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.

2020-2021 Scholarships

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. Application deadline: May 17, 2021.

AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank:  A comprehensive listing of more than 800 scholarships that are available to law students.

Allegheny County Bar Association Environment & Energy Law Section Scholarship - On an annual basis, the Environment & Energy Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association awards scholarships to local second- or third-year law students who express and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the field of environment and/or energy in Allegheny County upon graduation. The awards are typically in the amount of $1,000 to $1,500 and should be used toward educational expenses such as tuition, books, or bar review courses. 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 15, 2020 to February 26, 2020 and should be sent directly to Jessica Rosenblatt using the contact information below. Awards are expected to be made in April or May of 2020.

For more information and/or to apply, please contact Jessica Rosenblatt at jrosenblatt@eckertseamans.com.  Application deadline: February 26, 2021.

Allegheny County Bar Association Homer S. Brown Division Scholarship Opportunities - The Homer S. Brown Division ("HSBD") of the Allegheny County Bar Association is excited to announce two scholarship opportunities available to Black and African American 1L and 2L students. Completed applications should be emailed as a PDF to Rhea Thomas at RThomas@pgh-sea.com and Jasmine Huff at JHuff@reedsmith.com for receipt by 5:00 pm. Application deadline: April 19, 2021.

American Bar Association LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program - Applicant must (i) be either a first, second or third year law student in good standing in an ABA accredited law school, or a recent law graduate from an ABA accredited law school still studying for the Bar Exam. (ii) have secured an internship or job for Summer 2021 and/or the Fall of 2021 with a public interest organization engaged in legal or policy work with a direct impact on LGBTQ individuals.  Application deadline:  April 30, 2021.

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: December 31, 2020.

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation - Has multiple scholarships available for the 2021-2022 academic year for law students with an interest in energy, mineral, or natural resources law. EMLF also provides travel scholarships for students who are interested in attending our Annual Institute, June 20-22, 2021 in Memphis, TN. Application deadline: April 2, 2021.

Environmental & Energy Law Section Minority Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Bar FoundationThe Fund solicits applications from law students enrolled in any Pennsylvania accredited law school. The applicants' academics, volunteer experience and interests and a commitment to working as an Environmental & Energy Law attorney lawyer in Pennsylvania are carefully weighed and considered by the Foundation's Scholarship Committee.  Application deadline:  March 1, 2021.

The FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship - The 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 9, 2021.

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.  Application deadline: November 13, 2020.

The George H. Nofer Scholarship - Provides three $5,000 awards to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, use spoken language, and are pursuing a full-time graduate education in law or public administration. Application deadline: April 12, 2021.

The Greiner/Roof Law Scholarship - This Scholarship is open to graduates of any high school in Elk or Cameron Counties who are currently enrolled in an accredited law school. Application deadline: March 1, 2021.

The Honorable Carol Los Mansmann Scholarship - The fund shall award a cash scholarship to one or more 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 upon the financial need of the student and shall be selected annually based on criteria established by the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann Memorial Fund Committee in conjunction with recommendations by the Dean and designated faculty of the Duquesne University Law School. Application deadline: April 16, 2021.

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship FundBerks County Community Foundation shall make distributions from the fund to support a scholarship which will be presented annually at Law Day ceremonies held by the Berks County Bar Association for a deserving graduate of a Berks County, Pennsylvania, high school who will be entering an accredited law school to pursue a law degree, or who is already attending an accredited law school to pursue a law degree, and who demonstrates financial need, without discrimination to color, race, national origin or religion.  Application deadline:  March 15, 2021.

Indiana County Bar Association Scholarship - Any person with a history of residency in Indiana County prior to high school graduation who is currently a college senior or college graduate accepted into or currently enrolled in an accredited law school of the ABA.  Application deadline:  June 1, 2021.

Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater PittsburghJewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh coordinates the efforts of a group of organizations, agencies and scholarship endowment funds that provide scholarships to local Jewish students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education.  Deadline:  March 2, 2021.

Louis Little Attorneys' Memorial Fund - The ACBA established the Louis Little Attorneys' Memorial Fund to provide low interest loans to lawyers in need and law school students.  Application deadline: April 16, 2021.

The Ms. JD 2021 Public Interest ScholarshipThe Scholarship is open to all law students who identify as women and are entering their second or third year at an ABA-accredited U.S. law school as of summer 2021.  Application deadline:  May 31, 2021.

Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship FundOpen to law students or young lawyers with less than three years of practice, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund is an annual award supporting animal welfare work. Application deadline: May 21, 2021.

The Jonny Gammage Memorial ScholarshipThe scholarship is awarded to law students of color with an interest in studying civil rights and social justice issues at the University of Pittsburgh Law School or Duquesne University Law School.  Application deadline:  March 31, 2021.

Will County Legal Opportunity ScholarshipThe purpose of this Program is to encourage diversity within the Will County legal community by awarding a scholarship to an incoming first year Black or Latino Law Student. The recipient will be eligible to receive up to $46,000 to help repay outstanding legal education debt in return for practicing law in Will County, Illinois upon graduation.  Application deadline:  May 31, 2021.