The Catholic University of America

 

 
 
 
CUA offers scholarships in two broad categories: Merit Based and Specific Interest. The intent of a Specific Interest scholarship often is to provide additional assistance to students interested in specific concentrations at CUA such as Securities Law, Public Interest, etc. Additional information for these types of scholarships can be found below.
 
Merit Based Scholarships
Scholarship awards are made to first-year students by the Admissions Office. These awards are based on a variety of factors, including LSAT and GPA scores. Effective for the class entering CUA for the 2012-2013 academic year, scholarships awarded for the first year of enrollment are continued for up to six semesters provided the recipient remains in good standing (cumulative GPA of 2.25).
 
All students who finish in the top 25% of their respective classes will receive a scholarship amount based on the following grid, or the amount received during for the first year, whichever is greater.
 
 
Day Division
Evening Division
Top 5%
$15,000
$12,000
Top 6% -10%
$12,500
$10,000
Top 11%-15%
$10,000
$8,000
Top 16%-25%
$8,500
$6,500
 
 
Students who change programs from Full-Time (Day) to Part-Time (Evening) and vice-versa will receive a scholarship award prorated according to the change.  For example, if an award received for full-time enrollment represents 30% of full-time tuition, the comparable “prorated” award for enrollment in the Part-Time program will be 30% of the student’s part-time tuition charges.
 
Students who return after a leave of absence, and are in good standing, continue the scholarship through the end of the academic year in which the student returns at the award level applicable at the time the student began the leave of absence.  Award amounts for any subsequent years will be based on the original award amount or on the current rank-based awarding grid (see above), whichever is greater.
 
No student shall receive a scholarship award for more than the eight semesters.  Scholarships are awarded only for regular semesters and not for courses taken during summer sessions.
 
CUA funded scholarships are available only to students who are enrolled as degree-seeking students and are paying tuition to CUA.
 
Scholarship Retention Data
(As required by the American Bar Association)
 
Students Matriculating In
Number Entering with Conditional Scholarship
Number Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2011-2012
94
40
2012-2013 0 0
 
 
 

 
 Special Interest Scholarships
 
At the present time, faculty representing the following concentrations coordinate the awarding of specific scholarships. Eligible students are contacted directly by faculty members.
 
  • Communications Law (Harvey Zuckman Scholarship)
     
  • Labor Law (Plato Papps Fellowship) -- Awardees are continuing students, and are selected near the end of   the spring semester.
     
  • Law and Public Policy (Dulin Haynes Scholarship) -- Awardees are graduating students, and are selected near the end of the final semester.
     
  • Securities Law (Securities Law Scholarship) -- Two of approximately $2,000 are offered each year, The         Scholarships go to one 2L student and to one 3L student in the Program who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement during their previous year as well as commitment to the Program. To be eligible, the students must be signed up for Program and must be taking the appropriate course work to advance in the   program.

 

 

 
 
Summer Stipends 
 
SPIL Stipend (Including the Weissman Memorial Scholarship)
This scholarship fund was set up to encourage students to pursue legal careers serving the public. Summer stipends are offered for off-campus government employment, employment in Public Interest Law positions, or with non-profit organizations. Deadline date is usually early to mid April. For more information please review the application available in the financial aid office.
 
Charles and Louise O'Brien Fellowship
The Fellowship was established by the Reverend Raymond C. O'Brien, a professor at the law school, in honor of his grandparents. Students completing the first or the second year of law school are eligible to apply for summer grants in conjunction with their work at a pro bono assignment during the summer. The Fellows are chosen from essays submitted by eligible students describing their summer placement in the context of the interaction between their religious perspective and their legal careers. At present, each student chosen has received a grant of $6,000.
 
Applications are available in February and are due in March.
 
 
 


Outside Scholarships
 
This information is provided as a service to students. Please contact the sponsor directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. These opportunities are also posted in CUA's weekly newsletter, 'Headnotes'
 
Please do not limit your search to our list; several scholarship search engines are listed following the Scholarship List.
 
Tips on completing scholarship applications can be found here.
 
