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$2,000
2 Award Winners

NCAWA Sarah Parker Scholarship

The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) offers the Sarah Parker Scholarship to two deserving female students enrolled at one of the accredited law schools in North Carolina.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
May 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 2, 2024
Closing in 12 Days
$2,000
2 Award Winners
Closing in 25 Days
$7,500
2 Award Winners

Shumaker Diversity Scholarships

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP offers its Shumaker Diversity Scholarship to exceptional undergraduate law students to complete their degrees at ABA-accredited law school and have participated in the firm’s summer program.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
May 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 15, 2024
Closing in 25 Days
$7,500
2 Award Winners
Open
$3,000
1 Award Winner

Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship

Baumgartner Law Firm annually offers the Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship to one student enrolled in an accredited law school in the U.S. and demonstrates financial need.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 31, 2024
Open
$3,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$250–$2,000
3 Award Winners

Benson & Bingham Annual Scholarship

Annually, Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC offers the Benson & Bingman Annual Scholarship, ranging from $250 to $2,000, to undergraduate and graduate students to help them earn their law degrees.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 31, 2024
Open
$250–$2,000
3 Award Winners
Open
$2,000
1 Award Winner

Law School Diversity Scholarship Program

Buckfire Law firm annually offers the Law School Diversity Scholarship Program to support law school students belonging to minority groups or demonstrating a defined commitment to issues of diversity.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2024
Application Deadline
October 1, 2024
Open
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$1,500
1 Award Winner

Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Simmrin Law Group offers the Entrepreneurial Scholarship of $1,500 to one high-achieving, entrepreneurially-minded college student to further their education annually. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 25, 2024
Application Deadline
October 15, 2024
Open
$1,500
1 Award Winner
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Open
$5,000–$28,000
1 Award Winner

Ohio Northern University Merit Scholarship

Ohio North University Merit Scholarship awards from $5,000 to $28000 to exceptional students in law school to complete their undergraduate degrees.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
December 1, 2024
Open
$5,000–$28,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner

Maryland Graduate and Professional School Scholarship Program

The Maryland Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program presents to residents of Maryland pursuing graduate and professional degrees in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, law, or social work.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner

Warner Norcross & Judd Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Scholarship

The scholarship, administered by Warner Norcross & Judd and Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF), is offered to one paralegal and one legal secretarial student in Michigan.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$10,000
1 Award Winner

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship

The Stephen K. Hall ACWA provides a $10,000 scholarship to a graduate student in water law or -policy or public administration with a focus on water resources.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
September 30, 2022
Application Deadline
March 15, 2023
Closed
$10,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$10,000
7 Award Winners

V&E Diversity Scholarship

Vinson & Elkins offers $10,000 to seven high school senior students of a minority in Houston, Dallas, and Austin to enroll in law undergraduate degree programs at accredited universities or colleges.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$10,000
7 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000–$2,000
6 Award Winners

Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Plan

The Eula Mae Jett Scholarship offers $2,000 to the first-place holder and $1,000 to second place. The award is for undergraduate students in the legal field.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$2,000
6 Award Winners
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Closed
$5,000–$15,000
10 Award Winners

Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The American Bar Association (ABA) annually offers the Legal Opportunity Scholarship to racial and ethnic minority undergraduate and graduate students pursuing law in the U.S. to complete their studies.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 15, 2023
Closed
$5,000–$15,000
10 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Scholarship

The Federal Circuit Bar Association offers its Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Scholarship to law students to further their education in the U.S.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 15, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$11,000–$13,000
1 Award Winner

Annabel Lambeth Jones Brevard College Merit Scholarship Fund

The Annabel Lambeth Jones Brevard College Merit Scholarship, ranging from $11,000 to $13,000, is available to a high school senior who is an incoming freshman at Brevard College.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Freshman
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 18, 2023
Closed
$11,000–$13,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$10,000
1 Award Winner

HBCU NREI Scholarship

The CBCF’s National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for social justice studies including criminal justice, education, civil rights, or community/economic development.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
January 3, 2023
Application Deadline
April 30, 2023
Closed
$10,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000–$2,000
1 Award Winner

