Private Scholarships


Overview

Throughout the year, many scholarship opportunities open to KU Law students are presented from private organizations.

Visit the Scholarships page for information about scholarships granted upon admission. KU Law also offers students the opportunity to apply for additional scholarships provided by our generous donors. Visit the Law Scholarship Application page for more information.


Submit a Scholarship

If you would like to have your scholarship featured on this page, please fill out our online scholarship opportunity submission form with the scholarship information.

Please note: These scholarships are for law students only. If you would like to submit a scholarship for other fields of study, please submit those inquiries to the KU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.


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Private Scholarship Opportunities

Find current scholarship opportunities listed below. New scholarship opportunities will be added as we receive and review them.


The Crowder Law Firm Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: The Crowder Law Firm Scholarship is available to students throughout the United States who meet these qualifications: Enrolled an accredited university or college for the Fall 2022 semester; Hold citizenship or permanent residency in the United States; Maintain a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Description: At The Crowder Law Firm, we appreciate the time, effort, and resources it takes to get results, and we hope to share that appreciation with students across the United States through our Crowder Law Firm Scholarship. The Crowder Law Firm is offering a $1000 scholarship twice a year to students pursuing higher education who strive to achieve excellent academic performance.

Deadline: July 7, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Crowder Law Firm Scholarship website


The Edwards Law Firm Community First Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Qualified applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. college or university for the Fall 2022 semester. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a citizen of the United States and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, eligible applicants must be pursuing a career that positively impacts the well-being and safety of their communities.

Description: The Edwards Law Firm offers one $1,000 scholarship each semester to a student who aspires to utilize their career path to aid in the advancement of their community’s health, safety, and overall well-being. The scholarship award can be used for tuition and other educational expenses at a U.S. university or college.

Deadline: July 8, 2022

To Apply: Visit The Edwards Law Firm Community First Scholarship website


James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must have a need for financial assistance, with an annual family income of less than $75,000. They or a family member must have been injured by a drunk driver. They must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old. Additionally, to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be enrolled for Fall 2022 in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Description: The James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship provides two awards each worth $1,000 to support the education of students who have been affected by drunk driving. We aim to help students who have a financial need, and we ask applicants to submit an essay discussing how drunk driving accidents can be reduced at a societal level and elaborate on what steps they can take to prevent drunk driving in their community.

Deadline: July 8, 2022

To Apply: Visit the James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship website


Sutliff & Stout Law School Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA-accredited law school in the United States as of the Fall 2022 semester.

Description: The student will write an essay answering the question: Why do you want to study law?

Deadline: July 29, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Sutliff & Stout Law School Scholarship website


Sutliff & Stout Law School Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Eligibility: Candidates must be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited law school or paralegal program as of the Fall 2022 semester.

Description: We are asking applicants to write an essay answering the question: How will your law degree help your community?

Deadline: July 29, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Sutliff & Stout Law School Scholarship website


Zimmerman Law Firm 2021 Law School Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA-accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2021 semester.

Description: We are asking law students to write a 300-500 word essay about the following: “Describe why you chose to pursue law and what do plan to do with your law degree once you graduate?“

Deadline: August 1, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Zimmerman Law Firm 2021 Law School Scholarship website


2022 Legal Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be an incoming 1L or currently enrolled law student, hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA, and be legal a resident of the U.S.

Deadline: August 1, 2022

To Apply: Visit the 2022 Legal Scholarship website


The Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Eligible students are at least 18 years of age; enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university; a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; have earned a 3.0-grade point average or higher in their most recently completed semester.

Description: Charlotte bankruptcy attorney Rashad Blossom personally understands the integral role that a family can play in times of hardship, and he appreciates the strong foundation that family members can provide, especially when they provide care for their loved ones. In honor of his mother, Bobbie Blossom, who was a caregiver for his father, Rashad established The Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship in 2022 to offer financial relief to students who have a parent who has been the primary caregiver for a loved one or who have served as caregivers themselves.

Deadline: August 10, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship website


The Eberst Law Firm Fall 2022 Video Essay Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the Fall 2022 academic year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution, if applicable.
  • Applicants under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian.
  • Students must apply to the contest through email and provide their name, address, and the name of the institution they are attending or plan to attend.
  • Must include a link to their video essay in the email by the deadline of August 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • A winner will be chosen by August 12, 2022
  • All essay submissions should be sent to: EberstScholarship@gmail.com

Description: The Eberst Law Firm Scholarship is open to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending an accredited college in the United States. In order to enter, the student or prospective student must submit a video essay on the selected topic for that semester.

