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


6/30/21  Curley Law Firm Scholarship ($1,000, interest in business law, essay required)
6/30/21  DRI Diversity Scholarship (Two $10,000 awards; must be 2L or 3L from background that would add to the cause of diversity, 1,000 word max 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)
7/02/21  Frost Brown Todd LLC Diversity Scholarship ($2,000, open to all underrepresented law students, personal statement required) (Application)
7/12/21  ABA Forum on Construction Law Writing Competition ($2,000; essay required)
7/15/21  Philadelphia Injury Lawyers P.C. Essay Scholarship ($500, essay required focusing on medical malpractice law)
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)
7/31/21  Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Law School Scholarship ($1,500, 500- and 1,000-words essay required)
7/31/21  Pittsburgh Injury Lawyers P.C. Essay Scholarship ($500, essay required focusing on car accident law)


8/01/21  Trial LawHER Scholarship ($10,000, female 3L with plans to become plaintiff trial lawyer, requires 1,500-2,000 word essay on given topic and a video of closing argument)
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)
8/15/21  evident Scholarship ($1,000, essay required)


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)


12/01/21  Ottinger Employment Lawyers Law School Scholarship ($1,500, one letter of recommendation 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)