Outside Scholarships

The Career Services Office maintains a list of scholarships offered by bar associations, law journals, professional organizations, and entities external to the School of Law.  Students should check these listings periodically; the information is updated on a regular basis as it becomes available to us.

Please contact the Career Services Office if you would like us to review your application materials. Questions about scholarships should be directed to the sponsoring organization.

2019-2020 Scholarships

Allegheny County Bar Association Environment and Energy Law Section Scholarship Fund - Open to second- or third-year law students who express and demonstrate (per eligibility requirements) an interest in pursuing a career in the field of environmental and/or energy law in Allegheny County, PA, upon graduation.  Application deadline: February 28, 2020.

Allegheny County Bar Foundation Honorable Carol Los Mansmann Memorial Fund - Open to women law students attending Duquesne University School of Law who demonstrate a potential for leadership and a commitment to the advancement of women. The scholarship shall be based on a combination of academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular and other activities, financial need, and an essay.  Application deadline: May 15, 2020.  (The ACBF announced this new deadline on April 7, 2020.)

Allegheny County Bar Foundation Honorable Joseph H. Ridge Memorial Scholarship Fund - Awarded to the highest ranking member of the graduating class at Duquesne University School of Law who is also a graduate of Central Catholic High School.  Applicaton deadline: July 12, 2020.

Allegheny County Bar Foundation Louis Little Attorneys' Memorial Fund - Provides low interest loans to lawyers in need and law school students.  Application deadline: May 15, 2020. (The ACBF announced this new extension on April 7, 2020.)

Donald H. Liu Scholars Program - To be eligible, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Asian descent; be enrolled full-time as a 1L in a J.D. program at an ABA-accredited and approved law school in the U.S.; demonstrate exceptional academic accomplishments and leadership; demonstrate financial need; and intend to practice in the private sector in the New York City metropolitan area following graduation.  Application deadline: November 1, 2019.

Dr. W.R. Walter Scholarship - Open to graduate students who attended high school at one of the public high schools located in Dauphin County or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Application deadline: January 20, 2020.

Effie Solomon Memorial Scholarship - Open to female law students from Western Pennsylvania.  Application deadline: May 17, 2020.

Enery & Mineral Law Foundation Law Student Scholarship - Open to law students studying energy, environmental, natural resource, and mineral law at schools holding membership in the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (Duquesne Law is a member).  Application deadline: February 15, 2020.

Frost Brown Todd Law Student Diversity Scholarship - Open to all underrepresented law students including but not limited to African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, multi-racial, and LGBT students. All female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school.  Application deadline: September 9, 2019.

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship/ Berks County Community Foundation - Open to graduates of Berks County, PA, high schools who will be enterring or who currently attend law school.  Application deadline: April 1, 2020.

Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh (JSS) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh - Open to any Jewish high school senior, college, or graduate student with demonstrated financial need is eligible to apply. All applicants must be bona fide residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, Butler or Westmoreland counties for at least two years.  Application deadline: February 12, 2020.

Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund - Open to law students and recent law graduates who must perform volunteer service to an animal welfare organization before, during and/or after law school; or engage in scholarship in the field of animal law and animal welfare, including reading, research, writing and clinical work; or perform pro bono legal work in the field of animal welfare.  Application deadline: May 21, 2020.

Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Section Minority Scholarship Fund - Open to law students who attend a law school in Pennsylvania and have a commitment to working as an environmental and erngy law attorney in Pennsylvania.  Application deadline: March 1, 2020.

Richard P. Noll Scholarship - Open to a "deserving, needy law student from the greater York area."  Application deadline: December 31, 2019.

Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship - Open to graduating African-American female law students who have financial need, a record of academic achievement, a demonstrated commitment to public service, and are preparing to take the Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, or Pennsylvania Bar Exam.  Application deadline: February 28, 2020.

Westmoreland Bar Foundation Scholarships
- Open to residents of Westmoreland County who will be attending law school in Fall 2020.  Application deadline: June 17, 2020.