Deadline: August 10, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Eberst Law Firm Video Essay Scholarship website


The Lem Garcia Law Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Anyone who is accepted into any law school in the U.S. for the 2022-2023 academic year or current law school students attending any law school in the U.S. throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: August 15, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Lem Garcia Law Scholarship website


The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Eligible students must be current or aspiring law students, citizens or permanent residents of the United States, Enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States as undergraduate or graduate students, and at least 17 years of age.

Description: This upcoming semester, the Dallas law firm is offering The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship. Our award is worth $1000 and is available to current and aspiring law school students who appreciate the importance of civil rights in the workforce.

Deadline: August 17, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship website


Benson & Bingham Annual Law Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Eligibility: 

  • Currently enrolled in or recently accepted to an accredited law school.
  •  A United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A copy of your college transcript (unofficial) must accompany the application.
  •  Proof of Law School acceptance or attendance must accompany the application.

Deadline: August 31, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Benson & Bingham Scholarship website


Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: 

  • Student has a minimum grade point average of 3.0;
  • Student is enrolled an accredited college or university for the Fall 2022 semester;
  • Student is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program;
  • Student is a permanent resident or citizen of the United States.

Description: Each semester, our criminal defense firm offers college students the opportunity to be awarded $1,000 through the Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship. Attorney Dominick Marsala understands how difficult it can be to pursue personal interests outside of school and work, and he believes it is incredibly valuable to maintain such hobbies throughout your life, despite challenging transitions and busy schedules. Through the Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship, our firm works to provide students with financial assistance to help them pursue their goals and passions.

Deadline: August 31, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship website


Community Impact Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Eligibility: 

  • Demonstrate active involvement in community service;
  • Exhibit strong leadership qualities;
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher;
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university; and
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Deadline: August 31, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Community Impact Scholarship website


The Lemon Law Experts' Scholarship

Award: $500

Eligibility: 

  • You are a U.S. Citizen or hold Permanent Residency status. 
  • You must be a current law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university who has applied to or will apply to law school. 
  • Your GPA must meet a minimum score of 3.0
  • You must provide proof of enrollment. Please attach a digital copy of any official correspondence with your school. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Unofficial transcript
    • Letter from admissions department confirming deposit
    • Official enrollment form
    • Acceptance letter on school letterhead

Description: Our firm has a strong connection to our community and is committed to helping the next generation of attorneys. We are excited to offer one $500 scholarship every six months. Founding Partner Jessica Anvar is a strong supporter of higher education and believes students should be able to follow their dream career paths. This is why the Lemon Law Experts is proud to offer a scholarship award to a deserving current or prospective law school student to help pay a portion of the winner’s upcoming college or law school costs.

Deadline: August 31, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Lemon Law Experts Scholarships website


Micklin Law Group Educational Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: The award is granted two times per year and is needs-based. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited college in the United States.

Deadline: September 1, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Micklin Law Group Educational Scholarship website


Cancer Survivorship Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: To be eligible for our Cancer Survivor Scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following requirements: The applicant has a loved one who has previously battled or is currently battling cancer OR the applicant is currently battling or has previously battled cancer themselves; The applicant will be attending an accredited college or university within the United States during the Fall 2022 academic semester; The applicant is at least 17 years of age.

Deadline: September 7, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Cancer Survivorship Scholarship website


Emery Reddy Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college and U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Description: Emery Reddy, PLLC is offering its annual scholarship to law school and college undergraduate students. A total of $5,000 will be awarded as follows: $2,000 to one selected law school student and $1,000 to three selected undergraduate students. Students must submit an original and compelling essay of 400-600 words answering the essay prompt on the law firm's website.

Deadline: November 30, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Emery Reddy Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Scholarship website


The Nava Law Group, P.C. Scholarship For Students

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: The award is granted per year. Accepted into a U.S. university as a pre-law undergraduate or a law school attendant.

Deadline: December 1, 2022

To Apply: Visit Nava Law Group P.C. Scholarship For Students website


Clark Law Group Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: To be considered for our Fall 2022 Clark Law Group Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university for the Spring 2023 semester as an undergraduate or graduate student, be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have a parent who is a current or former military service member.

Description: Our Clark Law Group Scholarship provides a $1,000 award each semester to a student whose parent is actively serving or previously served in the United States military. We are honored to support families of military service members. Our scholarship is limited for use to help with tuition, books, room and board, and other educational expenses.

Deadline: December 1, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Clark Law Group Scholarship website


Ottinger Employment Lawyers Law School Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Eligibility: 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 apply for the scholarship, however, the scholarship will be awarded to a student already enrolled at an accredited law school. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must attach a copy of their most recent transcript. Applicants must also be pursuing a law degree.

Description: We want to extend our help to students pursuing law degrees and selecting one student to be awarded a $1,500 scholarship to put towards their law school tuition.

Deadline: December 1, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Ottinger Employment Lawyers Law School Scholarship


Future of the Law Scholarship

Award: $1,000 and $500

Eligibility: The Future of the Law Scholarship is open to any current law student or undergraduate student who has been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school.

