Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

External Scholarships

1Ls & 2Ls - The Houston Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) is pleased to again offer scholarships to promote diversity of attorneys in the legal profession. ACC intends to grant up to twelve (12) $5,000 Diversity Scholarships to qualified minority students from the three Houston-area law schools. The scholarship will consist of a one-time grant.  Applicants must be in their first or second year of law school.  

Information about the criteria for the scholarship and the scholarship application can be found: https://acchouston.starchapter.com/form.php?form_id=45&c=1.     

The scholarship application submission deadline is Monday, February 13, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be announced in
March 2023 and checks will be distribution shortly thereafter.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ACC Houston at acchouston@accglobal.com.   

Terry Bryant Law Firm Law School Scholarship: Scholarship for students who have been accepted to or is currently enrolled in an ABA or AALS accredited law school: https://www.terrybryant.com/about-us/scholarships/law-scholarship-application-form/

Amount: $2,500

Entry Deadline: June 1, 2023

Eligibility: The Terry Bryant Law School Scholarship is available to all future or current law school students, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 and must be currently attending or planning to enter a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

The $2,500 law school scholarship will be awarded to a future or current law student who can effectively and creatively tell us why they strive to become an attorney. We want to know what motivates candidates to practice law and what they plan to accomplish in their careers as attorneys.  

Mark T. Banner Scholarship -  

This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. The recipient of the scholarship receives $10,000 to be applied to their legal education. This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2023. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law.
  • Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement.
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability).  Diversity is considered, but is one element among several in the award decision.

Applications need to be submitted by December 2, 2022. The application is available on the Linn Inn of Court’s website at http://www.linninn.org/Pages/scholarship.shtml

We are accepting applications for the Dorothy Atkinson Legal Education Scholarship on our website. The application package is attached to this email that can be sent to law students and law schools.

The purpose of the NABBS Foundation, Dorothy Atkinson Legal Education Scholarship program is to support the legal education of high achieving underrepresented law students.  

Visit our website www.nabbsinc.org for more information.

As you know, one third of your NABBS, Inc. national membership dues of $50.00 are donated to the scholarship program each year; an estimated $1,500 - $1,700. If you are interested in making an additional donation to our scholarship program, use the donation link on the website under NABBS Foundation and include DAL scholarship in the memo section.  We look forward to your support as we work together to make a difference in the lives of law school students.

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