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College of Law Scholarships

Scholarships listed in this section are given through the University of La Verne.  For non-university scholarships, go to the “External Scholarships” section of this page.

La Verne Law has many scholarships—made possible by our generous alumni and friends that are available to 2L, 3L, and 4L students. Some require an application, which can be accessed Here; ;  preference will be given to students who submit an application. The deadline to submit an application for the 2019-20 academic year is Friday, January 31, 2020.  If you have any questions, please direct them to lawscholarships@laverne.edu.

If you are interested in being considered for one or more scholarships, we encourage you to apply. Only one application form is necessary; to the extent, you wish to be considered for multiple scholarships, be sure to include information that addresses specific requirements of individual scholarships.

Scholarships include but are not limited to:

 

Michael and Jeanette Bidart Endowed Scholarship Student must have an interest in insurance law.
Joseph and Doleen Borba Endowed Scholarship Student must be a female in good academic standing with financial need.
The Dean’s Award of Excellence A rising 3L student who is in the top 15% of his or her class whose academic performance, leadership and service demonstrate professional promise.
Sean McDonald Endowed Scholarship Student must be in good academic standing with an interest in tort plaintiff representation, and must show financial need.
Paul T. O’Brien Endowed Scholarship Student who has demonstrated outstanding potential as a litigator.
Ann Rahm Endowed Scholarship Student who has demonstrated outstanding potential as a litigator.
Society for Justice Scholarship Student(s) must be in good academic standing with an interest in tort plaintiff representation, and must show financial need.
Taylor Warner and Crista Haynes Leadership Scholarship Student must be in the top 25% of the class, hold a leadership position in a student organization or clinic, and show financial need.
The Paul Egly Scholarship Fund The Paul Egly Scholarship Fund is an endowed fund honoring the founding dean of the College of Law, Judge Paul Egly. The Fund originally awarded scholarships based on financial need to law students in good standing who were single parents with minor children. The Fund is now available to all law students in good standing who are demonstrably engaged in their legal studies and passionate about serving their communities and promoting access and justice.

External Scholarships

Scholarships listed in this section are given by organizations not associated with the university.  For scholarships given by the University of La Verne, go to the “Internal Scholarships” section of this page.

Will & Will Will & Will is a husband/wife criminal defense law firm serving clients in Seattle and surrounding cities. Court & Michelle are caring and dedicated advocates who work tirelessly to ensure their clients are receiving the best possible outcome. We are committed to promoting higher education for highly motivated students pursuing a law degree. We hope this scholarship can help offset the high cost of education for college students.

Deadline: TBD

Heshmat Mirsepassi Endowed Scholarship for Muslim Students The faces of elementary school children Heshmat Mirsepassi taught in her native Iran lingered in her mind for decades. Many of those children came to school with just a crust of bread to eat for an entire day. One day, she vowed, she would have enough money to help them.

Requirements

  • Be a current or incoming student at the University of La Verne
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from your Imam or local Muslim leader
  • Participate in the Muslim Student Association while at the University of La Verne

Apply now!

Applying for the Heshmat Mirsepassi Endowed Scholarship for Muslim Students is easy. Simply click here to fill out a brief form.

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos Impact to the Community Scholarship 

New York attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. strive to bring the highest quality of service and ethics to every case. Following this mission, we are pleased to announce our Impact on the Community Scholarship. We would like to recognize someone who has devoted their time to improving someone else’s life in their community by awarding them a $1,000 scholarship.

Requirements: Anyone enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States.

Deadline: Send your transcript, resume, and essay as separate attachments to sam@ask4sam.net no later than June 30, 2020.

Website: https://ask4sam.net/impact-on-the-community-scholarship/

Annual Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship The Philadelphia law firm of The Reiff Law Firm, personal injury and car accident lawyers since 1979, is pleased to announce that we are currently offering young law students the 2020 The Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field.

Requirements:

  1. You must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. You must demonstrate plans to enroll for admission‚ or have proof of current full-time enrollment at an accredited institution in pursuit of a J.D. If you have not yet received your acceptance into law school‚ you may still apply‚ but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.
  3. Undergraduate students may apply; however, they should be able to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria outlined in bullet item two.
  4. Your GPA must meet a minimum score of 3.0.

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Website: https://www.reifflawfirm.com/legal-scholarship

RONALD HEDDING LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP Hedding Law Firm, a Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley, CA criminal defense law firm is offering an annual $2,500 scholarship for students who are currently attending or enrolled in college or graduate school.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply, email us the completed 500+ word essay to: HeddingLawFirm2@gmail.com
At the bottom of essay, include a statement of financial need
In the body of your email, include your name, address, phone number, and the name of your current or enrolled college.
The subject line in your email should read: “Ronald Hedding Law Firm Scholarship”
When you submit your essay, you are us permission to use your name/school on our website and other social media sources as the winner of the student scholarship. Only one winner will be selected every year.
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Please visit https://www.heddinglawfirm.com/scholarship/ for more information.

