Category Archives: Scholarships

Diversity Scholarship | Peoria County Bar Association

Peoria County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Program

A goal of the Peoria County Bar Association (the “PCBA”) is to diversify its membership by providing financial assistance to law students who show interest in practicing law in the Peoria area and part of a minority group that is historically underrepresented in the legal profession. The PCBA will award $5,000.00 in financial assistance annually to the recipient. The Diversity Committee of the PCBA will select the recipient. The decision of the committee is final.

Postmark Deadline is August 3, 2012.

Requirements:

  • The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • The applicant must have a four-year college degree or be expected to obtain a college degree by the end of the spring 2012 semester.
  • The applicant must have been accepted to or have an application to law school pending. Before receiving scholarship funds, the recipient will be required to demonstrate admission to an accredited law school, or, if already a law student, successful completion of the first year of law school.
  • In addition to the submission of the application and personal statement, the PCBA Diversity Committee may ask for a telephone interview.

If you have any questions about the application or the scholarship, please contact the Chair of the PCBA Diversity Committee, Thomas W. O’Neal (309) 671-3550.

Diversity Scholarship | Peoria County Bar Association.

Lane Powell, P.C. Diversity Scholarship

 Lane Powell, P.C. Diversity Scholarship

All application materials must be received by September 1, 2012 to be considered for the 2013 George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship program.

Download Printable PDF.

Lane Powell has more than 135 years of commitment to our communities.  This commitment is reflected in Lane Powell’s hiring and promotion of women and individuals from diverse backgrounds. As part of this commitment to diversity, our Firm has created the George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship.  The George V. Powell Scholar will be a summer associate in the Firm’s Seattle or Portland office and receive a $7,500 scholarship toward tuition and expenses during the student’s third year of law school.

Academic Requirements and Selection Criteria

We are seeking candidates who will contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community and who have a demonstrated desire to work, live and eventually practice law in Seattle or Portland.  The candidates’ academic achievements and record of leadership abilities, community service, and involvement in community issues will be taken into consideration.  Candidates must be second year students in good standing at an ABA accredited law school.  Candidates in four year joint degree programs will be considered after their third year.

Application Procedures and Materials

To apply to the George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship, please provide the following materials:

  • cover letter including a statement indicating eligibility to participate in the Program
  • resume
  • current copy of law school transcript
  • legal writing sample
  • list of two or three professional or academic references

Application materials should be mailed or emailed to:

Len Roden, Manager of Attorney Recruiting
Lane Powell PC
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98101-2338
rodenl@lanepowell.com
206-223-6123

Legal Careers for Attorneys, Professional Staff and Summer Associates | Lane Powell PC.

Corporate Counsel Women of Color: Scholarships

Corporate Counsel Women of Color

 My Life As a Lawyer: 2012 Scholarship Application

ELIGIBILITY

1L and 2L students who are enrolled in an accredited law school in any state of the United States of America are eligible for the Corporate Counsel Women of Color® My Life As a Lawyer Scholarship.

DEADLINE     

Applications must be post-marked no later than June 30, 2012

Click below for information and the application packet.

Jobs, Blogs, and Scholarships | Corporate Counsel Women of Color.

Baker Donelson | Diversity Scholarship

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three (3) scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our following offices: Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL;  Baton Rouge, New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, TN; or Houston, TX. The recipients’ office preferences will be taken into consideration, but final assignment will be according to the Firm’s needs. The recipients may split their summers with other law firms; however, they are required to work during the period that the other Summer Associates in that Baker Donelson office are working.

To apply for the Diversity Scholarship, all applications must be submitted via the online application tool. First, you will need to register to use Baker Donelson technology. After registering, you can begin the application process or save the information and return to the site at a later point using the Sign-In link provided below.

  • Registration. Baker Donelson uses the latest in online technology to communicate with clients and employees. To utilize Baker Donelson technology, each user must first register via this Baker Donelson site. Please click here to complete the registration form – Application Deadline is June 22, 2012. This will provide access to needed online tools and provide a login for future purposes. All information provided will be confidential to Baker Donelson. No information will be released outside of the firm.
  • Sign-In. If you have already registered to use Baker Donelson technology, click here to return to the Sign-In page. Please sign into the Baker Donelson online tools using the user name and password previously registered.

Baker Donelson | Diversity | Diversity Scholarship.

Florida Bar YLD Scholarships

Florida Bar YLD Scholarships

Each year the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar (“YLD”) awards cash scholarships to law students who attend one of Florida’s ABA- accredited law schools. Scholarships are awarded to eligible Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division Members on the basis of both merit and financial need. Other than a photocopy of the applicant’s current law school transcript and a signed letter of recommendation, no other attachments should accompany this completed Scholarship Application. If you are not a member of the YLD Law Student Division, join today at http://www.flayld.org/students/signup.php

See Florida Bar YLD Scholarships for more information.

Completed scholarship applications, along with a letter of recommendation and the applicant’s law school transcript, must be received by 4/30/2012 via U.S. Mail to the following address:

Ward P. Griffin, Chair
YLD Scholarships
1214 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002-5336
ufward@hotmail.com

Themis Bar Review: Public Interest Scholarship Application

Themis Bar  Public Interest Scholarship

Who:  May 2012 law school graduates

What: Apply for a scholarship to receive the Themis Full Bar Review Course for $995.00.

Eligibility:

  • May 2012 Graduate                                                                 
  • Sitting for July 2012 bar exam
  • Employed by public interest sector with a salary of less than $50,000 and
  • Provide adequate employment verification

How: Register at www.ThemisBar.com

Additional information available at the Themis Bar table in the Atrium.

Jewish Vocational Service – Scholarship Services

 

 Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program

Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those with FINANCIAL NEED who are pursuing careers in the helping professions.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be Jewish
  • Applicant must be born or raised in Cook County, Chicago, or Northeast Indiana OR have been employed full time and spent one continuous year in Cook County or Chicago prior to starting professional education
  • Applicants must intend to remain in Chicago area after completing school
  • Applicants must be entering an accredited professional graduate education program on a full-time basis
  • Demonstrate a career promise in a particular field. Law is included in the list

Application Deadline: February 15, 2012

Click for more information Jewish Vocational Service – Scholarship Services.

FOWLER WHITE BOGGS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

FOWLER WHITE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

  • The scholarship is open to 1Ls that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity.
  • Requirments: Complete the application, submit a resume, personal statement (not to exceed 1,500 words), two letters of recommendation (one from a law professor)
  • Award:  $1,000.00 scholarship
  • Deadline: January 31, 2012
  • If you are interested in applying, contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu or stop by the Career Services Department for an application. 
  • http://www.fowlerwhite.com/