Outside Scholarships

The Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel is offering 3 Diversity Scholarship awards in the amount of $3,000 each.  First and second year law school students of the three Washington State law schools are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The top three candidates, as determined from a number of criteria, will be awarded a scholarship. Each recipient must be a student who: (i) is a first or second year law student; (ii) is currently enrolled in one of the Washington state law schools; (iii) is a student in good academic standing; (iv) has a demonstrated financial need; and (v) exhibits a commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession or community at-large. Please see Student Financial Services for further information and the application form. The deadline is April 5, 2018.

The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg offer a $1000 scholarship to a student interning at a public defender office during the school year or upcoming summer. Based primarily on an applicant’s commitment to indigent defense work and financial need. See https://kgdefenselaw.com/scholarship-application/. The deadline is April 29, 2018.

Christopher Simon Attorney at Law provides a $1000 scholarship for aspiring lawyers. For eligibility and application information see: https://www.christophersimon.com/scholarship-application.html. The deadline is April 30, 2018.

Munley Law is providing a $5000 scholarship based on an essay or video regarding the most meaningful constitutional amendment to you. See https://munley.com/munley-law-scholarship/ for more details. The application deadline is April 30, 2018.

Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is providing a $2500 annual scholarship to a law student who demonstrates an interest in civil trial advocacy and a career as a civil trial lawyer.  See https://www.plaxenadler.com/plaxen-adler-scholarship/ for scholarship details. The deadline is May 15, 2018.

The CPW Law Legal $3000 Scholarship is for incoming law students and current law who wish to pursue careers as trial attorneys. The requirements may be found here: https://www.cpw-law.com/scholarship/. The deadline is May 31, 2018.

The Law Offices of Steers & Associates is offering a $1000 Scholarship for students pursuing or planning on pursuing a career in law. A 500 word essay on the topic of "How would you reduce car accidents in Los Angeles?" is required. The requirements may be found here: https://www.steerslawfirm.com/scholarship/. The deadline is May 31, 2018.

The Peck Law Firm is accepting applications for their $2000 scholarship. An essay is required. See https://thepeckfirm.com/?s=scholarship. The deadline is 8:59 pm May 31, 2018.

Arnold & Itkin LLP will award $5,000 to two law students who share our passion for assisting the underprivileged and victims of tragedy. Regardless of the area of law, the scholarship recipients should be focused on utilizing the legal system to support those less fortunate. All applicants should demonstrate both past and current dedication to victim advocacy and/or community service. See https://www.arnolditkin.com/academic-scholarship/. The deadline is June 1, 2018.

Michigan Auto Law is pleased to offer a $2000 scholarship to a law student who demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. See http://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/diversity/ for application information. The deadline is June 1, 2018.

Scrofano Law PC, has established a $1500 annual scholarship for law students interested in pursuing a career as a public defender. The application requirements may be found at https://www.scrofanolaw.com/firm-profile/scholarships/. Includes an essay on the topic: As a public defender or private criminal defense lawyer, you will often be asked the question: how can you defend people you know are guilty? Deadline is June 1, 2018.

Yeboah Law Group offers the first annual Make a Difference Scholarship for $3000 to students who truly want to be the change they wish to see. Essay topic is on how you plan to make a difference in your community or in any other community. See https://yeboahlawgroup.com/scholarship/. The deadline is June 1, 2018.

ChapmanAlbin Law Firm offers a $1000 scholarship for aspiring lawyers. An essay of 300-500 regarding the reason(s) you decided to pursue a legal profession and the specific turning point in your history to lead you to that decision. See https://www.johnschapman.com/about-us/law-school-scholarship/ for more information. The deadline is June 15, 2018. 

Michael P. Fleming & Associates is offering a $1000 scholarship to 1L students. An essay is required regarding personal injury or civil litigation law and why you deserve the award. See https://flemingattorneys.com/houston-car-accident-lawyer/#law-scholarship-application. The deadline is July 1, 2018.

Infinity Law Group provides a $1000 annual scholarship to law students of Asian heritage. The scholarship is intended to encourage more Asian-American students to choose a degree that will help them give back to the Asian community. See https://www.infinlaw.com/scholarship/. The deadline is August 1 each year. 

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP offers a $1000 scholarship for 2018-19 to help the next generation of legal advocates intending to pursue a law degree at an accredited U.S. law school.  See https://www.personalinjurylawcal.com/nadrich-cohen-civil-justice-scholarship-fund/. The deadline is August 1, 2018.

Sutliff & Stout offer a yearly Scholarship for $2000 to law students enrolled or accepted to law school by 2018 fall term. Essay topic is on "Why do you want to study law?". See https://www.mytexasinjurylawyers.com/about-us/community/law-school-scholarship/. The deadline is August 1, 2018.

Skinner Law Firm offers a $1000 scholarship. The essay topic of 600 words is about the issue of cyber bullying and state laws. See https://www.skinnerlawfirm.net/scholarship/ for more information. The deadline is October 15, 2018.

Staver Law Group offers a $5000 Personal Injury Scholarship. An essay of 300-500 regarding the role of personal injury lawyers is required. See https://www.chicagolawyer.com/staver-law-group-personal-injury-scholarship/ for more information. The deadline is December 1, 2018.

The Expert Institute offers a $2000 online legal writing scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,500 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation. See https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest/. The deadline is December 31, 2018.

The Christensen Law Firm provides a $2000 scholarship for aspiring lawyers. For eligibility and application information see: https://www.texasinjurylawhelp.com/christensen-law-firm-scholarship/. The deadline is January 31, 2019. 

American Indian College Fund awards educational scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students attending tribal colleges and public or private/non-profit colleges. For a list of offered scholarships for graduate students see American Indian College Fund - graduate.

BLSA has funded and developed a financial aid Web site that provides a plethora of scholarship information and provides several ways that donations can be made to the "Students of Color Scholarship Fund." They invite you to review the information at www.financialaid4you.com.

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Scholarship information for international students may be found at www.internationalscholarships.com.

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