for Law School
Here's a list of some sources of financial aid of various types (i.e.,
scholarships, grants, loans). If you know of others that are not
included on this list, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Be certain to contact the law schools to which you have applied, since
they will play a pivotal role in determining what kind of aid you get,
and how much. MoneyGeek offers a
comprehensive look at strategies for applying for
financial aid, negotiating the best deal possible, and locating
available grants, loans, and scholarships. Princeton
also offers financial aid tools and
advice on a variety of subjects, from applying for loans to comparing
aid packages to searching for scholarships.
Some particular sources of financial aid/scholarship funds:
(American Association of University Women):
Educational Foundation: Provides one-year
fellowships, ranging from $5,000 to $12,000, to female graduate
students in designated fields, such as law, in which women have been
traditionally under-represented. Available to women of color only.
According to the American Bar Association,
of the Legal
Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to
law school and to
assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity
to attend law school for three
The ABA Legal
Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each
scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school.
this scholarship is intended "to encourage racial and ethnic minority
students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to
that these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three
years." Recipients attending an ABA-accredited law school will receive
during their first year, with the funding being renewable for the
and third years. Click the link above for more information.
maintains a substantial and frequently updated
on-line database of available scholarships.
FinAid lists a
variety of sources of financial aid for law students.
The Law School
Admission Council, which with you've already become
familiar if you've applied for the LSAT, maintains a web
discusses the process of procuring financial aid.
and Grants for Law Students," from LawyerInformation.org.