Cardozo Scholarships:

1.  Cardozo LGBT Fund's Paris Baldacci Scholarship for Outstanding Student Work on LGBT Rights
- Eligibility criteria: 3L or LLM student who, during the course of their time at Cardozo, has done exemplary work related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender rights in a clinic, a credited externship, or through a non-credited work or pro bono experience
- Application deadline: February 25, 2019
- Please check Symplicity and the Diversity & Inclusion Dispatch e-newsletter for additional details.

2.  The Black, Asian, Latino Law Students Alumni (BALLSA) Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students who have overcome hardship and who has distinguished her/himself by making a positive impact on and contribution to one or more of the following Cardozo student groups and/or to the Minority Law Students Alliance (MLSA): Black Law Students Association (BLSA); Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA); Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA); Korean American Law Students Association (KALSA); and/or South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)
- Application deadline: March 2019
- Please check Symplicity for additional details.

 

Corporate:

1.  1L LCLD Scholars Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students of diverse backgrounds who are interested in working with LCLD member law firms and corporations nationwide.
- Application deadline: Various deadlines from December 2018 – March 2019.  Students are advised to apply as early as possible!

2.  My Life as a Lawyer Scholarship Program  (Corporate Counsel Women of Color)
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students demonstrating a commitment to fostering diversity in the legal profession
- Application deadline: June 2019

 

Bar Associations/Professional Organizations:

(a) Private

1.  Garden State Bar Association Summer Associate Diversity Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students of underrepresented backgrounds with a demonstrated connection to and/or intent to practice in the tri-state area.  Candidates must be interested in splitting their summer working with Archer & Greiner, P.C. and Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America.
- Application deadline: February 2019

 

(b)  Public Service   

1.  The Baer Reintegration Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder.  Applicants must be currently receiving medical treatment for the illness, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, in addition to being actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts.
- Application deadline: January 18, 2019

2.  Japanese American Bar Association Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L, 2L and 3L students with a demonstrated commitment to community service, including but not limited to a commitment to serving the Japanese American community and/or the API community and who have a desire to practice law in Southern California
- Application deadline: January 19, 2019

3.  Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L female students of African descent who are NJ permanent residents enrolled at law school outside of NJ
- Application deadline: January 22, 2019

4.  Point Foundation Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: Law students who are "out" as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
- Application deadline: January 28, 2019

5.  Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Law School Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: All students enrolled at an accredited United States law school in the 2018-2019 academic year.  Applicants must demonstrate commitment to serving the Latino community, shown through academic, extracurricular, or professional record of service to the Latino community, in addition to future plans to advance the rights of Latinos.
- Application deadline: January 31, 2019

6.  Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area Law Foundation Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who demonstrate commitment to serving the Asian Pacific American community or other underrepresented community, leadership in the Asian Pacific American community, and commitment to the Bay Area
- Application deadline: January 31, 2019

7.  American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are legally blind and are involved in their school/local community
- Application deadline; February 15, 2019

8.  Association of Black Women Attorneys, Inc. Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: All students based on demonstrated community service, personal financial need and enrollment at an accredited law school in NY, NJ, or CT
- Application deadline: March 2019

9.  American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF) Sidney B. Williams Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L minority students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law
- Application deadline: March 2019

10.  ISF - MuBANY Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are Muslim and active members of the New York Muslim community.  Candidates must intend to practice law in New York upon graduation.
- Application deadline: March 2019

11.  DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L minority and women (regardless of race/ethnicity) students with demonstrated service to the community and to the cause of diversity.  1L and 2L students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are also eligible to apply.
- Application deadline: March 2019

12.  Hispanic Scholarship Fund Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students of Hispanic/Latino heritage
- Application deadline: March 2019

13.  Asian American Law Fund of New York Community Service Scholarships
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students with a demonstrated commitment to the Asian American community
- Application deadline: March 2019

14.  Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington DC Area Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who have served or plan to serve the Vietnamese American community or have overcome significant adversity in achieving their academic goal
- Application deadline: March 2019

