College of Law
Page tree

The information below is a select, abbreviated list of available scholarships.  Please contact LawFinAid@syr.edu for further information on these and other opportunities.


Sponsor: Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Inc.

Scholarship: Don H. Liu Scholars Program

Requirements:

This year, the Selection Committee will select up to 3 scholars. Each scholar will be awarded $15,000 each and have access to prominent mentors, including Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Risk Officer of Target Corporation. The Program will also provide assistance in career development, including identifying potential internships. Details and more information about the Program can be found on the website here: http://www.donhliuscholars.org.

To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following criteria::

  • 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.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is November 15, 2022, so we would greatly appreciate it if you could please help us share this information with your incoming 1L law students. Any questions regarding eligibility criteria or the application process can be sent via e-mail to applications.donhliuscholars@gmail.com.

Deadline: Nov 15

Amount: $15,000

Visit scholarship page

Sponsor: The New York Bar Foundation

Scholarship: Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship

Requirements:

This Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Lorraine Power Tharp, who served as President of the NYSBA and Chair of the Real Property Law Section. The $ 5,000 scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year law school student who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine: academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, if possible, an interest in real property law.

Efforts will be made to honor Lorraine’s commitment to gender equity and diversity in the profession. To ensure geographic diversity, the Foundation will strive to select students attending New York State law schools in different counties each year, so that over time students from all areas of the state will be able to benefit from the scholarship. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility

1) The scholarship is open to all second- and third-year full time students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the fall 2022 semester. If attending part-time, the scholarship is open to second-, third- and fourth-year students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the fall 2022 semester.

2) The student must have attained a minimum 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school and must have attained a ranking in the top quarter of the class.

3) Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: Nov 18

Amount: $5,000

Visit scholarship page

Sponsor: The New York Bar Foundation

Scholarship: Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship

Requirements:

This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a full- or part-time student enrolled in a New York State law school. It was created to honor the memory of Melvyn Mitzner, a legend in the New York real estate legal community. Mitzner is a former chair of the Real Property Law Section, and was an active and valued member of the Section for many years.

Efforts will be made to honor Mitzner’s commitment to professional achievement and to diversity in the profession. To ensure geographic diversity, the Foundation will strive to select students attending New York State law schools in different counties each year, so that over time students from all areas of the State will be able to benefit from the scholarship. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility

1) The scholarship is open to second- and third-year full time students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the fall 2022 semester. If attending part-time, the scholarship is open to second-, third-, and fourth-year students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the fall 2022 semester.

2) The student must have attained a minimum 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school and must have attained a ranking in the top quarter of the class.

3) Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: Nov 18

Amount: $5,000

Visit scholarship page

Sponsor: Scottsdale Injury Lawyers LLC

Scholarship: Scottsdale Injury Lawyers Law School Scholarship

Requirements:

Scholarship Contest Overview

We are asking law students to write a 300-500 word essay about the following: “Why did you choose to pursue a law degree and what do you hope to achieve after you graduate?”

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for this scholarship, you must be enrolled at an accredited law school

If you have applied to a law school and have not been accepted yet, you may still apply for the scholarship. However, the scholarship will only be awarded to a student who is admitted to an accredited law school and then enrolled.

Deadline

Applications and essay must be submitted before December 1st, 2022; and

The winner of the scholarship will be notified no later than December 30th, 2022.

Scholarship Award:

The winner of the contest will receive a $1,000 scholarship to put towards his or her law school education.

Deadline: Dec 01

Amount: $1,000

Visit scholarship page

Sponsor: New York State Bar Association

Scholarship: Health Law Section Diversity Fellowship Program

Requirements:

The Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law was developed in 2011 by the Health Law Section as part of the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Challenge to develop and execute initiatives to increase the diversity of its membership, leadership and programs and to evaluate the results.

The primary goal of the Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law is to increase representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in health law.

The Fellowship will provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds an opportunity to experience health law practice. The ultimate goal of the diversity effort of the Health Law Section is to create a network and forge relationships which will foster greater diversity among health law attorneys throughout the state.

Deadline: Dec 05

Amount: $6,000

Visit scholarship page

Sponsor: Armstrong & Lee, LLP

Scholarship: Diversity in Law Scholarship Contest

Requirements:

Armstrong, Lee, and Baker; injury attorneys in Houston, TX are proud to announce and sponsor our Diversity Scholarship for first and second-year law students. We are accepting applications through December 15th, 2022. We are proud to sponsor a nationwide scholarship to promote diversity within the legal profession. The Diversity Scholarship will award a $2,500 scholarship for law school tuition or other school-related expenses. This scholarship will be eligible for 1L/2L students who attend an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and identify as members of a historically underrepresented group within the legal profession. The student must also provide a written statement on the importance of diversity and what can be done to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession.

In order to be considered for the Diversity Scholarship a candidate must be:

Member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession

Enrolled or to be enrolled at ABA law school

To qualify, submit the form below (all fields required):

A current resume

Academic transcripts

Legal writing samples (5-10 pages)

Essay of 250-500 words on the importance of diverse representation in the legal profession and how firms, the courts, and governmental entities can do better to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion

Deadline:

December 15th, 2022

A winner will be selected no later than December 31, 2022, and notified via email

For complete details, please visit https://armstronglee.com/diversity-in-law-scholarship/.

Deadline: Dec 15

Amount: $2,500

Visit scholarship page

Sponsor: The New York Bar Foundation

Scholarship: Local and State Government Law Section Carol Van Scoyoc Scholarship

Requirements:

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the Local and State Government Law Section Carol Van Scoyoc Scholarship. The scholarship has been established by the Foundation through a gift from the Local and State Government Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) to honor the memory of Carol Van Scoyoc, Esq., a former chair of the Section and recipient of the Association’s Award for Excellence in Public Service, recognizing her extraordinary contributions to the legal profession and the public good. Each year, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student who best exemplifies the core values important to Carol: academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service and an interest in local government law.

Eligibility

  1. The scholarship is open to second and third year full-time and part-time law students, enrolled in a law school in New York State. 2. Students must have maintained a minimum 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school and a ranking in the top quarter of their class as of the July 1 preceding their application.
  2. Students must document their interest in public service and an interest in local government law.
  3. While an applicant’s financial need will be considered, it is not required for selection.

Deadline: Oct 28

Amount: $5,000

Visit scholarship page


Diversity and Inclusion

2022 Local State Govt CVS Scholarship Application.pdf

2022 RP - Mitzner Scholarship Application.pdf

2022 RP - Tharp Scholarship Application.pdf

  • No labels