1L Scholarships

There are many outside scholarships for which you might be eligible; here is just a sampling. You may also want to register at one of the free online scholarship search sites such as http://www.fastweb.com, http://scholarships.com, and http://www.SallieMae.com/GradScholarships

One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship

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Law Preview will be awarding one hard-working incoming law student $10,000 towards their 1L year. Fill out the request form for more information on the One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship including how to apply, official rules and more.

  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Winner Announced: June 7, 2019

The Thomas M. McGovern Educational Endowment Trust Fund Scholarships

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The Thomas M. McGovern Educational Endowment Trust Fund Scholarships are open for applications.
 

The deadline to submit the application  isApril 26, 2019.

 
Two scholarships are awarded annually. Former attorney, Thomas M. McGovern, from Swansea has established this trust fund to aid area students in the furtherance of a legal education. It has been Mr. McGovern's request that the Fall River Bar Association administer the funds pursuant to the terms of the trust agreement.

Ninety percent of the net annual income of said trust shall be used for the purchase of or reimbursement of law books for law school students who have graduated from a high school in the Greater Fall River or Bristol County area. Where the law students currently reside shall not be a factor.

The Fall River Bar Association may, but need not necessarily consider student grades in administering this fund, but primary consideration shall be the financial need of each potential beneficiary. 

Recipients of the scholarship funds will be requested to, when qualified, in the opinion of the First Justice of the Court, volunteer for at least three pro bono cases for Bristol County Probate and Family Court. 

Applicants for the scholarships are to be graduates of educational institutions located in Bristol County Massachusetts, with preference to graduates of the following high schools, in the order named:

  1. Joseph Case High School, Swansea, Mass.
  2. Parochial high schools of Bristol County
  3. Somerset-Berkley Regional High School
  4. Fall River, Mass., high schools.

In addition, high school graduates who have been members of the youth division of the Fall River YMCA for three years may apply. 

The Colonel Archer B. Battista Veteran’s Scholarship

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The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to announce the request for applications for the Colonel Archer B. Battista Veteran’s Scholarship, which was established in 2016 to financially assist local veterans attending law school.

The deadline to submit the application isMay 15, 2019.

 

Requirements:

  • The applicant must be admitted for the upcoming academic year to an accredited law school.
  • The applicant must be a veteran with an Honorable Discharge or a current member of the United States Military.
  • The applicant must complete and follow the procedure on the application.

The scholarship award is not less than the amount of $1,000.

The John F. Moriarty Scholarship

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The Hampden County Bar Association would like to share information regarding the John F. Moriarty Scholarship. The scholarship began in 1985 and has been funded from the donations of our members made in memory of the late Judge John F. Moriarty. Additionally, the scholarship was created to further extend the standards of professional and personal excellence in the practice of law.

Scholarship applicants must be admitted for the upcoming academic year to a certified law school for either full-time or part-time attendance. The applicant must currently reside in Hampden County and must have been a resident for no less than five years.

The deadline to submit the application to the Hampden Count Bar Association Scholarship Committee is May 31, 2019.

The Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

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The Rhode Island Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship.

The Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship supports applicants who meet the following criteria:

· Rhode Island resident
· Must be a female 
· Plan to attend graduate school to obtain a law degree at an accredited institution 
· Able to demonstrate financial need

Award amounts vary and the scholarships are renewable.

Deadline for application submission is Friday, May 31, 2019 by 5 p.m. (EST). Please click here to apply.

The Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

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Each year the Michigan Auto Law firm offers a scholarship to a law student who best demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States or accepted to attend a law school in the fall of 2019. 

The deadline for this scholarship is June 1st, 2019.

The full eligibility details and entry requirements for the $2,000 scholarship can be found here.

The Veterans & Military Family Scholarship

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The team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers values military members’ service to our nation. It is a profound, yet often overlooked sacrifice. In recognition of our nation’s service members and their families, twice per year our firm bestows a $1,000 scholarship upon a hard-working U.S. college student who is an active duty service member, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member.

The deadline to submit the scholarship application is June 15, 2019.

They will determine a winner and contact him/her by phone or email by July 1st, 2019.

The selected Winner must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Currently serving in the military, honorably discharged, or have an active duty or retired military spouse or parent. All branches of the U.S. military qualify.
  • Accepted into or currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. junior college, college, or university.
  • Currently have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Fill out and submit the online application (hyperlink website on “online application”: https://www.sinklaw.com/veterans-military-family-scholarship/?msID=573b6cbb-ab7d-4e34-8ed7-292b7eae5ce0) along with a school transcript and essay.

All applicants must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on one of the topics below:

  • How has being in the military affected your ability to pursue an education?
  • What do you wish the American people better understood about military service or military families?
  • What sacrifices have you and/or your family made because of military service?
  • When you reflect on your/your family member’s military service, what are you most proud of and what are you most grateful for?

The Community Superhero Scholarship

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The Community Superhero Scholarship from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC awards a $1,500 scholarship to one deserving student who exemplifies what it means to be a hero to their community.

  • The deadline to apply for the 2019 Community Superhero Scholarship is June 30, 2019. Interested applicants should use the form on their page to apply.
  • Eligibility Criteria
    • Qualified applicants must meet these eligibility criteria:
      • 3.0 GPA
      • Enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university
      • Demonstrable history of community service and volunteerism
      • Submit an essay on the topic
        • How are you a superhero in your community?
        • Please write 500 to 1000 words answering the question above. Your essay must describe your community service and how it has made a difference in the lives of others in your community.
      • Submit an unofficial transcript

The Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program

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The 2019 Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program is accepting essays from students who have suffered injuries due to an accident or who have been impacted personally by a loved one’s accident.