The GRAMMY Foundation awards 1 $5,000 grand prize scholarship and 4 $1,500 runner-up scholarships. All articles will be published in a major law journal. The winners are flown to Los Angeles where they are honored at the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon. Winners also attend GRAMMY week events including the GRAMMY Awards telecast and the TheMusiCares Person of the Year tribute.
 
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund awards $12,000 grants to women from developing countries who are studying in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be women, at least 25 years of age by December 31, 2012, and be a national of a lower or middle income developing country.  More information and qualifications can be found online at www.mmmf-grants.org..
 
Banner & Witcoff awards scholarships of $5,000. The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's continuing commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds. An applicant must be a member of an historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. More information can be found online at www.bannerwitcoff.com/diversity..
 
Jan. 31 [various amounts] - Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara offers scholarships to graduate students who have attended at least 4 of the 6 secondary grade school years and graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara County, California. Areas of study include medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, business, education, and other graduate programs. For more information and to apply, visit their website at www.sbscholarship.org.
 
Feb 14 [$15,000] - Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship
Every year Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner, LLP awards a $15,000 scholarship to a qualified student who has completed their first year as a full-time student or their second year as a part-time student. For more information, please visit their website at www.Finnegan.com.
 
Feb. 15 [$1,500] - USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships
USAFunds will award $1,500 scholarships to students with economic need.  Full-time professional students are eligible for the scholarships.  Also, 50 percent of the scholarships will be made to students who are members of an ethnic minority group or are physically disabled.  Applications may be completed online at www.usafunds.org/planning/access_to_education_scholarship/index.htm
 
Feb. 28 [$1,500] - Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area
The Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area awards two $1,500 scholarships to law students in the Greater Washington, D.C. area who demonstrate a commitment to serving the Vietnamese American community.  The recipients will be honored at the second annual Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, March 19, 2013.

 

March 1 [$5,000] - The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to encourage racial and ethnic diversity by assisting recipients financially. The scholarship will award $5,000 to first-year students and may be renewable for two additional years. For more information, please visit their website at www.abanet.org.
 
March 1 [not specified] - The Brandenburg United Methodist Scholarship
The General Board of Higher Education Ministry offers a scholarship to students 35 years of age or older, desiring to continue their education or to go into a second career. Applicants must be active members of The United Methodist Church for at least one year and be full-time at an accredited institution within the United States. For more information, please visit their website at www.gbhem.org.
 
March 21 [$20,000] - Rhode Island Bar Foundation Thomas F. Black, Jr Memorial Scholarship
A one year non-renewable award for full-time students who are Rhode Island residents who will be entering their first year of law school in September, 2014.  The foundation awards 2 $20,000 awards every year.


March 22 [unknown] - Hon. Geraldine A. Ferraro Scholarship
The National Organization of Italian American Women offers the Hon. Geraldine A. Ferraro Scholarship annually to an eligible Italian American woman pursuing an advanced degree in law.

March 22 [unknown] - NOIAW Scholarship
The National Organization of Italian American Women will award a one-time scholarship in memory of Linda H. Cassano, Esq, a part Board member. The one-time scholarship will be a awarded to a female student studying law.

March 28 [$2,500] - Elizabeth Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship
The Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation will award the Elizabeth Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to a deserving 2nd year law student who demonstrates a strong interest in practicing law in the public service/public interest sector in the South Hampton Roads area of Virginia, and who meets the criteria established by the Selection Committee. 

March 31 [$10,000] - DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
DRI awards two $10,000 scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence, service to the profession, and service to the community.  The scholarship is open to second and third year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan-Asian and Native American students.  Incoming second and third year female students are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity.  Students who are members of the0 Amercian Association for Justice (AAJ) are not eligible.
 

April 1 [up to $3,000] - Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
In memory of Howard Fox, a proud member of the Berks County Bar Association and a young attorney in the Public Defender's Office, this scholarship fund was established by his parents, Helen and Richard Fox, and friends. Managed by the Berks County Community Foundation, it offers a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving Berks County residents entering their second year at an accredited law school, who demonstrate financial need, without discrimination to color, race, national origin or religion. For more information, please visit their website at www.bccf.org.

