Scholarship Dinner in their honor to be held in April 2014. To apply, please download the application and send via email to: no later than February 28, 2014.

The keystone of the Zelle Hofmann national law firm's Diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either 1) are 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 would be furthered by the scholarship. The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $30,000.