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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

For more information, please visit:

https://willdefendwa.com/about/scholarship/

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/

The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship Attorney Stewart J. Guss appreciates the value of education as well and 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. To qualify for the Guss Scholarship you must be an aspiring or current U.S. college student

$1000 Annual Scholarship For Current and Incoming Students

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Website:  https://attorneyguss.com/annual-stewart-j-guss-college-student-scholarship/ 

THE KRIST LAW FIRM, P.C. NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Our Houston maritime lawyers are proud to announce that The Krist Law Firm, P.C. will be renewing our annual scholarship of $5,000 to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations!

Requirements:

  •  Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate good character and high initiative.

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Website: https://www.houstoninjurylawyer.com/the-krist-law-firm-national-scholarship/

KNR’S STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING SCHOLARSHIP At KNR, we are committed to combatting this issue, and that fight starts with greater awareness amongst the younger generations, and we believe that greater awareness of this issue can make a difference. We are proud to announce KNR’s Stop Distracted Driving Scholarship which awards $5,000 to a student pursuing higher-education.

Requirements:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate good character and high initiative.

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Website: https://www.knrlegal.com/scholarship/

2020 Legal Scholarship by Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, an Orlando Criminal Defense Law Firm, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming first year or continuing Law Student. The scholarship is offered for the fall 2020 academic semester.

Requirements:

  • This scholarship will only be awarded to one incoming 1L or a currently enrolled Law Student
  • Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA
  • Must be a legal resident of the U.S.

Deadline: March 31, 2020

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

Taylor & Ring’s Annual Victim Advocate Scholarship We are proud to announce the Taylor & Ring Victim Advocate Scholarship. This annual award will be given to a student interested in pursuing the study of law with a specific goal of helping survivors of sexual assaultrapechild abuse, or sexual harassment in the workplace. The successful candidate needs to be currently enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, an accredited college or university or law school for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the student’s college or law school at his or her request, if necessary. Scholarship amount is $5,000.

Requirements:

  • An essay of no more than 1000 words about what the civil justice systems means to you;
  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university or law school;
  • A brief statement about your financial needs.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Website: https://www.taylorring.com/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

THE CUNNINGHAM & MEARS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP The Cunningham & Mears Academic Scholarship is an annual award of $2500, presented by the firm, to a student who wishes to pursue the study of History or Law. The successful candidate must be enrolled in, or have proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college, university, or law school for the upcoming academic school year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the institution upon the request of the student.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must submit the following information in order to be considered eligible for the scholarship:

  • Proof of enrollment in the institution
  • A statement of financial need
  • 1 letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your academic work
  • An essay of no more than 1000 words about why you chose to study History or Law

Applicants must fill out the fields below and upload the documentation there. If you have any questions, you may contact us GivingBack@cunninghamandmears.com. All application information will be kept confidential until a winner is chosen.

For more information, please visit The Cunningham & Mears Scholarship

THE WAGNER & WAGNER ANNUAL CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Each year, we will award $2,500 to an eligible law or pre-law student who is enrolled in, or has proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college or university for the Fall semester. We will announce the winners in July 2019.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Eligibility and requirements:

To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than June 1, 2020

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school, or from a teacher from the previous year (for incoming students only)
  • One (1) essay up to 1,000 words on “The injured plaintiff’s right to be compensated through litigation or mediation.”
  • Academic Transcripts from the current academic year (2019-2020)

We will award the scholarship and notify the winner proper to August 1, 2020. Please note that the we may choose to write about the winner on our website.

For more information, please visit THE WAGNER & WAGNER ANNUAL CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

THE ANNUAL HARRIS LOWRY MANTON LLP CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP  This $5,000 award will be given to any incoming or current law student who is either currently enrolled, or who has accepted a place, in an accredited law school for the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. This annual scholarship will be awarded at the end of July.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Eligibility and requirements:

To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than June 1, 2020.

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
  • One recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school (incoming IL students may submit a letter from a teacher from the previous year)
  • An essay of no more than 1,000 words about the importance of the right to a trial by jury

For more information, please visit HARRIS LOWRY MANTON LLP

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.

2020 Francis “Brother” Hare Access to Justice Scholarship The Francis “Brother” Hare Access to Justice Scholarship Fund was established to recognize a law student whose work has been published in a law review. Applicants are invited to submit their papers by May 31, 2020, for the $5,000 scholarship award. The law student scholarship winner will be selected by the AIEG scholarship committee. The winner will be notified by August 30, 2020. Papers should be submitted to Jane Giattina at jane@aieg.com with following subject line: Francis “Brother” Hare Access to Justice Scholarship Application.

Published law review papers will be considered for this award based on articles that argued in favor of one or more of the following:

  • The right of access to the civil courts for all citizens regardless of ability to afford a lawyer (e.g., support of the contingent fee)
  • The right of open courts and public access to evidence that shows public safety hazards (e.g., opposition to sealing orders and protective orders of confidentiality)
  • Ethics violations for attorneys to argue for or participate in protective orders that hide evidence of safety hazards from government agencies or the public, whether discovery or trial
  • Ethics violations for attorneys to argue for or participate in sealing orders that hide evidence from the public as part of settlement agreements
  • Ethics violations for judges to sign protective orders or sealing orders that have the effect of hiding from the public or government agencies safety hazards

If you have questions about your scholarship status, please email membership@justice.org.

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.

SCHIFFMANN INJURY LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP Education is the cornerstone of a full and rewarding life. Unfortunately, many families have to make a difficult choice after an accident: Pay expensive medical bills or fund a child’s college fund. We help deserving scholars keep education within reach, no matter what curveballs life throws at them.

We encourage you to apply for our Toronto Personal Injury Scholarship. We look forward to reading your submission.

SEMI-ANNUAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP $1000

ELIGIBILITY: ANY STUDENT CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, OR GRADUATE PROGRAM IN BOTH THE USA AND CANADA.

DEADLINE: Applicants must submit their entry by September 15th and January 15th of each year.

WINNERS: Winners announced September 20th and January 20th via our Facebook page.

For submission and more info, please visit their site

The Impact Zone Annual Scholarship Award We believe that the fitness community deserves our best and our brightest.

For this reason, we are proud to offer the Impact Zone Annual Scholarship Award. Each year, we will award $1500 to an eligible student who is enrolled in, or has proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college or university for the Fall semester.

Eligibility and requirements:

To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than June 1, 2020:

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school, or from a teacher or coach from the previous year (for incoming students only)
  • One (1) essay up to 1,000 words on “Fitness and Nutrition.”
  • Must Follow Impact Zone on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Create Intro Video (5-10 Seconds)

For questions about the scholarship, please contact scholarship@impactzonenj.com.

For application or more information please visit their website.