April 1 [up to $5,000] - HANA United Methodist Scholarship
The General Board of Higher Education Ministry offers a scholarship to upper-level undergraduate, or graduate students with plans to prepare for leadership in The United Methodist Church and in their HANA communities. Applicants must be active members of The United Methodist Church for at least three (3) years, have a minimum GPA of 2.85, and born of Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Island parentage (at least one parent). For more information, please visit their website at www.gbhem.org.
 
A personal injury law firm awards of scholarship of $2,000 to a law student who contributes to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. The scholarship is open to students currently in their first or second year of law school and the recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The recipient must also be a Michigan resident or attending an accredited Michigan law school. For more information, please visit their website at www.michiganautolaw.com.
 
April 1 [not specified] - NASALSA Public Interest Law Summer Fellowship
The North American South Asian Law Students Association (NASALSA) and the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) Foundation are offering a Public Interest Summer Fellowship. Law Students engaged in unpaid summer public interest work in North America at reputable summer internship of at least ten weeks that relates to the South Asian American community are eligible to apply. For more information, please visit their website at www.nsalsa.org.
 
April 16 [$250-$1,000] - Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarship
The America Association of Attorney-CPA (AAA_CPA) is offering scholarships varying from $250-$1,000 to qualified students graduating in the next academic year. For more information, please visit their website at www.Attorney-CPA.com.
 
April 18 [$2,000 - $12,500] - The Robert Shuker Scholarship Fund
Squire, Sanders, & Dempsey, LLP is offering two scholarships of $7,000 in honor of the late Judge Robert A. Shuker, Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Applicants must be a full-time student and a legal resident of the DC Greater Metro Area. For more information, please visit their website at www.ShukerScholarship.com.
 

April 21 [$1,500] - The Ruth Rabstein Scholarships

The Women Lawyer's Caucus of Mercer County is awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a woman with ties to Mercer County, NJ. Applicant must be a current or prospective law student. Further details and the application form are available in the Financial Aid Office (Room 314).

April 30 [~$2,000] - Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship
The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award up to 12 $2,000 scholarships to students who are residents of Hudson County, New Jersey, and who are enrolled in or admitted to an accredited ABA approved law school at the time of the interview. 

May 1 [$3,000] - Otis M. Smith Scholarship
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan offers a scholarship to working single mothers who pursue higher education. Applicants must be single mothers who are residents of Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties and attend or will attend Wayne State University, any campus of the University of Michigan or Catholic University Law School in Washington, D.C. Priority is given to full-time students, but part-time (at least half-time) students may also be considered. The program awards up to four nonrenewable scholarships of $3,000. For more information, please visit their website at www.cfsem.org.

May 1 [$3,000] - Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship
The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is open to eligible law students who are entering their second or third year of law school, or who have the equivalent of one year to complete.
The winning applicant must be able to commit to attending the AAJ Auxiliary Breakfast in San Francisco, California on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

May 1 [$1,000] - The Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarship
The Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarship is open to all incoming first, second, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and biracial AAJ Law Student Members. Applicants must exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy, express a desire to represent victims, demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities, and show a financial need for the scholarship.

May 1 [$2,500] - AAJ Trial Advocacy Scholarship
The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter activities, expresses a desire to represent victims, exhibits and interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy, and shows a financial need for the scholarship.

May 1 [$2,500] - AAJ Leesfield Scholarship
Sponsored by Ira Leesfield and AAJ, this scholarship has been established to award $2,500 to a law student for attendance at AAJ's AAJ Annual Convention. This scholarship is available to first and second AAJ Law Student Members.

May 1 [$5,000] - AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in hour of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff's lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

May 2 [not specified] - GWAC Foundation Bar Review Course
The Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association will award graduating women law students a scholarship intended to assist the awardees with the cost of the bar review course. Selection is based on financial need and demonstrated community service. For more information, please visit their website at www.gwacbar.org/.
 
