Outside Scholarships

The University of Chicago would like to encourage you to apply for outside scholarships. To help with your search, we have put together a list of some of the available scholarships for law students. Remember, outside funding reduces your borrowing dollar for dollar.  Please note that since the Law School does not administer these outside programs, you will need to contact the agencies directly for questions about applications, deadlines and selection processes.

Please note that the application deadline for each scholarship varies.  So you must review the details of each scholarship to determine when an application is due.

AAJ Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship

Award: $40,000

Adler Pollack & Sheehan Scholarship

Award: $10,000

The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000

Ambassador Scholarship

Award: $2,000

American Association of University Women Career Development Grants

Award: $2,000 to $12,000

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship

Award: $1,000 to $5,000 

American Judges Association Essay Contest

Award: $1,000 to $3,000

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship

Award: $15,000

Arthur C. Helton Fellowship

Award: varies

Association for American Indian Affairs Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program

Award: $25,000

Baker & McKenzie Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $10,000

Black Women Lawyers Association Scholarship

Award: varies

Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Boone County Bar Association

Award: $1,000

Boren Fellowship

Award: $30,000

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Diversity Scholarship

Award: $5,000 to $10,000

Bricker & Eckler LLP Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Award:  $10,000

Bronx County Bar Association Scholarships

Award: $3,000

Butler Rubin Diversity Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Byron Hanke Fellowship

Award: $3,000 to $5,000

Cairncross & Hempelmann Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $7,500

Camden County Bar Association Scholarships

Award: $1,000

Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship

Award: varies

Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley Scholarships

Award: varies

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Scholarships

Award: varies

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

Award: $5,000

Cooley LLP Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $30,000

Cyprus Children's Fund

Award: varies

Darlene J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship

Award: varies

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP 1L Diversity Scholarship

Award: $7,500

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Award: varies

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarship

Award:  $5,000

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP/Proctor & Gamble Diversity Scholarship

Award:  $5,000 to $10,000

Diversity Scholarship Foundation

Award: $500 to $5,000

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

Award: $5,000

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Earl Warren Scholarship

Award: varies

Faegre & Benson Diversity Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Scholarship

Award: varies

Finlandia Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000 to $3,000

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship

Award: $15,000

Fish & Richardson P.C. Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $5,000

Frank H. Lang Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Fredrikson & Byron PA Minority Scholarship Program

Award: $10,000

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship

Award: varies

Glenn D. Peters Law Scholarship

Award: varies

Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color

Award: $7,500

H. Thomas Austern Writing Awards Competition

Award: $1,000 to 4,000

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship

Award:  $7,500

Hellenic Bar Foundation Scholarship

Award: varies

Helsell Fetterman LLP Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $7,500

Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Scholarship

Award: varies

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Award: varies

The HNBA Legal Education Fund - The Arrastia, Capote & Phang Scholarship

Award:  $1,500

The HNBA Legal Education Fund - National Hispanic Scholarship Program

Award:  varies

The HNBA Legal Education Fund - Special Counsel Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Award:  $7,500 (awarded every three years)

Hogan/Smoger Essay Contest

Award: $5,000

Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship

Award: varies

Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Application

Award: varies

Humane Studies Fellowships

Award: $2,000 to $15,000

Ida Foreman Fleisher Scholarship

Award: $2,000 to $8,000

Illinois Government Bar Association

Award: $750

Illinois Judicial Council

Award: $1,500 to $3,000

Iranian American Bar Association Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Japanese American Bar Association Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships

Award: varies

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Award: varies

John P. Humphrey Fellowship

Award: CDN$35,000

Judge John R. Brown Award

Award: $10,000

JVS Scholarship Program

Award: $2,000 to $5,000

K&L Gates Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $10,000

Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Diversity Scholarship

Award:  $5,000

King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship

Award: $10,000

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $25,000

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Award: varies

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships

Award: $1,000 to $7,000

La Raza Lawyers Association Fellowship

Award: $5,000

Lane Powell PC Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $7,500

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholarship

Award:  $10,000

Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men

Award: $20,000

Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys

Award: $3,000

Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship

Award: varies

Lionel Murphy Postgraduate Scholarships

Award: $A40,000

LSAC Writing Competition

Award:  $5,000

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

Award: $12,000

Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students

Award: $5,000

MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship

Award: $10,000

McDermott Minority Scholarship

Award: $15,000

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship

Award: $5,000

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Mike Eidson Scholarship

Award: $5,000

Milbank Diversity Scholars

Award: $25,000

Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Scholarship

Award: $5,000

Morgan Lewis Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $15,000

Mortar Board National Foundation Fellowship

Award: varies

The Nassau Lawyers Association of Long Island Scholarship

Award: $1,000

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,500 to $7,500

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

Award: $3,000 to $12,000

National Italian-American Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,000 to $12,000

Navajo Nation Graduate Fellowship

Award: $5,000 to $10,000

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $15,000

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Award: $45,000

Paul D. White Scholarship Program

Award: $7,500

Perkins Coie Diversity Fellowship

Award: $7,500

Point Foundation Scholarship

Award: varies

Polish American Club of North Jersey Scholarships

Award: $500 to $2,000

Reed Smith Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $15,000

Rhode Island Bar Foundation Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Award: $20,000

Rhode Island Foundation Scholarships

Award: varies

Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Award: $1,000

The Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties

Award: $1,000

Saratoga County Bar Association Law Student Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $7,500

Serbian Bar Association Scholarship

Award: $500 to $2000

Sidley Austin Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Award:  $15,000

Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition

Award: $2,500

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Award: $2,500

Stark Community Foundation Scholarships

Award: varies

Stoel Rives First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship

Award: $7,500

Swiss Benevolent Society

Award: varies

Thomas P. Thornton Scholarship

Award: $1,500

United Methodist Scholarship Program

Award: varies

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship

Award: varies

Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship

Awards: $5,000

The Vincent S. Haneman - Joseph B. Perskie Scholarship

Award: varies

Walter S. Barr Fellowships

Award: varies

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Diversity Fellowship

Award:  $10,000

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships & Scholarships

Award: varies

William A. McClain Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Women's Bar Foundation Scholarship

Award: $10,000