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

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.

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.

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.