Independent Scholarships

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JWicker10
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Independent Scholarships

Postby JWicker10 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:27 pm

I was just posting this thread to see if anybody knows anything about independent scholarships and organizations that may provide them. I was fortunate enough to get a pretty generous scholarhip award from NYU (which is where I'll be attending) but was posting this to see if anybody knew anything about any other awards out there to apply for from independent organizations. I.e. the California Teacher's Association, etc etc.

I searched the forum but wasn't able to find much on the topic.

A little about myself:

Non-urm
From California
High LSAT and GPA

I'll be covering the remainder of my tuition and contiguous living expenses completely on my own and every little bit helps. Thanks.

Also, any links you might have to where to apply for these awards would be much appreciated.

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chicagolaw2013
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Re: Independent Scholarships

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:53 pm

I'm curious on this as well.

Is there some kind of database? I know they have something like that for UG schollys, but have never seen one for law school awards.

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Re: Independent Scholarships

Postby dudders » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:54 pm

I've looked at FastWeb. There's pretty much crap on there for law.

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Re: Independent Scholarships

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:57 pm

dudders wrote:I've looked at FastWeb. There's pretty much crap on there for law.


Yeah, I think that's the one I'm thinking of from UG. Can't seem to find a real database for law schollys.

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Re: Independent Scholarships

Postby JWicker10 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:02 pm

Ya same, its kind of a bummer actually. Especially since Law School is so expensive.

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Re: Independent Scholarships

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:14 pm

Maybe they figure that a lot of us get merit scholarships already and think we need to finish up with SOME kind of loan debt to make a point or something?

It's aggravating ugh. I got a merit scholly but nowhere near enough to make a true impact. Wow, my 3 year total will be down from 180k to around 135k. I think I still need some help.

EDIT: I'm thinking about possibly applying for transfer if I do REALLY well to a higher-ranked school in the area, and if I then get in to that school, negotiating years 2 and 3 of my current scholly based on the fact that they will lose me attrition-wise and tuition-wise if I leave. Anyone know if this has worked?
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Re: Independent Scholarships

Postby IAFG » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:16 pm

not many people want to help out lawyers

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Re: Independent Scholarships

Postby Peg » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:42 am

I thought I'd tag this thread to see if anyone recently discovered information about independent scholarships. I'm not likely to get anything from the schools I want and although I'm willing to take out loans for those kind of schools, any scholarship money on the side would be awesome.

Hang on, found one from another thread: http://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/outs ... rships.htm




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