About the Porter Hedges Scholarship and Mentorship Program: Porter Hedges LLP is a full-service Houston-based law firm that is committed to achieving greater diversity and racial equity within our firm and the legal profession. We strive to support the growth and advancement of our diverse attorneys and to actively contribute to the programs and initiatives of minority bar associations, law student organizations, and other groups committed to building a more open and diverse legal profession.
The Porter Hedges Scholarship and Mentorship Program was created to recognize and assist an undergraduate student at Texas Southern University that is interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession upon graduation. The Porter Hedges Scholarship and Mentorship Program will give a talented minority student a real-world look at the practice of law and the many ways in which lawyers serve and contribute to their communities.
In addition to receiving the scholarship award, the selected recipient will participate in a nine-month mentorship program, which includes being paired with a Porter Hedges attorney mentor, being paired with a third-year law student mentor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and two visits to the Porter Hedges office in downtown Houston (one visit per semester).
TSU undergraduate with at least 59 credit hours and who will have completed their sophomore year by the end of 2021 Spring semester
3.0 GPA or higher (cumulative)
Enrolled in classes at TSU for the 2021 Fall semester
Essay (1,000-word maximum) – see below for essay questions
Current unofficial transcript
Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a professor at TSU
Respond to one of the following questions in an essay of 1,000 words or fewer:
Which personal and/or educational experiences have inspired you to pursue a career in law?
Describe how your commitment to diversity has influenced your desire to pursue a career in law.
Describe your career goals and how those goals will have an impact on you, your family, and your community.
Describe a significant obstacle that you have faced in your life and how that obstacle has shaped your career path.
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021
Award Announcement: May 21, 2021
Scholarship Amount: up to $10,000
Application Instructions: Scholarship applicants must submit all application materials by email to email@example.com no later than 11:59 pm CT on Friday, April 30, 2021, to be considered for the scholarship.
Gladiator Law Marketing Firm Scholarship
At Gladiator Law Marketing, we understand that going to law school is a large financial and time commitment. We’d like to help with those hefty tuition, book and housing costs by awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a focused and determined law student. We understand how much hard work and commitment it takes to earn a legal degree. Because of this, we want to support and encourage America’s next generation of attorneys.
The following are the guidelines for our law school scholarship: (Applications are due by June 6, 2021)
Minority Corporate Counsel Association LMJ Scholarship - MCCA created the LMJ Scholarship Program to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding women and diverse law students. The scholarship program partners with board members, senior leaders and alumni to help show law students that success in the legal profession is possible when we are collaborating, championing and working to rise united.
MCCA is now accepting applications for its 2021 LMJ Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to women and diverse students who have:
been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis
an outstanding or promising academic record
an interest in corporate law
demonstrated community service and leadership qualities
a financial need
In addition to financial support of $10,000 to six students, LMJ Scholars are welcomed into the LMJ network where they will be connected with peers, alumni, and mentors, who are available to provide professional support, such as guidance on addressing academic or personal obstacles that arise over the course of their legal career. Click here to apply. The application deadline is Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 11:59 PM (PT).
Spouses of Houston Barristers Scholarship - Once again, The Spouses of Houston Barristers 501(c) (3) non-profit organization is seeking to provide financial assistance to 2nd & 3rd year ethnic minority law students for the fall 2021 semester, and each scholarship awarded will range from $2,500 - $6,000. Click here is the link to our scholarship application,
John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship for 1Ls and/or 2Ls: Two (2) $5,000 summer stipends to two (2) Thurgood Law students who will be working in full-time, unpaid, public interest law internships during Summer 2021. Apply in Symplicity. Deadline is Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDF information here
HBA Construction Law Section: $1,000 Scholarship. Apply in Symplcity by March 26, 2021.
HBA Corporate Counsel Law Section: $2,000 Scholarship. Apply in Symplcity by March 26, 2021.
HBA Probate, Trusts, and Estate Section: $1,000 Scholarship. Apply in Symplcity by March 26, 2021.
