Scholarships & Grants

Merit-Based Scholarships

Awards for entering students are based on information collected in the application for admission. No additional application is required. Scholarship decisions are made starting in December and are completed in April. Recipients are notified by letter on a rolling basis.

Merit Need-Based Scholarships and Grants

To qualify for merit need-based scholarships, an applicant must show high achievement and have the electronic FAFSA results on file with the Levin College of Law by March 15 for fall entrants.

Second and Third Year Student Scholarships

The following scholarships applications will be available on Monday, August 25, 2014 for second and third year students. The specific eligibility requirements for the awards are listed below. Applications can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

NOTE: Deadline for filing all applications is Monday, September 29, 2014. The Faculty Financial Aid Committee will make the awards by the end of the Fall 2014 semester. Please note that eligibility standards require completion of two (2) full semesters of law school (summers count as ½ semester) therefore, FALL 2014 ENTRANTS CANNOT APPLY FOR THESE AWARDS. Transfer students are eligible if they have completed at least one full semester at the Levin College of Law. Current scholarship recipients are not eligible.

ATWOOD DUNWODY SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,500

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2, but not more than 3 1/2 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative average of 3.2 to apply.

Basis of award: Financial need and academic merit. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

A.H. BURNETT LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
One (1) award for $1000.00
Basis of Award: Financial Need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

BENJAMIN H. AYRES SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
One (1) award of $750
Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have completed at least two(2) semesters in the Levin College of Law.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

C) Student must have either attended a Marion County, Florida High School or plans to practice law in Marion County, Florida.

Basis of Award: Academic Merit.

CENTRAL FLORIDA WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $2,000

This scholarship includes a mentoring component so the recipient will have access to the Donors for professional advice and consultation, if they so wish.

Eligibility:

A) Student member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

B) Must be from or have family from one of the following Florida counties: Marion, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Hardee, or Highlands.

Basis of Award: Financial need and essay (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA).

Note: This award uses a separate application form (along with the general application form) which can be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

CYPEN and CYPEN SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
Four (4) awards of $1,000
Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of study in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Academic merit

GERALD A. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $2,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a second or third year student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

B) Applicant must be an active member of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) or the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA).

Basis of Award: Academic merit and essay.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall.

GOLDSTEIN LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP in Honor of Assistant Dean of Admissions Michael Patrick

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,200

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed four semesters in law school.

B) Third-year law student, LSAT score of 159 or higher, has financial need and completes a 100 word essay on why he/she is deserving of the scholarship.

C) Rank in the top one-half of the class at the end of his or her fourth semester.

D) Applicant must have successfully completed at the Levin College of Law at least 29 credit hours of graded coursework.

Basis of Award: Financial need, academic merit and essay. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

HARRY F. GOODMARK SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Five (5) awards of $2,000

Eligibility:

A) Second or third year law student with demonstrated need according to the FAFSA.

B) Demonstrated interest in representing injured workers in worker’s compensation proceedings, or domestic violence issues or children’s rights issues or labor or employment law on behalf of low income workers.

C) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Note: This award uses a separate application form (along with the general application form) which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

I. C. SPOTO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2 semesters, but not more than 3 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Financial need and academic merit. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

JEFFREY ALLAN HIRSCH SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

C) Student must have either attended high school in Broward County or plans to practice in Broward County.

Basis of Award: Academic merit.

JUDGE JAMES BRYAN WHITFIELD CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,000

Eligibility:
Demonstrated high proficiency and interest in the field of Constitutional Law. This includes recipients of the highest grade in the following: Constitutional Law I and II, Florida Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law Seminar and Political Civil Rights. Also, authors of articles or papers dealing with Constitutional Law prepared for the UF Law Review, for Seminars, or for an Independent Study course will be considered. Available to December 2013, May 2014, August 2014 graduates only.

Basis of Award: Consideration is to be given not only to grades, but also to those qualities that will lead to an outstanding career in the field of Constitutional Law.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

JUSTICE JORGE LABARGA MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDED BY THE CUBAN AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a second or third year student.