15.  Cuban American Bar Foundation Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are either: (a) Cuban or Cuban-American and have distinguished themselves academically and/or in service oriented activities; or (b) any law students who have distinguished themselves in research, writing, community services, and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban-American community
- Application deadline: March 2019

16.  National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are legally blind
- Application deadline: March 2019

17.  Iranian-American Bar Association Scholarship Program 
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students of Iranian-American heritage 
- Application deadline: March 2019

18.  Amelia Kemp Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L women students of color who hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and must have experienced an interruption in education of two or more years since the completion of high school.
- Application deadline: April 2019

19.  Cronk, First Triennium Board, General, Mehring, Paepke, Piero/Wade/Wade, Edwin/Edna Robeck Opportunity Scholarships
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L women students who hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and must have experienced an interruption in education of two or more years since the completion of high school.
- Application deadline: April 2019

20.  National Council of Jewish Women (New York Section) Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Program 
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students with physical challenges who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the NY metropolitan area
- Application deadline: April 2019

21.  George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy Program  (Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students with moderately severe to profound hearing loss
- Application deadline: April 2019

22.  Metropolitan Black Bar Association Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students attending NYC metropolitan area law schools
- Application deadline: April 2019

23.  Gregory Harmon, Esq. Memorial Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L, 2L, and 3L students
- Application deadline: April 2019

24.  KALAGNY Law Student Scholarship Award (Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York)
- Eligibility criteria: 1L, 2L, and 3L students who have demonstrated commitment to and support to KALAGNY and the Korean American community in the New York area.
- Application deadline: April 2019

25.  Mike Eidson Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 2L female students demonstrating a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with a dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized
- Application deadline: May 2019

26.  Richard D. Hailey Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L minority students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ).  Students must exhibit a desire to represent victims, in addition to an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy.
- Application deadline: May 2019

27.  NAPABA Han C. Choi Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, volunteerism, mentorship experience, and an interest in AAPI civic issues. Special consideration will also be given to applicants who have been adversely affected by cancer (as a survivor or a family member of a victim or survivor)
- Application deadline: May 2019

28.  HNBA LGBT Division Public Interest Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L, 2L or 3L students who have secured an internship or placement for the summer with a public interest organization engaged in legal, advocacy, or policy work with a direct impact on Latinx LGBTQ individuals.
- Application deadline: May 2019 

29.  Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Education Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L African-American or black students who exhibit leadership abilities and participate in community service activities
- Application deadline: May 2019

30.  Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L women-identified lesbians with a commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues           
- Application deadline: June 2019

31.  Dominican Bar Association Law Student Scholarship Program           
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students demonstrating involvement in, and commitment to, serving the Latino community through the legal profession
- Application deadline: June 2019

32.  Peoria County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are part of a minority group that is historically underrepresented in the legal profession and who demonstrate an interest in practicing law in the Peoria, IL area
- Application deadline: July 2019

33.  Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship           
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students of Puerto Rican and Latino descent attending law schools in New York State
- Application deadline: July 2019

34.  Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Award
- Eligibility criteria: 2L and 3L women students with minor children.  Candidates must be considered low-income.
- Application deadline: August 2019

35.  Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 2L and 3L students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair or other mobility device on a regular basis
- Application deadline: September 2019

36.  NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships
- Eligibility criteria: 1L, 2L and 3L students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community
- Application deadline: September 2019

37.  J.L. Turner Legal Association Minority Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L and 3L minority students from the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Metroplex area
- Application deadline: September 2019

38.  The Judicial Friends Association Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L, 2L and 3L students who demonstrate passion and commitment for social and racial justice 
- Application deadline: October 2019
- Please check Symplicity for additional details.

