College of Law Scholarships

Internal 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.

Scholarships listed in this section are given through the University of La Verne, deadline to apply is April 29, 2022 by 5:00pm.​

Scholarships include but are not limited to:

Anna Rahm Endowed Scholarship
  • Preference for 2L, 3L and 4L students
  • Demonstrated outstanding potential as a litigator
Beverley Sims Edwards Scholarship 
  • Financial need
  • Good Standing
  • Interest in Real Estate Law
David and Eleanor Bell Endowed Scholarship
  • Focus on public interested law
Joseph and Doleen Borba Endowed Scholarship
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Female
  • Financial Need
Michael and Jeanette Bidart Endowed Scholarship
  • 2L, 3L or 4L
  • Interest in insurance law
Paul Egly Endowed Scholarship
  • The applicant must have the ability to successfully complete the Program of legal education.
  • The scholarship should be awarded as an entitlement fund and not replace institutional funds, for College of Law students selected by the Egly Scholarship Committee and confirmed by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • When a scholarship recipient is identified, the name of the recipient and the award amount will be sent by the Egly Scholarship Committee to the Office of Financial Aid for verification and awarding of the scholarship.
Paul T. (Petey) O’Brien Endowed Scholarship
  • Preference for 2L, 3L and 4L students
Demonstrated outstanding potential as a litigator
  • Financial need
  • Good academic standing
  • Career interest in tort plaintiff representation
Society for Justice Endowed Scholarship
  • Financial need
  • Good Standing
  • Career interest in tort plaintiff representation
Taylor Warner and Crista Haynes Leadership Scholarship
  • Within the top 25% of students in the class
  • Financial Need
  • Leadership in a student organization and/or clinic
Thomas & Miriam Kendall Foundation Scholarship
  • Students pursuing a Juris Doctorate
Robert N. Myers II  Scholarship
  • Student or students who have significantly outperformed their indicators, such as LSAT scores, after their first year of law school
  • 2L
C. G. & C. Book Scholarship
  • Book vouchers for law students
  • 50% of award to day students and 50% of award to evening students
Brad Baldwin and Christopher Mendez Legacy Scholarship
  • Demonstrated interest in Immigration Law
  • Financial Need
  • Receipt must be a first year, One L level student.
Dean’s Scholarship
  • Awarded by the Dean

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.

EduMed Scholarships and Resources for Hispanic and LatinX Students EduMed is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage month by creating 20 scholarship opportunities and other helpful resources that can help Hispanic and Latinx students achieve their college and career dreams.

Scholarships and Resources for Hispanic and LatinX Students

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.

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.

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 15 and January 15 of each year

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award Award

$1,000

Qualifications

Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Applicants must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript.

Deadline

Fall Semester- July 31st 
Spring Semester- November 30 Website: https://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/#sthash.oELggGOJ.dpuf

Hon. Frederick E. McKelvey Memorial Scholarship This writing competition, sponsored by the American Association of Patent Judges, is being held in memory of the Honorable Frederick E. McKelvey, former Chief Judge of what is now the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

 

For this year’s entry, an entrant must identify ways patents “promote the progress of … useful arts” (Const.; Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 8) and explain how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) can encourage that. Entrants are asked, in their answer, to define “useful arts.”  An entry must be no longer than 1,500 words.

 

Cash prizes will be awarded and winners will have something interesting to add to their résumés to highlight their intellect and creativity.

 

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2022, at Midnight.

 

More information is available at https://aapj.us/mckelvey-scholarship/. The entry form is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBV-ZOUBw8r5-1LHvxE86_mB7zqeFc2szLlI2aoeylD_X0Vg/viewform.

Cardindigo The scholarship program is being offered through carindigo.com for needy African American students.

 

CarIndigo has released a Scholarship Program to support the African American community of our country. The scholarship offers a grant of $1,000 to the top 10 African American students, who are 18+ years in age & are permanent residents in the U.S.

Students will be shortlisted based on their performance in the essay.

