Private Scholarships


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.

Chris J. Roy Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Application criteria:

  • Citizens of the United States, or legal residents who are authorized to work
  • Accepted into a U.S. university as a pre-law undergraduate or attending law school
  • Planning to enroll in courses during Fall 2021
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA

Deadline: October 1, 2021

To Apply: Visit the Chris J. Roy Scholarship website

Kansas Bar Foundation Scholarships

Award: Awards vary from $500 to $5,000

Eligibility: In addition to the scholarship application, most scholarships require two letters of recommendation. Some also require a transcript, letter of interest, or other supporting documentation. To view specific requirements, please read the scholarship descriptions from the Kansas Bar Foundation. Scholarships available for KU Law students to apply:

  • The Frank Rice Scholarship - $5,000
  • The Hinkle Law Firm Student Scholarship - $3,000
  • Lathrop GPM Scholarship - $2,000
  • MVP Law Firm Diversity Scholarship - $1,500
  • Case, Moses & Zimmerman P.A. Law Student Scholarship - $1,000
  • The Justice Alex M. Fromme Memorial Scholarship Award - $1,000
  • The Maxine S. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Award - $1,000
  • Capitol Federal Foundation Diversity Scholarship - (2) $1,000

Deadline: November 1, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST

To Apply: Visit the Kansas Bar Foundation website

Scott Jay Senft Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Eligibility: You must be a legal US resident or citizen. You must maintain a minimum GPA score of 3.5 through the time that you are applying. You must be able to demonstrate full-time enrollment at an accredited institution in pursuit of one of the degrees mentioned above. You can still apply for the scholarship if you have not been accepted into a program yet, but you will not receive the funds without proof of acceptance or enrollment.

Deadline: November 15, 2021

To Apply: Visit the Scott Jay Senft Scholarship website

Emery Reddy Legal Studies Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Eligibility: Essay submission of 250-500 words on why they are pursuing a degree in legal studies. Student must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited U.S. university or college and be in good standing.

Deadline: November 30, 2021

To Apply: Visit the Emery Reddy Legal Studies Scholarship website

Talkov Future of the Law Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to any law student, including undergraduates accepted to an ABA-accredited law school.

Deadline: December 15, 2021

To Apply: Visit the Talkov Future of the Law Scholarship website

Diversity at the Bar Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Eligibility: Criteria:

  • Applicants must be EITHER currently enrolled in law school, OR have been accepted to law school as of the start of the spring 2022 semester.
  • Applicants must apply by Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
  • The winner must be reachable within 60 days of being notified, or a new winner will be selected.

Deadline: December 31, 2021

To Apply: Visit the Diversity at the Bar 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.

Deadline: December 31, 2021

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

Crockett Law Group

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Open to any American citizen who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the current calendar year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Deadline: December 31, 2021

To Apply: Visit the Crockett Law Group website

DDRB Lawyers Legal Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Eligibility: Applicant must be currently admitted, or have received an acceptance letter, to an accredited law school in the United States. Applicant must have a 3.5 or higher current cumulative GPA. If you are an incoming 1L student, we will accept your undergraduate cumulative GPA. If the law school you're attending uses a pass-fail binary grade system, then we will accept a "pass."

Deadline: January 31, 2022

To Apply: Visit the DDRB Lawyers Legal Scholarship website

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