Category Archives: Scholarships

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship


  • Students can now apply for Perkins Coie 2012 1L Diversity Fellowship program.
  • The Fellowship program provides1L diverse law students a summer associate position as well as a $7,500 scholarship in 9 offices.
  • Application deadlines:

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012: Bellevue, Chicago, Los Angeles, Madison, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle

    Friday, January 20, 2012: Phoenix

    Applicants may apply to one office only. Finalists will be interviewed in February 2012 before fellowships are awarded.

Sarasota County Bar Association: Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship

Sarasota County Bar Association

 Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship

Who can apply: 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls of under-represented minority backgrounds who have an interest in practicing in Sarasota County upon graduation

What: Summer employment in private law firm or governmental  agency within Sarasota and a scholarship of at least $5,000

Deadline: January 16, 2012

See Diversity Scholarship Application

F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Scholarship

The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association is offering a Bar Scholarship to members of the Black Law Students Association or the Caribbean Law Students Association that are economically disadvantaged.

Eligiblity: 3Ls that are scheduled to take the Florida Bar Examination in July 2012

Criteria for Selection: Academic Performance, Community/School Involvement and Leadership, Work Experience, Law School Honors & Awards, Financial Need

Number of Awards: Two $1,500.00 scholarships for students from Florida law schools and one $1,000 scholarship to an eligible FAMU College of Law student

Deadline: January 23, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.

Contact Amber Williams at for an application or to address any questions.


Diversity Scholars Awards

Diversity Scholars Awards & Recipients

Constangy, Brooks & Smith initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals.

To be eligible, applicants must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of the following three (3) regions: Southern (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee); Mid-West/West Coast (Texas, California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin) and Eastern (North Carolina, Virginia/Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Massachusetts).  One student in each region receives a $3,000 scholarship in recognition of accomplishments in academics, a commitment to diversity in the community, school or work environment, and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach goals.

Applications for the 2011 Diversity Scholars Awards are now available for download here. Applications are due by November 21, 2011, and winners will be notified by late December 2011.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Meg Zabijaka at

Diversity Scholars Awards & Recipients: Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

Careers at McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Minority Scholarship

One of the greatest challenges facing law schools and law firms alike is the desire and need to improve diversity within our respective institutions and the legal industry generally.  McDermott Will & Emery has been committed to increasing the number of minority lawyers at our firm for years.  We are proud to once again rank among the top 5 firms nationally in number of Minority Partners, as reported in the May 2009 Minority Law Journal.

To further our efforts to recruit and retain more racial and ethnic minority lawyers, McDermott is pleased to announce the McDermott Minority Scholarship.  McDermott awards a $15,000 scholarship to two second-year minority law students from ABA-accredited law schools who have received and accepted a position in a McDermott Summer Program.  Students who meet McDermott’s hiring criteria and demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and a commitment to improving diversity in the legal community should consider applying. 

DEADLINE: December 31, 2011

Click here for the Scholarship application. 

Careers at McDermott Will & Emery.

MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

Since MALDEF’s founding, the civil rights organization has awarded scholarships to students who will further MALDEF’s mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5-10 scholarships of $5,000 each. MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most importantly, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers. MALDEF’s 2011-2012 Law School Scholarship Application is due Friday, December 16, 2011. Good luck!


To review last year’s list of available scholarships, CLICK HERE


Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship                

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Is pleased to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s continuing commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an American Bar Association accredited law school and pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills.

The Scholarship Application is available in the Financial Aid Office – Oak Grove Suite # 170.

Cynthia Boldridge

Assistant Director of Financial Assistance

Telephone # (904) 680-7718  Fax #  (904) 680-7664

Diversity Scholars Program: Latham & Watkins, LLP


Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the firm’s annual Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program, which awards second-year law students at ABA-accredited law schools a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for use during their third year of law school. Previous recipients of the scholarships have told us that the program not only defrays the cost of a law school education, but also signals the importance of diversity to the firm and is a strong indicator of Latham’s open-minded and forward-thinking culture. This year, we are pleased to expand the Diversity Scholars Program from four to six scholarship recipient. Factors considered in choosing the Diversity Scholars include motivation for pursuing a legal career, academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges, and desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives. Candidates are asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by October 14, 2011. Recipients will be announced in the Spring of 2012. The process is open to all second-year law students at ABA-accredited law schools, and the scholarships are not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham.

 Application forms and more information on the program can be found by clicking here.