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 2020-2021 academic year is Monday, November 16, 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:

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.

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 15th and January 15th of each year

One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship In the right hands, a law degree can be a powerful tool. History is filled with great accounts of leaders who made it their life’s work to embody the law and serve as agents of change.

Each year we honor 10 future change agents who are heading to law school. All ten finalists will be rewarded with scholarships to help pay for the first year of law school.

Fill out the request form for more information on the One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship including how to apply, official rules and more.

2021 Scholarship Awards:

First Place: $10k  |  Second Place: $5k  |  Eight Runners-up: $1k

Scholarship Timeline:

To be eligible, you must be an incoming 1L student starting in the Fall of 2021.

Submit a 500-word essay or less by June 1, 2021.

The top 10 finalists will be announced on July 2, 2021.

The First and Second Place Winners will be announced on July 16, 2021.

All scholarship awards are paid directly to each finalist’s law school on August 1, 2021.

Website: https://lawpreview.barbri.com/10000-scholarship/

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award Award
$1,000Qualifications
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 30th Website: https://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/#sthash.oELggGOJ.dpuf
RONALD HEDDING LAW FIRM $2,500 STUDENT 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. The sky-rocketing costs of education and student loan debt are a major deterrent for many students who want to seek a higher education. It is our goal to help students with limited financial means to obtain a quality education to improve their chances of brighter future. The intent of this annual scholarship is to reward hard working students who need  financial assistance. We urge all students to apply and look forward to reading the essays. Our $2,500 annual scholarship will be awarded to one student every year. The winner will be selected based on the quality of the applicant’s essay and statement of financial need.
DEADLINE
October 1,  (annual)
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
·       Must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States
·       Applicants can include high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, JD.
·       Applicant must provide the name and location of the school where they are enrolled
·       Applicant must include a statement of financial needWebsite: https://www.heddinglawfirm.com/scholarship/ 
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 15th, each year.

For questions please contact them or visit their website.

Kreeger Law Firm Scholarship  Who Can Apply:

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
Applicant must be currently attending or accepted to an accredited college, university, or trade school.
If currently a post-secondary institution, applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
If currently in high school and have been accepted to a post-secondary institution, applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Submission:

  

  1. Your name, phone number, and email address
  2. A 750- to 1,000-word essay in Word, PDF, or Plain Text format answering the following question: What are the top three skills you are cultivating to help you achieve your career goals?
  3. Proof of enrollment or acceptance to a college or trade school.
  4. Your most recent academic transcript.

Deadline: August 15, 2021

 Amount: $1,000

 Learn More: https://www.kreegerlaw.com/truck-accidents/#scholarship

The Keith M. Fletcher Excellence in Ethics Scholarship 
Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is excited to offer our annual Excellence in Ethics Scholarship. Through the competition of an1000 word or more essay discussing the importance of pro-bono legal work, first place receives $1000 and second place receives $500. Requirements: A lawful U.S. citizen enrolled/accepted to a US law school and cannot have received the same scholarship the previous year 

Deadline: July 1, 2021

Max Meyers Law Scholarship Program
Max Meyers Law believes in supporting those who look to further their education.  College costs continue to rise each year, which can cause stress and financial burden to families in our community.  We want students to be able to focus on learning and not have to worry about how they will pay for their schooling.  This is why we have rolled out the Max Meyers Law Scholarship program.  A $2,500 scholarship will be given to the individual who is selected as the winner of our essay challenge. 

The deadline for applications is 11:59PM on June 1st, 2021. 

  • Applicant essays will be reviewed by our staff and a winner will be selected and contacted no later than June 30th, 2021.

For more information please visit: https://www.maxmeyerslaw.com/library/max-meyers-law-scholarship-program.cfm

2020-2021 Cleanup.Expert Scholarship Program Two talented students will be awarded one of two monetary prizes of either $3,200 or $1,600 to be put toward tuition at a U.S. accredited college. Students must include an essay or a video answering one of thirteen questions provided in the application. Would you be so kind as to include a link to the 2020-2021 Cleanup.Expert Scholarship Program on your financial aid pages so we can continue to grow and expand the program?

