Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

External Scholarships

  • Charyle O. Farris Scholarship
    Eligibility requirements: You must be currently enrolled in a law school and be in good standing. If you are completing an undergraduate program, verification of your enrollment in law school must be given to BWL, before you can receive a scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded at the Hotter Than July Happy Hour, which is held in July of every year. Attendance is not mandatory, but it is encouraged.
    Please attach any pages or documents necessary to complete the application. Applications must be received by July 14 of each year. Please do not send the applications via next day or express mail service. Download the PDF application, Deadline July 14, 2020

  • National Black Prosecutors Association Scholarship: Please write a 300-word essay on the following: What do you think is the role of a prosecutor of color? Deadline June 15, 2020 Download the PDF
  • Rising 2L and 3L Students:
    The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) is seeking applicants for its 2020 annual Pipeline Diversity Scholarship Award. The NAMWOLF Pipeline Diversity Scholarship seeks to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. 

    The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States. NAMWOLF assists its Law Firm Members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations with corporations, in-house counsel, and other legal trade associations. 

    NAMWOLF will provide two (2) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each for the 2020-2021 law school year. The application deadline is July 1, 2020.  The NAMWOLF Pipeline Diversity Scholarship program is open to 2020–2021 second- and third year law students who attend a historically black college and university (HBCU) school of law program. 

    Recipients will be invited to attend the virtual NAMWOLF Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo September 14-18, 2020. 

    Through these efforts, NAMWOLF helps ensure the long-term survival of minority and women owned law firms. Doenload the Application: NAMWOLF Scholarship Application 2020_FINAL.docx 

  • Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is extending the deadline for applications for the 2020 Aviation Law Section Scholarship. $1,000. scholarship. New Deadline: July 1, 2020 - Download the PDF

    Florin|Roebig Is Proud To Announce A $5,000 College Scholarship Essay Contest

    The law firm of Florin|Roebig knows how valuable higher education can be, not only in shaping society but in helping young people reach their long-term academic and professional goals. For this reason, we’re proud to announce a scholarship contest awarding $5,000 - Deadline: July 1st, 2020. https://florinroebig.com/scholarship/

    Award Details:

    • First place: $3,000

    • Second place: $1,500

    • Third place: $500

  • Cameron County Bar Association 2020 Law Student Scholarship Application (fillable pdf) Deadline June 10, 2020

  • John’s Law Firm Scholarship Opportunity for Thurgood Marshall School of Law Students. ($1,500) -
    Deadline December 31, 2020



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