Pipeline to Practice Foundation Scholarships
The Pipeline to Practice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to diversifying the legal profession by providing diverse students with programming and attorney mentors throughout law school. Additionally, the Foundation has partnered with BARBRI to ensure that its students receive free access to BARBRI Law Preview's law school prep course (before law school) and a BARBRI Bar Review course (when they graduate). Founded in 2016, the Pipeline to Practice Foundation has already had a profound impact on diverse law students' academic performance. The scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2021Application https://pipelinetopractice.org/students/
"One Lawyer Can Change the World" Scholarship
Given the current political and social climate, we feel it is crucial to support entering 1Ls who plan to use their law degree to become change agents. The "One Lawyer Can Change the World" Scholarship supports ten entering law students with the following financial awards:
First prize = $10k scholarship
Second prize = $5k scholarship
Eight Runners-Up = $1k scholarship
All scholarship awards are paid directly to each Finalist's law school on August 1st as a credit towards their 1L fall semester tuition. Application: https://lawpreview.barbri.com/10000-get-information
KarmicKash is BARBRI Law Preview's campaign to help combat food insecurity in the United States by supporting 100,000 volunteer hours at food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens in 2021. KarmicKash provides free tuition for BARBRI Law Preview to 1,000 entering law students who volunteer a minimum of 100 hours at a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit food bank, food pantry, or soup kitchen between January 1 and April 30, 2021. Click here to apply http://bit.ly/KarmicKash
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES
ACCESS TO JUSTICE HOUSTON SCHOLARSHIPS - SPRING 2021
The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) is pleased to announce the NAWJ Access to Justice Houston Scholarships. Six scholarships will be given to law students who have demonstrated a sustained and demonstrated commitment to the advancement of diversity, inclusion, equal opportunity, and access to justice. Two students from each of the three local Houston law schools—South Texas College of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and University of Houston Law Center—will be selected for these six scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each. Scholarships will be presented to the recipients during the virtual NAWJ Houston Color of Justice Program on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Recipients must attend this event to be eligible for the scholarships.
Click here for the scholarship application (pdf) Click gere for the Program Flyer (pdf)
James L Bass Legal Scholarship-The Foundation for Rural Service recently announced the James L. Bass Legal Scholarship, a new scholarship for students with an interest in rural communities entering their first year of law school.
The NTCA Board of Directors established a scholarship for students with an interest in rural communities to attend law school. The first James L. Bass Legal Scholarship will be awarded in spring 2021 and will be at least $5,000. The deadline to be considered for the spring 2021 James L. Bass Scholarship is April 16. Application materials and more information about the scholarship can be found here.
Bailey Clark Bar Scolarship - Please download the pdf to see the writing topic for the scholarship (click here, pdf). The deadline for application is March 19, 2021. Winners will be announced on March 31, 2021.
Rachel Krevans Scholarship -
This scholarship is for rising third year U.S. law students and encourages women to pursue IP law. Two awards of $5,000 each will be awarded to students entering their third or subsequent year of law school to be used toward tuition. To learn more about the qualifications and how to apply, click here. To apply, visit our website at: https://chipsnetwork.org/rachel-krevans-scholarship. This application is due on March 15, 2021.
LENORA — The Foundation for Rural Service reccently announced the James L. Bass Legal Scholarship, a new scholarship for students with an interest in rural communities entering their first year of law school. FRS is the philanthropic arm of NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association, of which Nex-Tech is a member. The deadline to be considered for the spring 2021 James L. Bass Scholarship is April 16. Application materials and more information about the scholarship can be found here. Download the application (PDF)
Buckfire & Buckfire Law School Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship was established as part of our law firm’s commitment to helping law students who are in need of financial assistance to achieve their academic goals and professional dreams. Our committee will be selecting one winner to be awarded $ 2,000.00. Applications are open to student who are member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or demonstrate commitment to issues of diversity within their community. There is no fee to apply.To apply for the scholarship, and for more information, please visit https://buckfirelaw.com/scholarships/law/ .
The Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is pleased to announce the third year of its law school scholarship program is open to all Texas law schools. Every year the Section awards a $1,000.00 scholarship to a student who has an interest in aviation law. All applicants will become members of the Aviation Law Section for one year at no cost to the applicant.