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

The Rhode Island Foundation offers the Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship to a female student pursuing a law degree in Rhode Island. Applicants must be a resident of the state.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 9, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Cabaniss Johnston Scholarship

The Cabaniss Johnston Scholarship is a $5,000 award given to 2 outstanding law students in their second year who live in Alabama.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 31, 2023
Application Deadline
June 2, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
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Closed
$5,000–$20,000
2 Award Winners

Warner Norcross & Judd Law Scholarship

The scholarship, administered by Warner Norcross & Judd and Grand Rapids Community Foundation, is offered to a minority student enrolled at or pursuing a law degree at an accredited U.S. institution.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 30, 2023
Closed
$5,000–$20,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Rizio Lipinsky Law School Scholarship

Rizio Lipinsky law firm offers $5,000 to a future lawyer enrolled in a law program during the fall semester in the U.S. The program is open to U.S. citizens only.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
July 1, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

O’Connor, Runckel & O’Malley Law Scholarship

O'Connor, Runckel & O'Malley law firm offers the O'Connor Runckel & O'Malley Law Scholarship of $1,000 to one eligible law student enrolled full-time at accredited law schools in the U.S.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
July 15, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Ken Nugent Legal Scholarship

The Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorney at Law firm offers the annual Ken Nugent Legal Scholarship to law students enrolled at an accredited U.S. institution to complete their degree programs.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
August 15, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$25,000
1 Award Winner

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship

Paul Hastings LLP provides $25,000 scholarships for law students in their first or second year of study.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Closed
$25,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest

The scholarship is awarded to a college student with original and creative ideas on social reforms presented in an argumentative essay.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
August 15, 2023
Application Deadline
September 16, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship

Weiss & Paarz law firm offers the Weiss & Paarz National Law Scholarship to students pursuing undergraduate law degrees at accredited schools across the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 30, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

About law scholarships 2023

Attending law school is a costly endeavor, and many students find themselves in need of financial assistance. Law scholarships are one way that students can offset the cost of tuition, books, and other related expenses. Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors, including academic merit, financial need, and area of study. There are also scholarships available specifically for minorities or students who have faced unique challenges in their lives. No matter what your background or circumstances may be, there is likely a scholarship out there that can help you finance your education. So don’t wait — start looking and applying for the law scholarships on Scholaroo.

Top 10 law scholarships

Between regular college life and law school applications, there’s not much time to search for scholarships. Here are 10 law scholarships that have few application and eligibility requirements, but are worth a lot.

ScholarshipAward Amount
Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship$10,000
MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program$2,000–$10,000
Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing$1,000–$10,000
Answering Legal Law Scholarship$5,000
Rizio Lipinsky Law School Scholarship$5,000
Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Scholarship$5,000
Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship$3,000
Jacoby & Meyers Law School Student Scholarship$2,500
Law School Diversity Scholarship Program$2,000
Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship$2,000

Cost of law school

In the United States, pursuing a law degree can be expensive. The cost of attendance (COA) for law school ranges from about $30,000 per year to well over $50,000. And that doesn’t include room and board, books, or other living expenses.

The three most expensive law schools in the country are Columbia University ($59,564), New York University ($58,734), and Fordham University ($54,746). But even at schools where tuition is lower, such as the University of Texas at Austin (about $33,000 per year), the COA still exceeds $100,000. One of the most affordable and competitive law degree programs can be found at The University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, offering tuition rates not exceeding $22,400 for in-state students and $36,750 for out-of-state students per year. The program offers graduates a rigorous curriculum taught by nationally recognized faculty.

There are many scholarships available to help students finance their legal education; however, competition for these awards is competitive. The best way to reduce the cost of attending law school is to apply for all available financial aid and then work hard to secure scholarships and grants.