39.  Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair Diversity Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls who believe that they will contribute positively to the diversity of the event.  Candidates must live more than 50 miles outside of the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  The scholarship is intended to supported students from historically underrepresented groups. 
- Application deadline: October 2019

40.  Nassau County Women's Bar Foundation Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L and 3L women students who are Nassau County, NY residents.  Candidates must have graduated with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, and must currently have a 2.75 GPA in law school.
- Application deadline: October 2019 
- Please check Symplicity for additional details.

41.  Queens County Women’s Bar Association (QCWBA) Faith O’Neal Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are domiciled in Queens County, or attend a law school in Queens County
- Application deadline: October 2019

42.  Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students of Latino origin and involved in the Latino community.  Preference will be given to students with significant ties to Orange County.  Scholarships are open to students regardless of immigration status.
- Application deadline: October 2019

43.  Don H. Liu Scholars Program 
- Eligibility criteria: 1L U.S. citizens or permanent residents of Asian descent attending NYC metropolitan area law schools.  Candidates must be among the first in their immediate family to pursue a graduate or professional degree.  Candidates must also intend to practice in the NYC metropolitan area upon graduation.
- Application deadline: November 2019

44.  New York Bar Foundation Real Property Law Section Melvin Mitzner Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L and 3L students of diverse backgrounds enrolled in law school in New York State with an interest in real property law
- Application deadline: December 2019

45.  The Mark T. Banner Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are members of a historically under-represented group in intellectual property law (including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability).  Students must demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
- Application deadline: December 2019

46.  The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law & Special Needs Section Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L and 3L students enrolled in New York State law schools and actively participating in an elder law clinic at school during the 2018-2019 academic year or performs other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or the practice of elder law.  Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates a present and permanent physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual.
- Application deadline: December 2019

47.  The Leadership Institute for Women of Color in Law & Business Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L and 3L women students of color who have demonstrated a commitment to the legal profession, and are active in their community and law school
- Application deadline: January 2020

48.  Pride Foundation Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L LGBTQ and allied students who show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study; lack a broader LGBTQ community support system; face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised.  Candidates must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington State, but may study elsewhere.
- Application deadline: January 2020

 

Law Firms    

1.  BakerHostetler's Paul D. White Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L minority students who are interested in joining the firm's summer associate program in its Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, or Philadelphia office
- Application deadlines:
    - Cincinnati office: January 2020
    - Columbus office: January 2020
    - Philadelphia office: January 18, 2019
    - Cleveland office: January 18, 2019
    - Atlanta office: February 28, 2019

2.  Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and the legal community.  Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to practice law in the Pacific Northwest.
- Application deadline: January 15, 2019

3.  Hinckley Allen Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students of diverse backgrounds with a demonstrated commitment to diversity.  Candidates must be interested in participating in the firm’s summer associate program.
- Application deadline for 1Ls: January 15, 2019
- Application deadline for 2Ls: August 2019

4.  Ward Greenberg Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students with a desire to practice at a sophisticated litigation firm and contribute to the firm’s diversity objectives.  Applicants must be interested in working in Rochester, NY.
- Application deadline: January 18, 2019

5.  Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter Diversity Scholarship Program    
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students who are members of historically under-represented populations in the legal profession. Candidates must be interested in working in Columbus, OH.
- Application deadline: January 18,  2019

6.  Fenwick & West 1L Diversity Scholarship Program  
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students who identify with historically underrepresented group(s) in the legal profession.
- Application deadline: January 31, 2019

7.  Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students of color, LGBT students, students with a disability, or a person whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the firm and the legal profession
- Application deadline: January 2019

8.  Proskauer Silver Scholars Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are members of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession, including students who are members of racial and/or ethnic minority groups, are differently abled, or are from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.  Candidates must be interested and accept an offer to participate in Proskauer's summer associate program.
- Application deadline for 1Ls: February 1, 2019
- Application deadline for 2Ls: August 2019

9.  Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and contributing to the firm's diversity goals as a result of background, experience, personal attributes, or characteristics.  Candidates must apply and receive an offer to join the firm's summer associate program in one of their U.S. offices
- Application deadline for 1Ls: February 1, 2019
- Application deadline for 2Ls: September 2019