Students who apply must be in good standing at their law school, join the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (we will enroll them), and express a desire to practice in aviation law. Each student will submit a brief discussing a recent aviation case decision. The top five briefs will be posted on the Section’s website with credit to the authors.
All applications are due on March 1, 2021 and the winning brief will be announced June 1, 2021. The scholarship recipient, along with a law-school professor of the recipient’s choosing, is invited to attend our virtual Section Meeting in June to receive the scholarship and give a brief CLE presentation on the case he or she analyzed Download the PDF application
MGC is honored to formally announce our MGC Diversity Scholarships. The MGC Diversity Scholarship will award up to four scholarships, in the amount of $2,500 each, for the 2021-2022 school year. We welcome applications from all law students at your school who meet all of the criteria below:
Are enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2022 or 2023 at the time of application
Demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within their local and/or global communities
Are Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or multi-racial, or are LGBTQ, or are female (regardless of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation/identity/expression)
You can find out more information regarding the scholarship, selection criteria, and the application here: https://mgclaw.com/about/diversity-equity-inclusion/. The deadline for application submission is March 15, 2021.
The Accident and Injury Law Office of Terry Bryant is proud to announce the availability of a $2,500 scholarship to be awarded to a student who has been accepted to or is currently enrolled in an ABA- or AALS-accredited law school. Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. Application: https://www.terrybryant.com/about-us/scholarships/law-scholarship-application-form.
Mann Law Firm is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to students entering their first year of law school at the beginning of the next academic year (August 2021). The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021.This scholarship is designed to encourage and award creative authorship.Please review the eligibility, requirements, and further details by following the below link: https://www.manninjurylaw.com/legal-award/
The Stoddard Firm is pleased to offer a $2,000 scholarship to students entering their first year of law school at the beginning of the next academic year (August 2021). The deadline to apply is May 3, 2021. This scholarship is designed to encourage and award creative authorship. Please review the eligibility, requirements, and further details by following the below link:
Zelle Diversity in Law Scholarship - The national law firm Zelle LLP, we are pleased to announce a call for applications for our 2021 Diversity in Law Scholarship. The keystone of the firm's Diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.
The Scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $15,000.00 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees, and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student’s second year of law school. The application deadline for submission is March 29, 2021. Download the application here (pdf)
Women Of Law Scholarship - The 2021 Women of Law Scholarship. Qualified applicants enrolled at Houston's three law schools are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website at www.wolaw.org for more information. Click here to download the application. (pdf) The application deadline is Sunday, February 28, 2021, and we request that all applications be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Bar of Texas Tax Section awards up to three (sometimes four) law student scholarships each year in the Spring. The scholarships are $2,000 each and are awarded to students demonstrating academic excellence and commitment to the study and pactice of tax law. Any student who is enrolled in an ABA accredited law school at the time the application is submitted, and who intends to practice tax law in Texas, is eligible to apply.
Applications are due by April 16, 2021. As in years past, the scholarships will be awarded at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in June. Winners need not be present in order to receive the award.
HOUSTON BAR ASSOCIATION REAL ESTATE LAW SECTION 2021 SCHOLARSHIP - The Real Estate Law Section of the Houston Bar Association (“HBA”) is currently accepting applications for the section’s scholarship which will be awarded to a second or third year law
student from each of the three Houston area law schools (University of Houston, South Texas College of Law Houston, and Thurgood Marshall School of Law) with a demonstrated interest in real estate law. Click here for the application(pdf). Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 26, 2021.
AG Bell has been providing college scholarships for over 40 years. In particular, we are proud to offer the George H. Nofer Scholarship to students who are deaf or hard of hearing and use spoken language and are working toward advanced degrees in law and public administration.
The George H. Nofer Scholarship is available each year to provide three $5,000 awards to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, use spoken language, and are pursuing a full-time graduate education in law or public administration. The guidelines and requirements can be found at www.agbell.org/Connect/NoferScholarship when the application is open between February 1 and April 12. A selection committee comprising three distinguished attorneys who use Listening and Spoken Language determines the awards.
