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The Know Your Rights Scholarship

Eligibility:

Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program at an accredited university within the United States. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.High school students who wish to apply must be graduating and/or enrolled in a college or university by the scholarship deadline.

 

Further Details:

To apply for The Know Your Rights Scholarship, please be sure to submit the following material to contact@thenieveslawfirm.com on or before the scholarship deadline.

A current resume with updated contact information and education status.

An official or unofficial transcript from your current or most recent educational institution.

A 750 word essay discussing what you feel should be done to increase awareness surrounding individual rights to help individuals avoid self-incrimination.

 

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

 

Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be currently enrolled in law school or currently enrolled in their undergraduate with the intent to pursue law school post graduate.
  • Must be a full time student.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by January 19, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Submit a cover letter (with Name, Email, Phone, etc)
    • Where are you enrolled?
    • Planned year of graduation
    • Undergraduate degree earned (if applicable)
  • Submit proof of enrollment
    • Proof of law school enrollment or undergraduate student enrollment with written explanation/intent of law school post graduation
  • Submit your 400-600 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • Representing underserved communities in the criminal justice system
    • Equal protection under the law in modern day practice
    • State vs Federal Law: Is marijuana illegal?

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Legal Leaders Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled in law school OR a declared pre-law major
  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must attend college in the U.S.
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States

More Details

All applications must be submitted by December 31, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Submit the following documents:
    • Transcripts showing declared pre-law or legal profession-related major
    • Transcripts must show GPA. We will accept official or unofficial transcripts
    • Law school acceptance letter (if student is entering first year or law school)
    • A short letter introducing yourself to the judging committee (1 page max)

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Champions of Justice and Well-Being Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Open to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program in the United States. This includes accredited community college students as well as high school seniors and students who possess a GED who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited program.
  • Must be able to describe your experience/s that led you to wanting to promote justice and to work for the well-being of others.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by December 1, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Answer the following prompt and questions in an essay of 1,000 words or less:
    • Describe a pivot point in your life when someone helped you or gave you a break.
    • How did this give you a new outlook on life that helped you to get through a difficult time?
    • How has this experience informed you education and career goals?
    • In what ways do you plan to promote justice and the well-being of others?
  • Submit an updated resume and current unofficial transcript.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website. 

The Law Offices of George Salinas $1,250 Annual Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States for the Spring of 2019.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by 9 AM CST on March 30, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Write a 600-word essay answering the following question:
    • The growth of autonomous driving technology has led to many companies to begin testing self-driving vehicles on our roadways. With this technology comes new challenges dealing with public safety on our roads. What safety challenges do these self-driving cars present and what type of regulations should we consider to ensure safe roads for the public?

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Polito & Associates, LLC $2,500 Scholarship Contest

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States for the Spring and/or Fall of 2019.
    • This includes high school seniors, freshman, sophomores, juniors, college seniors, and law students (L1, L2, L3).

More Details

All applications must be submitted by February 28, 2019 9:00am EST.

How to Apply

  • To participate in the contest, applicants should write a 600-word essay answering the following question:
    • How have you faced tragedy, loss or defeat, and found ways to overcome it in your own life? What role does that tragedy or loss play in your aspirations for college or further education?

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Bankruptcy Law Center Scholarship Contest

Eligibility

  • Any 2-year or 4-year college student or law student

More Details

All essays must be submitted by July 31, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Submit an essay at least 750 words that answers the following question:
    • Discuss solutions to the student loan crisis. Specifically, do you believe amending the bankruptcy code to allow for discharge of student loans would alleviate the problem? If not, what alternative solutions do you recommend?

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Zavodnick, Zavodnick, and Lasky Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited US college or university by Spring 2019.
  • Law students are encouraged to apply.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by December 30, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Write a 500-600 word essay responding to the following question:
    • The Occupational Health and Safety Administration indicates that approximately 6.5 million people are working at construction sites around the country on any given day. Job accidents can happen in any industry, but these incidents are more likely in the construction industry. How can business owners and employees work together to ensure that construction workers are safe on their job, and help to avoid the risks that lead to injuries or even death?

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students who are attending an accredited university in the United States with an interest in law school
  • Current law school students that are attending an American Bar Association Accredited law school may also apply
  • Undergraduates that apply must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Law school students that apply must have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Submit your most recent official college/high school transcript

More Details

All applications must be submitted by November 30, 2018.

How To Apply Submit Your Essay

  • In 1,000 words or less explain:
    • Why you are interested in the law
    • Tell us about your favorite community involvement and why it was your favorite.
    • Explain how higher education can help reduce crime in our communities.
  • Mail your essay and transcript to 352 N Main Street, Ste 4. Plymouth, MI 48170

The application and scholarship guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Pride Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:
    • currently live within that state and have done so for at least 3 months prior to the application date; OR
    • have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline
  • Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education.
  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community or within their field of study
  • Lack a broader LGBTQ community support system
  • Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

More Details

All applications must be submitted by January 11, 2019 at 5:00pm PST.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application.
    • There are over 60 scholarships are encompassed in one application.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.