Patrick Malone & Associates Offers Scholarship to Law Students for Representing Real People Patrick Malone & Associates is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals.  We call this our “Representing Real People” scholarship. Our goal is to make a dent in the high cost of law school for students who want to represent individuals, to make it a little easier to choose such a career path.

Instructions:

  1. Interested applicants should download an application form here and fill it out completely.
  2. Submit completed form by July 1 to PM&A at the address shown on the form, along with:
  • Personal essay
  • Proof of acceptance to or current attendance at a U.S. accredited law school.
  • Official transcript for all completed terms in law school up to date of application.
  • Official complete transcript for all undergraduate college attendance.

Deadline and more details:

  • Deadline for completed application and all supporting material is June 30th, 2020.
  • Notification of the scholarship award decision will be made on or around August 1.
  • Scholarship will be paid to the award recipient’s law school to cover tuition and other fees.
  • Patrick Malone & Associates reserves the right to withhold awarding a scholarship in any year in which we do not receive sufficient high quality applications.

For more information please visit their website.

PHILADELPHIA INJURY LAWYERS P.C. ESSAY COMPETITION $1000 SCHOLARSHIP Philadelphia Injury Lawyers are known for obtaining high judgments in Court for victims of medical malpractice. We want to help the future generation of Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers with their education expenses by offering an annual $1000 scholarship. The Scholarship will be based on an essay competition with a topic focused on medical malpractice law.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • This Scholarship is open to both graduate/law students and undergraduate students seeking to go to law school in the future. All applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate or graduate-level program.
  • All submissions should contain the authors name, address, phone number, current major and college.
  • All submissions should be emailed to medmalscholarship@gmail.com
  • All submissions must be in .pdf format
  • All submissions must be received by July 15, 2020 (Extended Deadline).
  • Winner will be announced on our website on August 15, 2020

More info please visit their site.

Glotzer & Leib’s Scholarship Fund We’re proud to support recipients by helping them cover college-related expenses. The winner(s) will receive a check for $1000. We will be offering this scholarship bi-annually.

ELIGIBILITY

This scholarship is open to any student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. This includes students that have been accepted and have committed to attend a specific college or university next semester.

DEADLINE

Your complete application must be received using the form below by September 15 and January 15 of each year.

DETAILS

Submit ALL of the following using the form below:

  • Resume
  • 600 to 1000 word essay on the Assigned Topic (See below)
  • Academic Transcript
  • College or University Letter of Acceptance (Not required if you provide current college transcripts.)

For more information and application please visit their page.

Ostroff Injury Law Scholarship Campaign Ostroff Injury Law is excited to announce The Ostroff Law Fall 2020 Scholarship Campaign. Our bi-annual scholarships are open to undergraduate students and law students. We would be honored if you could inform your students of this opportunity and include us on your scholarship resource page: https://law.laverne.edu/scholarship/.

For more information on our scholarship campaign, please visit our scholarship page: https://www.ostrofflaw.com/scholarship/.

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to participate in the scholarship program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college, university, or law school during the Fall 2020 academic semester
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution
  • If an applicant is under the age of 18, written permission from a parent or legal guardian must be provided
  • All applicants must include submission in an email along with his/her full name, email address, and the name of the institution he/she is enrolled in.

All submissions must emailed to scholarship.ostrofflaw@gmail.com by the deadline: July 31st, 2020 12 PM PST

Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship Overview:

The Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship has been created to help one student defray the high cost of university tuition. Patrick believes that everyone who seeks higher education should be able to do so. The Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship is the result of this commitment.

Guidelines:

The following requirements must be met to apply for the Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship.

  • High school senior currently accepted at an accredited college or university
  • Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
  • Submit an essay of 700-800 words answering the following question.
  • What is your best solution for resolution of the student loan debt crisis?

Deadline:

  • The Deadline to apply for the Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship is August 1, 2020
  • The winner will be notified on August 15, 2020 via email
  • The winners name will be posted on the patrickhenrymaddrenscholarship.com website.

How to Apply:

Submissions must be made via email, in the form of an attached WORD-DOC, and emailed to scholarshippatrickmaddren@gmail.com.

Team Law Working Moms Scholarship

 

The scholarship will provide students with $1,500 to go toward the costs of tuition or any other related expenses at a college or university of their choice, anywhere in the United States. An additional $1,500 will be donated to the Dress for Success Foundation, “an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools to help women thrive in work and in life.”