Deadline: May 10th, 2022
Avail via: https://www.carindigo.com/news/1000-car-review-essay-scholarship-for-african-american-students
Award Amount: USD 1000

Details about the scholarship:
https://www.carindigo.com/news/1000-car-review-essay-scholarship-for-african-american-students

The Insurance Guide Local College Scholarship We look forward to receiving many submissions for the 2021 scholarship and encourage students to apply according to the information listed below. Each year, the team at Insurance Guide Local offers a $500 scholarship to students pursuing their post-secondary education at a college or trade school. We believe by encouraging students to advance their education beyond high school we can improve communities as these individuals enter the workforce, better educated and better prepared to give back to their own local communities. IGL Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be US Citizens.
  2. Applicants must provide proof of current enrollment or acceptance at an accredited college or trade school.
  3. Applicants already attending college must be able to show that they are maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  4. Applicants who have not yet started their first college semester, must have achieved a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and provide documentation of such.
  5. Essay submissions must be received no later than Midnight, Pacific Time, May 15theach year.

For questions please contact them or visit their website.

Melmed Law Group Collegiate Scholarship The employment lawyers at Melmed Law Group P.C. proudly support the pursuit of success through higher education. We also understand that higher education can be a challenging financial investment for some, and we’d like to offer our support. To that end, our office offers an annual scholarship to one college student at the end of February of each year.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Students must be a U.S Citizen or a permanent resident.
  2. Students must either be a law student or have completed at least one year of college or university and be currently enrolled.

To Apply – Essay

Students must submit a 500-1,000 word essay on the topic of how they were impacted by an issue of workplace fairness.

You can be creative: this can be a reaction to a news story, a personal anecdote, or anything else. What does workplace fairness mean to you in the context of a larger social and economic structure?

We are looking for creative and exciting ideas.

Application Materials

  1. Proof of enrollment at a college/university.
  2. Unofficial copy of college transcript.
  3. A PDF of the response to the essay prompt.

Application Instructions

  • Submission period: Between January 1st and February 15th of each year
  • Submit to jm@melmedlaw.com
  • One time payment of $ 5,000 in the form of a check that will be mailed to the University/College of your choice.

Our Collegiate Scholarship Award is a one-time, monetary scholarship award that is to be used for academic purposes.

You can use it to pay for school tuition, room-and-board, or other school-related expenses.

Website

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is administered through a Fund created by the Hewitt family to honor Emily M. Hewitt and to honor a student who shared her love of nature.  CBTA is proud to select and award this scholarship on their behalf.

PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIPS: To provide a monetary award of $2,500.00 for a promising California upper division or graduate student, who has shown an educational and career commitment to the study of the environment, shows a commitment to communicate and interpret a love of nature, and an understanding of need to practice conservation.

ELIGIBILITY:  Eligibility for application is extended to any student or graduate student enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose educational career goals clearly demonstrate an interest in communicating and interpreting nature’s wonder.  Students pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art, and California history are encouraged to apply.  Dedication ideals of the scholarship will be considered at least as important as financial need in making the award.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Statement of personal and career goals. (1-2 pages)
  • Resume (and portfolio if applicable).
  • Transcripts of all college work completed to date- (can be “unofficial” transcript)
  • Completed Application Form

Applicants may submit completed applications either by mail or email.  Email complete applications to cbta@bigtrees.org 

Contact:  Sue Hoffmann @ 209.795.1196

Applications must be postmarked by APRIL 15 of the current year.

Click Here to Download Application

If you are interested in setting up a similar fund, please contact our office at

209-795-1196 or email cbta@bigtrees.org 

Stewart J. Guss Injury Accident Lawyers Attorney Stewart J. Guss appreciates the value of education as well as the ever-increasing costs of obtaining one. This yearly scholarship of $1,000 is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on promising students wishing to further their education at the college and university level.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Must be an aspiring or current U.S. college student – includes incoming freshmen
  • Must create an infographic on “The Dangers of Self-Driving Vehicles”
  • Must submit the infographic by the deadline of March 31, 2022

Please take a look at our scholarship page for more information: https://attorneyguss.com/annual-stewart-j-guss-college-student-scholarship/

We would be honored if you could let your students know of this opportunity and possibly include us on your scholarship resource page here:

https://law.laverne.edu/scholarship/

 

Elite Lawyer Scholarship At Elite Lawyer, we recognize high-achieving attorneys who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities and the legal profession. We are proud to support the next generation of leaders by once again sponsoring a scholarship for students pursuing higher education to make a difference in their own communities.

