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.

From our friends at AccessLex, please also check their Scholarship Databank


3/14/21  Serpentine Society Scholarships (Need-based and Merit-based scholarships for LGBTQ+ students, see flyer)
3/30/21  Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association ($2500, 500 - word essay required, experience with disability or the disability community)
3/31/21  Elizabeth B. Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship ($2,500, must be 2L who demonstrates a strong interest in practicing law in the public service/public interest sector in South Hampton Roads, VA)


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)
4/09/21  Delaware State Bar 2021 Alford Excellence Award ($3,000, open to 3’Ls who will sit for the July 2021 Delaware Bar Examination:1,000-word essay required)  (Application Instructions) (Scholarship Application Form)
4/12/21  George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy ($5,000, open to applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing and use spoken language)
4/16/21  VADA Diversity Scholarship Program ($3,000 Summer Stipend to Promote Diversity in the Defense Bar, see flyer)
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)
5/01/21  Mann Law Firm ($1,000, open to incoming 1L’s, written an article which has been published, designed to encourage and award creative authorship)
5/01/21  Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship ($1,000, interest in employment law, 750-word essay required)
5/03/21  Stoddard Legal Scholarship ($2,000, open to incoming 1L’s, written an article which has been published, designed to encourage and award creative authorship)
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  The Nuckols Family UVA Law Scholarship in Honor of Gary M. Nuckols ($3,000, preference given to graduates from a PD16 high school (Caroline, Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford); and/or current resident of Virginia and received undergrad degree from UVA; and/or current resident of Virginia)
6/01/21  “One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship (for 1Ls starting Fall 2021, $10,000 1st prize, $5,000 2nd prize, $1,000 to 8 runners-up)
6/01/21  Scrofano Law ($1,500, 1Ls and 2Ls employed in summer position at a public defender’s office, essay required)
6/01/21  Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship ($2,000, open to 1L &2L’s as a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career)
6/01/21  The Accident and Injury Law Office of Terry Bryant ($2,500, written essay, video, or PowerPoint presentation focusing on underage drinking , drunk or distracted driving)
6/01/21  Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition ($2,500; 15,000 word maximum essay required) (Intro Letter) (Competition Flyer)
6/15/21  Cornelius Vanderbroek Memorial Writing Contest ($4,000, not open to incoming 1L’s, 1,500-word essay required)
6/15/21  Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law ($3,000 1st place, $1,000 2nd place, paper not to exceed 35 pages) (Intro Letter) (Application Instructions)
6/15/21  ChapmanAlbin Scholarship ($1,000, 300-500 -word 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)
7/01/21  Rizio Lipinsky Lawyer Scholarship Fund  ($5,000; 1,000-word essay required)
7/01/21  Rivkind, Margulies & Rivkind, P.A Legal Scholarship ($1,000, firm specializes maritime injury, 650-word essay required)
7/12/21  ABA Forum on Construction Law Writing Competition ($2,000; 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.)
8/01/21  GLEL Accident Attorneys ($1,000, 1,000 – 2,000-word essay required)
8/01/21  Constantine Cannon Law School Essay Contest  ($2,500, 250-750-word essay, interest in antitrust and whistleblower law)


9/19/21  Seppi Esfandi Law Scholarship ($1,000, 800–1500-word essay required)
9/30/21  Weiss-Paarz Law Scholarship ($1,000, personal statement required)


10/01/21  Nava Law Group, P.C. ($1,000, essay required)
10/01/21  Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship ($2,000, member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity within their community, one-page essay required)


11/01/21  Denver Trial Lawyers, Checks and Balances Scholarship ($1,000, 750+ word essay required)


12/15/21  The Reeves Law Group ($5,000, required 750-1,000 essay)
12/15/21  Talkovlaw Scholarship ($1,000, 500 -750 word essay required)
12/31/21  Flora Templeton Stuart Law School Scholarship ($1,500, 300-400- word essay required, interest in personal injury)