The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) posts scholarship opportunities available from non-Suffolk University Law School sources as they are provided to us. Student recipients of outside scholarships, benefits or awards must notify the OFA in writing regarding any outside funds received.
Recipients should note:
Students who receive a scholarship, grant, employer tuition benefit, or other tuition assistance not included as part of their original aid award should note that it may affect their annual financial aid award. This includes other institutional scholarship programs, including endowed and named scholarships, which may be awarded and added throughout the academic year.
Funds from any and all sources, including, but not limited to, Suffolk institutional scholarships, Suffolk endowed and named scholarships, outside scholarships, employer tuition benefits, and some veteran’s benefits may not exceed a student’s annual tuition charges.
Students who have been awarded funds from any and all sources, including, but not limited to, outside scholarships, employer tuition benefits, and some veteran’s benefits must notify the Office of Student Financial Services of this funding in writing.
Students who have been awarded funds from any and all sources, including, but not limited to, Suffolk endowed and named scholarships, outside scholarships, employer tuition benefits, and some veteran’s benefits and already have Suffolk Institutional funds may have the Suffolk institutional funds reduced or canceled to avoid an over (tuition) award.
Questions concerning this policy should be addressed to Student Financial Services.
Current Outside Scholarship Opportunities
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to these students. The Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.
Completed scholarship applications must be received by April 6, 2018.
Stanley R. Arnold Scholarship
With our first Scholarship award presented in 2015, this Scholarship honors Stanley R. Arnold, the Forum’s founder and former President, for his exemplary service to the state and local tax field over the last 30 years. In addition to celebrating Mr. Arnold’s decades of extraordinary service in both the government and private sectors, this Scholarship is intended to express appreciation for Stan’s personal commitment and contributions to promoting, encouraging, and enabling continuing education in the area of state and local taxation and tax policy. The Scholarship will endow a one-time $5,000 award to one deserving full or part-time student.
The application deadline is July 1, 2018.
Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship
Arnold & Itkin LLP (TX) will award $5,000 to two current law students who share their passion for assisting the underprivileged and the victims of tragedy.All applicants should demonstrate both past and current dedication to victim advocacy and/or community service. Students must be in their second or third year at an ABA Accredited school, have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. resident, and must be in financial need.
The application deadline is June 1, 2018.
Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship
Boston divorce attorney Gabriel Cheong with Infinity Law Group LLC is offering an annual scholarship for law school students of Asian heritage. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded every fall semester and is intended to encourage more Asian Americans to choose a degree that will help them give back to the Asian community.The Asian Heritage Scholarship is open to students who will be attending an accredited US Law School in the fall of 2018 and meet all needed requirements.
Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2018.
Benson & Bingham Law Scholarship
Benson & Bingham (NV) understand the rigors of law school accompanied with the expense to become an attorney, and feel obliged to help alleviate the financial strain with their annual scholarship offer.
Applications must be received electronically by August 31, 2018
Brown, PC National Tax Law Scholarship
Brown, PC (TX) is now accepting applications for the firm's National Tax Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law.
The deadline for submissions is August 6, 2018.
Brown, PC National Business Law Scholarship
Brown, PC (TX) is now accepting applications for the firm's National Business Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.
The deadline for submissions is August 6, 2018 and the award will be announced on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Chapman & Albin Scholarship for Law Students
Chapman & Albin (OH) are offering a scholarship for a law student planning on attending, accepted to attend, or currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S.
The application deadline is July 15, 2018.
Christensen Law Firm Scholarship
The Christensen Law Firm (TX) Scholarship is a recurring scholarship worth $2000 designed to help one incoming 1L or continuing law school student pay for their tuition costs. Who is eligible: Incoming first year or continuing law students who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States, and hold a 3.5 minimum GPA.
Applications, including all supporting documents, must be submitted in full, online, by January 31, 2019.
CPW Law Scholarship
The path to a successful law career can be strenuous on many levels. At CPW Law of Ohio they hope to help students whose passion for protecting the rights and futures of their clients is a motivating factor in their studies. l people in need of assistance, and to promoting equality and diversity for the betterment of all people.
The application deadline is May 31, 2018.
DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship
The DDR Lawyers (FL) Legal Scholarship, worth $1500, is designed to help one law school student pay for their tuition costs. Who is eligible: Admitted law school students attending an accredited law school in the United States with a minimum of 3.5 GPA.
Applications, including all supporting documents, must be submitted in full, online, by December 31, 2018.
Dell General Counsel Diversity Scholarship Application
Dell’s Legal Department has long recognized that diversity is crucial to achieving legal excellence, generating new ideas and inspiring innovation. Toward that end, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Dell General Counsel Diversity Scholarship, which is designed to increase diversity within the legal profession. The Dell General Counsel Diversity Scholarship will provide financial, mentoring and networking support to outstanding, second and third year law school students at the University of Texas School of Law and at Suffolk University Law School. Two recipients will be selected from each law school—one 2L student and one 3L student during the 2018-2019 school year—to receive $5,000. Additionally, the 2L shall receive an additional $5,000 during the 2019-2020 school year so long as they remain eligible. In addition to the cash award, recipients of this scholarship shall also receive mentorship opportunities with members of the Dell Legal Department.
The application deadline is July 20, 2018.
The Expert Institute Scholarship
The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses.To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,500 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation .
The online submission deadline is December 31, 2018.
Frankowski Firm’s Annual Academic Scholarship Award
The Frankowski Firm is proud to announce the creation of the Annual Academic Scholarship Award. This scholarship will be awarded each year to a law student who is or will be enrolled in an accredited university or college in the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. The award will be presented to the applicant who has best demonstrated outstanding academic achievement while promoting justice and serving the needs of those who have been disadvantaged or injured. The award is non-transferable, and can be paid directly to the school at the student’s request.