B) A Cuban American law student who has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service oriented activities OR any law student who has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community services, and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban American community.

Basis of Award: Academic merit and essay.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

JUSTICE RICHARD W. ERVIN SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,200

Eligibility:

A) Available to December 2013, May 2014, August 2014 graduates only.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Financial need and academic merit. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

LEWIS “LUKIE” ANSBACHER ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Three (3) awards of $2,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have completed at least three (3) semesters and accumulated at least 40 credit hours.

B) Completed a minimum of two courses in real property or in a related subject area.

C) Show evidence of an interest in practicing in the field of real property law.

Basis of Award: Academic merit and demonstrated interest in practicing in the field of real property law.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall.

McLIN BURNSED SCHOLARSHIP FUND in Honor of Walter S. McLin, III and R. Dewey Burnsed

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $1,450

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a Florida resident with the greatest need.

B) Applicant must be a currently enrolled second or third year law student.

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Note: This award uses a separate application form (along with the general application form) which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

McNATT SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Seven (7) awards of $2,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have graduated from a college in the Southeastern United States and completed at least two semesters of study in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.00 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

SCOTT and LISA HAWKINS CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a third year law student.

B) Applicant must be in the top 25% of the class.

C) Applicant must demonstrate that they exemplify leadership, integrity, character and professionalism through active participation in student organizations, community activities, and/or the legal community.

Basis of Award: Academic merit and essay.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

WALTER “Bud” ROBISON, III SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $1,500

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at last 2 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Financial need and academic merit. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Other Scholarships

Mark T. Banner Scholarship

This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

The recipient of the scholarship receives $5,000 to be applied to their legal education. This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2015. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law.
  • Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement.
  • Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability).

Applications need to be submitted by November 12, 2014. Application form available on the Linn Inn of Court’s website at www.linninn.org.

LowVARates - Military College Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,250
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014
Open to any students
www.lowvarates.com/scholarship

Lexington Law - Lexington Law Scholarship Program

Amount of Award: $5,000 for two semesters
Deadline: February 28, 2015
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
More information here.

CreditRepair.com - CreditRepair.com Scholarship Program

Amount of Award: 3 Separate Winners ranging from $500 to $3,000
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

www.creditrepair.com/#scholarship

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

Avvo law student scholarship

We will be selecting 10 finalists to form our first Avvo Scholars Circle, and a winning finalist will receive a $10,000 scholarship as well as the opportunity to speak at our Lawyernomics conference in 2015.

More information here.

Charles Moo Scholarship

Eligibility:

Students of Asian descent; at least 18 years of age

Application deadline:

September 7, 2015

Amount:

$500

Students must write 450-700 words for the prompt, “Provide three ideas on how new businesses can use social media to increase revenue.”

More information here.

Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship

$2,000 scholarship open to applicants nationwide who are currently attending law school. The deadline is the end of May 31, 2015, and the application can be found here:
www.ladahlaw.com/injury-scholarship

Aspiring Attorney Aid scholarship

Roosevelt Lovett Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility

African American students enrolled in at least 6 units at a community college, trade school, public or private university, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 GPA if already enrolled in college; at least 18 years of age.

Application deadline

July 7, 2015

Amount

$750 scholarship for fall 2015


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Financial Success For Single Mothers Scholarship

Eligibility

A single mother enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, four year college, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 college G.P.A; at least 18 years of age.

Application deadline

October 1, 2015

Amount

$750 scholarship for spring winter/spring session of the 2015-2016 school year


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Financial Growth for LGBTQ Scholarship

Eligibility

A student who identifies as LGBTQ and is enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, four year college, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 college G.P.A; at least 18 years of age.

Application deadline

October 15, 2015

Amount

$750 scholarship for spring winter/spring session of the 2015-2016 school year


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2014 Howell & Christmas LLC Visionary Scholarship

The law offices of Howell & Christmas, LLC, a 10 out of 10 Avvo rated law firm is proud to have served the working men and women of South Carolina, with combined legal experience of over 30 years, in all types of accident and injury cases including car accidents, work accidents and medical malpractice. We have provided over 17 years of pro-bono work in our communities and started the non-profit Low country Helmets for Kids whose mission is to give away free bicycle and skateboard helmets and help prevent childhood brain injuries from occurring. Now we are pleased to support the future lawyers of America with the launch of their first ever Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship, $1000 will be awarded to a high-achieving, bright student who intends to pursue a career in law.

