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New Fellowship Available: Ms. JD Fellowship

MS. JD FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship is available for 2L students who demonstrate leadership abilities and commitment to promoting women in law. Recipients will receive financial support as well as invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events.

Each recipient is also paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners.

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New Scholarship Available: Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship

MICHAEL F. O’DONNELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in law school or pursing a law-related career for fiscal year of 2015 -2016.

Successful applicant must have a permanent address in Sonoma County or have attended a Sonoma County high school.

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New Scholarship Available: APIQWTC Scholarship

ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER QUEER WOMEN AND TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY (APIQWTC) SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing higher education.

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New Scholarship Available: Farella Braun + Martel LLP Diversity Scholarship

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

As part of Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s continued commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the firm has awarded Diversity Scholarships for the past 14 years to support outstanding, diverse Bay Area law students. Applicants must be current first-year, full or part-time (attending first-year classes) law students who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, disabled, or whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the legal profession.

All completed applications must be received by March 6, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 6, 2015 and will receive their scholarship checks shortly thereafter.

Additional information on diversity at Farella Braun + Martel may be found in our Diversity Statement and the 2014 Scholarship Press Release. For more information, please contact Diversity Scholarship Program Coordinator Priscilla Zaccalini at pzaccalini@fbm.com.

  • Deadline: 2015/03/06
  • Awards: $30,000 (three)
  • Contact: Priscilla Zaccalini, Diversity Scholarship Program Coordinator
  • Phone: (415) 954-4400
  • Email: pzaccalini@fbm.com
  • Website: http://www.fbm.com/Diversity_Scholarship_Program/
  • Address: Farella Braun + Martel LLP, Russ Building, 235 Montgomery Street, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Last updated: 2015/01/27
  • Keywords: african asian disabled hispanic latino jewish lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l farella braun + martel diversity

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New Scholarship Available: La Raza Lawyers Assoc. Central Valley Chapter – Hon. Mario G. Olmos Scholarship

LA RAZA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER – HON. MARIO G. OLMOS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for current first, second and third year law school students.

Successful applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability, involvement in the Latino community, financial need, and ties to California’s Central Valley.

  • Deadline: 2015/02/20
  • Awards: $1,000 to $3,000 (varies)
  • Contact: Juan Ramirez
  • Phone: (559) 679-9507
  • Email: Juan-f-r@comcast.net
  • Website: http://www.larazalaw.com/events/banquet.html
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2015/01/21
  • Keywords: ca california hispanic latino 1l 2l 3l graduate la raza fresno central valley mario g. olmos

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New Scholarship Available: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara – George A. Cavalletto Law Scholarship Fund

SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA – GEORGE A. CAVALLETTO LAW SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship is available for law school students who have graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara, California.

  • Deadline: 2015/01/31
  • Awards: $15,000 to $20,000 (ten)
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (805) 687-3620
  • Email: info@sbscholarship.org
  • Website: http://www.sbscholarship.org/
  • Address: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, PO Box 3620, Santa Barbara, CA 93130
  • Last updated: 2015/01/13
  • Keywords: ca california entering 1l 2l 3l graduate santa barbara cavalletto

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New Scholarship Available for 2Ls: Judge Martin Pence Scholarship

The Financial Aid Office is now accepting applications for two Judge Martin Pence Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.  Each scholarship will be $4,000 and renewable for the 2015-16 academic year.  Applicants must be current second year Berkeley Law JD students from the State of Hawaii, or shall otherwise have significant contacts with, or ties to, the State of Hawaii.

Applicants must submit the following materials to Berkeley Law’s Financial Aid Office by Monday, January 26, 2015:

  • Scholarship request letter,
  • Current résumé, and
  • Official law school transcript.

 

Contact Info:

Financial Aid Office
396 Simon Hall
Berkeley, CA  94720-7200
510-642-1563
financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu

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New Scholarship for 3Ls/Recent Grads Available: CA Bar Foundation – Diversity in the Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship

CALIFORNIA BAR FOUNDATION – DIVERSITY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST BAR EXAM SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for recent and soon-to-be California law school graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds planning on public interest careers.

  • Deadline: 2015/02/11
  • Awards: BarBri Bar exam review courses (valued at more than $4,000) and $500 cash award
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (415) 856-0780
  • Email: scholarships@calbarfoundation.org
  • Website: http://www.tfaforms.com/357498
  • Address: California Bar Foundation, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Last updated: 2014/12/19
  • Keywords: ca california public interest 3l graduate california bar public interest bar exam

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New Scholarship Available: Rhode Island Bar Foundation – Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

RHODE ISLAND BAR FOUNDATION – THOMAS F. BLACK, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Two scholarships are available for law school students with residence in Rhode Island.

Awards will be based on demonstrated financial need, academic performance, community/public service, and commitment to providing legal services to residents of Rhode Island.

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New Scholarship Available: Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program

FREDRIKSON & BYRON FOUNDATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This scholarship is open to first-year minority law school students. Award decisions are based on academic performance, professional references, professional and extracurricular activites, writing samples, and personal interviews.

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