The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law.
In order to participate in this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on academic achievement, school & community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities & financial need.
The scholarship application must be submitted, in full, by May 31, 2021.
The applicant must be a current female law student.
The applicant will have successfully completed at least one semester of law school but will not yet have graduated by the fall semester of 2021.
Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
A transcript must be attached for the application to be considered.
An unopened copy of transcripts, sent from the applicant’s most recent law school will be required from finalists before the award is presented.
This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,500.
Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
Please take a look at our scholarship page for more information: https://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship-application
We would be honored if you could let your students know of this opportunity and possibly include us on your scholarship resource page here: http://www.tsulaw.edu/fao/external_scholarships.html
The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP or the Program) is an innovative scholarship program designed to produce a highly skilled cadre of racial justice attorneys committed to working in the Southern region of the United States.
The MMSP will afford Program participants:
(1) a full law school scholarship for tuition, room, board, and incidentals—to alleviate the debt burden that can prevent future lawyers from pursuing a career in racial justice;
(2) summer internships at the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) and at peer organizations to begin their training as civil rights lawyers early in their law school careers;
(3) a two-year postgraduate fellowship at a national, regional, or local civil rights organization with a racial justice law practice in the South—to provide unprecedented access to educational advancement and skill-building, training, and preparation; and
(4) access to special LDF trainings.
In return, Program participants commit to practice civil rights law in pursuit of racial justice in the South for eight years following the conclusion of their fellowship.
Click Here to Apply: Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (nationalacademies.org)
“One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship
Given the current political and social climate, we feel it is crucial to support entering 1Ls who plan to use their law degree to become change agents. The “One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship supports ten entering law students with the following financial awards:
First prize = $10k scholarship
Second prize = $5k scholarship
Eight Runners-Up = $1k scholarship
In 2020, more than 65 law schools actively promoted the “One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship to their admitted students, yielding more than 1,200 applicants and ten truly incredible Finalists. With your school’s social media help, we hope to double the number of applicants and, perhaps, have a Finalist represent Texas Southern University School of Law in 2021! As in prior years, all scholarship awards are paid directly to each Finalist’s law school on August 1, 2021, as a credit towards their 1L fall semester tuition.
KarmicKash is BARBRI Law Preview’s campaign to help combat food insecurity in the United States by supporting 100,000 volunteer hours at food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens in 2021. KarmicKash provides free tuition for BARBRI Law Preview to 1,000 entering law students who volunteer a minimum of 100 hours at a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit food bank, food pantry, or soup kitchen between January 1 and April 30, 2021.
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Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarship..The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation invites those law students who are in the process of completing their first or second year classes to apply for the DHLF Judicial Internship Program. Judges from Dallas area civil and criminal courts will be participating. Applicants must have completed first-year law school courses from an accredited law school, including civil procedure, legal research, and legal writing courses. All students in Accredited Law Schools (including the UNT Dallas College of Law) are eligible to apply. The Foundation grants stipends to the students chosen to participate in the program. Completed applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM CST, February 26, 2021 (https://www.dallasfoundation.org/scholarship-listing.aspx)
Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum of a four-week internship. The internships will commence no earlier than May 17, 2021, and must be completed no later than July 16, 2021. Interns will receive a stipend of approximately $2,000.00 for the four weeks. Applications are due by February 26, 2021. Intern selection will be announced no later than the end of March 2021.
Corporate Counsel Women of Color - 2021 My Life as a Lawyer Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY 1L and 2L students who are enrolled in an accredited law school in any state of the United States of America are eligible for the Corporate Counsel Women of Color My Life As a Lawyer Scholarship. DEADLINE Applications must be post-marked no later than June 30, 2021. Deliver through mail only (first-class mail). DO NOT SEND BY CERTIFIED MAIL OR FEDERAL EXPRESS. Email submissions will not be accepted. Deadline June 30,202. Download the application (pdf)
Philadelphia Injury Lawyers. We are offering a $500 scholarship for students interested in/seeking to attend law school in the future. The deadline is July 15, 2021. https://philly-injury-law.com/scholarship.html
American Casting & Manufacturing is offering a scholarship for next year's spring semester. The winner will receive $500 to go toward their educational needs. https://seals.com/scholarship/
The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarship opportunities. Each year, the DHLF awards scholarships to Hispanic 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls in law school, and offers bar study grants to Hispanic graduates. The DHLF also sponsors judicial internships for 1L and 2L students with Dallas-area civil and criminal courts. We invite Hispanic law students at your law school to apply for these opportunities.
