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The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship

The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in trial advocacy and a career as a trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized. The scholarship is available to all law school students including those who are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in trial advocacy and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

How to Apply

Applications must include the following:

  • A resume
  • An essay or letter of no more than 1000 words on how you meet the criteria
  • Up to 3 recommendations

Submit applications to bplaxennull@plaxenadler.nullcom. Please use the subject line “Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Application 2016 – [Your Name Here]”. Call Plaxen & Adler, P.A. for more information.

All applications must be submitted by April 1, 2016.

Serbian Bar Association of America (SBAA)

The SBAA awards scholarships to law students every year at its scholarship gala. All persons of Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States are eligible to receive a scholarship from the SBAA. The SBAA typically awards two (2) $2,000 scholarships, two (2) $1,000 scholarships, and one (1) $500 scholarship.
The SBAA is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-16 school year. Application instructions are below.


Please complete the following and submit all application materials to sbaanull@serbbar.nullorg by March 18, 2016:
2. Resume
3. Official law school transcript
4. Word or PDF attachment with your answers to both of the below:
(a) Please tell us about your ties to the Serbian-American community, and explain how you will advance the mission of the SBAA as a law student and in your future legal career (500 words or less);
(b) Please tell us why you chose to attend law school, and what motivates you to pursue a career in the law (500 words or less).

Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel - First Year Law School Student Award

Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel is a law firm that is committed to helping the next generation of attorneys reach their goals. Our firm is offering a scholarship for first year law students from the United States pursuing a law degree at an accredited U.S. Law School. Applications are due by February 1st of each year. 


  • Once the winner of the award is chosen, a check for $1,000 will be made to the scholarship recipient's law school of choice to help cover education expenses. Before receiving the award, recipient will be required to demonstrate enrollment at an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • The Scholarship is to be used exclusively to cover law school tuition and other related expenses such as books or room/board
  • Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations


  • Law student planning on attending, accepted to attend, or currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • U.S. citizen 18 years or older
  • Applicants may not be current or past employees of Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel or be directly related to a current employee at the firm.


  • Completed scholarship application
  • 500 – 1250 word essay (essays over 1250 words will not be considered)
  • An acceptance letter from an accredited law school in the U.S. (new students) or an unofficial transcript from an accredited law school in the U.S. (current students)
  • All materials must be submitted by Febraury 1, 2016 at 11:59pm; late or incomplete applications will not be considered
  • All materials must be submitted electronically via the form on the Jachimowicz, Pointer, & Emanuel website.


Essays are welcome on any topic related to law or your personal passion for law. 
Some possible topics include:
  • What events in your life have motivated you to seek a law degree and/or a career in the law.
  • What area of law do you see yourself practicing upon graduation, and why (e.g. - criminal law, personal injury law, employment law).
  • Describe any adversity you've had to overcome to this point in your life and how it relates to your interest in the law.


    February 1, 2016*
    *Scholarship recipient to be announced by March 1, 2016

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship

    The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.


    Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2016 are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship.

    Selection Criteria

    Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

    • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law. An ability to demonstrate commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law is an essential requirement.
    • Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
    • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
    • Written and oral communication skills determined in part through a telephone interview for finalists.
    • Leadership qualities and community involvement.
    • Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability). The application should discuss how diversity has impacted his or her pursuit of a career in IP law and how the applicant has faced and overcome the challenges associated therewith. Diversity is considered, but is one element among several in the award decision.

    Financial Award

    The recipient of the Mark T. Banner Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for his or her Fall 2016 semester of law school.

    Application Process

    Applications will be accepted from now through November 23, 2015. The winner will be notified by April 2016 and the award will be announced at the Linn Inn of Court's annual dinner in Summer of 2016. Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF format file for consideration:

    • Completed Mark T. Banner Scholarship Application Form (this form)
    • Resume
    • Academic transcripts (law school, undergraduate/graduate school)
    • Three-page statement describing (a) how ethics, civility and professionalism have been a focus of the candidate; (b) how diversity has impacted the candidate; and (c) the candidate's commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
    • Contact information f or three references (this form)

    Finalists for the scholarship will be interviewed in the Spring of 2016.

