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.

Returning Students:

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships
The 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. For additional scholarship criteria and applications, go to http://www.dri.org/. Scholarship applications must be received by March 31, 2014.  

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 2014-2015 academic year. The annual scholarship maximum is $3,000. Additional scholarship criteria and applications are available at www.bccf.org.  Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2014.

Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarships
The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award various scholarships to law students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students must be residents of New Jersey's Hudson County and demonstrate financial need. Additional scholarship criteria and information is available at http://www.hcbalaw.com/Foundation.aspx. Scholarship applications must be received by April 30, 2014.

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 2014-2015 academic year.  Applicants must be residents of New York's Dutchess County. Additional scholarship criteria and applications are available at www.cfhvny.org . Scholarship applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2014.

Mike Eidson Scholarship - American Association for Justice (AAJ)
The AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund established the Mike Eidson Scholarship to award a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs' or criminal defense lawyer.  The scholarship traditionally has been for $5,000.  Scholarship applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid, and for additional information click here. The application deadline is May 1, 2014.

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