As in previous years, we will be using a single application form that students can use for all programs in which they are interested. The application will open January 1, 2021.
Scholarship & Bar Study Guidelines
The following Hispanic law students are eligible to apply for a scholarship : (1) incoming first-year law students who have applied to start law school in 2021, (2) students who will be in their second year in 2021, and (3) third-year law students who will graduate in 2021 or later are all eligible to apply. Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 26, 2021, and decisions will be announced in April 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Judicial Internship Guidelines
The DHLF invites those Hispanic law students who are in the process of completing their first- or second-year classes to apply for the DHLF Judicial Internship Program. Judges from Dallas area civil and criminal courts will be participating. Applicants must have completed first-year law school courses from an accredited law school, including civil procedure, legal research, and legal writing courses. The DHLF grants stipends to the students chosen to participate in the program.
Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum of a four-week internship. The internships will commence no earlier than May 17, 2021 and must be completed no later than July 16, 2021. Interns will receive a stipend of approximately $2,000.00 for the four weeks. Completed applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM CST, February 26, 2021. Intern selection will be announced by late March, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please note that a single application may be submitted for the Scholarship/Bar Study Grant and Judicial Internship Programs.
How to Apply
You can apply online by accessing the following website for The Dallas Foundation, an organization that assists the DHLF with its awards programs: https://dallasfoundation.spectrumportal.net/#/accounts/signin
Read the instructions on the right-hand side of the page to create an account. The password is: dhlf. (You can also find the link at the following website, www.dallasfoundation.org, then click on “Scholarships” then “Scholarship Listing” then “Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarship".) Please note that in order to apply through The Dallas Foundation portal, you will need to create an account by clicking “Register,” then selecting “Scholarship Applicant” under Portal Access. Once you complete and submit all the required information, the system will automatically send you an email confirming your registration.
Using the username and password you selected, navigate to Scholarship Applicant > Find Scholarships. Locate the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarship, click the link, then enter the access code dhlf. Once the code is entered, you’ll see the description of the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarship and you can begin completing the application. Students should contact email@example.com with any questions.
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WOMEN OF LAW – 2021 SCHOLARSHIP Women of Law invites outstanding applications for its 2021 Women of Law Scholarship. Created to benefit women minority law students in the Houston area, Women of Law encourages applications from 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls from South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and University of Houston Law Center. Applications are due Sunday, February 28, 2021. Download the application here
The Wham & Rogers Law School Scholarship is a recurring scholarship worth $1,000 designed to help one continuing law student with their tuition costs.
Wham & Rogers proudly supports the education of students to ensure a bright future for our country. Continuing higher education can be financially challenging and Wham & Rogers is happy to help law students realize their dreams.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021,
Apply Online: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.whamandrogers.com/contact/law-school-scholarship/__;!!LkSTlj0I!U1fynzZqU0L6tKSsGPueqqdY6JFxcOtDvDWbcQca1coAmi71Zdb7D4ZGB_R_RMU$
The winner will be announced by March 31, 2021
1L or 2L at an accredited law school in the United States
3.5 or higher GPA
Candidates should follow us on social media to stay updated on the scholarship process
Hon. Arlander Keys Scholarship
The Richard Linn Inn of the American Inns of Court is proud to announce its Hon. Arlander Keys Scholarship for Law Students. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn Inn’s commitment to fostering the development intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.
($10,000) Download the fillable PDF
The Construction Law Section of the Houston Bar Association will award the sum of $1,000.00 to a student selected by the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2021. Download the PDF