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.
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. For additional information and application, click here. The application deadline is May 1, 2016.
Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarships
The Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) will award the Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarships to law students who demonstrate financial need, exhibit an interest in the public sector or civil rights law, and actively participate in community service. Students must be enrolled at an accredited law school in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York. Recipients of the $3,000 scholarships will be notified by April 1, 2016 and will be expected to attend ABWA's 40th Anniversary Gala at the Rainbow Room on April 15, 2016, to receive their award. Click here to access the application. Applications must be received by March 1, 2016.
Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarships
The Serbian Bar Association of America (SBAA) awards scholarships to law students every year at its scholarship gala. Persons of Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States are eligible. The SBAA typically awards two (2) $2,000 scholarships, two (2) $1,000 scholarships, and one (1) $500 scholarship. Visit the Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarships website for more information and applications. The application deadline is March 18, 2016.