Scholarships & Grants
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, return the Application for Need-Based Scholarships and Need-Based Grants (all students receive this from the Admissions Office following their acceptance to the College of Law), and have the electronic FAFSA results on file with the Levin College of Law by April 15 for fall entrants.
Entering students must complete the Application for Need-Based Scholarships and Grant Assistance to be considered for any scholarship or grant awarded on the basis of need. If needed, the application can be downloaded here, but students should not submit the application until they have received their acceptance letter.
Scholarship Opportunities for Current Students
Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship
The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law.
Deadline: July 15, 2013
For details and application go to:
CUBAN AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION At-Large scholarships
Each year, the Cuban American Bar Foundation (CABA) awards a limited number of scholarships to applicants who meet certain criteria. The following are the scholarships available:
- Osvaldo Soto Scholarship-$2,500
- Judge Margarita Esquiroz Scholarship-$2,500
- CABA Foundation Scholarship-$2,500
- CABA Foundation Scholarship-$2,500
- CABA Foundation Scholarship-$2,500
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Criteria of Eligibility
- Meet either of the following descriptions:
- A Cuban American current or admitted law student who has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service oriented activities.
- A current or admitted law student who has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community service, and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban-American community.
Preference may be shown to applicants who demonstrate financial need, but such need is not a prerequisite for a scholarship award
- Submit a complete formal application for the CABA Scholarship, which shall include:
- An essay of no more than 1,000 words describing how the applicant is qualified pursuant to the eligibility criteria set forth above. (Applicants who wish to detail financial need must do so within this word limit as well.)
- An updated resume
- A copy of his/her most recent transcript
- Be a currently enrolled or admitted student in good academic standing at an accredited law school.
**Applicants need only submit one application package to be considered for all at-large scholarships.
Application packages should be submitted to Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions please contact Vivian de las Cueva-Diaz at (305) 789-7452 or at email@example.com.
Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship
Annual scholarships available:
One $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student of some kind of legal college, university or program; and one $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student of some kind of medical college, university or program.
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.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria:
- Open to any students of any kind of legal or medical college, university or program;
- No minimum GPA requiement;
- The primary criteria is creativity in the application;
- Background of the applicant may be considered.
Write 150 original words (or more) about any of the following:
- How the Medical & Legal Community can work more easily together
- How to reduce medical mistakes
- For law students only: What doctors don’t know about law, but should
- For medical students only: What lawyers don’t know about medicine, but should
- Any other novel topic mixing law and medicine.
In this writing also include (which does not count toward your 150 words):
- Name & contact information
- Your background of not more than 40 words (include school and how far you are along).
Be as absolutely creative and attention-getting as possible. There are no constraints-list ideas, thoughts, a narrative, an essay, whatever. Have fun and be unique with it.
Submit any text electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything else that cannot be submitted electronically or anything else creative you wish to send can be mailed to:
19080 W. Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
September 2, 2013. Winner(s) selected: September 16, 2013
For Application & additional details go to www.birthlaw.com.
Ed Edmondson Scholarship for The Sovereignty Symposium XXVI
Ed Edmondson represented Oklahoma in the United States Congress for 20 years and was a long-time supporter of Native American concerns and education.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court and The Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. will host The Sovereignty Symposium XXVI on June 5 and 6, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Sovereignty Symposium was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues can be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment.
A maximum of 100 Symposium tuition-only scholarships will be offered in Congressman Edmondson’s name as the Symposium’s thank you for his support and efforts during its founding.
Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues and the need for a scholarship in a simple letter of application. There is no formal application form.
The deadline is June 4, 2013, and notification will be upon receipt of scholarship request.
Applications must be submitted to:The Sovereignty Symposium
Attn: Ed Edmondson Scholarship Committee
Oklahoma Judicial Center, Suite 1
2100 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Nadrich & Cohen, L.L.P. Emergency Scholarship
Legal education is the key to the Rule of Law based on The Constitution and our hallowed Bill of Rights. Without a legal education producing thoughtful lawyers, there would be no one to uphold our Constitution or Bill of Rights.
The partners at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are passionate about promoting our civil justice system. We also understand firsthand the challenges of meeting the academic and financial demands of attending law school. We know how rewarding the experience can be. Now more than ever, America needs qualified attorneys who are committed to the civil justice system, and who stand ready to make a real difference on behalf of consumers.
In that spirit, we are proud to announce the Nadrich & Cohen Emergency Scholarship Fund. This award is to be awarded to a deserving law school student for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship consists of $1,500, payable through the law school for the student’s behalf.
To apply for the Nadrich & Cohen Scholarship Fund, please submit a 500 to 1000 word essay on the importance of jury trials in our society. Submissions will be judged according to creativity, passion, and knowledge of the subject. You have from February 2 at 11:59pm PST to June 30th to submit your essay. The winner will be notified on August 15th.
Frederick W. & Grace P. Brecht Scholarship
- Home and place of residence must be in Brevard County, Florida OR must have graduated from a Brevard County high school.
- Accepted for admission to a community college or university in the state of Florida.
- Enrolled as a full-time, degree seeking student in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program.
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by the 2013-2014 FAFSA
- Minimum 2.0 GPA
- Good moral character and habits.
DEADLINE –June 17, 2013
***Scholarship recipients are selected annually; renewal is not automatic. To be considered for renewal you must submit a new application and complete each step listed in the PROCEDURES section of the new application instructions.
Applications are available at www.sfa.ufl.edu/pub/forms.html#apps
If you are a Brevard County, Fla. resident or graduated from a Brevard County high school and demonstrate financial need as determined by the 2013-2014 FAFSA, I STRONGLY recommend that you apply for this scholarship.
Financial Aid Coordinator
Levin College of Law
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship
The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its first annual 2013 Diversity Scholarship for law students. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.
The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The first annual award will be awarded in 2013. All information can be found by visiting our website at www.BuckfireLaw.com and hitting the “Apply Button” under “Student Scholarships” on the right hand column.