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.

2021-2022 Scholarships

AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank:  A comprehensive listing of more than 800 scholarships that are available to law students.  Students are encouraged to check this site regularly!

2022 Allegheny County Bar Association Environment and Energy Law Section Scholarship - Eligibility requirements are: (1) the candidate must be a second or third year law student in good standing at an accredited law school who anticipates practicing in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania upon graduation, and (2) the candidate must have taken a minimum of two environmental and/or energy law courses OR taken one environmental or energy law course and have comparable experience such as participation in an environmental law clinic, an internship with an agency, company, non-profit or firm specializing in environmental or energy law, or a law school environmental or energy law society. The evaluation process consists of submission of a resume and a two-page essay explaining the nature of the applicant's interest in a career in the field of environment and/or energy law, followed by an interview with the Section's Scholarship Committee. Applications will be accepted electronically from January 17, 2022 to February 25, 2022 and should be sent directly to Jess Rosenblatt using the contact information below. Awards are expected to be made in April or May of 2022.  For more information and/or to apply, please contact Jess Rosenblatt at jrosenblatt@eckertseamans.com.  Application Deadline:  February 25, 2022.

Allegheny County Bar Association The Honorable Carol Los Mansmann ScholarshipAwarded annually to one or more female law students attending Duquesne University who demonstrate a potential for leadership and a commitment to the advancement of women. The fund awards scholarships in the amount of $3,000.  Application Deadline:  April 15, 2022.

Allegheny County Bar Association Louis Little Attorneys' Memorial FundProvides low-interest loans to law school students. Students may apply annually for up to $3,000 in loans to help finance their law school education. Established through a bequest of Louis Little, a well-known Allegheny County criminal lawyer, the fund has provided loans to law school students since 1963.  Application Deadline:  April 15, 2022.

Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fund - On an annual basis, the ACBF, in partnership with the YLD, will award scholarships to second or third year law students who meet specific criteria.The YLD Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to law students who anticipate practicing in Allegheny County after graduation.  Application Deadline:  April 15, 2022.

American Bar Association LGBT Public Interest ScholarshipThe Scholarship will provide financial support to a first, second or third year law student, or recent law graduate to enable the student or recent law graduate to work in the LGBT public interest arena for the Summer/Fall of 2022.  Application Deadline:  April 29, 2022.

Don 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 15, 2021.

Effie Solomon Memorial Law ScholarshipThe Beaver Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women is again offering the AAUW Effie Solomon Memorial Law Scholarship. The award of $2500.00 is open to female residents of Beaver County, or Western Pennsylvania, who are enrolled in an accredited law school. Those who have completed at least one year of law school in good standing shall be given preference.  Application Deadline:  May 17, 2022.

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Law Student Scholarship Program - Scholarships will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year to law students studying energy, environmental, natural resources, and mineral law at schools holding membership in the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.  Application Deadline:  April 15, 2022.

The FCBA Foundation Law School ScholarshipThe FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to rising second or third year students currently enrolled in accredited law schools in the United States who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in communications law.  Application Deadline:  April 6, 2022.

Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship ProgramThe National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) has opened the application process for the Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program, which offers five scholarships to law students to attend NABL U's The Essentials: Hybrid 2022 conference, April 20-22, 2022, in Denver, Colorado.  Application Deadline:  March 1, 2022.

Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund ScholarshipThe Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund was created for the sole purpose of awarding scholarships to law students of Hispanic heritage attending law schools located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to assist them with their financial obligations while in law school.  Application Deadline:  September 13, 2021.

James W. Stoudt Memorial ScholarshipCurrently provides three, $3,000 scholarships, two of which are specifically designated to support minority law students.  Application Deadline:  December 1, 2021.

Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh - JSS is accepting scholarship applications.  Apply today if you are a Jewish high school senior or student enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical school with financial need with residency in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington or Westmoreland county.  Application Deadline:  February 24, 2022.

Richard P. Noll ScholarshipThe Last Will and Testament of Richard P. Noll directs that the award be made to "... a deserving, needy law student from the greater York area." Students in all three years of law school are eligible for the award.  Application Deadline:  June 30, 2022.

Schetroma Travel Grant ProgramEMLF reimburses selected law students for travel to the Annual Institute. The Schetroma Travel Scholarship covers travel, up to three nights at the conference hotel, and meals outside of those provided.  Application Deadline:  May 20, 2022.

The Westmoreland Bar FoundationThe Westmoreland Bar Foundation awards three law school scholarships to Westmoreland County residents for the Fall school year.  They are:  The Wayne R. Donahue Memorial Scholarship; The Donald Laird Hankey Memorial Scholarship; and The Honorable David H. Weiss Memorial Scholarship.  Application Deadline:  June 15, 2022.