May 15 [not specified] - General United Methodist Scholarship
The General Board of Higher Education Ministry offers a scholarship to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students. Applicants must be active members of The United Methodist Church for at least one year, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and are attending any accredited institution within the United States. For more information, please visit their website at www.gbhem.org.
 
The Nation Institute offers a $1,000 honorarium to first year students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties.  Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a pubic interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in areas of civil liberties.  
 
May 27 [$1,000-$1,500] - The Waterbury Bar Association Scholarships
The Waterbury Bar Association is offering three (3) scholarships varying from $1,000-$1,500. Applicants must be a continuing law student and legal residents of the Waterbury Judicial District. For more information, please visit their website at www.WaterburyBar.org.
 
May 30 [$1,000-$3,500] - Montgomery County Women's Bar Foundation, inc. Scholarship Fund
The Montgomery Co. Women's Bar Foundation Inc. is offering various scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,500 to qualified individuals to assist in their law school education. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office (Room 314)
 
May 31 [$5,000] - Mike Eidson Scholarship
The AAJ Women for Justice Education for und awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three year day or four year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
 
May 31 [$2,000] - Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship
Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire will award a $2,000 diversity scholarship. It will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of a racial or ethnic minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The recipient must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed at least one semester of classes.
 

June 1 [$10,000] - Alfred Pollack & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship
Adler Pollock & Sheehan offers $10,000 to a minority student entering his or her first year of law school.  The purpose of the scholarship is encourage and assist a needy minority student, who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community, to attend law school and successfully enter the practice of law.  For more information and an application, please visit their website at www.apslaw.com.

June 1 [$5,000] - Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship
The Alabama Law Foundation is offering a $5,000 scholarship towards the second year of law school. Applicants must be a legal resident of Alabama. For more information, please visit their website at www.alfinc.org.
 
June 1 [$5,000] - American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize
The Warren E. Burger prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession."  The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review.
 
June 1 [$10,000] - Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is offering a $10,000 scholarship to newly entering first year law students. The Scholarship Program will provide 10 scholarships at $10,000/year for up to three years and several runner-ups with a one-time $10,000 gift. For more information, please visit their website at www.uncf.org or www.mcca.org
 
June 1 [not specified] - Accenture American Indian College Fund
The Accenture LLP and the American Indian Graduate Center is offering scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students. For more information, please visit their website at www.aigc.com.
 
June 2 [$10,000] - Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
As part of the Firm's on going efforts to increase diversity, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz, P.C. is pleased offer three scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to diverse law students who have excelled academically and who plan to contribute to the diversity objectives of Baker Donelson. Recipients will also be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of their offices. For more information, please visit their website at www.bakerdonelson.com.
 
June 30 [$1,000] - GP LSAT Preg Law Student Scholarship
Awards unrestricted merit and need based grants of up to $1,000 to students currently enrolled in a US or Canadian law school. Students must submit a an application with a brief overview of financial need. More information and applications are available on their website, www.getprepped.com.
 
June 30 [not specified] - ECBA Scholarship
The Erie County Bar Association is offering a scholarship ranging from $500-$2,000. Applicant must be a law student entering their 2nd or 3rd year and a resident of Erie County, PA. For more information, please visit their website at www.ErieBar.com
 
June 30 [$5,000] - Just the Beginning Foundation Scholarship
Just the Beginning Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting students of color and other underrepresented groups by providing free educational and mentoring programs to increase the diversity in the judiciary and legal profession.  They are offering a scholarship to advance full and equal participation of law students from minority and economically disadvantaged communities.  For more information, please visit their website at www.jtbf.org.
 
June 30 [$1,500] - Nadrich & Cohen, L.L.P. Emergency Fund
The partners at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are passionate about promoting our civil justice system. We also understand firsthand the challenges of meeting the academic and financial demands of attending law school. We know how rewarding the experience can be. Now more than ever, America needs qualified attorneys who are committed to the civil justice system, and who stand ready to make a real difference on behalf of attorneys. In that spirit they will award the scholarship to a deserving law student for the 2013-2014 academic year.
 
