Outside Scholarships

  

Deadline

Amount

Summary Details

WSBA Intellectual Property Scholarship

March 29, 2019

$2500

The Washington State Bar Association Intellectual Property section offers an annual $2500 scholarship to a student who has a demonstrable interest in the practice of  intellectual property law (whether litigation or transactional work) in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret protection, arts and entertainment, advertising law and/or the intellectual property aspects of business.  The successful student will be selected based on their overall academic record, their performance in course work related to intellectual property and their extracurricular activities, particularly those that relate to IP.  Preference will be given to upper level students

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining the applicant's qualifications and merit, resume and law school transcript by March 29, 2019.  Completed applications should be submitted to Dean Donna Claxton Deming (dcdeming@seattleu.edu). The scholarship recipient(s) will be presented with the award at the annual WSBA IP section meet and greet event, scheduled to be held on Wednesday,  April 17th  at 5:00 pm at the Washington Convention Center.

Berks County Community Foundation

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund

April 1, 2019

$3000

For high school graduates of Berks County, PA pursuing a law degree

Gainsberg Law PC

Annual Scholarship Award

April 1, 2019

$2500

1000-word essay on why you are interested in the law; two recommendation letters

NW Corporate Law

Scholarship

April 1, 2019

and

October 1, 2019

$1000

500 to 700-word essay identifying any problem in your law school instruction, experience or curriculum, and proposing a solution to that identified problem; scholarship awarded biannually

Open to 2Ls and 3Ls with an interest in business law or entrepreneurship

Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Diversity Scholarship

April 5, 2019

$3000

1 to 2-page essay describing the following:

  • Your professional goals, including any interest in working for a corporation, public sector work, government service, or legal practice;
  • Examples of your commitment to diversity, whether past, present, or future; and
  • Any demonstrated achievements.

Please download the application and guidelines for full details

Law Librarianship Scholarship

April 8, 2019

$1000

A short statement explaining interest in law librarianship and a committment to do 50-100 hours of paid intership in the Seattle University School of Law library

For current Seattle University School of Law 1L's and 2L's and part-time 3L's who already have an MLS degree, or who have expressed interest in pursuing an MLS degree after law school graduation.

See Law Librarianship Scholarship page for complete details.

Munley Law PC

Scholarship 2019

April 8, 2019

$5000

600-word essay or 5-minute video presentation: "Which amendment to the Constitution of the United States do you find most meaningful, and why?"

Outlaws Civil Rights Scholarship

April 8, 2019

$2500

A resume with a brief cover letter explaining their work and future plans/interests; public interest work might include: traditional civil rights, immigrants, medical care with youth, the disabled, the elderly, low-income housing, a legislative forum and/or international work

For incoming 1L's and current 1L's, 2L's and part-time 3L's of Seattle University School of Law

See Outlaws Civil Rights Scholarship page for complete details.

Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office

Annual Scholarship

April 30, 2019

$1000

Resume and at least one professional letter of recommendation

Charles E. Joseph Employment Scholarship

May 1, 2019

$1000

750-word essay: "What are the biggest challenges facing workers' rights in the future?"

John R. Colvin, Attorney at Law

Legal Scholarship

May 1, 2019

$1000

Copy of an article which has been published (in print or digital media)

For August 2019 incoming 1Ls

Evans Law Firm

Legal Scholarship

May 1, 2019

$1000

Copy of an article which has been published (in print or digital media)

For August 2019 incoming 1Ls

Guajardo & Marks LLP

Legal Scholarship

May 1, 2019

$1000

Copy of an article which has been published (in print or digital media)

For August 2019 incoming 1Ls

Mann Law Firm

Legal Scholarship

May 1, 2019

$1000

Copy of an article which has been published (in print or digital media)

For August 2019 incoming 1Ls

Stoddard Firm

Legal Scholarship

May 1, 2019

$2000

Copy of an article which has been published (in print or digital media)

For August 2019 incoming 1Ls

Randall & Stump PLLC

2019 Scholarship Contest

May 31, 2019

$2500

300 to 500-word essay describing a challenging situation wherein you've had to uncover a truth that may not have been initially apparent; include your process and the outcome of the situation affected by your findings

American Indian College Fund

May 31 annually

TBD

Educational scholarships for American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students attending tribal colleges and public or private/non-profit colleges

Plattner Verderame PC

Civil Justice Scholarship

June 2019

$2500

1000-word essay about the American civil justice and jury system; a recommendation letter

Silverman, McDonald & Friedman

Educational Scholarship

June 2019

$5000

500-word essay about what the civil justice systems mean to you

Michigan Auto Law

Diversity Scholarship 

June 1, 2019

$2000

3-page essay describing your efforts to encourage greater racial or ethnic diversity within the student body of your law school

Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law

2019 Legal Scholarship

June 1, 2019

$1000

300 to 600-word essay: "Should people be allowed to warn motorists about DUI checkpoints in America?"

Scrofano Law PC

Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship

June 1 annually

$1500

500 to 700-word essay: "How can you defend people you know are guilty?"

