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Pew Law Center $1,000 Scholarship for College Students

The Pew Law Center is happy to provide a $1,000 scholarship to one deserving law student. Those planning to submit their application for this scholarship should include information including:

  • First and last name
  • Mailing address with scholarship application submission
  • Phone number with area code
  • Email address

The award recipient can expect to receive the scholarship money 30-90 days after the deadline date. By agreeing to participate in this scholarship, you are giving the Pew Law Center full consent to contact you by mail, phone and e-mail. If you are granted the scholarship, you are also giving us your permission to use your first and last name, law school, university and your submitted law essay on our website or for any promotional purposes without any further compensation or payment to you. If you would prefer us to use a specific photograph, please send that to us with your submission. If you win the scholarship, you will also be responsible for the payment of any taxes that may be due as a result of receiving the scholarship.

2017 Pew Law Center Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Award amount: $1,000
Deadline: Your application must be received by December 31, 2017

You are eligible to apply if you are a student who is currently attending or enrolled at a state-accredited law school or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or American University. Please provide proof of current college attendance such as transcripts from your college or university.

What You Need to Do to Apply

Please write an essay of up to 2,000 words on the following topic:

Student loan debt is crushing young people today. The average class of 2015 graduate with student loan debt will have to pay back a little over $35,000, according to government data. Today, student loans constitute the second largest form of consumer debt right behind home mortgages. Currently, the law does not allow student loans to be discharged in a bankruptcy? Do you think that should change? Why or why not?

Please send your essay as a Microsoft Word document. We’ll take the following factors into consideration while evaluating your essay and determining the winner:

  • A strong understanding of the issue about which you are writing.
  • Quality of writing including clarity, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Creativity and originality. Do not repeat what you saw or read elsewhere and do not plagiarize material. If plagiarism is detected in your work, you will be immediately disqualified.
  • The passion you show for pursuing a career in law.
  • Make sure you research the subject carefully. Remember that bankruptcy laws vary by state.

In order to be eligible, you must be a resident of the United States. We are open to applicants of all academic levels and to applicants of all ages. You may also be a full-time or part-time student in order to qualify. We don’t require a minimum GPA for you to qualify for this scholarship.

Submissions should be sent via mail or email to:

Pew Law Center, PLLC
1811 South Alma School Road, Suite 260
Mesa, AZ 85210


Privacy Policy

By submitting a scholarship application, the applicant automatically grants Pew Law Center, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, law school or university, photo (if submitted) and winning essay on or in other marketing communications in the event he or she wins. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

User Communications

When you send email communications to Pew Law Center, the law firm, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Pew Law Center, its agents and representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Law School Scholarship

Each September, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society observes Blood Cancer Awareness Month in order to increase knowledge about blood cancers and to raise awareness about research to find new treatments and cures. The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship for a current or incoming law student who has been affected by these diseases to further the efforts by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Richard M. Renkin supports many local and national service and charitable organizations, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is among the top. This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by the deadline.

Eligibility for Law School Scholarship:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current or incoming law student at an accredited U.S. law school who has been affected by or dealing with issues related to lymphoma or leukemia (either yourself or a family member).
  • Be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen.
  • Be able to show proof of academic achievement with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 from undergraduate or current law school work.


Applicants must submit the following by July 31st, 2017:


Applicants must abide by the following contest rules:

  • Winners will provide personal information as needed to the Law Office of Renkin & Associates where appropriate.
  • Any taxes on scholarship are the sole responsibility of the contestant. Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.
  • By accepting a scholarship, the applicant will agree to allow the Law Office of Renkin & Associates to use his or her name, law school, and photograph to announce the scholarship award.
  • Scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and/or books.


Notification of award and payment will be as follows:

  • Award recipient will be notified of the selection on or around September 1, 2017.
  • A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s law school to cover tuition and/or books.


Completed application and materials may be mailed or e-mailed in PDF format to:

Paula Renkin
Law Office of Renkin & Associates
1620 5th Avenue #800
San Diego, CA 92101

All application materials must be received by the (date to be determined) deadline in order to be considered for the scholarship.

