How to Use this Resource

This page contains a comprehensive listing of diversity scholarships, clerkships, mentorships, internships, conventions and job fairs available to law students.

You should realize that the definition of what constitutes a "diverse applicant" varies significantly among the various opportunities. Often these opportunities are available only to individuals of a particular racial, ethnic, religious, or socio-economic background; women; students with a disability; or who identify as LGBT.

However, just as often, opportunities are available to students who are advancing the cause of diversity within their community, without regard to the individual’s own diversity status, or to students who have faced adversity and thereby have a diverse perspective on life and the practice of law.  

The opportunities below are arranged according to the due date for submission of application materials, so any that are interesting to you should be explored well in advance of the month in which they are listed.

Any questions about these opportunities can be directed to the sponsoring organization or to your Career Development Office advisor. To report a broken link on this page, please email Nancy Richardson at nrichardson@lcldnet.com.

—Lori Lorenzo, Deputy Director, LCLD


 

January

Scholarships

Japanese American Bar Association Scholarship

Pride Foundation Scholarship

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarships

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarships

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship (click public info, then scholarship application)

National Black Law Students Association Scholarships

Asian American Bar Association Scholarship

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship

Fowler White Diversity Scholarship

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Mehri & Skalet Summer Clerkship

Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Program

Montgomery (PA) Bar Association Diversity 1L Internship Program (click tab for “The Montgomery Bar Association, the “Committees”, then email Diversity Section contact for information)

Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship

Faegre & Benson Diversity Scholarship

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Scholarship

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship

Perkins Coie Diversity Scholarship

Stoel Rives First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship

Paul D. White Scholarship

Tonkon Torp First-Year Diversity Fellowship Program

Foster Pepper PLLC Diversity Fellowship

The Weil 1L Diversity Fellowship

Morrison & Foerster’s 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Palm Beach County Bar Association Diversity Internship Program

Fox Group Legal, Alston & Bird LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC Diversity Fellowship Program for First-Year Law Students

Conventions & Job Fairs

National Black Law Students Association, Southern Region Annual Conference

Public Interest, Government, Judicial Fellowships

WMACCA Corporate Scholars Program

Florida NELA Advocacy Fellowship

Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

NAACP Law Fellows Program

February

Scholarships

Amelia Kemp Scholarship

PJC Lindfors Legal Scholarship

Sons of Italy Lodge 2456 Scholarship

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Scholarships

PFund Scholarships

Morris Scholarships

Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

National Iranian American Council Scholarships

Cronk Opportunity Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Scholarships

Hawaii Community Foundations Scholarships

Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers Bar Study Scholarship

Point Foundation-The National LGBT Scholarship Fund

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Mecklenburg County, Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship

North Carolina Bar 1L Summer Associate Program

Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship

Bristol-Myers Squibb Diversity & Inclusion Summer Legal Internship Program

Munger, Tolles & Olsen LLP Diversity Summer Program

Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Clerkship

VABAW Foundation Hong Duc Clerkship

Cooley Diversity Fellowship Program

Public Interest, Government, Judicial Fellowships

American Health Lawyers Association, Diversity Internship

Asian American Legal Defense Fund Internship

McGuire Woods/NAPABA Law Foundation Summer Internship

Mentor Opportunities

Central Florida Diversity Picnic

March

Scholarships

100 Black Men of Sonoma County Scholarship

Hellenic Times Scholarship

Sonoma Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

United Methodist E. Craig Brandenburg Scholarship

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarships

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Community Foundation Scholarships of Sonoma County

Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarships

OFA/Casey Family Graduate Scholarships

AHEPA Graduate Scholarships

Ms. JD Summer Scholarship

Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarships

Polish University Club of New Jersey Scholarships

Slovak Catholic Sokol Scholarships

Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarship

Jerome M. Ginsberg Scholarship

Vietnamese American Bar Association Scholarship

Point Foundation Scholarships

United Methodist HANA Scholarships

League of United Latin American Citizens National Scholarships

Doyne M. Green Scholarship

Swiss Benevolent Society Scholarships

Iranian American Bar Association Scholarship

Ke Ali’I Pauahi Scholarships

National Italian America Bar Association Scholarship

Richard W. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Fredrickson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship

Columbian Lawyers Association Scholarship

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

NAPABA Prudential 1L Summer Internship

Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program

Conventions & Job Fairs

National Black Law Students Association, Mid-Atlantic Region Convention

Young Feminist Leadership Conference

Louisiana State Bar Minority Involvement Section Minority Legal Internship Fair

Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Law Graduates Breakfast

The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys in Law & Business, Inc.