Other eligibility criteria apply (see scholarship page)

Chapman Albin

Scholarship for Law Students

June 15, 2019

$1000

300 to 500-word essay on whether you agree or disagree with a difficult moral choice that a character from a movie or novel has made

Cunningham & Mears

Academic Scholarship

June 15, 2019

$2500

1000-word essay on why you chose to study law; a recommendation letter

Dawson & Albritton PA

Overcoming Adversity Law School Scholarship

June 15, 2019

$1500

500-word essay on how you have overcome some form of adversity in your life and how overcoming it has impacted your personal growth

George Sink PA

Veterans and Military Family Scholarship

June 15, 2019

$1000

500 to 1000-word essay on a selected topic; open to active duty service member, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member; scholarship awarded biannually

Harris Lowry Manton LLP

Annual Civil Justice Scholarship

June 30, 2019

$5000

1000-word essay about the importance of the right to a trial by jury; a recommendation letter 

Levoritz Law Firm

Scholarship 2019

June 30, 2019

$1000

A creative infographic (pdf), informational video (YouTube link) or essay (.doc) on specified family law topics (or topic of choice -- see page for details)

Paulson & Nace PLLC

The Barry J. Nace "Pursuit of Justice" Scholarship

June 30, 2019

$3000

300-word essay on what drives your pursuit for civil justice

Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law

Civil Justice Scholarship

June 30, 2019

$2500

1000-word essay on the injured plaintiff's right to be compensated through litigation or mediation; a recommendation letter

Micklin Law Group

Scholarship

July 1, 2019

$1000

Personal statement; needs-based scholarship awarded biannually

Simeone & Miller LLP

Good Lawyers/Good People Scholarship

July 1, 2019

and

November 1, 2019

$1000

800 to 1000-word statement or 3 to 5-minute video presentation describing the value of using the law to improve people's lives; scholarship awarded biannually

Prince Law Firm

Academic Scholarship

July 12, 2019

$1000

500-word essay on what creative outlet you use to express yourself; available to incoming 1Ls for 2019-2020

Solomon Law Group

Fall 2019 Scholarship

July 12, 2019

$1000

500-word essay: "How can we better utilize popular entertainment and media (movies, TV shows, online media, video games, etc.) to educate the general public about vital issues?"

Ankin Law Office

Academic Scholarship

July 15, 2019

$2500

1500-word essay blog post: "Create a 'Distracted Driving Family Plan'"

Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers

Academic Scholarship

July 15, 2019

$1000

1500-word essay blog post discussing advantages and disadvantages, as well as dangers of choosing to ride a bicycle to work everyday

Matthew L Sharp Law Offices

Annual Scholarship

July 15, 2019

$1000

1500-word essay blog post: "What are alternative prevention methods each state can take to reduce crashes and injuries among young drivers?"

Law Office of Renkin and Associates

Leukemia & Lymphoma Law School Scholarship

July 31, 2019

$1000

1 to 2-page essay describing how your life has been impacted by Lymphoma or Leukemia (either yourself or a family member)

Tidwell Law Firm PLLC

Exoneration Education Initiative

July 31, 2019

$2500

500-word essay detailing the case of a wrongfully accused individual who was released or is still imprisoned that inspired them to pursue a career in defense law

Miller Leonard PC

Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship

August 1, 2019

$1000

Essay: "What is the single most important reform that ought to be made to the United States criminal justice system?"

Nandrich & Cohen LLP

Nadrich & Cohen Legal Scholarship Foundation's Scholarship Award Program

August 1, 2019

$1000

750 to 1000-word essay detailing the importance of jury trials in our society

Answering Legal

Future Attorneys of America Scholarship

November 5, 2019

$5000

500 to 1000-word essay from a list of selected topics

Arnold & Itkin LLP

Academic Scholarship

December 1, 2019

$5000

3-page essay explaining your goals and intent to use your legal education to improve the lives of certain individuals, the community or society at large; statement of financial need with documentation

Open to 2Ls and 3Ls only

Ashoori Law

Good Deeds Scholarship

December 1, 2019

$1000

750 to 1000-word essay introducing yourself, explaining your act of kindness, the impact it has had, and how it has shaped you

Staver Law Group

Personal Injury Scholarship

December 1, 2019

$5000

300 to 500-word essay regarding the role of personal injury lawyers

Dixon Firm PC

2019 Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1000

3 to 5-minute video answering the question: "Do you believe your college education will position you to become a positive influence in the black community and how?"; open to African-American students

Loan Lawyers

Bright Future Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1000

Essay: "Why do you feel that getting a college degree will bring you personal fulfillment and help contribute towards making the world a better place?"

Simplr

Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship

December 31, 2019

$7500

1000 to 2000-word essay on a selected topic from given list; applicable for tech-minded JD/LLM students with an interest in practicing IP/patent law

Sweet Law Group

Future Legal Leaders Scholarship

December 31, 2019

$2000

2000-word essay: "Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?"

Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP

DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship

January 31, 2020

$1500

500 to 600-word essay on what you hope to achieve in your legal career if awarded this scholarship

Alaska Bar Association

Law School Scholarships

March 1 annually

TBD

For 1Ls and 2Ls who demonstrates ties to Alaska and an intent to return to Alaska within two years of graduation

BLSA

Students of Color Scholarship Fund

Varies

Varies

Search for need or merit based scholarships; eligibility requirements vary

International Scholarships

Varies

Varies

Scholarships for international students

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Disclaimer: We do not endorse or confirm outside scholarships. Students should research the firm or organization carefully before submitting an application and always read the fine print. You will not be asked to pay an application fee for a legitimate scholarship. 

For any questions you have about financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services at lawfa@seattleu.edu