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 are now being offered for second and third year law 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 Friday, October 4, 2013. The Faculty Financial Aid Committee will make the awards by the end of the Fall 2013 semester. Please note that eligibility standards require completion of two (2) full semesters of law school (summers count as ½ semester) therefore, FALL 2013 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.

Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship Promotes Public Interest Law

On behalf of Davis Levin Livingston, a Hawaii law firm, I am happy to announce their first law school scholarship. We are offering a $3000 scholarship for the upcoming fall semester to a law student who intends to practice public interest law.

The recipient must be a current law school student, or has been accepted to attend law school this fall. Recipients must fill out and submit the application by July 1st, 2014.

We would like to encourage as many students to apply as possible.

2014 American Association for Justice Law Student Scholarships

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2014 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ has four scholarships available for qualified law students.

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship: AAJ’s Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.

The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.

The Leesfield Scholarship is sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield. This scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.

The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with 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.

All scholarship applications are due May 1, 2014.

With the exception of the Mike Eidson Scholarship, applicants must be AAJ Law Students Members to qualify for the scholarships. Law Students can join AAJ at the rate of $15 for one year. Student membership applications can be found here.

For more information or questions, contact AAJ’s Education Dept. at education@justice.org or 800-424-2725, ext 8612.

Chattah Criminal Defense Scholarship

Our firm has recently established an annual scholarship for law students, and would be happy to receive applications from the Levin College of Law student body.

More information about the scholarship and how to apply is published on our website www.chattahcriminaldefense.com.

The winner of the Chattah Criminal Defense Scholarship will be awarded $1,000 to be applied towards law school tuition or school related expenses.

To be considered for the scholarship, students will have to submit a resume, academic transcript and 1,000-word essay about why criminal defense is important in general and to him/her personally. Applicants must be Florida residents, second or third year law school students, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship

Annual Scholarships Available: $2,000:

  • $1,000 to a student of a LEGAL college, university or program
  • $1,000 to a student of a MEDICAL college, university or program

GPA Requirement:

None

Application Requirements:

Only 150 words

Criteria:

Creativity in the essay and application. Open to any students of any kind of legal or medical college, university or program. Who’s more creative? Law students or medical students? Nursing students or future chiropractors? These scholarships test which students are the more original problem solvers.

The Idea:

Sponsor Jason Waechter loves both the medical profession and the legal profession. He believes the best of each field have something in common—they solve problems in creative and original ways. These scholarships embrace this idea. For application & details: www.birthlaw.com

Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship:

$1,000; 150 word essay. Creativity wins. No GPA requirements. Open to all students. Application & details: www.birthlaw.com

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship

In 1978 the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks County Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the Public Defender’s Office.

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event. It is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited Law School.

Please refer eligible students to our web site, www.bccf.org, to apply on-line for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship. Applications must be submitted between January 15th and April 1st.

BENJAMIN H. AYERS 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.
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Stipend:

Three (3) awards of $1,500 per year (excluding summer) for two years.

Eligibility:

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

B) Cumulative average of 3.2 to apply.

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

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

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)

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)

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.

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)

WALTER “Bud” ROBINSON, 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)

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)

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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) Applicant must have had upon matriculation in law school an LSAT score of 160 or lower (or an average LSAT of 160 or lower if multiple LSATs were taken).

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.

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.

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.

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.