Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarship Resources

There are many outside scholarships for which you might be eligible; here is just a sampling. You may also want to view the following free online scholarship search sites: AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank, Scholly by Sallie or http://www.fastweb.com/.

African American Single Mother's Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Aernt Fox LLP Diversity Scholarship

Award: $20,000 

Armenian General Benevolent Union Scholarship

Award: Varies

Arnold & Porter 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Award: $10,000

BARBRI Law Preview Scholarship

Award: $10,000 & $5,000

2022 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

Award: $2,000

Completing the Dream Scholarship Program

Award: $2,500

Cuban American Bar Foundation (CABF or CABA Foundation)

Award: Varies

Don H. Liu Scholars Application

Award: $15,000

Helsell Fetterman, LLP Scholarship

Award: $7,500

Goodwin HBCU Scholarship Program

Award: $15,000

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Award: $5,000

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP Diversity Scholarship

Award: Varies up to $75,000

Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program

Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program

Award: Varies

Latina Chicana Foundation Scholarship

Award: $ 1500 

Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program

Award: $10,000

Mark T. Banner Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Marshall-Motley Scholars Program

Award: Tuition, Room, Board, and Incidental

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Award: $2,000 to $6,000

Minority Corporate Counsel Assocation (MCCA)

Award: $10,000

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Award: $9,000 up to $30,000

National Immigration Law Center

Award: Varies

The National Italian American Foundation

Award: $2,000 to $12,000

New York State Bar Association

Award: $6,000

Paul D. White Scholarship Program

Award: $7,500

PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program

Award: Recruiting, Professional Development, Coaching & Mentorship

POISE Foundation

Award: $2,000 to $3,000 

Sidley Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship for Summer 2024

Award: $25,000

Susman Godfrey Prize

Award: $3,500 Prize; Ongoing mentoring

Sutliff & Stout Diversity in Law Scholarship 

Award: $1,500 

Trial LawHER Scholarship

Award: $10,000

USLAW NETWORK Foundation Diversity Scholarship (2024)

Award: $5,000

Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowships

Award: Varies

When There Are Nine Scholarship Project (WTAN Scholarship)

Award: $10,000

WilmerHale (1L Diversity Public Interest Fellowship Program)

Award: $10,000 stipend

Womble Scholars Program

Award: Varies

Goodwin HBCU Scholarship Program

Award: $15,000

Marshall Motley Scholarship

Award: Varies 

MCCA LMJ Scholarship

Award: $10,000

One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship

Award: $10,000/$5,000/$1,000

Rhode Island Bar Foundation

Award:  $25,000 (Six awards)

Samvid Scholars

Award: up to $50,000 over two years

Weil Legal Innovators (WLI) Program 2024-2025

Award: $60K compensation for fellowship year, $10K law school scholarship, mentorship, and more

When There Are Nine Scholarship (WTA9) Project

Award: $10K, mentorship throughout law school and early professional career.

Equal Justice America

Equal Justice Works
Summer Stipend:  $5,000

Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Summer Fellowships:

SPBF offers a number of summer public interest stipends through three separate tracks listed below. The awards are for $5,000 and involve a competitive process. This is a great opportunity for non-SPIF eligible students. For SPIF eligible students, YLS will provide additional support up to the SPIF level of funding. 
Applications should be submitted to Norma D'Apolito. Applications for all programs, except the public policy track, are due by January 15; students do not need to reach out to the host organizations for these fellowships, as Squire Patton Boggs will forward selected applicants to them. In contrast, applications for the public policy track are due on March 1; students must secure host organizations in advance of the application deadline for these fellowships.

Summer Stipend: $5,000

Justice John Paul Stevens Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program

Summer Stipend: $8,000. (2) 

Latham & Watkins Summer Pre-Law Internship

Summer Salary: $1,725-$2,000/week

WilmerHale 1L Diversity Fellowship

Award: $10,000


Please visit YLS Career Development Office website for an additional listing of Non-SPIF Funded Fellowship Opportunities.