In order to be awarded this scholarship, you must be a working mother or a mother looking to return to the workforce and be a current undergraduate or graduate student with a 2.0 GPA, or entering a vocational or technical school. To apply, students should fill out the form at the link, and submit a copy of their transcript, a 500 word (or less) essay on why they should be selected, 1 letter of recommendation and proof of enrollment to janie@nextlevel.com.

The deadline for all scholarship applications is 11:59 pm on December 31st, 2020.

Further information can be found here: https://www.teamlaw.com/scholarship/

THE MAY FIRM BI-ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND The May Firm, we understand the importance of an education and just how difficult it can be to finance college these days. Robert May, our founding attorney here at The May Firm, was the first in his family to attend college! He’s incredibly appreciative of the opportunity he had to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for his undergraduate degree, then moving on to law school. As we all know, the cost of obtaining a higher education keeps rising, which can often times put students in a tough situation, both mentally and financially.

Here is a link to our scholarship page where students can apply: https://www.mayfirm.com/scholarship

Award:

$1000 USD bi-annually.

Deadline:

The scholarships deadline for each applicant to apply is September 15th and January 15th of each year

Fall 2020 Scholarship Introducing Bi-Annual Scholarship Campaign Petrelli Previtera, LLC is excited to announce The Petrelli Previtera Bi-Annual Scholarship Campaign. Our scholarships are open to undergraduate students and law students. We would be honored if you could inform your students of this opportunity and include us on your scholarship resource page: https://law.laverne.edu/scholarship/

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the scholarship program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college, university, or law school during the Fall 2020 academic semester
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution
  • If an applicant is under the age of 18, written permission from a parent or legal guardian must be provided
  • All applicants must include submission in an email along with his/her full name, email address, and the name of the institution he/she is enrolled in.

All submissions must emailed to scholarship.petrellilaw@gmail.com by the deadline: September 29th, 2020.

For more information on our scholarship campaign, please visit our scholarship page: https://www.petrellilaw.com/scholarship/

Emery Reddy Legal Studies Scholarship – $2,500 Emery Reddy, PLLC is proud to announce its Fourth annual round of scholarships. Each year we partner with undergraduate and graduate programs around the country to offer financial assistance to students with an interest in pursuing careers in the legal field, and we would like to make this opportunity known to your students.  May we have this listed on La Verne Law’s External Scholarships page?

The successful candidate will demonstrate their dedication to the study of law in 500 words or less. We want to hear why each candidate is interested in the study of law.

Requirement: Essay submission. Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college.
Deadline: November 30, Annually
Essay limit: 500 words
Award Amount: $2,500
Website: https://www.emeryreddy.com/scholarship/

Altman & Altman Law School Scholarship One scholarship of $1,500 for an undergraduate or JD, LLB, or LLM candidate who is concerned with the need and affordability of legal services in the United States, with a preference for students who have a personal or educational connection to the Boston metropolitan area.

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Website: https://www.altmanllp.com/scholarship.html

American Law School Scholarship One scholarship of $1,000 for an undergraduate or law student who is committed to improving the access to and affordability of legal services, with a preference for applicants who have a personal or educational connection to the Boston community.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website: https://www.jeffreysglassman.com/scholarship.html

American Law School Student Scholarship One scholarship of $1,000 for a current undergraduate or law student who combines academic accomplishment with a commitment to community service, with a preference for students who are from the New York metropolitan area, are attending a law school there, or have graduated from a college or university there.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website:  https://injury.1800nynylaw.com/the-american-law-school-student-scholarship.html

Baltimore Student Law School Scholarship One scholarship of $1,000 for a first-year law student enrolled at a college, university, or ABA-accredited law school who shows genuine interest in making our civil justice system as fair as possible, with a slight preference for students who have a connection to the Baltimore-Washington area or are attending law school at the University of Baltimore or the University of Maryland.

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Website: https://www.millerandzois.com/miller-zois-law-school-scholarship.html

BerlikLaw Future Virginia Lawyer Scholarship One scholarship of $1,500 for any current law student at an accredited law school within the United States is eligible for the Future Virginia Lawyer Scholarship, but preference is given to individuals who (a) are from Virginia, (b) received their undergraduate degrees from a Virginia college or university, and/or (c) attend law school in Virginia.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website:  https://www.berliklaw.com/scholarship.html

Brager Tax Law Group Legal Scholarship One scholarship of $1,000 for a current undergraduate student enrolled in a tax or accounting program, or law student who is interested in pursuing a career in tax litigation and preferably is from California, has graduated from a college or university there, or is currently attending law school there.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website:  https://www.bragertaxlaw.com/scholarship.html

Criminal Defense Student Law School Scholarship One scholarship of $2,500 for an undergraduate or law student who is concerned about the need and affordability of legal services in the USA, with a preference for individuals who are from Boston or have attended a college, university, or law school there.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website:  https://www.neymanlaw.com/scholarship.html

Hartsoe Law Firm Law School Scholarship One scholarship of $500 for an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a law school education or a JD, LLB, or LLM candidate, who is concerned with the decline of civility in political discourse in the United States.

