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.


Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens who are enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university for Spring 2023. They should also have an interest in community or volunteer service.

Description: The Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship provides three awards per semester (one in the amount of $5,000 and two in the amount of $2,500) to support the education of students who have persevered through adversity and who are passionate about helping other people. The awards can be applied to tuition and other educational expenses for an undergraduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Deadline: December 6, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship website


Black Law Student Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: The Foray Firm Black Law Student Scholarship is available to students who meet each of the following criteria:

  • An African American student who is pursuing a degree in law
  • The student has a demonstrated interest in family law
  • The student is enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school
  • The student holds membership with the Black Law Student Association
  • The student maintains a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • The student is at least 18 years of age

Description: Attorney Sam Foray believes in supporting the future leaders of the legal field, and our firm hopes to provide assistance to students who are pursuing a career in family law. Each semester, The Foray Firm offers a scholarship of $1,000 to one African American law student who demonstrates their passion and dedication to family law.

Deadline: December 8, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Foray Firm website


Schwartz Injury Law Perseverance Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicants for the Schwartz Injury Law Perseverance Scholarship must be enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States during the Spring 2023 semester. Additionally, eligible students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, be at least 18 years of age, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Description: Our Orland Park personal injury law firm advocates for victims of serious car accidents, medical malpractice, and other catastrophic injuries. For the Spring 2023 semester, we are offering our $1,000 Perseverance Scholarship to support the education of a student who overcame a severe injury or medical issue in their life. Our award may be used toward educational expenses such as tuition, room and board, and textbooks.

Deadline: December 13, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Schwartz Injury Law website


California Workers Compensation Lawyers, APC - Law Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted to a law school.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
  • You have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • DACA friendly. No citizenship neccessary.

Description: Scholarship Essay Prompt:

  • What has inspired you to be a lawyer?

Deadline: December 14, 2022

To Apply: Visit the California Workers Compensation Lawyers website


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


International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Scholarship

Award: $5,000 (1 award) and $2,500 (2 awards)

Eligibility: First-year and second-year law students will be eligible to apply for the IMLA Scholarships, which, if awarded, will apply to their next year’s law school tuition (i.e., their second or third year of law school). Formal applications in the form provided will be accepted from any eligible full-time law student at an accredited law school in the United States or Canada. Applicants must provide verification of their current enrollment as a first-year or second-year law student in the form of their current transcripts.

Description: The IMLA Scholarships consist of a single $5,000 award and two $2,500 awards which will be conferred annually on applicants selected by IMLA, to be applied as tuition at an accredited law school in the United States or Canada. IMLA Scholarship recipients will also be recognized in IMLA’s flagship publication Municipal Lawyer and will be granted admission to IMLA’s virtual Annual Mid-Year Seminar during the Spring following the award (so long as the IMLA Mid-Year Seminar is offered virtually), allowing access to leading-edge curricula and domain experts across a wide span of local government law subjects.

Deadline: December 15, 2022

To Apply: Eligible law students should submit their completed application, including references, transcripts and other written materials required below, to info@imla.org with the subject “IMLA Scholarships.”

Criteria considered by IMLA will include the applicant’s demonstrated interest in local government law, evidenced by internship, volunteer, or paid service in a local government law office or law firm specializing in local government work.

Applicants seeking the $5,000 Scholarship must submit:

  • a statement by the applicant explaining their interest in local government law; and
  • a work of original scholarship by the applicant of not less than 1,500 words relating to local government law. A work of original scholarship may include a paper submitted to meet a writing requirement of the law school or for a local government law class or for another class involving local government law issues;
  • references from one or more local government lawyers or law professors confirming the applicant’s interest and promise in the area of local government law.

Applicants for $2,500 Scholarships must submit:

  • a statement by the applicant explaining their interest in local government law; and
  • One or more references from local government lawyers or law professors confirming the applicant’s interest and promise in the area of local government law.

The Scholarships will be awarded based primarily on the merits of the written submissions, and evaluation of the supporting references. The applicant's financial need will also be considered; applicants must disclose all other scholarships and grants they will be receiving for the relevant school year.


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


Whittel & Melton Magna Carta College Scholarship

Award: $1,215 

Eligibility: The application is essay-based. Qualified applicants will be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. The applicant must attend a college or university the following academic semester. Graduate students are welcome to apply.

Description: The law firm of Whittel & Melton has created a scholarship program to commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta. One deserving college student will receive a $1,215 scholarship award.

Deadline: December 15, 2022

To Apply: Visit Whittel & Melton Magna Carta College 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 Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship

Award: $1,000 

Eligibility: 

  • Applicant must be a DACA recipient pursuing a higher education
  • Applicant must have a 3.5 grade point average or higher
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university for the Spring 2023 semester
  • Applicant must be at least 17 years of age

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 Vazquez Law Firm 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


Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: The student is pursuing a career in the legal field. The student maintains a 3.5 grade point average or higher (if you do not currently have a GPA, you may provide your GPA from your most recently completed academic semester). The student is enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program within the United States. The student is at least 17 years old.

Description: Lucas Law established the Legal Leaders Scholarship with the purpose of lightening the burden of costly tuition, books, and room and board for students pursuing careers in various fields of law. Our firm is honored to assist college students with their educational expenses. The Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship gives $1,000 each semester to one student who aspires to excel within the legal community.

