Outside Scholarships

  

Deadline

Amount

Summary Details

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)

Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship

May 28, 2019

$10,000

Open to incoming 1Ls who have an interest in corporate law, diversity and inclusion; applicant must demonstrate community service and leadership qualities

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, 2019

$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

Simmrin Law Group

Entrepreneurial Scholarship

June 15, 2019

$1500

500 to 1000-word essay on a selected topic (see scholarship page)

D. Miller & Associates PLLC

Community Superhero Scholarship

June 30, 2019

$1500

500 to 1000-word essay: "How are you a superhero in your community?"

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

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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

Patrick Malone & Associates PC

Representing Real People Scholarship

July 1, 2019

$5000

1 to 3-page essay describing why you believe you are the most deserving recipient of this scholarship

Whitney LLP

Annual Scholarship

July 1, 2019

$1500

650-word essay explaining your goals in pursuing a legal education and what you hope to accomplish in the field of law

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?"

Dominguez Firm

Legal Scholarship Award

July 31, 2019

$2500

500 to 700-word essay and/or 1 to 2-minute video introduction and why you chose to attend law school/become an attorney and your desire to use the legal system to help others or improve society

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 

Megeredchian Law

Break the Habit Distracted Driving Scholarship

August 30, 2019

$1000

1 to 3-page essay outlinging a time when you have in to distracted driving and what drove you to give in to distraction; incorporate a personal plan for how you intend to stop driving with distraction for good

Werman Salas PC

Employment Law Scholarship

September 1, 2019

$1000

800-word combined personal statement and essay describing your interest in labor or employment law, workers' rights, or economic policy relating to overtime pay, minimum wages, or gender-based pay disparities; and how that interest informs their future employment goals

NW Corporate Law

Scholarship

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 Women Lawyers, King County Chapter

SU School of Law Scholarship

October 14, 2019

$1500

2-page written statement on how you intend to promote leadership of women within the legal profession

Open to 2L female law students; must be a student member of KCWWL

Answering Legal

Future Attorneys of America Scholarship

November 5, 2019

$5000

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

Altman & Altman

Law School Scholarship

December 1, 2019

$1500

1000-word essay on access to legal services in the US (focus on the need and affordability of legal services) and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services

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

Keith Williams Law Group

Annual Scholarship

December 1, 2019

$1500

800-word essay explaining the adversity in your life and difficulty in school that you have overcome and fought through to get where you are today, and how continuing your education will help you continue to create your own bright future

Staver Law Group

Personal Injury Scholarship

December 1, 2019

$5000

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

Abels & Annes PC

Scholarship Essay Contest

December 15, 2019

$1000

500-word essay on self-driving cars (i.e. potential positives and negatives; effect on the economy and job market; and your position on the widespread use of this type of vehicle)

Berlik Law LLC

Future Virginia Lawyer Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1500

2 to 3-minute video related to one of the following topics:

  1. The adversarial system of justice;
  2. mandatory arbitration agreements in consumer contracts;
  3. the role of the First Amendment in online discourse; or
  4. the reasons Virginia is the ideal place to practice law

Brager Tax Law Group PC

Legal Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1000

1000 to 2500-word essay on a topic related to tax litigation

Davis Law Group PC

Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1000

1000-word essay addressing the following:

  1. What is inspiring you to become an attorney?
  2. How do you plan to use your law degree? What are your ambitions in the legal world?
  3. How do you plan to innovate and make progress in your desired area of practice?

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

Kreisman Law Offices

Law School Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1000

1000-word essay on access to legal services in the US (focus on the need and affordability of legal services) and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services

Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC

American Law School Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1000

1000-word essay on access to legal services in the US (focus on the need and affordability of legal services) and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services

Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

American Law School Student Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1000

1000-word essay on access to legal services in the US (focus on the need and affordability of legal services) and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services

Law Offices of Stephen Neyman PC

Criminal Defense Student Law School Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$2500

1000-word essay on access to legal services in the US (focus on the need and affordability of legal services) and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services

Lebowitz & Mzhen

Law School Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1000

1000-word essay on access to legal services in the US (focus on the need and affordability of legal services) and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services

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?"

Tilem & Associates PC

Scholarship

December 15, 2019

$1000

1000-word essay on the criminal justice in the US

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?"

DC Law

Scholarship

January 31, 2020

$2000

500 to 600-word essay: "How could we improve our rules of procedure and/or rules of evidence to provide for a more fair and just civil jury trial?"

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

Morgan Law Group PA

Scholarship for aspiring law student

January 31, 2020

$1000

1 to 3-page essay describing the area of law you intend to pursue

Open to incoming 1Ls for 2020-21

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