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Here are some of the Law scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program

Purpose: The Law and Society Association, in collaboration with the American Bar Foundation and the National Science Foundation, seeks applications for the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (LSS Fellowship). Awards Fellowships are held in residence at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL, where Fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the ABF, including participation in a weekly seminar series. LSS Fellows will receive a stipend of $30,000 per year. Fellows will attend LSA annual meetings in both years of the fellowship and the Graduate Student Workshop in the first year of the fellowship. Fellows will receive up to $1,500 for research and travel expenses each year. Relocation expenses up to $2,500 may be reimbursed one time. Eligibility Third-, fourth-, and fifth-year graduate students who specialize in the field of law and social science and whose research interests include law and inequality are invited to apply. Fellowship applicants should be students in a Ph.D. program in a social science department or an interdisciplinary program. Humanities students pursuing empirically-based social science dissertations are welcome to apply. Applicants are also eligible to apply for the American Bar Foundation’s Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law and Social Science. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. Please submit your complete application for the LSS Fellowship online. Direct all questions or concerns relating to your application submission to Amanda Ehrhardt, (312) 988-6517, aehrhardt@abfn.org.

Canadian Studies Graduate Student Fellowship

This program is intended for full-time doctoral students at accredited four-year U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada, Canada/U.S. or Canada/North America. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and should have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation when they apply for a grant. This grant is not renewable.

Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarship

National JACL membership is a requirement to be considered for a JACL scholarship. Membership must be held by the applicant or applicant's parents only. Extended family ties do not apply for this requirement. Student memberships are available. For more information about membership categories, please contact the JACL Membership Department at National Headquarters. Applicants must also be planning to attend a college, university, trade school, business school or any institution of higher learning at the graduate school level in the upcoming fall. Applicants must be studying law in the upcoming fall.

Howard Brown Rickard Scholarship

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. The winner must be studying or planning to study in the fields of law, medicine, engineering, architecture or the natural sciences. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

Air and Waste Management Scholarship Program

Eligibility Individuals must be full-time graduate students pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management/policy/law, and/or sustainability during the next academic year. Membership is not a requirement for the student or their advisor; however, it is strongly encouraged. The Scholarship is a one-year award. Individuals must reapply to qualify for a second year.

Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship

Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Persons may reapply for succeeding years. To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school and have an interest in law enforcement with an emphasis in Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes prosecutions. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. Applications must be postmarked by June 15th of each year. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted. Applicants will be notified of the Trustees' decision in August of each year. Applications should be sent to: Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow Union County Prosecutor’s Office 32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Buder Schp for American Indian Law Students

Must be a Native American studying law. 1. Applicant must be enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe or possessing one-eighth degree of Indian blood. 2. Applicant must be accepted to Washington University's School of Law. 3. Applicants must register with the Law School Data Admissions Service and request that a copy of the applicant's LSDAS report be sent to the School of Law. The Buder Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the demonstrated potential for success in law school as evidenced by undergraduate academic performance, performance on the Law School Aptitude Test and other relevant factors.

Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Persons may reapply for succeeding years. To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school or graduate school. The applicant must exhibit an interest in, and commitment to, enhancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs. The applicant must also exhibit financial need. Applications must be postmarked by June 15th of each year. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted. Applicants will be notified of the Trustees' decision in August of each year. Applications should be sent to: Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow Union County Prosecutor’s Office 32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202 Sponsor: The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation

Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships

The Graduate Fellowships are specifically designed for students who are pursuing a Masters degree or Doctorate degree in transportation-related fields at the school of their choice.

MALDEF Law & Communications Scholarship

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program each year awards scholarships to deserving students entering their first, second, or third year of law school. The Univision - MALDEF Communications Scholarship Program each year awards scholarships to deserving students pursuing a graduate or professional degree in the communications and media fields (print and electronic), including entertainment or media law. Scholarships are awarded to students based upon three primary factors: (1) demonstrated commitment to work with the Latino community; (2) financial need; and (3) academic achievement.

Harold and Harriet Plum Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,000 to be given to a student of any accredited law school. Applicants must demonstrate scholastic achievement as well as genuine financial need.

Bruce A. Wallace Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship of $1,000 to be given to a third-year student at Rutgers-Camden School of Law who is from the South Jersey area and is in the upper half of his or her class. Applicants must also demonstrate genuine financial need.

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