    Please visit for more information about Mark T. Banner and The Richard Linn American Inn of Court.

    $1,000 College Scholarship Photo Essay Contest

    The Orlando family law firm at the Law Offices of Sean Smallwood, P.A., has always believed in the importance of giving back to the community and understands the pitfalls that college students face when it comes to paying for an education. It is for that reason that we are offering a $1,000 annual scholarship to a current or prospective college student. The scholarship will be awarded to the winner of our photo essay contest pursuant to the criteria below.

    Eligibility Criteria

    1. Applicants must be currently enrolled or plan to be enrolled in a college or university for the 2015- 2016 school year
    2. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
    3. Any applicant under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
    4. Applicants must submit their proposed submission to the email address below providing applicant’s name, address, and school currently attending.
    5. Applicants must provide provide submissions via email in .jpeg format.
    6. Photo essay contest deadline for submissions is December 31, 2015 and a winner to be chosen by January 15, 2016. The winner will receive a one-time $1,000 college scholarship.

    Submissions should be sent to scholarshipnull@rightsforparents.nullorg

    View the official scholarship flyer here: Scholarship Flyer

    Photo Essay Topic

    Prospective applicants wishing to participate must submit a creatively made “photo essay” consisting of either a single photo, a collage, or short series of photos (1 to 5) that tells a story about the following issue:

    One of the most heartbreaking aspects of a family law attorney’s job is witnessing firsthand the damage that can be caused to children when parents engage in needless legal battles and/or attempt to use the children as tools to either punish the other parent or by influencing children to not want to spend time with the other parent. The long term effects can be devastating to children when they are not given the opportunity to have a relationship with both parents. What do these effects on families look like? Use photos to tell your story. All applicants must strictly adhere to copyright laws and not submit other people’s work without proper authority to do so. Self-shot photos are preferred over other people’s work for that reason. (Please see additional terms below)

    Upon closing of the application period a winner will be chosen based on Creativity, Originality, and Vision.

    Application deadline: December 31, 2015

    The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

    The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who authors a winning essay in our third annual Scholarship Essay Contest.


    We would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you.

    Then in a 750-1000 words essay (or PowerPoint or Prezi presentation), give us your submission on the following topic: “My dream contribution to society as a lawyer”

    Judging Criteria

    The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best conveys a strong desire and goal of using the legal system to fix or improve a problem in society.

    Scholarship Dates and Submission

    When: We are now accepting submissions.

    Where: Please send your story to scholarshipnull@robertreeveslaw.nullcom

    Deadline:The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2015.

    You may send us your entry either as a link or attachment to your email. Include your name and contact information in the email.


    To be eligible for our scholarship contest, you must be: a legal US resident, and either a current (1) law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) an undergraduate in their senior year who has applied or will apply to law school during 2015.

    Proof of enrollment must be provided. We will accept digital scans of the following as a valid proof of enrollment via email attachment with your application:

    • Unofficial transcript (Applicant must submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if elected as a finalist).
    • Letter from Admissions confirming deposit on school letterhead
    • Official enrollment verification form
    • Acceptance letter on school letterhead

    Additionally, you must:

    • Verify you have read and understand the Reeves Law Group Law School Scholarship requirements
    • Submit a readable copy of your entry (only one entry per law student is allowed).
    • Submit a clear headshot no smaller than 300 pixels (width) of yourself. The image file must be in the following format .PNG or .JPG.

    Your application must be emailed no later than the December 15, 2015 deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered

    Winner Notification

    The winner will be notified by phone, email and/or mail after the judging has been completed.

    Award distribution

    The $2,500 award will be paid to the winner by January 15, 2016. Students must provide proof of enrollment prior to disbursement of the award.

    Fine Print

    Submissions: All content and creative work become the property of The Reeves Law Group upon submission and may be reposted or displayed online or through any media channels, in whole or part, without notification. When you send email communications to The Reeves Law Group, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications.

    By submitting an application, the applicant grants The Reeves Law Group, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, school or university, applicant’s photo, and the winning entry in the firm’s website, and in other marketing platforms, including but not limited to blog, social media accounts, and related sites.

