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


12/15/22  Talkovlaw Scholarship ($1,000; 500–750 word essay or presentation on “your ideas for the future of the law.”)

12/31/22  Ottinger Employment Lawyers Law School Scholarship ($1,500; letter of recommendation required.)

12/31/22  Roberts & Harris Legal Scholarship ($1,000; 1–3 page essay “describing the area of law the applicant intends to pursue/is pursuing and why.”)

12/31/22  Ramsay Law Firm Scholarship ($1,000; 1–3 page essay “describing the area of law the applicant intends to pursue/is pursuing and why.”)


01/18/23  Brooks Kushman Intellectual Property Writing Competition ($5,000; requires "a substantive paper on any aspect of trademark or patent law.")

01/20/23  2023 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest ($1,000; 20-30 page paper on a business law topic)

01/31/23  Sterne Kessler IP Law Writing Competition ($10,000 to 1st place, $5,000 to 2nd place, and $2,500 to 3rd place; 700-1100 word essay required) (poster)


02/01/23  2023 USLAW NETWORK Scholarship Program for Diverse Law School Students ($5,000 for up to 10 students; application and 1 page essay "describing how you have utilized your time promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, or social justice within your community.")

02/06/23  Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (must be incoming 1L Fall 2023 intending to pursue career in Civil Rights law; award includes law school scholarship for full tuition & living expenses) (brochure) (application process video)


05/01/23  Willcox Savage Scholarship (Ethnically diverse long-time Virginia residents, preference to 1Ls and/or students from Hampton Roads; apply through scholarship portal)