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.
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. Visit the American Bar Association website for additional scholarship information and the application. Completed applications must be received by March 2, 2015.
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. Visit the Fairfield County Community Foundation website to learn more about additional scholarship criteria and complete the application. Applications must be received by June 10, 2015.