With the added economic and health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elite Lawyer recognizes that today’s college students need support now more than ever. We encourage eligible students to enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship toward your tuition or other educational expenses.

Who Can Apply

You are eligible for the Fall 2021 Elite Lawyer Scholarship if:

  • You are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university
  • Your education will continue through at least the Fall 2021 semester
  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have a current GPA of at least 3.0

How to Apply

In order to be considered, you must submit either a 500-word essay or a 2-minute video presentation in response to the following question:

What positive change are you working to bring to your community this year?

Along with your essay or video, you must submit your name, date of birth, mailing address, email address, phone number, proof of enrollment, unofficial transcripts, and a professional photograph of yourself.

The deadline to apply is July 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Only one submission per applicant is allowed.

Here is the online application.

N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarships The N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund will be offering up to $5,000 in scholarships to students pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees in environmental/civil engineering or environmental science concentrating on water quality, who show a commitment to government service.

Amount Details: $5,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a graduate student
  • Must attend a university
  • Must not be attending high school currently
  • Both full-time and part-time students
  • Restricted to students studying Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science

How to Apply

What you’ll need:

  • Application Form
  • Essay

Contact: Madison Quinn
Scholarship Program Administrator
madison@nywea.org
Address: 525 Plum Street, Suite 102
Syracuse, NY 13204

Application Deadline

March 31, 2022

Scott Senft Scholarship Fund This scholarship is Scott Senft’s way of contributing to and encouraging those sharing his goal to improve the lives of the less fortunate through all legal services. The $1,500 that this scholarship offers is meant for students entering a field where the law is concerned. The scholarship will consider students in the following majors and degrees:

  • Legal studies;
  • Paralegal studies;
  • Criminal Justice degree;
  • Political Science degree;
  • Criminology degree;
  • Forensic Science degree;
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree;
  • Any other undergraduate pre-law degrees.

How to Apply

  • Complete the Scholarship form found on our website. (Click here to download the form).
  • Submit an essay of 850-1,150 words that outlines your future goals and what you plan to do with the degree you earn.
  • An official transcript reflecting your current academic standing, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, and proof of enrollment. If sent via email, an unopened official transcript must be sent by mail to the address at the bottom of this section.

Submit the above mentioned requirements by mail or via email. Failure to include all of these requirements will result in the rejection of your application.

  • To apply for the scholarship online, submit your application and materials attached to an email to admin@scottthelawyer.com. The subject line for the email should be “SS Scholarship Application”.
  • To submit your application by mail, send your paper application to:

126 S Federal Hwy # 208, Dania Beach, FL 33004

Deadline

Applications for this year’s scholarship must be submitted and received by November 15, 2022.

The selected student will be notified in the late days of December.

Funk & Associates Law Student Scholarship $500 scholarship will be awarded twice per year (July and December). Open to any 2L or 3L at a US law school. Application is an essay of 500-1000 words that describes how the student plans to help others in their career.

Funk & Associates
5500 N Interstate Hwy 35
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 472-3865

Submissions are currently being accepted, and the next deadline is June 15, 2022, with the winner being announced by late December.

JT Legal Group Law School Scholarship The passion and commitment of a student with ambitions and dreams towards the enhancements of society are characteristics that JT Legal Group sincerely acknowledges. Higher education brings opportunities for prosperity and no obstacle should get in the way of that, especially financial ones. JT Legal Group is looking to award a law school scholarship opportunity in the amount of $5,000 to a student who presents the most equipped and original understanding on the facets of law and legal support.
The Peck Law Group $1,000 scholarship award. To apply, students will need to write an article on elder abuse and neglect.