Public Interest, Government, Judicial Fellowships

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – Lena Chang Internship Awards

April

Scholarships

Oregon Minority Lawyers Association/ Oregon State Bar AAP Bar Exam Grants

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship

Peter and Alice Koomruian Armenian Education Fund

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students of Armenian descent.
Award: Varies.
For more information, contact: Peter and Alice Koomruian Armenian Education Fund, P.O. Box 0268, Moorpark, CA 93020-0268

Earl Warren Scholarships

National Italian American Bar Association Scholarships

Warner, Norcross & Judd Minority Scholarship

Wolverine Bar Association Scholarships

Scovel Richardson Scholarship (find link to application at end of event listing)

Lazarian Graduate Scholarships

William Bullinger Memorial Scholarship

Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship

Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship

Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loans

CHCI Scholarships

Fadel Educational Foundation Scholarships

Ruth Rabstein Scholarship

Eligibility: Entering and current women law students with ties to Mercer County, New Jersey.
Award: $1,500.
Criteria: Financial need, academic achievement, community service.
Sponsor: Women Lawyers’ Caucus of Mercer County, 609-984-0231

DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar Law Diversity Scholarship

Richard V. Cruz Memorial Foundation Scholarships

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarships

Leclair Ryan 1L Diversity Scholarship

Conventions & Job Fairs

National Bar Association, Law & Religion Conference

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (held in July)

Northwest Minority Job Fair (held in August)

Public Interest, Government, Judicial Fellowships

New York Legislative Fellows Program

May

Scholarships

National LGBT Bar Foundation Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

National Bar Institute African American Law Student Fellowships

Elsie Mae White Memorial Scholarship

Armenian Scholarship

Forum Foundation Scholarships

Iranian-American Graduate Scholarships

ARFORA/Martha Gavrila Scholarship

Ellen Cushing Scholarship

Justice Pauline Davison Hanson Scholarship

Eligibility: 1L and 2L women who are current or former residents of the Fresno, California, area.
Award:  $2,000.
Criteria:  Academic achievement, extracurricular and community involvement, financial need, demonstrated leadership.
Sponsor:  Fresno County (CA) Women Lawyers, 559-432-5400

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

MCCA Scholarship

Womble Carlyle Scholars Program

Conventions & Job Fairs

ABA, Commission on Mental & Physical Disability, Spring Meeting

National Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (held in August)

Delaware Minority Job Fair (held in August, contact the CDO for information)

June

Scholarships

Houtan Scholarship

SALEF Scholarships

La Raza Lawyers of Santa Cruz Scholarship

Eligibility: Currently enrolled Latino law students originally from Santa Cruz County, California.
Award: Up to $2,000.
Criteria: Financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, school activities.
Sponsor: La Raza Lawyers Association, Santa Cruz (CA) Chapter

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

Corporate Counsel Women of Color, My Life as a Lawyer Scholarship

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship

Conventions & Job Fairs

NALP Diversity Summit

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (held in August)

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (held in August)

VAULT Legal Diversity Job Fair (held in August)

National Black Students Association Southern Region JobFair

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston Job Fairs for Law Students of Color

July

Scholarships

Marash Armenian Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students of Marashtsi (Armenian/Asia Minor) ancestry.
Award: $500-$1,000, renewable.
For more information, contact: Union of Marash Armenian, c/o Siroon P. Shahinian, Secretary, The Student Fund, One Sussex Road, Great Neck, NY 11020

Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Scholarships

ADHD Focus on Your Possibilities Scholarship

HORIZONS Foundation Scholarships

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship

Conventions & Job Fairs

National Black Prosecutors Convention and Job Fair

IMPACT Career Fair for Attorneys and Students with Disabilities (held in August)

Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

Public Interest, Government, Judicial Fellowships

Pride Foundation Grants

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Summer Institute on the Constitution

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Fellowship of the San Francisco Bay Area