Law firm scholarships 2023

Getting a law firm scholarship is an excellent way for students to finance their legal education. These are scholarships awarded by law firms to provide financial assistance to those who may not be able to afford the cost of law school. Law firms typically award these scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership potential, community involvement, or other criteria that demonstrate a student’s commitment to pursuing a career in law. Additionally, many law firms offer scholarship programs specifically for underrepresented groups in law such as women and minorities who are interested in entering the field of law. By providing these opportunities, law firms hope to diversify their workforce and create an environment where everyone has access to quality legal representation regardless of background or income level.

Some of the most prestigious law firms offer generous funding to promising students, covering tuition fees and even providing a generous stipend to help cover living costs. Many of these law firms also offer mentorship programs where students can learn from experienced professionals in the field and gain valuable insight into the practice of law.

Law scholarships for high school seniors 2023

Are you a high school senior interested in pursuing a career in law? If so, then there are many opportunities available to you that can help make your dream of becoming an attorney a reality. It usually takes about seven years or more to become a lawyer. You will need to first attain a bachelor’s degree, which usually takes four years, then take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) to be accepted to an accredited law school. Finally, you must complete three years of law school and take the bar exams for licensing. In this seven-year journey, you may find that you need scholarships, grants, and merit-based awards to help you finance your studies.

Our law scholarships are from various sources, including private organizations, corporations, universities, and even government agencies. With the right research and dedication, students can find the perfect scholarship that fits their needs and goals.

The first step in the process of obtaining a law scholarship as a high school senior is to first decide what undergraduate degree you want to pursue. Your major and minor in your undergraduate degree should prepare you to go to law school, so choose something relevant. Then apply for financial aid and scholarships for your four-year undergraduate degree.

It is also important to know your why and be motivated. Ask yourself why do I want to become a lawyer. Many scholarship providers need to know that you are passionate about law, and are motivated to become a lawyer. So figure out your why, it will help you in this seven-year journey.

You can also start by exploring your options online and checking our list of law scholarships. Take note of the information about how to apply for each scholarship. It’s important to read through all requirements carefully and ensure that you meet them before applying.

Top scholarships for minority law students in 2023

Students from minority backgrounds can also enjoy a variety of scholarships funded by entities including law firms, corporations, community organizations, and individuals for those pursuing a career in law. Some of those scholarship programs offer mentorship, ensuring minority students have all the resources necessary to become successful lawyers. Scholaroo provides some of the most sought-after programs, check the following for eligibility.
1. The Warner Norcross & Judd Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Scholarship of up to $5,000 is offered by Warner Norcross & Judd law firm (Warner) and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) to financially support law students of color.
2. The Miller Johnson Diversity Law Scholarship awards one $5,000-scholarship to a student of color who has been accepted to or is enrolled at an accredited law school within the U.S.
3. AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship awards $5,000 to an outstanding Asian American law student, who is committed to bettering the Asian American community, to support their studies.
4. The ARS Lazarin Graduate Scholarship
of up to $50,000 is offered to graduate law students of Armenian heritage.
5. The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship
program awards up to $10,000 to underrepresented minority students studying law in the Bay Area.

Top scholarships for women at law

There are a number of scholarships as well that are specifically designed to support female lawyers.
1. The Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship of up to $2,000 is to support female students pursuing law degrees.
2. The LMJ Scholarship program awards six female graduate students with $10,000 each on an annual basis.
3. Cabaniss Johnston Scholarship of $5,000 is awarded to two law students in Alabama annually

Top law scholarships for law students in 2023

Law scholarships are a great way to help finance legal education. From merit-based awards to need-based grants these programs can provide much-needed financial assistance for aspiring attorneys. Each provides unique opportunities for those who wish to pursue a career in law or further their legal studies. The most popular law scholarships include the Earl Warren Scholarship. It is offered by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and awards $15,000 for three years of schooling. Another popular scholarship is the HBCU NREI Scholarship from Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. They award a scholarship worth $10,000 for one year only, it is not renewable but you can reapply each year.

One of the top scholarships from a law firm is the V&E Diversity Scholarship from Vinson & Elkins, an international law firm with offices in Houston, London, and Tokyo, to name a few. Unlike many other law scholarships, which are offered to college graduates entering law school, the V&E Diversity Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors.
Finally, The Federal Circuit Bar Association offers the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Scholarship to students pursuing a Juris doctor degree and is worth $5,000.