Application Requirements

All essays must be original. Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.
Please include in your scholarship application:

  • Your essay in Word document format (.doc or .docx)
    • Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident.
  • A photo of yourself in .jpg or .png format (Optional—photo is for purposes of placing winner on firm website)
  • A copy of your college transcript or other proof of enrollment
  • A cover sheet with:
    • Your name, address, and phone number
    • A short paragraph describing yourself
    • The name and address of your college
    • A signature of your parent or guardian (if you are not yet 18)

 Email all application materials to scholarship@rosenohrlaw.com before the deadline: July 20, 2019.

The winner will be announced on September 1, 2019.

For more information please visit their website.

The Minc Law Scholarship

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Minc Law has created a scholarship to give college students the chance to further their education by awarding one person a $1,500 scholarship to be applied to their college tuition bill.

Requirements:

There are two options to apply for the Minc Law Scholarship. Applicants can provide an essay up to 1000 words answering the qualifying question or create a 3-5-minute video response. The video will need to be published on YouTube or Vimeo and the link shared on our application page.

All submissions must be completed via our website by July 31, 2019.

The winner will be selected by the foundation panel by August 31, 2019. The winning submission will be published on our website along with information about the scholarship recipient.

Essay Question:

Should there be federal laws that protect victims of cyberbullying, online harassment, revenge porn, and online defamation? Explain why or why not, and if yes, what should those laws be. Explain the pros and cons that could result if federal legislation were passed by Congress to attempt to address these issues?

For more information please visit their website.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship

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The attorneys at Wiseman Bray PLLC recognize the value of starting a small business, and we appreciate the hard work required to establish, grow, and maintain a successful small business.  Wiseman Bray PLLC will award a qualified student a $1000 scholarship for demonstrating an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to describe an initial plan for a successful business.

Requirements

  • 3.5 minimum GPA
  • Enrolled or admitted to a 2-year or 4-year collegiate program or graduate and professional program.

An applicant must submit an essay of at least 500 words addressing the following:

  1. Describe a new or interesting business idea.
  2. Discuss why small businesses are important to the overall economy.
  3. Explain your overall plan for establishing your business based on your idea, including what will be required to make it successful.

Applicants will be judged on the content and quality of the essay submitted, as well as on academic merit.

All applications, an unofficial transcript, and the name, address and email for the applicant should be submitted to ljones@wisemanbray.com.  Applications must be received no later than August 15, 2018

The scholarship will be awarded no later than September 2019. 

The FKN Advocate for Civil Justice Scholarship

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Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt is proud to offer this $1000 scholarship for any enrolled or planning to enroll in a collegiate program in 2019.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • This scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. This includes incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED.
  • The scholarship candidate must have demonstrated an interest in civil justice through past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences.
  • All eligible candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Application Requirements

  • An updated resume
  • An essay (1000 word limit) responding to the following question: Most teenagers are aware of the dangers of distracted driving, yet the problem continues. What steps do you believe should be taken so that teens avoid distractions, like cell phones and texts, while driving?
  • A current unofficial transcript from the applicant’s college.

Application Instructions

  • In order to be eligible, scholarship applicants must submit their FULL application (personal statement, transcript(s), and resume) by email to: aneuwelt@franksandkoenig.com.
  • The official deadline for all application materials is August 15, 2019.

The FKN Advocate for Civil Justice Scholarship winner will be announced in September, 2019.

The Hickey & Turim Scholarship

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The Hickey & Turim Scholarship is accepting applications from students enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants will be judged on academic merit, as well as the content of the essay response. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.

Requirements:

  • Submit an essay addressing the following:
    • What do you consider to be the single most important problem in your community, and how do you plan to solve it?
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted at a college or university.

Please submit your essay, unofficial transcript, name, address, phone number, and email address to the following: jturim@workinjuryfirm.com

The deadline to submit the scholarship application is August 15, 2019.

Scholarship winner will be notified by September 2019.

If you have questions, please feel free to email hickeyturimlawscholarship@gmail.com.

The Ashoori Law Good Deeds Scholarship

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The $1,000 Ashoori Law Good Deeds Scholarship is intended to assist one driven, kind-hearted college student with a history of going beyond themselves to do good for others. Ashoori Law is impressed by the work college students are doing every day to better the lives of others. Our goal for this scholarship is to help a college student pay for their tuition or other expenses.

Eligibility

  • You have performed an act of kindness for another person (this can be a single act or a history of ongoing kindness)
  • You are enrolled or accepted in an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate program.
  • You have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • You must submit an essay for consideration
    • Please write an essay of between 750 to 1,000 words introducing yourself, explaining your act of kindness, the impact it has had, and how it has shaped you.
  • You must submit a transcript of your last completed semester of schooling (official or unofficial)
  • You must fill out our Scholarship Application Form.
  • Your application must be submitted by December 1, 2019 for consideration.

Terms and Conditions

  • This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students alike.
  • To apply, you must be enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university within the United States.
  • You must be scheduled to enroll the first semester following the application deadline (Our application deadline is December 1, 2019 so you must be enrolled for Spring 2020).
  • You must satisfy the eligibility requirements set-forth above.
  • There will be ONE (1) winner of this scholarship.

 

The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship

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The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Requirements:
    • Admitted to an accredited law school in the U.S.
    • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Application Requirements:
    • Completed Application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
    • Upload a 500-600 word original essay on what you hope to achieve in your legal career if awarded this scholarship.
    • Upload School Transcript
    • Upload Resume

A winner will be announced on or before March 31, 2020.

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.