10.  Barnes & Thornburg Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students of diverse backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to contributing meaningfully to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  Candidates must be interested in participating in the firm’s summer associate program.
- Application deadline: February 1, 2019

11.  Finnegan Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students of diverse backgrounds with a degree in life sciences/chemistry, engineering, or computer science, or with substantial prior trademark experience. Candidates must be interested in participating in the firm’s summer associate program in one of its domestic offices.
- Application deadline: February 8, 2019

12.  BGD Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students who share Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP's commitment to a diverse, open, and respectful culture where all perspectives and skills are valued. Candidates must be interested in working in the firm's Indianapolis or Louisville office.
- Application deadline: February 11, 2019

13.  Shumaker Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are members of underrepresented or minority groups.  Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to practice law after graduating from law school in the geographic area of one of the firm's offices.
- Application deadline: February 28, 2019

14.  Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students demonstrating service to the community and who have exhibited a meaningful contribution to diversity and inclusion.  Candidates must be interested in working as a summer associate in one of the firm’s OH offices.
- Application deadline: February 2019

15.  Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Annual Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are committed to broadening the diversity of voices in the legal profession.  Candidates must be interested in working as a summer associate in our of the firm's offices for at least six (6) weeks during the summer.
- Application deadline: March 2019

16.  Warner Norcross & Judd Minority Scholarship Program   
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are Michigan residents and are attending an accredited U.S. law school
- Application deadline: April 2019

17.  Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are members of an ethnic or racial minority, or any 1L or 2L student who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career
- Application deadline: April 2019

18.  Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. Disability Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students with any type of disability that has been diagnosed by any person qualified to make such a diagnosis
- Application deadline: April 2019

19.  Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who either (1) are a member of a diverse group (broadly defined to include race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical disability or economic/educational disadvantage) that is historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship
- Application deadline: April 2019

20.  McGuire Woods Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L diverse students who are committed to contributing to and supporting diversity within the legal profession
- Application deadline: May 2019

21.  Sidley Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students with a demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school, the firm and the legal profession.  Candidates must receive an offer to join the firm’s summer associate program in one of the firm’s offices.
- Application deadline: Apply as early as possible during the OCI process

22.  Michigan Auto Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are members of racial or ethnic minorities or who demonstrate a defined commitment to diversity issues within their academic career.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
- Application deadline: June 2019

23.  Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students of diverse backgrounds.  Candidates must be interested in spending their 2L summer as a summer associate in one of the firm’s offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia.
- Application deadline: June 2019

24.  Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students of diverse backgrounds with a minimum 3.0 GPA from both undergraduate and law schools.  Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession.
- Application deadline: July 2019

25.  Latham Diversity Scholars Program 
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students with a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Candidates must demonstrate life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges a candidate faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession.  Candidates must have an interest in being a summer associate at one of the firm’s US office and practicing law at the firm in general.
- Application deadline: July 2019

26.  Reed Smith Deborah J. Broyles Diverse Scholars Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students who have demonstrated excellent academic scholarship and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Candidates must display an interest in working, and accept an offer to be, in Reed Smith's summer associate program in one of the following offices: Century City, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Richmond, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tysons, Washington, DC, and Wilmington.
- Application deadline: July 2019

27.  Richard Mintz Summer Associate Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated excellence in their studies, are community-minded, and have a commitment to diversity.  Candidates must be interested in working in Mintz Levin's Boston or San Diego office as a summer associate.
- Application deadline: July 2019

28.  Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and community
- Application deadline: August 2019

29.  Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students who are members of diverse populations that have historically been underrepresented in the legal profession. Candidates must be interested in joining the firm’s summer associate program in its New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, or San Francisco office.
- Application deadline: August 2019

30.  George Corey Memorial Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students who are members of an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority group and/or the LGBTQ community.  Candidates must be interested in participating in Vorys Sater's summer associate program.           
- Application deadline: August 2019