    2015 Goodman Acker Law School Scholarship

    The 2015 Goodman Acker Law School Scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who has achieved high academic achievement, submitted an original essay, and is currently attending or has been accepted to an accredited law school in the United States, This includes students enrolled at an accredited 4-year university that have been accepted to a law school. (Copy of acceptance letter will have to be included in application submission). 

    All information can be found by visiting .

    Eligibility & Selection Criteria:

    The law school scholarship contest is open to students across the United States, who meet any of the following requirements:

    • Students who are currently attending or have been accepted to an accredited law school in the United States. This includes students enrolled at an accredited 4-year university and have been accepted to a law school. (Copy of acceptance letter will have to be included in application submission)

    • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    • Applicant is a US citizen.

    Applicants will submit a completed application with their essay entry using our online form.

    Judging Process

    Essays will be judged by a panel from Goodman Acker and associated parties. Submissions will be judged on academic achievement and essay submission. Essay will be judged on creativeness, grammar, style, and originality. Judges will look for clear, original essays that are logically organized and well-supported.

    Application Deadline:

    December 1, 2015

    Farzad Family Law Scholarship

    As strong advocates for higher learning, we are proud to give back to aspiring lawyers through the Farzad Family Law Scholarship. This annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit.

    2015 Eligibility Requirements

    Scholarship Award: $3,500

    Application Deadline: Must be received by December 15, 2015

    This scholarship is available to all college students or law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school.

    How to Apply

    Please write an essay on the questions outlined below and provide us with proof of your current attendance at the college or university (for example, if you wish, by including your transcripts). Your response should be between 2,500 to 4,500 words, although the length is not strictly enforced.

    Submissions must be sent to us by either email or mail:


    Farzad Family Law, APC
    1851 East 1st Street, #1150
    Santa Ana, CA 92705

    You are required to include the following information in your application:

    • Your full name, address, and contact details including your phone number and email address.
    • A statement of your current academic status, as well as evidence that you are currently attending college or law school as set forth above. You may submit as evidence your most current undergraduate or law school transcript. You give us express consent to confirm your admission and attendance by contacting the college or university.
    • Your essay as a Word document, Pages (Mac) or PDF attachment. Essay’s in WordPerfect or any other form will not be accepted.

    2015 Essay Question

    The 2015 essay presents a challenging four part question:

    1. Should a female victim of rape whose child was conceived through rape have the right to forever terminate the perpetrator’s parental rights in every respect? Assume for this question the perpetrator was criminally convicted of the rape.

    2. Should a condition precedent of such a termination of parental rights be the criminal conviction of the alleged perpetrator for rape?

    3. Should a condition precedent of such a termination of parental rights be that a non-biological parent (male or female) will also adopt the child (resulting in the child having two parents)?

    4. Should the perpetrator of rape still be obligated to pay the victim child support throughout the child’s minority (which you can assume means under the age of 18) even if his parental rights are terminated?

    Privacy Policy and User Communications

    Privacy Policy: By submitting an application, the applicant automatically grants Farzad Family Law, APC, 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 is awarded the scholarship. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

    User Communications – When you send email communications to Farzad Family Law, APC, 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. Farzad Family Law, APC, 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.


    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.

    Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati Scholarship Information

    The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC) invites eligible law students to apply for scholarship(s). We anticipate that each scholarship will be equal to or greater than the $2,000.00 awarded for each scholarship last year. The selection of recipients will be made by the BLAC Scholarship Committee.

    The selected recipients will be recognized and presented with their scholarships at BLAC’s Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet. Each recipient will be asked to submit an appropriate photograph and biography for publication in our program booklet soon after the selection.

    In addition to awarding three law student scholarships, we will present our distinguished service award and introduce graduating students from our two area law schools to the greater Cincinnati legal community. The black tie optional affair will be held in the spring (date to be determined). It is normally held on a Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by a 7:30 p.m. dinner program, but the times may vary year to year. Approximately 400 lawyers, judges, law students, and friends attend our banquet each year.

    See our Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Download our Scholarship Application.