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.


Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Public Service Scholarship

Award: $3,000

Eligibility: CAPAL scholarships are open to students of all identities. However, an individual’s interest and commitment to Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander issues will be considered. 

Requirements: 

  • All applicants must either have secured or applied to an unpaid public service internship in order to be eligible to receive a scholarship from CAPAL.
  • Fulfill responsibilities of a full-time internship within assigned public service organization.
  • Attend all sessions of CAPAL’s Washington Leadership Program (WLP) as well as other summer events designated as required.
  • Collaborate with assigned Community Action Project (CAP) team to create a finished project to be presented at CAPAL’s annual Closing Ceremony.
  • Attend regular cohort sessions.
  • Meet regularly with a paired mentor who matches the intern’s areas of interest, and complete a mentorship plan.

Deadline: January 17, 2022

To Apply: Visit the CAPAL Scholarship website


Max J. Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Eligibility: Persons in their first or second year of law school may apply if they are from a diverse background that historically has been underrepresented within the legal profession.

Selection Criteria:

  • Strong academic achievement in college and, if applicable, in the first year of law school;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with employment and/or community service experience;
  • Demonstrated excellence in research and communication skills, including written and oral;
  • Compelling statement of the applicant’s desire and the ability to overcome obstacles;
  • Commitment or demonstrated desire to practice law in the state of New Mexico; and
  • The student must be in good standing, and the chosen law school must be ABA-accredited.

Deadline: January 28, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Modrall Sperling - Max J. Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship 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


Cali Lemon Lawyers Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: GUIDELINE REQUIREMENTS FOR CALI LEMON LAW SCHOLARSHIP

  •    All applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.
  •    All applicants must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher.
  •    All applicants must still be enrolled in school and have at least one semester remaining to graduate.
  •    All applicants must participate in the community on a regular basis.

   
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  •    All applicants must submit an application, which includes a 1000-word essay describing their interest in the law field and what they intend to do with their degree after graduation.
  •    You must list any honors or accomplishments that are particularly meaningful to you; three non-academic activities that are important for you; and any academic honors you have earned.
  •    Must submit unofficial transcripts

Description: Cali Lemon Lawyers by Prestige Legal Solutions, P.C., one of California’s top lemon law firms, is committed to assisting the next generation of legal students and future attorneys in succeeding. Here at Cali Lemon Lawyers, we believe that money should never be a deterrent to becoming an attorney.
   
Students who are exceptionally bright and hardworking deserve to achieve their goals. Those wanting to help others through the legal field, whether it be lemon law or any other practice area, should not be deterred by a lack of funds.
   
We’re looking for students who demonstrate that they are dedicated to pursuing a career in the legal field. We understand that the decision to pursue a career in law is not the most affordable option. That is why Cali Lemon Law is here to assist and inspire prospective law students who wish to pursue this as a career.
   
We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to all current University students enrolled in college or law school. Scholarship funds should be used for academic expenditures, including but not necessarily limited to tuition, books, school supplies or housing.
   
The 2022 Cali Lemon Lawyers Student Scholarship will be awarded to 2 students deemed most worthy of all applicants. It is our way of giving back to the community and rewarding the future generation of practicing attorneys.

Deadline: February 1, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Cali Lemon Lawyers Scholarship website


The Lemon Law Experts' Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: All applicants for the Scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. You are a U.S. Citizen or hold Permanent Residency status.
  2. 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.
  3. Your GPA must meet a minimum score of 3.0
  4. 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
  1. Finalists for the Scholarship must provide the following documents:
  • A valid transcript reflecting current academic standing, including at least a 3.0 GPA
  • A copy of your U.S. driver’s license, U.S. State ID Card, and/or passport. These are the only acceptable forms of identification to submit to us upon request.

You must complete all entry fields on the application for the scholarship and meet the minimum essay word count. Entries that fail to do so will not be considered.

NOTE

If you already have a full academic scholarship, you are not eligible.
By submitting your application for our scholarship, you agree to use any potential scholarship award for educational purposes only such as tuition, school supplies, school living expenses, and the like. If you win the scholarship award, you agree that we may use your essay and photo on our website and may use them for marketing purposes.

Description: The Lemon Law Experts have represented thousands of consumers throughout the State of California for over a decade. Our firm has a strong connection to our community and is committed to helping the next generation of attorneys. We are excited to offer not one, but two $1,000 scholarships.

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 two deserving current or prospective law school students to help pay a portion of the winners’ upcoming college or law school costs.

Deadline: February 25, 2022

To Apply: The Lemon Law Experts' 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 Fall 2022 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: June 7, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Elite Lawyer Scholarship website


Kanoski Bresney Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens who are enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate study in Fall 2022. They must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Description: The law firm of Kanoski Bresney offers five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students from throughout the U.S. whose lives have been impacted by distracted driving. Applications are open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for Fall 2022, and applicants are asked to submit an essay discussing their ideas for awareness and prevention of the harmful effects of distracted driving.

Deadline: June 15, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Kanoski Bresney Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship website


Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship

Award: $2,500, $2500 and $5000

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens who are enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university for Fall 2022. 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 or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Deadline: June 15, 2022

To Apply: Visit the Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship


OVC, INC. “Market Yourself” Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. They must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Description: The OVC, INC. “Market Yourself” Scholarship offers $1,000 to a student who aspires to a career in law. The application includes a written response to a prompt that asks applicants to demonstrate a clear vision for how they would connect with the clients they want to serve in their future careers.

Deadline: July 1, 2022

To Apply: Visit the OVC, INC. “Market Yourself” 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


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



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