The Office of Financial Aid receives notification of various scholarships that are awarded by organizations other than the School of Law. These organizations have their own application and selection criteria for awarding private funds. Scholarships vary in amount and criteria and students are responsible for all application, renewal and disbursement paperwork. 

Current Students:

Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarship
The American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation has established the Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarship which is administered by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. This $10,000 renewable scholarship is for law students who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in intellectual property law. Applications must be received by March, 13, 2015.
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The Priscilla Green Scholarship
The George W. Crawford Black Bar Association's annual Priscilla Green Scholarship is a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a minority law student based on his/her academic and extracurricular achievement. The applicant must also demonstrate a commitment to practicing law in the State of Connecticut. Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on March 16, 2015.
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DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships
Defense Research Institute (DRI) will award two non-renewable $10,000 scholarships. Rising second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American law students; all rising second- and third-year female law students, regardless of race or ethnicity; and any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Scholarship applications must be received by March 30, 2015.
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New England Employee Benefits Council Scholarship
New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) will award up to four scholarships to enrolled students considering careers in employee-benefits related fields. The scholarships amounts range and criteria include New England residency or enrollment at a New England college or university. Scholarship applications and additional paperwork must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2015.
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Howard Fox Memorial Scholarship
The Berks County Community Foundation will award the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship to a resident of Berks County, Pennsylvania, who will be a second-year law student for the 2015-2016 academic year. The annual scholarship maximum is $3,000. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2015.
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Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarships
The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award various scholarships to law students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students must be residents of New Jersey's Hudson County and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship applications must be received by April 30, 2015.
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Joseph H. Gellert, Dutchess County Bar Association Scholarship
The Dutchess County Bar Association Foundation will award a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to a law student who has completed at least one year of law school and will be enrolled in an accredited ABA law school for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants must be residents of New York's Dutchess County. Scholarship applications must be submitted online by May 1, 2015.
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Mike Eidson Scholarship - American Association for Justice (AAJ)
The AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund established the Mike Eidson Scholarship. The Mike Eidson Scholarship will award $5,000 to a female student entering her third year of law school (can be in a three-year day program or four-year evening program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer. Scholarship applications must be received by May 1, 2015.
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Incoming Students:

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The American Bar Association will award twenty $5,000 renewable scholarships to students entering law school in fall 2015. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and financially assist racial and ethnic minority students to attend law school. Completed applications must be received by March 2, 2015.
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Rhode Island Bar Foundation Scholarship
The Rhode Island Bar Foundation will award the Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship to two Rhode Island residents who will be entering their first year of law school for the 2015-2016 academic year. The $20,000 scholarship is a one year, non-renewable award for full-time students. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of documented financial need, superior academic performance, community and public service, and demonstrated commitment to the State of Rhode Island. Applications and required paperwork must be received by March 23, 2015.
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Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarships
The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award various scholarships to law students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students must be residents of New Jersey's Hudson County and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship applications must be received by April 30, 2015.
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Greater Bridgeport Bar Association Scholarship
The Fairfield County Community Foundation will award a $4,500 scholarship to a first year student entering law school during the 2015-2016 academic year. This scholarship may be renewed based on certain criteria at an amount to be determined annually. Eligible applicants must be a permanent resident of one of the nine towns in the Greater Bridgeport area: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull, or Westport. Applications must be received by June 10, 2015.
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