Scholarships


SCHOLARSHIP update:

ACCESSLEX LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP DATABANK

You asked for it, and we listened. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank is open for business!

We wanted to make it easier for students to find money that’s already available to help pay for law school and lower their student loan burdens. So we did it! We created a space where students can search nearly 800 carefully curated and vetted scholarship opportunities and writing competitions, with filters to help them find the ones best suited for them.

The Databank includes scholarships for incoming and returning law students, and even some that can be used to pay for degrees prior to a J.D., including bachelor’s and master’s degrees; or towards bar study costs.

It’s the most comprehensive list of scholarships out there that’s designed specifically for law students and those interested in a law career @ accesslex.org/databank.


SCHOLARSHIP update:

H.T. SMITH LEGAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR [DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2021]

Like many companies, the law firm of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. realizes that some minorities have not historically had the same opportunities as non-minorities. Consequently, we established the H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship in 2021 in an effort to provide financial support for minority law school students who have strong connections with the South Florida community. The scholarship gives financial assistance to recipient law students and provides them with an opportunity to be a law clerk with our firm, with the hope that they will pursue their legal careers in South Florida. The H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship will be awarded to one student annually for as long as funds are available.

Eligibility: Although any law student may apply for the scholarship, preference for award of the H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship will be given to second year law school students who come from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, and who are actively involved in giving back to the community through volunteer efforts or participation among local organizations.

Award: Scholarship recipients will receive $10,000 in financial assistance to a law school in Florida, and will be considered for a 4 to 6-week clerkship at Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine as well as an attorney position following their graduation from law school and completion of their Florida Bar requirements.

Requirements:

Submission components: Applicants must provide the following materials: (1) Resume; (2) current school transcript; & (3) 500-word personal statement discussing who you are and why you are applying for a H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship

  • Send to: info@klugerkaplan.com with the subject line “H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship.”
  • Finalists will be requested to join us for an interview before a recipient is announced. Scholarships will be funded directly to the recipient’s law school and will be applied towards the student’s tuition for the Fall 2021-2022 academic year or any balance will be given directly to the student if the student has another scholarship.

Contact: Please contact Laura Klein Recondo @ lklein@klugerkaplan.com with any questions you may have regarding the scholarship or application requirements


SCHOLARSHIP update:

RACHEL KREVANS SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: MAR. 15, 2021]

ChIPs is a nonprofit organization that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy. We seek to accelerate innovation through diversity of thought, participation and engagement. In this vein, we have announced our third annual Rachel Krevans Scholarship. The scholarship is for rising third year U.S. law students and encourages women to pursue IP law.

Rachel Krevans was a renowned intellectual property litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP whose career spanned nearly three decades of groundbreaking trials and high-profile patent disputes. She was repeatedly recognized as a top IP litigator and a leader in tech law. She was passionately dedicated to the advancement, promotion and retention of women in tech and IP fields.  Rachel served on the ChIPs Law Firm Advisory Board at ChIPs and was inducted into the ChIPs Hall of Fame in 2014.

Eligibility: To qualify for the Rachel Krevans Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Identify as a woman
  • Be enrolled at a U.S. law school entering her third or subsequent year
  • Be academically qualified
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing IP

Award: Two awards of $5,000 each will be awarded to students entering their third or subsequent year of law school to be used toward tuition

Complete details & Application: Available @ chipsnetwork.org/empower-future-generations/rachel-krevans-scholarship/


SCHOLARSHIP update:

MELMED LAW GROUP P.C. ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: FEB. 15, 2021]

Melmed Law Group, a boutique law firm based in Los Angeles, CA. 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: (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

We are particularly interested in law students interested in employment and labor law since that is the main area of focus for our firm

Award: $5,000

Requirements:

Submission components: (1)  Proof of enrollment at a university/college; (2) unofficial transcript; & (3) PDF file in response to essay prompt:

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.

Complete details: Available @ melmedlaw.com/scholarship/

 

THE NOSRATI LAW COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: FEB. 20, 2021 PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME]

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens; students who have already been a recipient of our scholarship, may not apply again

Award: $1,000

Requirements: 3.0 GPA or higher

Submission components: An essay at least 500 words in length and no more than 750 words on the specified topic: As you look ahead to finishing school and entering your chosen profession, what is it that will set you apart from others in the same field? Other questions to consider as you write: What will you do to bring unique value to your work? What will you do to prevent being just mediocre in your vocation?