31.  Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship Program         
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented in the legal profession.  Candidates must demonstrate interest in the firm’s practice and be interested in working in Ropes & Gray's summer associate program.           
- Application deadline: August 2019

32.  Mayer Brown Diversity Scholars Program 
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students of diverse backgrounds who have applied and secured a summer associate position in one of the firm’s domestic offices
- Application deadline: Apply once accepted into the firm's summer associate program

33.  Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students of diverse backgrounds.  Candidates must be interested in a summer associate position in one of the firm’s U.S. offices.
- Application deadline: September 2019

34.  Nelson Mullins Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students who are committed to supporting diversity within the legal profession.  Candidates must be interested in working as a summer associate in one of the firm’s 18 offices.
- Application deadline: September 2019

35.  George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students who will contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community and have a demonstrated desire to work, live and practice law in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR
- Application deadline: September 2019

36.  Womble Scholars Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students of diverse backgrounds who apply to participate in the firm's summer associate program 
- Application deadline: September 2019

37.  Irella & Manella Diversity Scholarship Award
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students from under-represented groups in the legal profession.  Candidates must receive an offer to join the firm’s summer associate program in one of the U.S. offices.
- Application deadline: September 2019

38.  Akin Gump / Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 2L students who demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to diversity.  Candidates must be interested in working as a summer associate in the firm’s New York, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC office.
- Application deadline: September 2019

39.  Dinsmore Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and/or individuals who contribute meaningfully to diversity in their communities.  Candidates must be interested in splitting the summer between the firm's Cincinnati office and Lockheed Martin's corporate headquarters in Bethesda, MD
- Application deadline: December 2019

40.  Haynes & Boone 1L Diversity Scholars Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students of diverse backgrounds interested in the private practice of law.  Candidates must be interested in working as a summer law clerk in the firm’s New York, Dallas, Houston, Palo Alto, or Richardson office.
- Application deadline: January 2020

41.  Davis Wright Tremaine LLP 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students of color or other diverse backgrounds committed to civic involvement promoting diversity and continuing that commitment upon entering the legal profession.  Candidates must be interested in being a summer associate in the firm’s New York, Seattle, Portland, or Washington, DC office.
- Application deadline: January 2020

42.  Blank Rome LLP 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students who belong to one or more of the racial/ethnic groups set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or belong to the LGBT community, or otherwise identify as diverse; and/or have demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and community; and express commitment to bringing diverse perspectives and experiences to the firm.  Candidates must be interested in the firm’s New York office.
- Application deadline: January 2020
- Please check Symplicity and the Diversity & Inclusion Dispatch e-newsletter for additional details.

43.  Skadden 1L Scholars Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students whose life experiences, demonstrated interests, and achievements can contribute to the firm's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and excellence.  Candidates must be interested in working in the firm’s New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Washington, DC; or Wilmington office.
- Application deadline: January 2020

44.  Yale New Haven Health System / Wiggin & Dana Diversity Scholar Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students of diverse backgrounds with an interest in the health law profession.  Candidates must be interested in working in the New Haven, CT office of Wiggin & Dana and the Yale New Haven Health System Legal and Risk Services Department.
- Application deadline: January 2020

45.  Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1Ls students who contribute to the diversity of the student body at their law school.  Students who are members of populations historically under-represented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be interested in joining the firm’s summer associate program.
- Application deadline: January 2020

 

National Law Student Associations

1.  NBLSA Nelson Mandela Scholarship Program          
- Eligibility criteria: 1L and 2L students who are members of the Cardozo Black Law Students Association.  Applicants must also be NBLSA dues paying members for the academic year.           
- Application deadline: February 2019

 

Other Scholarship Programs

1.  PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program
- Eligibility criteria: 1L students who are members of a racial, ethnic or gender group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, a member of the LGBT community, or those with a disability
- Application deadline: January 20, 2019