This scholarship is intended to assist a current or future law student who has been affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood diseases by helping to defray the cost of law school expenses. By creating the scholarship, Richard Renkin hopes to support a promising law student while raising awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Find more of Attorney Renkin’s story here:  Law School Scholarship to Promote Blood Cancer Awareness Press Release

Raiser & Kenniff Law School Scholarship

Raiser & Kenniff, a Los Angeles criminal defense law firm, believes in helping lawyers get the education they rightfully deserve, and need. They believe each student should be in control of his destiny. That begins with a proper education. It means giving back to students and helping them get an education and being able to forge their own path. Getting a higher education is the only way to succeed in life. Raiser & Kenniff's attorneys want to help students by contributing funds from their salaries into the creation of a brand new scholarship for college students.

The scholarship is available to students in Law School and Poliscience Majors.

It is for $4500 – and is renewable.

Awarded on 3/20/2017

No application fee

Raiser & Kenniff will never contact the student after he, or she, applies.

It can be used for any law school expenses.

Below are the requirements:

-Be in an accredited college, in the USA
-Have a 3.3 GPA minimum
-Apply no later than 2/20/2017

-Awarded on 3/20/2017
-Send in an essay, with your contact info, and unofficial transcript to rgarnernull@losangelescriminallawyers.nullcom

The Essay Should Be About

-Why getting a higher education is important to you?
-What challenges have you faced, when attempting to get this education, and how have you handled them?
-How have you grown as a student, due to this challenge?

Winners Notified

Winners will be notified directly, by email.

When Applying Please Include

First + Last name

Email Address for best contact + phone number

Unofficial Transcript

Info about where you are attending + current major



  1. Applicant must be a legal resident of Lake County, Ohio.
  2. Applicant is evaluated on scholarship, citizenship, leadership, general worthiness and financial need.


  1. One letter from a law school professor presenting knowledge of the applicant's character and scholarship.
  2. Applicant's college transcript and law school grades to date certified by each school's certifying authority.
  3. A letter of endorsement from a responsible person not related to the Applicant.
  4. A letter from the applicant setting forth why the applicant is qualified for this scholarship pursuant to Item I(B) above.
  5. All four requirements of this section must be complied with or an application is not valid.


  1. Application packets are distributed to interested parties through the Financial Aid Offices of law schools. Packets can be requested from The Lake County Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 490, Painesville, OH 44077. Telephone: (440) 350-2180.
  2. Download the applcation packet here.
  3. Completed applications must be postmarked to the Bar Foundation address as of April 1, 2017.


  1. It is anticipated the Foundation will announce the recipient(s) by May 1, 2017.
  2. The scholarship award will be presented to the recipient(s), or at the student's option, sent to the law school towards tuition expenses.
  3. The amount of the scholarship(s) each year is decided by the Foundation. It is the present intention to award up to three $1,000.00. Scholarship(s) by Law Day 2017.

The Thompson Hine 2017 Cleveland Diversity Scholarship Program

As part of Thompson Hine’s commitment to diversity and their responsibility to create and promote initiatives to fuel the pipeline of diverse lawyers, they are pleased to announce the launch of an annual Diversity Scholarship Program for law students.

A $10,000* Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to a second-year law student who is currently attending an accredited law school in the United States, and who can be classified as a member of a minority racial/ethnic group set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a member of the LGBT community. Interested students who qualify MUST apply for a Summer Associate position at Thompson Hine.

* Minus any applicable taxes and withholding

The scholarship will be awarded in the Summer of 2017.


To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be offered a position as a Summer Associate in Thompson Hine’s Cleveland office.
  • Be a minority law student as defined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 1602, i.e., Native American or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African- American or Black or Hispanic; or a member of the LGBT community.
  • receive a similar diversity award from another law firm for the same time period.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • a sincere and strong interest in joining Thompson Hine as an associate after law school graduation.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Summer Associate Program application form, including Diversity Scholarship section.
  • résumé
  • law school transcript

Applications for the Diversity Scholarship will be accepted and reviewed on a continual basis until the scholarship has been awarded and accepted.

Awarding Process

Awarding of the scholarship is conditioned upon the law student's acceptance of a position and completion of at least 8 weeks of service as a 2017 summer law clerk in Thompson Hine’s Cleveland office.

The scholarship will be awarded in two payments:

  • Thompson Hine will pay the recipient $5,000 at the successful completion of the 2017 Summer Program
  • A second payment of $5,000 will be issued if the recipient receives and accepts an offer of employment at Thompson Hine.

The 2017 Thompson Hine Cleveland Diversity Scholarship award is to be used for college or university tuition and related expenses. Expenses may include parking, transportation, books and materials, and college fees.