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Website:  https://www.knoxvilleinjury.com/scholarship.html

Kreisman Law Offices Law School Scholarship One scholarship of $1,000 for an undergraduate student or law student enrolled in a JD, LLB, or LLM program who believes in bolstering access to legal services for individuals in need and preferably has a personal or educational connection to the Chicago area.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website: https://www.robertkreisman.com/scholarship.html

Lebowitz & Mzhen Law School Scholarship One scholarship of $1,000 for an undergraduate or law student determined to use his or her skills to improve access to justice for ordinary people, with a preference for applicants who are from Maryland, have received a degree from a college or university there, or are attending a law school there.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website:  https://www.marylandinjurylawyer.net/scholarship.html

Student for Justice Scholarship One scholarship of $750 for a college, university, law school, graduate school, or high school student who is about to attend college who is passionate and interested in working to seek justice.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website: https://www.allanffriedmanlaw.com/scholarship.html

The Davis Law Group, P.C. Scholarship One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to any first-year student accepted into or enrolled at a college, university, or ABA-accredited law school in the United States who has the goal of obtaining a law degree.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website: https://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/scholarship.html

The Powers Law Firm Scholarship Essay Contest One scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to an eligible law school student, graduate, or undergraduate student who is interested in studying and/or working in the criminal justice field.

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Website: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/the-powers-law-firm-scholarship-essay-contest-carolina-criminal.html

The Tilem & Associates, P.C. Scholarship One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a high school senior, an undergraduate, or law student who will be attending an accredited college, university or law school in the United States and who is determined about addressing the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. criminal justice system.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Website:  https://www.tilemlawfirm.com/scholarship.html

Pusch & Nguyen Injury Lawyers Scholarship
Injury Lawyers, a Texas Personal Injury Law Firm, is pleased to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student who is currently attending or planning on attending their first year of college or graduate school. The annual scholarship program is aimed at students who have overcome a challenge in life, performed community service, and demonstrates financial need.
AWARD AND KEY DATES
• Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually
• Scholarship check will be made out to winner’s school and mailed to recipient’s home address
• Application and supporting material must be submitted by the last of July 31st annually
• Scholarship winner will be notified prior to August 31st annually.Deadline: Annually on July 31stWebsite: https://zantaclawsuitlawyer.com/scholarship/
Earnest Scholarship Fund
At Earnest, we believe in helping people realize their hopes and dreams through further education.

To help more students get to school, we created the Earnest Scholarship as a way to award 50 students who best articulate how their education will enable their dreams.

Deadline: June 30, 2020

Website: https://www.earnest.com/student-loans/scholarship

  • Applicants must be enrolled, or soon be enrolled, as a full-time student at a Title IV accredited, not for profit U.S. college or university for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • There are no minimum GPA, residency, or major requirements to apply!
  • Applicants can be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (including DACA students).
2020 Elite Lawyer Scholarship
Elite Lawyer is offering a $500 scholarship to students pursuing higher education.

Who Can Apply

  • Individuals currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 semester.
  • Have a 2.5 or greater GPA

How to Apply

In order to apply, applicants must either submit an original essay of 500 words or a 2 minute video presentation on the following topic:

  • What have you learned about yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Deadline: August 3, 2020

Website: https://www.elitelawyer.com/elite-lawyer-scholarship

The Johns Law Firm Law School Scholarship Essay Contest
At Johns Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers specialize in representing victims of accidents, injuries, and even insurance companies disputes. As attorneys, we feel that it is our responsibility to advocate for those who have been injured in accidents that were not their fault. In fact, helping those in need is one of the reasons our law firm exists.

For this year’s scholarship contest, we are asking students to submit an essay about why they decided to become a lawyer.

We look forward to hearing from the next generation of lawyers, and we will announce the winner of the scholarship by January 15, 2021

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Website: https://johnsfirm.com/law-scholarship-contest/

**Please submit your scholarship essay by December 31, 2020. If you do not submit your essay by this date, you will not be eligible for the scholarship. No late submissions will be accepted.