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:

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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Richard D. Hailey Scholarships-American Association for Justice (AAJ)
The AAJ's Minority Caucus will award $5,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Bi-Racial AAJ law student members who will be incoming or returning law students for the 2015-2016 academic year. The application deadline is May 15, 2015.
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Trial Advocacy Scholarship - American Association for Justice (AAJ)
The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.  The application deadline is May 1, 2015.
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Waterbury Bar Association Scholarships
The Waterbury Bar Association will offer three scholarships for returning law students who are residents of the Waterbury Judicial District (Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Southbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury or Waterbury).  The scholarships are in the $1,000 to $1,500 range.  Applications and all required paperwork must be postmarked no later than May 22, 2015.
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Incoming Students:

Richard D. Hailey Scholarships-American Association for Justice (AAJ)
The AAJ's Minority Caucus will award $5,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Bi-Racial AAJ law student members who will be incoming or returning law students for the 2015-2016 academic year. The application deadline is May 15, 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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