  • Submit the essay in MS Word, Adobe PDF, or Plain Text format
  • Include your name, phone, and email address in your submission email
  • Include proof of your current school enrollment or acceptance for future enrollment
  • Include a copy of your most recent transcript
  • Send to: scholarships “at” nosratilaw.com

Complete details: Available @ nosratilaw.com/#scholarship


SCHOLARSHIP update:

MDFAWL FOUNDATION 2021 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS [DEADLINE: JAN. 15, 2021 @ 11:59 P.M. ET]

The MDFAWL Foundation provides educational opportunities for women and scholarships annually to law students who demonstrate financial need, community involvement, and scholastic merit.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled law students in a law school located in Florida

Complete details & Application: Available @

mdfawlfoundation.org/scholarships.html?fbclid=IwAR2JXYmYOAkp_8GEggTS_IWoGjuDB4Jw0M26PjWBaY3IWYcUFs4EkgSJUVA


SCHOLARSHIP update:

FAIR CASES LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: DEC. 31, 2020]

Fair Cases Law Group, a Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm, is pleased to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student who is currently attending or planning on attending law school. Scholarship winner will be notified prior to Jan. 31.

Eligibility: Enrolled as full-time student of accredited college/university for completion of graduate degree

Award: $1,000

Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA

  • Candidates must “Like” the Fair Cases Law Group Facebook Page & “Share” the official Scholarship Link
  • Candidates should follow the Fair Cases Law Group Instagram page to see the announcement regarding the winners

Submission components: (1) Application; (2) transcript; and (3) essay between 350 to 700 words detailing your vision for your future, including an explanation of short-term and long-term goals, and how a J.D. degree will help you get to where you want to go

Complete details and Application: Available @ faircases.com/fair-cases-law-group-scholarship


SCHOLARSHIP update:

THE LAW FIRM OF JEREMY ROSENTHAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: DEC. 31, 2020 @ MIDNIGHT PT]

Encouraging and supporting the educational advancement of students in our community is an important mission of our firm. The rising costs of education create a hardship for some who would like to further their education, but simply can’t acquire the necessary funds.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen

Award: $1,000

Requirements: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Submission components: (1) Submit an essay of at least 750 words, but no more than 1,000 words, in MS Word, Adobe PDF, or Plain Text format on the following topic: What unique qualities and perspective will you bring to your chosen profession that will cause you to stand out from the crowd? (2) Name and phone number; (3) Proof of enrollment or acceptance to your college or trade school; (4) Proof of GPA requirement through an official transcript, if currently enrolled in an institute of post-secondary or graduate education

Complete details: Available @ lawfirmofjeremyrosenthal.com/practice-areas/car-accidents/#scholarship


SCHOLARSHIP update:

FREIDIN BROWN, PA. & SAVE SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIPS [DEADLINE: OCT. 30, 2020]

The Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarships provide financial support to LGBTQ and allied students who have strong connections to the South Florida community and are striving to lead in a field of Social Justice. Freidin Brown, P.A. and SAVE hope to give tomorrow’s social justice leaders the tools they need to excel.

About Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE: Freidin Brown, P.A. is a Miami-based law firm that focuses on medical negligence, complex personal injury, and whistleblower cases throughout Florida and the United States. With over a century of combined experience, our lawyers have dedicated their careers to obtaining justice for their clients. By collaborating with SAVE on the Social Justice Scholarships, the entire family at Freidin Brown, P.A. hopes to promote equality and social justice throughout our community.

Established in 1993, SAVE is Florida’s first grassroots LGBTQ advocacy organization. Their mission is to promote, protect, and defend equality for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and fighting discrimination against the LGBTQ community. SAVE Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization   focused on laying the educational groundwork that leads to policy change both within the LGBTQ community and South Florida at large.

Eligibility: Applicants cannot be a past or present client of Freidin Brown, P.A.; applicants cannot be a past recipient of a Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarship

Award: We will provide $5,000 in financial assistance to 5 applicants, totaling $25,000 in scholarship awards

  • Finalists will be requested to join us for a brief interview before winners are announced. Scholarship winners will be announced on or before Dec. 20, 2020, and scholarships will be funded directly to each winner’s school for the Spring 2021 semester.

Requirements: Applicants must have a proven record of volunteer or leadership experience either within the LGBTQ community or within another field of social justice

Submission components: (1) An up-to-date school transcript; (2) Proof of financial need (e.g., FASFA form, tax return, student loan receipt, or another official form indicating the need for financial support); (3) A personal statement (500 words max.) as prompted in the application link below; & (4) An essay (1000 words max.) that addresses one of the prompts listed in the application link below.

Complete details & Application: Available @ yourfloridatrialteam.com/scholarship/

Contact: For any questions regarding the scholarship or application requirements, please contact Caroline Venditti @ cv@fblawyers.net