Description: America has an incredible justice system, but it could use more exceptional advocates with a passion for innovation in the future of the law. For our Annual Scholarship Contest, we would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative of your background and interests followed by a 500-750 word essay or presentation on your ideas for the future of the law. Emphasis should be given on how innovation and technology can enhance access to justice for all Americans.

Deadline: December 14, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Future of the Law Scholarship


The Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship

Award: $1,000 

Eligibility: The Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship is open to U.S. military Veterans, current service members, and their children who are currently enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university. They must be continuing their education through at least the Spring 2023 semester, be at least 18 years of age or older, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Description: America has an incredible justice system, but it could use more exceptional advocates with a passion for innovation in the future of the law. For our Annual Scholarship Contest, we would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative of your background and interests followed by a 500-750 word essay or presentation on your ideas for the future of the law. Emphasis should be given on how innovation and technology can enhance access to justice for all Americans.

Deadline: December 15, 2022

To Apply: Visit The Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship website


Justice in Family Law Scholarship

Award: $1,000 

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. They must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university for the Spring 2023 semester.

Description: The Law Office of George J. Skuros Justice in Family Law Scholarship provides $1,000 to support the education of a student who is passionate about promoting equity in family law practice and policy. Applications are open to current undergraduate students who intend to pursue a law degree, as well as current law students. The application includes an essay.

Deadline: December 20, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Justice in Family Law Scholarship website


The 2022 California Workers Compensation Lawyers Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Eligibility: Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted to a university/college/community college for the 2022-2023 school year. Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution. You must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Must be a citizen of the United States of America.

Description: America has an incredible justice system, but it could use more exceptional advocates with a passion for innovation in the future of the law. For our Annual Scholarship Contest, we would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative of your background and interests followed by a 500-750 word essay or presentation on your ideas for the future of the law. Emphasis should be given to how innovation and technology can enhance access to justice for all Americans.

Deadline: December 21, 2022

To Apply: Visit the 2022 California Workers Compensation Lawyers Scholarship website


The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship

Award: $5,000

Eligibility: 

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted to a university/college for the 2022 spring semester.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
  • You have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America

Description: We know that change begins with investing back in the young individuals who will be the entrepreneurs, business owners, and community leaders of the future. The Law Offices of Daniel Kim represents victims of motor vehicle accidents and fights to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. We know what it looks like to have your life impacted by an accident, and we have seen many of our clients recover and lead lives of change in our communities. This has inspired us to create a scholarship to help local students and help them achieve their goals. The cost of higher education is steadily increasing and we understand how challenging the financial burden can be for a student pursing a college degree. So, our team is offering “The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship”.

Deadline: December 31, 2022

To Apply: Visit The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship website


Hanning & Sacchetto Scholarship for Students

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: 

  • Resume
  • School Transcripts
  • Acceptance letter from an accredited undergraduate or law school
  • Copy of your birth certificate (or permanent residency card)
  • 500-1,000 word essay about what you hope to achieve in your legal career

Deadline: December 31, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Hanning & Sacchetto Scholarship for Students website


Stepp & Sullivan, P.C Scholarship For Students

Award: $500

Eligibility: The award is granted per year. Accepted into a U.S. university as a pre-law undergraduate or a law school attendant.

Deadline: December 31, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Stepp & Sullivan, P.C Scholarship For Students website


The Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec Public Service Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Eligibility: Qualified applicants are enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university for the Spring 2023 semester. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, and pursuing a career in public service such as law, social work, government, non-profit, or education.

Description: The Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec, a personal injury firm located in Houston, is offering scholarships to students attending college in the United States. With the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec Public Service Scholarship, we aim to support college students who are passionate about helping others, by offering two scholarships each semester in the amount of $2,000 each.

Deadline: January 10, 2023

To Apply: Visit The Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec Public Service Scholarship website


Newland & Newland Single Parent Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Our Spring 2023 award is offered to members of single-parent households who are pursuing an education in law. The applicant must be a single parent or a child of a single parent. Other eligibility criteria include: Must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school for the Spring 2023 semester; Must be pursuing a law degree or paralegal program; Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0; Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Description: The law office of Newland & Newland, LLP is passionate about supporting the local community and our fellow legal professionals. We aspire to help single parents and their children overcome the challenges preventing them from pursuing higher education by providing the Newland & Newland Single Parent Scholarship. Our team is offering an award worth $1,000 to single parents and children of single parents who are pursuing a career in law.

Deadline: January 12, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Newland & Newland Single Parent Scholarship website


Land Legal Group Scholarship for Students

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Must be accepted into a U.S. university as a pre-law undergraduate or a law school attendant.

Deadline: February 15, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Land Legal Group Scholarship for Students website





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