Deadline: December 22, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Lucas Law 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


Kansas Bar Foundation Scholarships

Award: Several scholarships available, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000

Eligibility: Visit the Kansas Bar Foundation Scholarships website for a list of scholarships and eligibility criteria. All scholarships require the applicant to have the intent to practice law in the state of Kansas.

Deadline: January 6, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Kansas Bar Foundation Scholarships 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


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 in 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: January 17, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Crowder Law Firm Scholarship website


Elite Lawyer Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university for the Spring 2023 semester. They also must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, and have a current cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Description: The Elite Lawyer Scholarship provides $1,000 to support the education of an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. college or university. Applicants are asked to submit an essay or video discussing the positive changes they are working to bring to their community.

Deadline: January 19, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Elite Lawyer 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 Spring 2023 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. Applications are open to undergraduate and graduate students throughout the U.S. 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: January 26, 2023

To Apply: Visit the James Kennedy Law One Tough Student 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


Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. 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 Spring 2023 academic semester; The applicant is at least 17 years of age.

Description: Cosmo and Barbara personally understand the life-changing effects a battle with cancer can have on an individual and their family. The team appreciates the resilience and strength cancer patients, survivors, and their families display during such a challenge. They hope to extend this appreciation through their Cancer Survivorship Scholarship. Each semester, the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. offers college students the opportunity to receive $1,000 in funding toward their college education.

Deadline: February 28, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Tedone and Morton website


Community Impact Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must: 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.

Description: We need our communities today more than ever, and Attorney Andrews is taking this opportunity to recognize students who have sacrificed their time and energy to give back to their communities through acts of service. The Law Office of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. offers two scholarships worth $2,500 each to college students who have made a substantial impact in their community through volunteer work.

Deadline: March 2, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Jerry D. Andrews P.C. website


Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: All applicants must meet each of the following requirements: Student has a minimum grade point average of 3.0; Student is enrolled in an accredited college or university for the Spring 2023 semester; Student is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program; Student is a permanent resident or citizen of the United States

Deadline: March 9, 2023

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.

To Apply: Visit the Marsala Law Group website


The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: 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: March 14, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Devadoss Law Firm Website 


Striving Solo Parent Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Must be a single parent, and you must also meet the following criteria: You will be enrolled in an accredited university or college within the United States for the Spring 2023 semester. You are a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. You achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in your most recently completed academic semester.

Description: Attorney Bacalis often provides legal services to single parents, and he has come to appreciate the hard work and sacrifice that goes into raising children on your own. Established in Fall 2022, Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. offers a scholarship of $1,000 each semester to a single parent who is returning to school to pursue a college degree. We hope that the Striving Solo Parent Scholarship allows single parents easier access to higher education.

Deadline: March 21, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Bacalis Law Firm Website 


Future Lawyers Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Eligibility: Applicants must meet this list of qualifications to be eligible for our award:

  • Is enrolled or is planning to enroll in an accredited law school within the United States
  • Achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher in their most recently completed academic semester
  • Is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Is at least 17 years of age

Description: Having dedicated our lives to the legal profession, the attorneys with Andrew Cores Family Law Group are excited to assist law students with expenses related to their college education. Each semester, the firm is offering an aspiring or current law student the opportunity to win $2,000 through the Andrew Cores Family Law Group Future Lawyers Scholarship.

Deadline: March 23, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Cores Family Law Group Website


Goostree Law Group Bright Futures Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Eligibility: 

  • You have a need for financial assistance, with an annual household income of less than $75,000.
  • You achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher in your most recently completed academic semester.
  • You are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • You are enrolled at an accredited college or university for the upcoming semester.

Description: The Goostree Law Group gladly offers financial assistance to college and university students twice a year through our Bright Futures Scholarship. This award opportunity is provided to students with demonstrated financial need who exhibit leadership, determination, and passion in their academic studies and personal lives. The Goostree Law Group Bright Futures Scholarship provides one student each semester with the opportunity to receive $2,500.

Deadline: March 28, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Goosetree Law Group website 


Law School Opportunity Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: 

  • Is planning to pursue or is currently pursuing a degree in law
  • Is a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be at least 17 years of age or older

Description: Our firm hopes to make meaningful contributions to the legal profession by helping students pursue a career in law. Through the Salvi & Maher, LLC Scholarship, our legal practice presents current and prospective law students with the chance to win $1,000 to supplement their educational expenses.

Deadline: April 4, 2023

To Apply: Visit Salvi and Maher website 


Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Eligibility: 

This opportunity is available to students with a need for financial assistance and an annual family income of under $50,000 who meet the following criteria:

  • Student has an interest in a career in law and is pursuing a degree in pre-law or humanities (such as government, philosophy, or English).
  • Student is either a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Student is enrolled at an accredited college of university for the upcoming semester

Description: Our team spends nights and weekends working to obtain just outcomes for our clients, and we have a deep appreciation for dedication, determination, and hard work. Through our Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need Scholarship, we aim to promote those ideals by supporting students who have overcome obstacles and demonstrated a need for financial assistance. Therefore, we award scholarships of $2,000 in the Fall and Spring semesters to qualified students interested in a career in law who can demonstrate the need for financial assistance.

Deadline: May 5, 2023

To Apply: Visit the Injured Texan website





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