Law schoalrships with paid internships

Some more interesting programs include paid internships and entry jobs along with an academic scholarship at accredited law schools across the U.S. Not only do eligible students fulfill their dream of earning a law degree, but they can also land a job at a prestigious law firm and start their careers. Here are some of the most interesting programs on Scholaroo.

1. The Crew Network Scholarship of $5,000 is open to female students enrolled in law. Aside from the financial award, the CREW Network Foundation, offers 30 female scholars paid internships, CREW Network membership, and an invitation to its annual convention in Chicago with all expenses covered.
2. Annually, Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC offers the Benson & Bingman Annual Scholarship, ranging from $250 to $2,000 to undergraduate and graduate students to help them earn their law degrees, career opportunities, and internships.
3. Created by Karin Riley Porter, a Virginia-based law firm, Good Works Scholarship is open to law students for a chance to win a $1,000- scholarship and an internship.
4. Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship provides law students a $25,000-scholarship and a paid associate position following the completion of the program.
5. Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP offers its Shumaker Diversity Scholarship of $7,500 to exceptional undergraduate law students to complete their degrees at ABA-accredited law schools and participate in the firm’s summer program.

Tips for winning law scholarships

1. Demonstrate academic excellence: Having a strong grade point average (GPA) and excelling in challenging courses can help demonstrate to potential scholarship providers that you have the necessary academic capability to succeed in law school.

2. Become involved in the community: Participating in community activities and demonstrating a commitment to volunteering can make you stand out among applicants for law scholarships. Being involved in your community shows that you have potential beyond just academic excellence.

3. Ask for recommendations: Ask for letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or other professionals who can testify to your academic achievement, community involvement, and personal character. Having a strong letter of recommendation can demonstrate to the scholarship organizers that you are the right fit for the scholarship. So become more involved in your school or get to know your lecturers and tutors, so that they can write a stunning recommendation for you later.

Frequently asked questions

Can I get a scholarship from a law school 2023?

Yes, our list of law scholarships includes various sources, including private organizations, corporations, universities, and even government agencies. But many law schools also offer merit-based and need-based scholarships for those who want to study law. These are quite competitive scholarships, but you can definitely get a scholarship from a law school. Just be on the lookout for an application opening date for the law school you would like to apply to and check their scholarship page or financial assistance office.

How do I use my scholarship for law school?

If you have a scholarship to study law, then you should go over what the scholarship covers with the provider. A full-ride scholarship would cover tuition, boarding, daily living expenses, and pay for your registration for your bar exam, or even LSAT. A partial scholarship may only cover tuition, or even just part of your tuition. All other COA may be up to you, including registration for the LSAT or bar exams.

How much do I need to pay for law school 2023?

The average total cost of law school is over $200,000. With the average total cost of tuition alone costing over $100,000.

What is the LSAT?

The LSAT is the Law School Admission Test, it is an entrance exam you need to take to study at a law school. Law schools consider the results of your entrance exam and other components of your application for admission. Generally, the higher your score is, the more law school options and scholarships will be available to you. The LSAT is offered seven times a year, and you can register to write online at LSAC – the deadlines are usually one month before the test date.

How much does it cost to take the LSAT 2023?

The LSAT registration costs $215. But there are other costs involved. After registering, you will need to subscribe to the Credential Assembly Services(CAS) for your application  to most law schools, which costs just under $200

What is the bar exam?

A bar exam is an exam administered by a state’s bar association. The exam is taken after or in your last year of law school, to assess whether you have the skills and legal knowledge to practice law in that jurisdiction.

How much does it cost to take the bar exam 2023?

The cost of the bar exam varies according to each state, but you can expect to pay between $200 and $1,000 to register.

Do scholarships cover the cost of LSATs and bar exams?

Some scholarships may cover the cost of registration and other associated fees for your bar exam. However, you should also look at law firm scholarships or apply for internships at law firms, to help pay for your registration for these written exams. Some states also offer a fee waiver for bar exams, based on financial need.