Please contact Marcia Moreno, Diversity & Talent Manager, Thompson Hine LLP

The Katzman Lampert & McClune Aviation Law Scholarship

There will always be a need for passionate, skilled lawyers willing to fight for the victims of aviation related crashes and disasters. Clients who have suffered an air-related injury or loss are particularly vulnerable, and the compassion and ability of their legal representatives can go a long way toward binding up their wounds and achieving justice on their behalf.

The aviation law firm of Katzman, Lampert, & McClune is deeply interested in helping students who have an interest in aviation focused law to receive a quality legal education and pursue the career they desire, in spite of any financial challenges they may face.

To that end, they are proud to administrate the Katzman, Lampert, & McClune Law Scholarship.

$2000 Scholarship awarded annually based on the following:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in law school and continue to be enrolled in the following academic year, or be applying to law school for enrollment in the following academic year.
  • Applicants must have an interest in, or a desire to pursue, a career in aviation-focused law.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applications must be received in full by May 31st of each year.

Application Process:

  • Submit a 700-800 word essay via email to klmlawscholarshipnull@gmail.nullcom, describing why you want to go to law school and pursue a career in aviation-focused law.
  • One winning finalist will be awarded a $2000 scholarship to be used for educational expenses at the law school of his or her choice.

Additional Application Information:

  • With your email application, include your name, email address, and phone number.
  • Attach your essay, most recent school transcript, and proof of law school enrollment to the email.
  • PDF attachments are preferred.

Deadline: May 31st of each year

The H&M Law Firm Scholarship

The H&M Law Firm is a premier Los Angeles criminal defense law firm. The H&M Law Firm firmly believes that they owe the next generation of scholars – the same opportunity they had. Many of their attorneys were able to go to college, and eventually law school – only thanks to the financial aid provided to them. Whether it was the good will of friends and family members, state financial aid, or merit/alumni donations from their university – it’s the only reason each of the H&M Law Firm's attorneys were able to get to where they are today. Their team of attorneys has created a renewable, and annual, scholarship in light of this.

$4000 – annual scholarship

  • This scholarship is an annual scholarship.
  • Applicants must apply by no later than 8/15 — of each year. It will be awarded on 8/25
  • This scholarship can be used for any type of educational expenses.
  • Winners of the scholarship can also intern at our law offices(if they wish) during their winter, or summer vacations.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of no less than 3.1
  • Applicants must send an unofficial transcript
  • Applicants must submit a 500 words essay, about what it means to give back to society, and how they intend on accomplishing this

There is no application fee. 

Applicants can send the essay, and their unofficial transcript, to SCHOLARSHIPnull@duilawyerslosangeles.nullcom

Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored By The National Diversity Scholarship Fund

Top law firms and companies understand that their lawyers must be diverse in order to best serve their clients. That is why many top 100 law firms and Fortune 500 have invested heavily to improve diversity among practicing attorneys and the legal community in general. These organizations understand that improving diversity in the legal profession requires more than just hiring and promoting diverse attorneys within their firms. It also requires a sustained commitment to increase the pipeline of diverse students who earn strong grades in law school and are, therefore, positioned to compete for the most sought-after jobs and become the profession's next generation of leaders and decision-makers.

Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has teamed up with Lexis Nexis, one of the world’s leading online research providers, to provide Law Preview Scholarships to select members of our entering class. Lexis Nexis has generously agreed to help entering students prepare for the unique challenges they will face during their 1L year at Cleveland-Marshall by paying the cost of tuition for a law school prep course. Visit the following URL to see if you meet the scholarship criteria:


In 2003 the Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship was established to honor the firm’s founder, Sam Krugliak who passed away in April of that year. During his lifetime, Mr. Krugliak played active roles in the legal community serving as the past president of the Stark County Bar Association and former chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Ohio Supreme Court. Giving back to the community and civic involvement continues to be an inherent aspect of the firm’s culture today. The Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship is awarded to law students on an annual basis.

Consideration will be given to applicants who

1) are currently enrolled at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;

2) have shown an active commitment to their community;

3) display strong academic achievement;

4) reside or have formerly resided in Stark, Wayne, Carroll, Holmes, Summit, Tuscarawas, Columbiana, or Mahoning Counties (the "Stark County Region") when not attending law school, and

5) desire to pursue the practice of law in the "Stark County Region."

Apply online here or applications can be downloaded from the Firm’s website at Qualified candidates may submit an application online through the Firm’s website or by email to byeamannull@kwgd.nullcom, SUBJECT: Legal Scholarship or by mail to the attention of Legal Scholarship/BJY.

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