URM Outside Scholarships

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dietcoke1
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URM Outside Scholarships

Postby dietcoke1 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:32 pm

Outside Scholarships Recommended for URMs
Getting merit-based scholarships from schools isn’t the only way to save on law school expenses!
Below is a list of outside scholarships that are available to URMs. Please click on the respective links to find further details on eligibility and how to apply.

If you come across a scholarship for URMs that does not appear on this list, please add it and tag/quote me and I will be sure to add it to the OP.
Apply for all that you qualify for and good luck!


Scholarships for Entering 1Ls:

SEO Law Scholarship- $10,000/$5,000/$5,000
Deadline: February 1, 2017
URM Groups Targeted: AA, Hispanic, NA
Eligibility: Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and 155 LSAT and must answer the following prompt in 500 words or less: One of SEO’s values is giving back. It is not about you, but those who came before you and those who will come after you. Please explain how you’ve applied this principle to your life to date.
http://www.seolaw.org/scholarship/

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund - $15,000
Deadline: March 2, 2017
URM Group Targeted: Any
Eligibility: Must be entering first year of an ABA accreddited law school in 2017, minimum 2.5 GPA, permanent resident of the USA
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html

LMJ Scholarship Program - $10,000
Deadline: June ? 2017 (Last Year was June 6, 2016)
URM Group Targeted: Any
Eligibility: The scholarship is available to diverse individuals who: have overcome obstacles, are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in corporate law, and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion
http://www.mcca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=477

CA Bar Foundation 1L Diversity Scholarship - $7,500
Deadline: TBD
URM Groups Targeted: Any
Eligibility: Any diverse student who will matriculate to a CA law school in the Fall of 2017
http://www.calbarfoundation.org/1l-diversity-scholarship.html

Scholarships for Current 1Ls:

Morgan Lewis Diversity Scholarship Program - $40,000
Deadline: February 21, 2017
URM Groups Targeted: Any at UC Berkeley
Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley and must have completed their first year and are about to enter their second year and be of diverse ethnicity
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Morgan-Lewis-DIVERSITY-SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION-FORM.pdf

Fredrikson & Byron's Minority Scholarship - $15,000
Deadline: March 31, 2017
URM Groups Targeted: Any
Eligibility: Awarded to a 1L minority law student interested in practicing corporate law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Des Moines, Iowa, or Bismarck/Fargo, North Dokota
https://www.fredlaw.com/our_firm/diversity/minority_scholarship/

Diversity in Law Scholarship - $30,000
Deadline: April 01, 2017
URM Groups Targeted: Any
Eligibility: Must be a first year law student (or second year law student in part-time program) at an ABA law school and must meet the following requirements: 1) be a member of a group that is underrepresented in law and 2) demonstrate a commitment to diversity that will be furthered with the scholarship. Please see the link below for further details
http://www.zelle.com/news-press-336.html

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program - $10,000 + Paid Summer Associate Position for 2L summer
Deadline: Summer 2017
URM Groups Targeted: Any
Eligibility: must be a 1L about to enter their 2L and must demonstrate interest in practicing law at Latham and commitment to diversity
https://www.lw.com/AboutUs/Diversity/2l

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholar Diversity Scholarship - $10,000
Deadline: TBD
URM Groups Targeted: Any
Eligibility: Any 1L at ABA accredited law school who 1) demonstrate strong academic achievement 2) contribute to the diverse background of student body and 3) demonstrate interest in promoting diversity in legal profession
http://www.apks.com/en/careers/law-students-trainee-solicitors/diversity-scholarship

Arent Fox LLP Diversity Scholarship Program - $20,000 + Summer Salaried Position
Deadline: TBD
URM Groups Targeted: Any
Eligibility: 1Ls who are members of a diverse group historically underrepresented in legal profession
https://www.arentfox.com/careers/diversity?fa=scholarship

Scholarships For 2Ls:

Sidley Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship - $20,000 + Paid Summer Associate Position
Deadline: Summer 2017
URM Groups Targeted: Any
Eligibility: Must be a 2L who has demonstrated contributions to diversity
http://www.sidleycareers.com/north-amer ... cholarship

Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship - $25,000 + Paid Summer Associate Position
Deadline: September 29, 2017
URM Groups Targeted: Any
Eligibility: For 2Ls looking for 2L Summer Associate position who demonstrate excellence and are diverse
https://www.akingump.com/en/careers/students/akin-gump-robert-strauss-diversity-scholarship/index.html

Other Scholarships:

Various Scholarships From the Asian American Bar Association
Deadline: January 2018 (This year was January 31, 2017)
URM Groups Targeted: Various Groups
Eligibility: Varies
http://aaba-bay.com/law-students/scholarships

Please allow time for OP to fill this list up!
Last edited by dietcoke1 on Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:40 pm, edited 7 times in total.

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby sfn91 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:37 pm

SEO Law Scholarship

Overview
The program offers three scholarships per year to help promising Black, Hispanic and Native American incoming law students attend the law school of their choice. Awards are as follows:

$10,000
$5000
$5000
Requirements:
Minimum LSAT: 155
Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.5
Deadline for Scholarship Application: February 1, 2017
Must answer essay question (500 words or less)

One of SEO’s values is giving back. It is not about you, but those who came before you and those who will come after you. Please explain how you’ve applied this principle to your life to date.

http://www.seolaw.org/scholarship/

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby Mr_Chukes » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:35 pm

[quote="dietcoke1"]
Great thread.

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby PrezRand » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:37 pm

That 2nd scholarship is nice. I assume t14 students usually get it

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby USayinBoalt » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:04 pm

I'm not applying until next cycle, but these are a few that I have found


CalBar Foundation Association (for those planning on attending a school in Cali)

http://www.calbarfoundation.org/1l-diversity-scholarship.html


ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

15k for 3 years

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html


LMJ Scholarship Program (part of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association)

The scholarship is available to diverse individuals who: have overcome obstacles, are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in corporate law, and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The LMJ Scholarship is a national program that annually grants scholarships of $10,000 to students entering their first year


http://www.mcca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=477

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby crookedsmile » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:54 pm

you da best dietcoke.

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby anythangforselenas » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:14 pm

Thank you so much for creating this! I'm looking forward to taking advantage of all this information next cycle. :lol:

Also, HI! I'm new here. Can't stress enough how helpful and comforting this URM forum has been, the comments I find in so many other areas of TLS are beyond disappointing sometimes.

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby anythangforselenas » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:20 pm

crookedsmile wrote:you da best dietcoke.


Agreed!!!!

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby USayinBoalt » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:33 pm

anythangforselenas wrote:Thank you so much for creating this! I'm looking forward to taking advantage of all this information next cycle. :lol:

Also, HI! I'm new here. Can't stress enough how helpful and comforting this URM forum has been, the comments I find in so many other areas of TLS are beyond disappointing sometimes.


Welcome to the community! and, yeah, the URM thread is top notch

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby crookedsmile » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:34 pm

anythangforselenas wrote:Thank you so much for creating this! I'm looking forward to taking advantage of all this information next cycle. :lol:

Also, HI! I'm new here. Can't stress enough how helpful and comforting this URM forum has been, the comments I find in so many other areas of TLS are beyond disappointing sometimes.


Welcome! And that name. Top notch +1000

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Re: URM Outside Scholarships

Postby anythangforselenas » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:20 am

USayinBoalt wrote:
Welcome to the community! and, yeah, the URM thread is top notch


crookedsmile wrote:


Welcome! And that name. Top notch +1000


hahaa, this is what I mean!! Thank you both!




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