With our focus on cleaning products for busy homeowners, we want young people to understand the social and environmental impact of cleaning products. Students may choose between several topics for their videos and essays revolving around current cleaning industry issues. From ecological to socioeconomic concerns, our mission is to educate those responsible for making manufacturing and purchasing decisions in the future.

Application Deadline & Guidelines:

Starting Date: October 20, 2020
Deadline: June 20, 2021
Winner Announcement: June 30, 2021

Eligible applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens
  • High school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or students currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00

For more information, please visit: https://cleanup.expert/scholarship-for-2020-2021/

Benjy Grinberg Scholarship Benjy Grinberg was fortunate to find his passion for music at a young age. Knowing that turning a passion into a career can be difficult due to a variety of factors, Benjy founded the Benjy Grinberg Scholarship with the hopes of helping those seeking higher education reach their educational and career goals.

The $1,000 scholarship is designed to relieve some of the financial burden of continuing education. It will be awarded to a current college student or high school senior who has been accepted into a college or university. More information and the application can be found below.

Scholarship Deadline: May 31, 2021

For application and details visit their site: Benjy Grinberg

WEST COAST TRIAL LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our personal injury lawyers value education and helping students in need. We recognize that school tuition can be a very significant expense. In addition to ever increasing tuition, students may be responsible for paying for housing and other school-related expenses. Attending a school can cost students hundreds of thousands of dollars. West Coast Trial Lawyers is proud to offer financial help to students and their families, in the form of $1,000 scholarships, to individuals who are currently attending a university or college in The United States.

VIDEO TOPIC

Applicants must submit a three to five minute video on why they deserve the West Coast Trial Lawyers Scholarship.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be full or part-time college students in good standing with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume.
  • Please email transcript and video submissions toscholarship@westcoasttriallawyers.com
  • Video submissions will be judged on creativity and originality.
  • Scholarship materials must be submitted by April 4, 2021.

Website: https://westcoasttriallawyers.com/resources/scholarship/

THE SAM HASKELL SCHOLARSHIP Sam Haskell founded this annual scholarship with the understanding that many students do not have the financial means to further their education. Sam Haskell is an Emmy nominated producer and founder of Magnolia Hill Productions. He was formerly Worldwide Head of Television at the William Morris Agency and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. Sam has been a lifelong patron for higher education and has helped many young people achieve their academic and professional goals. 

The Sam Haskell Scholarship will award one high school senior, current college, or graduate student with a $1,000 scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility 

  • Current high school senior with a college or university acceptance.
  • Current college or graduate student.
  • The essay and form below must be completed in order to be considered eligible for the scholarship.

The selected winner must provide proof of enrollment 

Application Process 

To submit a scholarship application, fill out the form below completely, and attach your scholarship essay. 

Essay Prompt/Question:

 Sam Haskell believes that with hard work and dedication, dreams do come true. He also believes that one must stay true to themselves. To enter this scholarship, please share in 500 words or less: 

What early life experience has most contributed to who you are today, and how will that help you succeed in higher education? 

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2021

Website: http://samhaskellscholarship.com/

THE REIFF LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP The Reiff Law Firm, personal injury and car accident lawyers in Philadelphia since 1979, is pleased to announce that we are currently offering young law students the 2021 The Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field. All applicants must be: 

Pursuing an undergrad degree in pre-law, political science, or paralegal studies, or; 

Working towards their J.D. in any concentration related to the law.  

Application Materials: 

All applicants need to submit the following application materials by July 1, 2021: 

  • A completed Legal Scholarship Application (provided on our website).
  • A 650-word essay on what goals he or she hopes to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field.
  • A valid transcript (college or university) reflecting current academic standing, including at least a 3.0 GPA, and proof of acceptance and/or enrollment.

