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.


1/15/21  O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, Champion the Cause Scholarship (Scholarship for spring semester 2021; essay required)
1/15/21  Glotzer & Leib’s Personal Injury Scholarship Fund ($1,000, essay required)
1/29/21  Fox Rothschild 1L Diversity Fellowship Program (see flyer)
1/31/21  DDRB Lawyers Legal Scholarship ($1,500, 400-500 word essay)
1/31/21  Hon. Frederick E. McKelvey Memorial Scholarship writing competition ($500, entrants must submit an original syllabus for an ideal course to prepare law students to practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board)


2/15/21  Melmed Law Group ($5,000, interest in employment and labor law, essay required)


3/03/21  Alaska Bar Association Scholarship  (IL & 2L demonstrate ties to Alaska, and an intent to return to Alaska within two years of graduation)
3/15/21  Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund (Graduate of a Berks County, Pennsylvania, high school; Preference will be given to students entering their second year of law school)
3/30/21  Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association ($2500, 500 - word essay required, experience with disability or the disability community)


4/01/21  National LGBT Bar Association and Foundation scholarships ($2,500, three scholarships for LGBTQ+ and Ally Law Students)
4/09/21  Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest ($1,500 first prize, 2Ls or 3Ls may enter, requires essay on Family Law)
4/31/21  Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship  ($1,000, resume and one recommendation letter)


5/01/21  NY Corporate Law Scholarship ($1,000, 2Ls and 3Ls, interest in business law or entrepreneurship)
5/10/21  Virginia State Bar Corporate Counsel Award ($1,200 to offset bar costs, graduating law student who intends to work as an in-house corporate counsel and to sit for the Virginia Bar Exam, requires short essay)  flyer
5/15/21  Cohn Legal, The Trademark Attorney of Tomorrow ($1,000, essay required)
5/31/21  Smith & Eulo Legal Scholarship ($2,500, 400 to 600 words essay required)


6/01/21  Scrofano Law ($1,500, 1Ls and 2Ls employed in summer position at a public defender’s office, essay required)
6/30/21  Curley Law Firm Scholarship ($1,000, interest in business law, essay required)


7/01/21  Patrick Malone Associates Law School Scholarship ($5,000, must be 1L or 2L in 2020-2021 academic year, focus representing those in financial need)
7/01/21  The Keith M. Fletcher Excellence in Ethics Scholarship ($1000 first prize, requires essay on pro bono work)
7/01/21  Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship ($1,000, 650-word essay required)
7/31/21  O'Connor, Runckel & O'Malley Law Scholarship ($1,000, GPA of 3.0 or higher)
7/31/21  Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm Law Scholarship  ($1,500, interest personal injury,  essay required)


8/01/21  Cowboy Country Criminal Defense ($1,000, 750-1000 -word essay required focusing on the role of race and socio-economic status play in a "liberty and justice for all" criminal justice system.)


10/01/21  Nava Law Group, P.C. ($1,000, essay required)


12/15/21  The Reeves Law Group ($5,000, required 750-1000 essay)