External Scholarships

External Scholarships

Scholarship Sponsors: If your organization would like to submit a scholarship for posting on our External Scholarships page, keep in mind that we only post scholarships that are available to our law students and which are related to law and offered by relevant organizations. If your scholarship is exclusively available to law students, please email financialaid@law.virginia.edu with a link to your website’s scholarship page, which should include information such as the scholarship deadline, award amount, and eligibility requirements.

The following external scholarships are listed by deadline. More information is provided at the links. Contact the sponsor if you need additional details.


4/10/20 Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund ($15,000-$20,000; must be resident of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington D.C.) (Scholarship Letter) (App in Word) (App in PDF)
4/10/20 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest (2Ls and 3Ls, interest in family law, essay required)
4/24/20 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition ($2,500, essay on legal ethics required)


5/01/20 Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship ($1,000; intent to work in employment law; essay required)
5/01/20 The Mike Eidson Scholarship by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund ($5,000; must be rising 3L)
5/29/20 The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation 27th Annual Brown Award ($10,000; $5,000; $3,000; $1,000; legal writing award, requires paper)
5/31/20 Legal Scholarship by Moses & Rooth, Attorneys at Law ($1,000; essay required)
5/31/20 Smith & Eulo Legal Scholarship ($2,500; essay required)


6/01/20 Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship ($2,000; incoming Fall 2020 students, current 1Ls and 2Ls)
6/01/20 BARBRI Law Preview "One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship" ($10,000; $5,000; 10 @ $1,000; 500-word essay; must be incoming law student)
6/01/20 The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel 16th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize (2 awards @ $1,500; open to J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D. students)
6/01/20 The Thomas Edward Ryals Scholarship (Awards from $3,400-$4,000; must be a legal resident of Georgia)
6/01/20 The Nuckols Family UVA Law Scholarship in Honor of Gary M. Nuckols ($3,000; must be attending UVA Law and have graduated from a Planning District 16 high school and/or be a Virginia resident)
6/15/20 College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2020 ($3,000; $1,000; $500)
6/30/20 The Curley Law Firm Law School Scholarship Contest ($1,000; requires essay)


7/01/20 The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Excellence in Ethics Scholarship ($1,000 for 1st place; $500 for 2nd place; essay required on importance of pro-bono work)
7/01/20 2020 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize ($5,000; writing competition)


8/01/20 Levinson Law – Law School Scholarship ($2,000; incoming Fall 2020 1Ls)
8/01/20 Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC Military Veteran Law Student Scholarship ($500)
8/10/20 National Tax Law Scholarship ($500; must be 2L or 3L in 2020-2021 academic year with an interest in tax law)
8/10/20 National Business Law Scholarship ($500; must be 2L or 3L in 2020-2021 academic year with an interest in business law)