Failure to include all required application materials will result in a rejection of the application. 

Deadline 

Eligible applications must be completed and received or postmarked no later than July 1‚ 2021.  

Applicants may submit their materials electronically or via mail. 

Applications submitted by email should be sent to Jeffrey Reiff at scholarships@reifflawfirm.com. Emailed applications should contain the subject, “The Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship 2021” 

Paper applications should be mailed to: 

The Reiff Law Firm
Attn: Jeffrey Reiff
1500 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 501
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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

NW CORPORATE LAW SCHOLARSHIP $1000 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Law school in the United States is expensive. Our firm wants to help a law student avoid some of the costs associated with law school, and we are now accepting applications for the NW Corporate Law scholarship, which will be awarded to one second or third year law student who is in financial need and who is actively enrolled in an ABA-approved law school. The award will be paid to the student, and the awarded funds may be used by the student for any expenses related to the student’s law school education. All of the details are below, including a link to the application. We offer this scholarship award biannually, in the spring and fall. The application requirements may change during each award period. 

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a 2nd or 3rd year law student enrolled in an ABA-approved law school in the United States.
  • Have an interest in business law or entrepreneurship.

The scholarship is awarded biannually.

Spring 2021 scholarship applications must be submitted by May 1, 2021. The award will be given to a single winner by May 15, 2021. 

Spring 2021 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Most recent law school transcript.
  2. Essay: Law schools are sometimes criticized for not adequately preparing students to practice law upon graduation. In 500 – 700 words explain how you would change the law school experience to best prepare law students to practice upon graduation.
  3. Resume: 1 page max, limited to your work, volunteer, and other educational experiences.

Website: https://www.nwcorporatelaw.com/law-scholarship/

KOHLMEYER HAGEN LAW OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
We are accepting applications for our annual Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Annual Scholarship worth $1000. This recurring scholarship will be awarded to one full-time student each spring. Students must be enrolled in an accredited high school, trade school, college, university or law school and excel in leadership and academics while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0. Although pursuing a career in the legal field is not required, it will be taken into consideration. We invite all eligible students to apply, and we look forward to reviewing your application. Good luck!
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Application for this scholarship may be submitted by any US citizen enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited high school, trade school, community college, college, university or law school.
  • An unofficial school transcript must be attached. It does not need to be sealed.
  • Although not required, we recommend submitting at least one professional letter of recommendation along with a resume.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0. For binary pass/fail grading systems, a passing grade will suffice.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please do not call the firm regarding this scholarship. If you have a question regarding eligibility or your submitted application, we invite you to email us at seesley@khmnlaw.com. Failure to follow these instructions will result in your disqualification.
Website: https://khmnlaw.com/scholarship-application/

SPRING 2021 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 in the new year? 

Along with your essay or video, you must submit your name, date of birth, mailing address, email address, phone number, unofficial transcripts, and a photograph of yourself using the form below. 

Please also like Elite Lawyer on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram 

The deadline to apply is February 14, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Only one submission per applicant is allowed.

 

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

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 500-1,00 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: https://www.melmedlaw.com/scholarship/
Trademark Attorney of Tomorrow Scholarship Trademark Attorneys at Cohn Legal, PLLC understand that becoming a lawyer requires significant financial investment. Dealing with the costs alone can become overwhelming as you enter into your second, third, and final years of law school. 

To assist with some of the expenses, Cohn Legal, PLLC is giving a one-time $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student who is in need of help with expenses associated with law school.

No fee necessary for entry or winning.

Trademark Attorney of Tomorrow Scholarship: Celebrating Future Lawyers 

Scholarship Award
Cohn Legal, PLLC will award a $1,000 scholarship for the best-submitted essay as determined by our judges. The scholarship award will be awarded in check format, made payable directly to the law school where the winner attends or will attend, or directly to the winner.

Essay Topic

Part 1: Why are you interested in Intellectual Property and Trademark Law in particular? Please describe what you find interesting and exciting about this field of law.