The application deadline is July 31, 2018.
Hudson County Bar Association Scholarship
The Hudson County (NJ) Bar Association was founded in 1877 as a nonprofit professional organization for attorneys. Its mission is to promote a professionalism and legal camaraderie within the legal community, to aid in the administration of justice, to enhance the delivery of and access to quality legal services, to educate the public about the legal system, and to actively participate in the success of the community at large.
The application deadline is May 25, 2018.
The Lawrence Bar Association Scholarships
Each year, the Lawrence Bar Association (MA) awards scholarships to local students to help defray the costs of attending law school. The scholarships are awarded to based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. Applicants must be currently attending law school in the United States, demonstrate a clear desire to further the aims of the legal profession, and whose primary residence is within the Greater Lawrence cities and towns (Lawrence, Andover, North Andover, Methuen).
There are two scholarships available: (1) $4,500 provided by the Sargent Battershill Fund and, (2) $2,500 provided by the Lawrence Bar Association Educational Trust. All applicants will be considered for both awards and the winners will be selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis, regardless of applicant's race, creed, color, sexual orientation, religion, disability or sex. Late applications cannot be accepted.
The application deadline is October 5, 2018.
Harris Lowry Manton LLP Academic Scholarship Award
At Harris Lowry Manton LLP, of GA they are guided by the principle that everyone is equal under the law, and that all people should have access to justice in order to ensure that our civil justice system is fair, just and open to all who need it.
The application deadline is June 30 2018.
Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers
Scholarships established by the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers’ Scholarship Foundation consist of the awards honoring the Honorable Sheila B. McGovern and Carol DiMaiti, with one application being sufficient to apply for all awards.
These scholarships are offered to students entering their second and third year of law school and are based on financial need, academic ability, and each candidate’s personal statement.
Applications are due no later than May 7, 2018.
Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
The Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship is awarded to a law student currently attending an accredited law school who best demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
The application deadline is June 1, 2018.
Moses & Rooth Scholarhip
Moses & Rooth, Attorneys at Law in Orlando, FL are offering a recurring scholarship worth $1000 for incoming 1L and continuing law school students who are enrolled in a United States law school.
Applications must be submitted in full, online, by June 1, 2018 in order to be considered.
Plaxen and Adler Scholarship
The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in civil trial advocacy and a career as a civil trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized. The scholarship is available to all students enrolled in law school as well as senior college students already accepted in an accredited law school, including those who are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in civil trial advocacy and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
All applications must be submitted by May 15, 2018.
The Reeves Law Group Scholarship
The Reeves Law Group (CA) is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in their Sixth Annual Scholarship Essay Contest. The Sixth Annual Scholarship Contest will award a future lawyer who demonstrates through past, current and expected future deeds a genuine commitment to serve the less-fortunate.
The application deadline is December 15, 2018.
Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship
The Philadelphia law firm of Reiff and Bily, personal injury lawyers since 1979, is pleased to announce that they are currently offering young law students the 2018 Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field.
The application deadline is July 1, 2018.
Rhode Island Bar Association Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is a one year, non-renewable award for full-time students who are Rhode Island residents entering their first year of law school in September 2018. The objective of the Bar Foundation’s Scholarship Program is to support high legal practice standards in Rhode Island by providing financial assistance to Rhode Island residents who show promise that they are likely to become outstanding lawyers, hopefully in Rhode Island, who will adhere to such standards and who will need such assistance in order to study law at quality law schools.
The deadline for filing the application with the Rhode Island Bar Foundation is March 30, 2018. Forms are available on our website: www.ribar.com. Please note that there is flexibility with the deadline. Supplemental materials, such as transcripts, recommendations, etc. will be accepted after the deadline.
Scrofano Law PC Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship
Scrofano Law PC is a premiere DUI and criminal defense law firm in Washington, DC. At Scrofano Law PC, they believe that working as a public defender is one of the highest callings in the legal profession. To give back to the legal community and express their admiration and appreciation to those who aspire to fight for the underdog, they have created a scholarship for law students interested in pursuing a career as a public defender.
The application deadline is June 1, 2018.
Sutcliff & Stout Scholarship
The Sutcliff & Stout Law Firm (TX) is guided by the idea that all people are entitled to high-quality legal representation, regardless of wealth or social status. This idea requires that there are enough high-quality attorneys and legal professionals working in the field to support those who are in need of representation. In an effort to enable more students who have a passion for law to be able to pursue that passion, they are offering an annual scholarship contest which will award a law student with a $2,000 award to be put toward his or her law school costs.
The application deadline is August 1, 2018.
Tucker Law Personal Injury and Patent Scholarship
The Tucker Law Firm (FL)Personal Injury and Patent Scholarship is a bi-annual $500 scholarship for those students that been influenced by personal injury or patents. Applicants must be either enrolled in an accredited law school or a current undergraduate student accepted into law school with the intention to pursue a career in either personal injury or patents.The Tucker Law Law Personal Injury and Patent Scholarship is open to those students that have been influenced to pursue a personal injury or patent law career due to their own personal injury or patent experience.
Deadline for Applications: Fall Semester – July 31st & Spring Semester – November 30th
Turco Muñoz Domestic Violence Survivor Scholarship
Domestic violence, in its many forms, is more common than you probably realize. It typically occurs behind closed doors, out of the eye of the public. Out of fear, embarrassment, financial dependency or a variety of other reasons, survivors often keep the abuse a secret.
The Turco Muñoz Domestic Violence Survivor Scholarship helps the cause by supporting the education of those who intend to professionally help with the domestic violence crisis. We help by annually paying a $1,000 tuition payment to the school of the scholarship winner.
The application period is May 15, 2018 - June 30, 2018.