Friday, January 29, 2016

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

ABA Antitrust Writing Competition
Description: The ABA Antitrust Writing Competition encourages and rewards student written articles in the area of antitrust law, competition policy, and consumer protection law.
Requirements: Application and an article about any topic related to antitrust (20 – 30 pages in length). Article must have been published in ABA-accredited schools’ law reviews or journals between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 2015 in order to qualify. Each publication’s Editor-in-Chief may nominate one article for the award.
Award: $2,500 award and opportunity to attend Antitrust Section's Spring Meeting (April 6-8, 2016) in Washington, DC. The winner will receive an invitation to the Meeting, as well as transportation and accommodations (if living outside DC area).
Deadline: January 29, 2016
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American Indian Law Review Writing Competition
Description: Created by Jackson Lewis law firm and intended to honor the memory of one of the firm’s founders, Louis Jackson.
Requirements: Write an essay on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. Also must have taken or are currently taking course work in employment or labor law.
Award: 1st place- $1,000 and publication in American Indian Law Review; 2nd place (2) - $1,000 and publication on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website.
Deadline: January 29, 2016
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ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Writing Competition
Description: After being revived a few years ago, the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry is pleased to introduce their Law Student Writing Competition. The competition is intended to heighten an interest in Construction law.
Requirements: Paper addressing a topical issue of interest to the construction industry. Any law student interested in participating in the competition can be assigned a competition mentor, with whom the student can bounce the ideas for relevant topics in construction law.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: January 30, 2016
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Coles-Cumberland Bar Association Scholarship
Description: Coles-Cumberland Bar Association has established this scholarship program to recognize and assist law students who have a close connection to the Coles Count and/or Cumberland County, Illinois communities. One or more scholarships will be awarded annually, based upon academic and extracurricular achievements, background and financial need.
Requirements: Application, Resume, Personal Statement, Two letters of recommendation, Transcripts.
Award: $1,000 (multiple awards available)
Deadline: January 31, 2016
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Brad Wolk Memorial Scholarship: Appeals Law Group
Description: Appeals Law Group will be holding its annual Winter Essay Writing Competition, open to all current full-time and part-time matriculated students in an ABA accredited law school. This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the law student who presents a 1000 word or less essay on the following topic: Whether a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole for non-violent marijuana trafficking under Federal Law violated the 8th Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.
Requirements: All essays must be submitted via e-mail to and must be in Word or PDF format. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced February 4, 2016.
Award: $500
Deadline: February 1, 2016
More Information: For more information call 407-255-2165 or visit

Aurora Foundation Scholarship Program
Description: The Community Foundation 2015 Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who will attend an accredited institution of higher education on a full-time basis during the 2015-2016 academic year. Preference given to students in Kane County or the Fox River Valley.
Requirements: Application, Financial Aid Information, Transcripts.
Award: Varies
Deadline: February 1, 2016
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Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program
Description: Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, with career promise in their chosen fields. Assistance is available primarily for those with financial need who are pursuing careers in the helping professions.
Requirements: Please submit: Application, Short Essay, 2 Reference Letters, Financial Aid Information (including tax documents, educational expenses, and student loans), and Transcripts.
Award: Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000.
Deadline: February 1, 2016
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Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund Scholarship Program
Description: MALDEF has always sought to support law students who seek to further the advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States through the legal profession. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5-15 law school scholarships of $5,000 each to deserving law students from throughout the nation. Applicants are evaluated based on three main factors: 1) personal background and financial need; 2) academic and extracurricular achievement; and 3) demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community, shown through record of service to the Latino community and future plans for service.
Requirements: Please submit: Application, Resume, Personal Statement, 1 Letter of Recommendation, Transcripts, and Financial Aid Information
Award: $5,000 (multiple scholarships available)
Deadline: February 1, 2016
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Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulation and Administrative Law
Description: The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law is open to a wide array of participants. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to take part. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. A winner will be selected in both the lawyer and student categories.
Requirements: Write an essay on any topic related to American regulatory or administrative law [broadly construed (less than 25,000 words)].
Award: $1,500
Deadline: February 5, 2016
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