Scholarships for Law Majors

Law is a rewarding, challenging field. And one of the first challenges many future legal practitioners face is paying for college. To help students surmount that challenge, many organizations offer scholarships for law majors. These scholarships may be awarded by nonprofit foundations, professional organizations and other groups, including law firms and bar associations. Eligibility requirements often include applicants meeting a minimum GPA, as well as demonstrating leadership ability and participation in service work or relevant extracurricular activities. Some scholarships are reserved for students in certain geographic areas, while others favor students planning to practice in a particular area of the law. Applicants may be asked to submit an essay and letters of recommendation. Browse our list of scholarship opportunities for law majors below.

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  • 1,000 - 1,600
  • 8 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|American Studies|Africana Studies|Gender Studies|Women's Studies|Political Science|Religion|Law|Geography|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.5
View Details The Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Jun-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • School (College): |New Jersey|Law school|
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The Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student must be a resident of New Jersey pursuing major in law. Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career as a prosecutor
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Government|
  • School (K-12): |Milton Union High School, West Milton, OH|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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Robert J. Huffman Memorial Scholarship awards a scholarship worth to a selected student from Milton Union High School. Applicants must be graduating high school senior planning to pursue a 2 or 4-year college or university degree in law or government.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 3,000
  • 6 awards
  • December 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|Psychology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|Master's-level study|
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The Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience (AP) is awards funding to promising undergraduate and terminal master's degree students from underrepresented groups who are interested in psychology and law and have the potential to become competitive graduate applicants. The underrepresented groups includes racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, LGBT individuals and physically disabled students. This scholarship aims to encourage faculty members to recruit students into their research labs and give the students meaningful research experience as well as provide them with other opportunities for mentoring and development.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Church, Church, Hittle and Antrim Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Medicine|Accounting|Ministry|
  • School (K-12): |Westfield High School, Westfield, IN|
  • School (College): |Vocational School|Technical School|Trade School|College or University|
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The law firm of Church, Church, Hittle and Antrim in Noblesville established this scholarship to encourage students to pursue degrees in the areas of accounting, law, medicine or ministry. This scholarship is open to current or former Westfield High School students pursuing study in the field of accounting, law, medicine or ministry at a college, university, vocational, technical or trade school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Wade & Helen Sue Ward Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Law|Nursing|Medicine|Physical Therapy|School Administration|Biology|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Holly Grove Christian School, Westover, MD|Washington, MD|Crisfield, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Technical School|accredited Trade School|Accredited Business School|
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The Wade & Helen Sue Ward Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior from Crisfield High School, Holly Grove Christian School, or Washington High School.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 15,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Other postgraduate-level study|First-year law student|
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Established jointly by the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation and Fredrikson & Byron in 1990, the scholarship aims to promote the legal training of minority law school students and to encourage them to join and excel in the private practice of law within larger corporate law firms in the Upper Midwest. First-year law students are encouraged to apply.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 30,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Other postgraduate-level study|
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Established in honor of Tom Steel, a prominent civil rights and activist attorney in the San Francisco LGBTQ community, the fellowship aims to fund a new lawyer to work in the United States on an innovative, public interest law project that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. It's the first fellowship of its kind in the country which has been awarded since 2001. The Fellowship is designed to ensure that unmet legal needs in the LGBT community are addressed and prioritized on an ongoing basis, and that the next generation of legal advocates for the LGBT community develops the critical skills necessary to secure civil rights into the future.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Rhode Island|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship is awarded to graduates student pursuing major in law. Applicants mus be resident of Rhode Island and demonstrated financial need
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • December 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|State Accredited Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The Farzad Family Law Scholarship is awarded to aspiring lawyers or students based on merit.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Family Law Scholarship Essay Contest Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • August 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • School (College): |U.S Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Post-graduate|18 Years or Older|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Robert P. Koch Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|Law Enforcement|Corrections|Probation|Parole|
  • School (K-12): |Lake Worth High School, Lake Worth, FL|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Robert P. Koch, a New York City Transit Police Officer in 1965 and who was the youngest member of any NY law enforcement agency to be appointed captain. This scholarship was intended to help students with their own education. This is open to graduating high school senior from Lake Worth High School who has participated in the Criminal Justice Academy for 4 years. Applicants must be pursuing study in the field of law enforcement, law, corrections and probation or parole. Financial need is required.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • School (College): |ABA accredited law schools and planning students|
  • Extracurricular: |Social Activism/Community Engagement|
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In honor of Donald W. Banner, the scholarship aims to foster the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Linda M. Safar Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 530
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Health|Social Work|
  • School (K-12): |Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee, WA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Linda M. Safar to benefit a graduating senior from Wenatchee High School. Applicants must be pursuing studies that will lead to a career that addresses social justice needs of at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the USA.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Jul-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Law School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Katz & Phillips, P.A. Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Award is created in honor of Ashley Rose Katz by his father David Katz. The scholarship aims to support high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue a career in law. The awardee will be provided $1,000 fund. The applicant must be a student of law who has a type 1 diabetes.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Vivian M. Kommer Scholarship Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Business|Pre-Law|
  • School (K-12): |West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors at West Catholic High school who are pursuing undergraduate studies in the field of business or pre-law. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Natural Resources|Environmental Studies|Ecology|Zoology|Hydrology|Conservation Biology|Environmental Law|Environmental Policy|
  • School (College): |Institutional Member of Environmental Consortium|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Established in the name of the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc (TGF) founders, the scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. Applicants shall be U.S. citizens and shall demonstrate merit with a current 3.5 GPA in the environmental concentration courses and an overall minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Ana Unified School District, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Santa Ana, CA|
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This scholarship was established to benefit high school seniors or community college/university students planning to pursue a career in Law. AB 540/ Dream Act high school seniors from Santa Ana Unified School District and Santa Ana College transfers are given preference.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 5 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • School (K-12): |Private High School|Public High School|
  • Residence: Live in |California|Ventura, CA|
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The Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by James C. Basile in memory of Roy A. Gustafson a former Ventura County District Attorney and a judge to the Ventura County Superior Court by appointed by Governor Ronald Reagan. In 1969, he became an Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 1 and remained there until his retirement in 1971.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Peggy (Kommer) Novosad Scholarship Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Business|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|Kent, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited University|Michigan State University (MI)|Grand Valley State University (MI)|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students currently completed or possessing an undergraduate degree from GVSU or MSU. Applicants must be pursuing a full-time graduate or post-graduate study in the field of business or law at any accredited university in Michigan. Financial need is required.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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