Console & Hollawell will award $1,000 to students who are pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be full-time or planning to attend full-time.  For more information see their website at www.consoleandhollawell.com


July 23 [$10.000] -
Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program
Latham & Wakings awards $!0,000 non-renewable scholarship to a law student for their second year of law school. Recipient must have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program by the application deadline; and the recipient may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship from another law firm. For more information see their website at
www.lw.com

August 13 [up to $10,000] - The Frederick B. Abramson Public Interest Fellowship Award
In memory of the late Frederick Abramson, the Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation offers a fellowship for up to $10,000 awarded to one or more graduating law students, judicial law clerks, or practicing attorneys wishing to work in public interest law.  The recipients must exemplify Fred Abramson's commitment to the use of law to advance the community and public interest by committing to at least one year's employment beginning in September with a not-for-profit organization in the District of Columbia.  For more information, please visit their website at www.abramsonfoundation.org.
 
Sept 4 [not specified] - GWAC Foundation Book Scholarship
The GWAC foundation will award book scholarships to African American women law students attending one of six law schools in Washington, DC. The scholarships are intended to assist the recipients with the cost of law school books needed for their studies. Selection is based upon documented financial need and demonstrated community service. Additional information is available at www.gwacbar.org.
 
Sept 7 [$2,500 - $7,500] - Anheuser-Busch NAPABA Law Foundation Presidential Scholarship
Through the support of Anheuser-Busch, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association offers scholarships to law students who demonstrate particularly outstanding leadership potential to serve the Asian Pacific American community.  For more information, please visit their website at www.napaba.org.
 
Sept 14 [$6,522] - Mac Lean Scholarship
The Rowe Fund Student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) is offering scholarships in the amount of $6,522 for Peruvian women to help finance their higher education in the DC metropolitan area.
 
Sept 28 [up to $1,500] - J. Franklyn Bourne Scholarship Fund
Awards a scholarship of up to $1,500 to a student registered at an accredited law school and who is in good standing in the law school. Applicants are evaluated according to financial need, academic achievements, service to community & school, strength of recommendations, and quality of essay. One of the JFB's missions is to defend, protect, and assist in the cultural, social, economic & political development of the African American community through the vehicle of law. The application can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office.

Sept 30 [unknown] - Marie Trahan/Susman Godfrey Scholarship
In loving memory of Marie Trahan, who was an administrative assistant for over 30 years with Susman Godfrey, LLP, and sponsored by J.L. Turner Legal Association ("JLTLA"), this scholarship provides financial assistance to an African-American resident of the State of Texas attending any accredited law school in the country.  to be eligible to receive a JLTLA scholarship, an applicant must: (1) be a United States citizen; (2) be a resident of the State of Texas; (3) be enrolled at an accredited law school; and (4) be in good academic standing (proof of academic standing is required).  For more information, please visit their website at www.jltla.org.
 
J.L. Turner Legal Association awards several scholarships of at least $2,000 to minority law students who have a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and to expose students to the Dallas Fort-Worth legal community.  To qualify a student must be a United States citizen, have a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, be enrolled at an accredited United States law school, and be in good academic standing.  For more information, please visit their website at www.jltla.org.
 
Oct 1 [$15,000] - LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell (LNMH) Client Review Fellowship
Through the support of LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) offers a scholarship to a student in their final year as they approach graduation and entry into the legal profession.  Fellows will embody a commitment to academic excellence, leadership, community service, and diversity in the legal profession.  For more information, please visit their website at www.mcca.com.
 
Nov 1 [$500 - $3,000] - Cosmos Scholars
The program provides grants to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds. This may include special supplies, travel, unanticipated expenses that would enhance the work, etc. Applicants must be enrolled, on a full-time or part-time basis, in a program leading to a graduate degree (Masters or Doctoral) at one of the schools in the Greater Washington Area (see website for specific schools). More information can be found at Cosmos Club's website, at
www.cosmosclubfoundation.org.
 