Part 2: Please tell us about any law school classes you have taken concerning Intellectual Property and/or any classes you intend to take in the future. How do you intend to become an expert in trademark law?

Please keep your essay under 1,500 words.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Must currently be an enrolled student at an ABA accredited law school for at least one (1) semester
  • Must have good academic status and a GPA over 2.5

Scholarship Deadline
The Trademark Attorney of Tomorrow Scholarship will begin accepting applications on September 15th, 2020. All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on May 15th, 2021. The winner will be announced on June 15th, 2021, and will receive a one-time award of $1,000. 

How to Apply: Send your essay in Word or .pdf format along with proof of enrollment and Unofficial transcript to connect@cohnlg.com. 

Website: https://www.cohnlg.com/practices/trademark-scholarship/  

Smith & Eulo Legal Scholarship Application Deadline: May 31, 2021
We are happy to announce the second annual Smith & Eulo legal scholarship! We’re offering a $2,500 scholarship to one current or prospective law student. This scholarship will be for the fall 2021 academic semester.
ELIGIBILITY:

  • You must be a legal US resident, and either a current (1) law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university who has applied to or will apply to law school. If you already have a full academic scholarship, you are not eligible.
  • You must provide proof of enrollment. Please attach a digital copy of any official correspondence with your school. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Unofficial transcript
    • Letter from admissions department confirming deposit
    • Official enrollment form
    • Acceptance letter on school letterhead

APPLICATION
Please send your applications by email to Cknackmuhs@smithandeulo.com
Subject line: Scholarship Application
State your full name, phone number, mailing address
Attach proof of enrollment (as explained above)
In 400 to 600 words, tell us what you plan to do with your law degree and how society will benefit
Website: https://www.smithandeulo.com/legal-scholarship/

2021 California ChangeLawyers 3L Diversity Scholarship

California ChangeLawyers 2021 3L scholarship application is now open. This scholarship is open to all diverse, recent 2020 law grads and soon-to-be graduates that intended to sit for the July 2021 California Bar Exam. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at a virtual event, recognized on our website and online material, be given access to exclusive bar exam resources, discounted bar prep rates, and a $5,000 scholarship to help off-set the costs of the California Bar Exam. 

The application will remain open until February 16th. However, please note that all material must be submitted by that deadline (LOR, transcript, etc.) so we recommend applicants begin completing the application immediately. No additional time will be provided. 

Scholarship recipients will be announced in the first week of April.

To apply, click HERE.

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 

N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship N.G. Kaul was a highly respected engineer, an immigrant from India who fulfilled the American dream of opportunity realized. He had a distinguished career in public service, first with New York City and then with the New York State DEC, rising to the position of Director of the Division of Water in 1992. That service was capped off, upon his retirement in 2002, by his appointment as Director of the USEPA effort to implement the dredging of PCB-polluted sediments in the Hudson River. He died in February 2004.

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.

Application deadline is February 26, 2021 at 5 PM Eastern


Applicants ​must provide:

  •  Completed application form (fillable PDF), must be typed.
  • Two (2) requested essays (see page 2 of the PDF form), essays must be typed.
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of two)
  • Official transcript
  • Your resume or C.V.

Submit the completed application and documents listed above, no later than February 26 at 5 PM Eastern Time to Madison Quinn, Scholarship Program Administrator, at madison@nywea.org. Official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund
New York Water Environment Association
ATTN: Madison Quinn
525 Plum Street, Suite 102
Syracuse, NY 13204

Scholarship Policy and Procedures:

N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  1. Interest in Government Service (essay): Demonstrates a commitment to pursue a career in government service
  2. Career Objective (essay): Relevance of career objective to the environmental field related to water quality
  3. Academic Potential: Grade Point Average and difficulty of courses taken
  4. Other Activities: Activities in programs and organizations demonstrating leadership abilities, and
  5. Character: Demonstrates an overall sense of good moral character and citizenship