On behalf of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), it is my great pleasure to send you the application for the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund’s 2014 Mike Eidson Scholarship.
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
The application deadline is May 1, 2014 and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year on July 27, 2014 in Baltimore.Read More
The Akron Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Akron Bar Foundation provides scholarships to law students based on grade point average, affiliation with SummitCounty, history of community involvement, and financial need. Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 5, 2014. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered for an award. Qualified applicants will be contacted to arrange for an interview, which will take place at the end of April.
Guidelines and the application are available on the Akron Bar Association’s website at: http://www.akronbar.org/foundation/akronbarfoundation/scholarshipguidelines.pageRead More
The application for the 2013-2014 Donovan Scholarship is now available.
The application deadline is February 14, 2014. Please contact Adam Messner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.Read More
In 1978 the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks County Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the Public Defender’s Office.
The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event. It is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited Law School.
In June 2000, the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was transferred to the Berks County Community Foundation to manage and administer.
The Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to develop, manage and distribute funding to meet existing and emerging community needs. Through permanent endowments created from charitable gifts, the Community Foundation makes grants from the earnings of the endowment. By keeping the principal balance of the funds intact and spending only earnings, the Community Foundation ensures a lasting and stable vehicle for the support and development of Berks County.
The application is located at www.bccf.org. Applications must be submitted between January 15th and April 1st.Read More
DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to rising (2014–15) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. All rising second- and third year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.
To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration who have completed one third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. See the last page of the application for the DRI Diversity Statement.
Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
• Demonstrated academic excellence
• Service to the profession
• Service to the community
• Service to the cause of diversity
The application is available on the DRI homepage at www.dri.org.Read More