Nov 3 [up to $12,000/yr] - The D.C. Bar Foundation
The D.C. Bar Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt charitable organization that supports legal service providers in the District of Columbia.  They are offering a loan repayment assistance program to help D.C. poverty lawyers repay educational debt, especially those working for eligible non-profit organizations.  The LRAP is designed to pay up to $1,000 per participant per month, for eligible loans, up to a lifetime cap of $60,000.  The actual amount you would receive depends upon (a) your monthly debt service, (b) the purpose of the loans, (c) whether you qualify for DC LRAP or Foundation LRAP or both, (d) the total amount available under the relevant funding stream each year, (e) the total number of eligible participants, and (f) the discretion of the LRAP Award Committee based on the information before it at the time decisions are made.  For more information, please visit their website at www.DCBarFoundation.org.
 
Nov 7 [$700] - Stay Fit In College Scholarship
Staf Fit In College, which promotes fitness in college, will award several $700 scholarships. Any undergraduate or graduate student may apply. No purchase necessary. Up to first 10 applicants will receive on free product of their choice from Stay Fit In College. For more information, please visit their website at www.StayFitInCollege.org..
 
Nov 20 [$6,000] - Minority Fellowship in Environmental Law
The New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section and the New York City Bar Association Committee on Environmental Law will award a $6,000 stipend in the summer of 2010 to a first-year, second-year, or third-year (night students only) minority group member who is either enrolled in a law school in New York state, or is a permanent resident of New York state enrolled in a law school in the United States, and is working for a government environmental agency or public interest environmental organization in New York state.
 
Nov 15 & Dec 15 [$2,500] - CollegeImprovement.org End of Year Scholarship
CollegeImprovement.com will award up to four $2,500 College Scholarships for the end of the 2012 year. The cash scholarship may be used for any documented related expenses incurred during 2012 while pursuing your education or for any documented expenses you will incur for the 2013 school year. Any current student (undergrad or grad) who has been accepted or attends a university may apply. See their website at

www.collegeimprovement.org
 
Dec 6 [$5,000] - Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship
The Scholarship is part of the Linn Inn's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers with commitment to ethics, professionalism and civility. The Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in a Juris Doctorate program at an ABA accredited law school at the time of filing of an application for the Scholarship and who will continue in that program through the next fall semester.  For more information, please visit their webiste at www.innsofcourt.org/inns/rlinninn
 
Dec 11 [$3,000] - Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Award
Constangy, Brooks & Smith awards scholarships of up to $3,000 to a deserving second year law student in each region where the firm has its offices. These Awards recognize the achievements of students who have demonstrated an interest in diversity. The awards are made to students based upon academic achievement, commitment to diversity in the student's community, school or work environment, and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach his or her goals.

Different Due Dates [$30,000] - Organization of American States
The Organization of American States offers up to $30,000 to persons to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree) and/or graduate research that lead to a degree at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State, with the exception of his/her own sponsoring country. Studies must be carried out on a full-time basis, and may be pursued by on-site or by distance education or a combination of both.  For further information visit their website at www.educoas.org.
 
Different Due Dates [$01000] - Van Ness Feldman Diversity Scholarship
The purpose of the Van Ness Feldman Diversity Scholarship is to encourage law students from minority populations, historically under-represented in the legal profession, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue legal careers in energy, by providing financial assistance to eligible students meeting the scholarship criteria.  Van Ness Feldman sponsors one $1,000 scholarship for a law student at each of the local law schools where Van Ness Feldman has an office.  Scholarship candidates must have successfully completed the first year of law school, and be enrolled in classes for the second year of law school.  For further information visit their website at www.vnf.com
 

 
Another way to find scholarships is to utilize Scholarship Search Engines. Listed below are two resources to help you get started.


  • www.FastWeb.com - A free searchable directory of scholarships, grants, awards and loans sponsored by Monster.com.
 
 

Note: Most scholarship search engines require a detailed registration form in order for the site's software to determine which scholarships the student should apply for. Be aware of who you give your information to. Some companies collect your personal information to be either sold to lenders or used by lenders who operate the service.