All external scholarships, awards and competitions are ordered according to the closest deadline. If you have any questions about these scholarships, please refer to their respective links
The Mike Lawrence Scholarship
The Mike Lawrence Scholarship is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students who have a relationship with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. There is a preference for African Americans as well as for students who are involved in the institute’s Student Ambassador Program.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates
Application Deadline: Spring Semester- November 30 - Fall Semester- July 31
Open to applicants who meet either of the following criteria:
-You have personally worked to protect children's rights or stop abuse either as a volunteer, as a counselor, in your professional work or by legal means.
-You are an abuse survivor who wishes to use your own experiences to help others.
Illinois Sheriffs’ Association College Scholarship Program
Opens in January 2019
The Illinois Sheriffs' Association will be awarding over 100 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois. Applicants must be permanent residents of Illinois. An essay will be required along with the application.
Richard D. Hailey Scholarship
Opens in February 2019
$5,000 scholarship to a minority Law Student member who is entering his/her first, second, or third year of law school.
The Minc Law Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2019
Minc Law has created a scholarship to give college students the chance to further their education by awarding one person a $1,500 scholarship to be applied to their college tuition bill.
Diversity Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: September 15, 2019
The Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP supports students seeking a career in the legal profession who have maintained a high GPA and are actively participating or supporting diversity related programs.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
We are providing an opportunity to win $1000 intended for educational purposes and make your academic endeavors slightly easier. Moreover, by launching this contest, we want to emphasize the importance of education and provide our assistance in covering tuition, college books or equipment.
Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
$7,500 scholarship to a passionate and deserving student who submits a winning essay in our specialized scholarship contest encompassing artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain technology and Intellectual Property (IP) law.
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The American Bar Association (ABA) awards an annual Legal Opportunity Scholarship to first-year law students. The mission of the program is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to attend and completing law school. The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 10 - 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial aid over their three years in law school. Since its inception, more than 350 students from across the country have received the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.