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SCHOLARSHIPS

 A number of scholarships are available to entering students, including academic merit awards, diversity awards, and awards for students with demonstrated financial need. Some scholarship awards are based on the information in the application, while others require additional information. If you are interested in being considered for first-year scholarships, you are encouraged to complete the optional application questions and submit any necessary information. Scholarship award letters are usually sent by April 1st.

Through state appropriations and the generous donations of law school alumni and friends, over $600,000 in scholarship assistance has traditionally been awarded in previous academic years. Awards range from $1,000 to full in-state tuition.

First-Year Scholarships

 

A variety of scholarship awards are available for first-year students, including academic merit awards, diversity awards, and awards for students with demonstrated financial need. Many of these scholarships are renewable for subsequent years. Some scholarship awards are based on the information in the application for admission, while others require additional information.

If you are interested in being considered for first-year scholarships, you are encouraged to complete the optional application questions and submit any necessary information. Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as possible of their scholarship award, usually by April 1st. In order to ensure full consideration for scholarships, applicants should submit their application for admission by the March 15th priority deadline.

Rising Second- and Third-Year Student Scholarships

(Returning Law Students Only)

 Returning law students interested in applying for law scholarships have
multiple options. There are two different online scholarship applications.
Please review the various types of funding and make sure you complete the
appropriate online application(s). When applying for a scholarship, students
are advised to pay close attention to each of the mandatory application requirements.

LAW SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS:  Online Service Application

Humphreys Fellowship, Herff, and Faculty Emeritus Renewal Applicants

Students interested in being a Humphreys Fellow should use this online application. Students who currently hold a Humphreys Fellowship, Faculty Emeritus or Herff Scholarship must complete this online application as well. You will be required to upload a current resume and answer a number of questions about your law interests. In order to be fully considered for one of these scholarships, you must consent to releasing your law school grade point average and class rank to the faculty and staff. Students who failure to upload a resume and give consent will not receive consideration. Please name your resume by your last name with uploading. DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 28, 2017.

TIGER SCHOLARSHIP MANAGER:  TSM Application

  • Go to your myMemphis account
  • Click on "Account$" tab
  • Sign in to your profile using Memphis credentials
  • First page is "Your General Application"
  • When completed please click on Blue "Finish & Continue" button
  • Your "recommended Opportunities" will be available for you based on your answers
  • Detailed information on scholarship is available by clicking the "apply" button

 

MEMPHIS ACCESS AND DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Students interested in being considered for Memphis Access and Diversity Scholarships need to complete the Tiger Scholarship Manager application. You will be asked to complete a 250 word essay on how you contribute to diversity at the University of Memphis School of Law. Please review the diversity criteria prior to applying. Current Memphis Access and Diversity recipients must complete this online application as well. Candidates will be notified in June after Spring 2017 grades and class rank have been released. No resume or letters of recommendation are required. DEADLINE: March 24, 2017.

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OTHER LAW SCHOOL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

 

There are a number of scholarships that are awarded to law students annually. These endowed scholarships require applicants to complete the Tiger Scholarship Manager application. All scholarships require applicants to also upload a resume. Please save your resume document as your last name first, then first name before you upload it online (i.e. "Smith, John"). To access these scholarships, interested returning law students should follow the instruction below after accessing their myMemphis account. The deadline is March 24, 2017.  For further details regarding the scholarship process please refer to the PowerPoint presentation linked below.

Outside Scholarships

A list of outside scholarships, criteria, award amounts, and deadlines are listed below. For more information on each scholarship, click the scholarship name for a full application. These scholarships are not administered by the University of Memphis School of Law. Also, please use the links at the bottom of the page to connect to scholarship search engines that may be helpful in finding alternative sources of school financing.

Scholarship

Amount

Deadline

The National Bar Association - Ben F. Jones Chapter Scholarship Unspecified October
The Richard Linn American Inn of court Mark T. Banner Scholarship $5,000 November
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship $5,000 January
Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program $0 - $25,000 October
Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLP $3,000 November 28
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Applications available here October 1
Unspecified January
Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarship $1,000 May
Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Varies June
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Varies April
Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning $500

June 

GP LSAT Prep Law Student Scholarship  $1,000

January & June

Robert Masur Fellowship Competition  $1,000

 March

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship  $3,000

 May

Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship  $1,000

 May

Trial Advocacy Scholarship  $2,500

 May

Mike Eidson Scholarship  $5,000

 May 1

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship  $10,000

June 

Anne Schneider Chapter of Lawyers' Association for Women of Jackson, TN. Application requests should be addressed to: Mary Jo Middlebrooks, Middlebrooks & Gray, P.A.P.O. Box 1085, Jackson, TN  38302

 $1,500

 September 10

Avon N. Williams & Robert Lillard Law Scholarship

 $1,500

 November 1

Howard Fox Memorial Scholarship

 Varies

 April 1

Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard P.C

 $5,000

 March

Charles R. Ullman & Associates

 Varies

 April 15

DRI's Law Student Diversity Scholarship

 $10,000

 April 19

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Law Student Scholarships

 Varies

 May 1

Trusp Young Lawyers Scholarship

$1,000

 

Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship

$1,000 

 

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

$2,000

May 1

Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation

$2,500-$10,000

April 1

Farzad Family Law Annual Scholarship

$3,000

December 15

Step Ahead Scholarship

Varies

April 15

Davis Devin Livingston Scholarship

$3,000

July 15

Appel Law Firm Scholarship

$1,000

July 1

Bond & Botes Financial Hardship Scholarship

$2,000

July 16

Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Law Scholarship

$1,000

August 10

Luvera Law Firm Scholarship

$2,000

August 10

Staver Law Group

$2,000

November 15

Asian Heritage Law Scholarship

$1,000

August 1 

Injury Lawyer News Disability Scholarship

$1,000

December 31

A Step Ahead Foundation

Varies

April 15

Access To Advocacy Award

$5,000

May 31

The Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship

$2,500

May 31

Goodman Acker, P.C. Law Scholarship

$1,000

December 1

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

$3,000

December 15

Sally & Fitch, LLP Scholarship

$1,000 & $1,500

March 1

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship

$1,000

June 15

Kevin P. Landry Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

$1,000

April 1

Sattiraju Employment Law Scholarship

$1,000

December 30

AIAG Law Marketing Scholarship

$1,250

April 30

American Accident Awareness Attorney Scholarship

$2,000

May 30

Chattanooga Bar Foundation

Up to $2,500

May 30

Barbri Law Preview Scholarship

$10,000

April 15

Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

$10,000

November 7

Morgan & Morgan For The People Scholarship

$2,000

December 1

Public Defender Scholarship

$1,000

January 15

Sattiraju Employment Law Scholarship

$1,000

December 31

White Collar Criminal Defense Scholarship

$1,000

May 1

Law Enforcement Family Member Scholarship

$1,000

August 31

 

Scholarship Search Engines

FastWeb - http://www.fastweb.com
StudentScholarshipSearch - http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com
FinAid - http://www.finaid.org