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The Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Award

Katz & Phillips, P.A. is proud to support future lawyers with the launch of their first-ever Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Award, named in honor of founding partner David Katz’s daughter Ashley Rose Katz who was diagnosed with diabetes at 18 months of age, presented to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue a career in law in the United States.

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Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law.

This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 & will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2015).

The deadline is 12/31/2014 and the application can be found here:
thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship

The Katz and Phillips 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans

Katz & Phillips, P.A. is proud to support future lawyers with the launch of their first-ever Law Scholarship for Veterans, awarded to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue a career in law within the United States.

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The Katz and Phillips 2014 Single Parent Scholarship

Katz & Phillips, P.A. is proud to support future lawyers with the launch of their first-ever Single-Parent Scholarship, awarded to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue a career in law who is also a single parent.

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Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers’ Single Mother Scholarship

We are awarding two scholarships to single mothers – one enrolled in a US under-graduate program and one enrolled in law school. Applicants should submit a 500 word essay detailing how motherhood has prepared them for the challenges they encounter in school.

More information on the program can be found here:
http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/single-mother-scholarship/

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates

The law firm of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene dedicates a large part of our practice to helping families who have faced child abuse in any form. We know that many future lawyers also hope to champion this cause, and we are pleased to offer our first annual $1,000 scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree.

More information on the program can be found here:
http://www.injurylawyers.com/child-advocate-scholarship/

TAMPA HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION CRUZ-GARCIA LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Tampa Hispanic Bar Association (THBA) seeks to promote the exchange of information and ideas related to the practice of law in order to enhance its members’ knowledge and skills. THBA also strives to provide resources and enhanced opportunities for the education of future attorneys of Hispanic origin or descent while promoting the improvement of Florida’s legal system. These efforts ultimately promote the organization’s important goals of improving the administration of justice and increasing the quantity and quality of the legal services rendered to members of the Hispanic community. As such, the THBA will award two law students a $1,000 scholarship with the expectation that they will further the goals of our organization throughout their legal career.
Click here for more information and application.

Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury And Military Veteran Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Deadline: These are both yearly contests, and the last day to submit the required materials for each contest will be 11-01 of each year.
Website: To learn more about the personal injury and vet scholarship offerings go here: http://losangeles.ehlinelaw.com/ehline-law-firm-pc-scholarship-fund/
Amount: $500×2.
Renewable/one-time: This is a one time offering per each student and can be re-entered yearly until graduation.
Population: This offering is available to all law school students regardless of seniority.
Requirements:
1. Tort Law Scholarship
Pre-law or regular law students. All applications for the tort law contest scholarship must include a 500 or more word essay about improving the image of the personal injury legal profession. The essay shall include some examples of at least one recent case of capping or running, and the various ways that lawyers can prevent the image of “ambulance chaser” from further spreading into the public conversation.
2. Military Veterans Scholarship
Pre-law or regular law students. The military scholarship requires a copy of your DD-214 and proof of honorable discharge if original discharge was OTH. Roger that? If not, contact us. Other than that,this fund requires applicant to submit a 500 or more word essay about why military vets can make a difference in improving the image of the practice of law. In the essay, the veteran law student shall provide examples of how the discipline, honor and motivation learned in your military training will help you be a better lawyer and improve the image of lawyers in the consumer’s mind. For example, what life lessons did you obtain from your experience in basic training, Military occupational school, etc., and what did you personally learn from these challenges that will help make you a better jurist? How did these experiences help you prepare for law school? Why did you choose law over some other profession? Were you wounded in combat, were you an MP? Tell us everything pertinent to your choice in becoming a legal warrior.
Where to apply for your scholarship: info at ehlinelaw.com

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Awards

Constangy, Brooks & Smith initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals. One student will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
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