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

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

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

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