August

Scholarships

Armenian Professional Society Scholarships

Virgil Hawkins Justice Foundation Scholarships

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program

Reed Smith Fellowship

Conventions & Job Fairs

National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, Women’s Bar Leadership Summit

National Bar Association, Annual Convention

Dupont Minority Job Fair (Wilmington, Houston, Los Angeles)

Louisiana State Bar Association Minority Involvement Section’s Annual Job Fair

National Black Law Students Association Career Fairs (multiple regions)

National Black Law Students Association Southern Regional Convention Job Fair

Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair (held in September)

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

September

Scholarships

BESLA Scholarship

JL Turner Minority Law Student Scholarship

MALDEF Law School Scholarships

NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships 

Italian American Lawyers Association Scholarship

Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association Scholarships

La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County Scholarship

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Milbank Diversity Scholarship

Latham Diversity Scholars Program

Sidley Austin Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Riddell Williams Diversity Scholarship

King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship Program

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholarships

Morgan Lewis Diversity Fellowship Program

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarships (September 2Ls)

Carmody & Torrance LLP and Northeast Utilities Legal Department Diversity Scholarship Program

Conventions & Job Fairs

Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Meeting

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

October

Scholarships

Houtan Scholarship

Hispanic National Bar Foundation Scholarships

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois Scholarship Application

Wally Davis Scholarship

Serbian Bar Association Scholarships

Cuban American Bar Association Scholarship

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Katten Munchin Rosenman Minority Scholarships

Donald Banner Corporate Intern Scholarship

Skadden Fellowship Foundation

George W. Powell Diversity Scholarship

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program

Dickstein Shapiro Diversity Scholarship

Conventions & Job Fairs

Christian Legal Society, Annual Convention

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

November

Scholarships

Charles and Anna Elenberg Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility: Unmarried Jewish undergraduate and graduate students.
Award: Varies.
Criteria: Priority, financial need.
Sponsor: Charles and Anna Elenberg Foundation, 3133 Brighton 7th St., Brooklyn, NY 11235

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

United Methodist Church Crusade National Scholarship (now World Communion National Scholarship)

La Raza Lawyers Scholarships

Public Interest, Government, Judicial Fellowships

East Bay Community Law Center

Mentor Opportunities

Kozyak Minority Mentorship Picnic

December

Scholarships

Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)  (fellowship and internship opportunities also available)

Minority Fellowships in Environmental Law

AAUW International Fellowships

International Franchise Association Educational Foundation Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award

Mario G. Olmos Memorial Scholarship

La Raza Lawyers of San Joanquin Scholarship

AAUW Career Development Grants

PEO International Peace Scholarships

NCAA Women’s and Ethnic Minority Enhancement Postgraduate Program Award

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarships (December 1Ls)

McDermott Minority Scholarships

Conventions & Job Fairs

ABA, Women in Law Leadership Academy

Multiple Opportunities & Varying Deadline

Scholarships

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships

American Counsel Association Scholarships

Daughters of Penelope Graduate Scholarships

Patsy Takemoto Mink Award

Knights of Lithuania National Scholarship

National Iranian American Council Scholarships

Armenian General Benevolent Union Scholarships

Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund Grants

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Las Vegas Chapter NBA Legal Education Scholarship

Executive Women International Adult Students in Transitions Scholarship

American Foundation for Negro Affairs Scholarship

Sponsor: American Foundation for Negro Affairs
Description: The program is open to any promising student whose background is deprived, regardless of race.
Contact: 215/563-6615
American Foundation for Negro Affairs
1700 Market St. Suite 2020,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

PEO Educational Loans

Louis A. Martinet Scholarship

Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association Corporate Scholars Program

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

Latin Justice

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Educational Programs Scholarships

Just the Beginning

Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarships

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships

Community Foundations Scholarships

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships

Seattle Foundation Scholarships

American Association for Justice Scholarships

Hispanic College Scholarship Program

Oregon Minority Lawyers Association/Oregon State Bar AAP Bar Exam Grants

Law Firm & Corporate In-House Legal Programs with Summer Positions

Exxon Minority Scholarship

Description: This is a partial scholarship for minority students in their second or third years at law school. The scholarship also includes a summer clerkship at Exxon.
Contact: John Seddelmeyer, Esq. Associate General Counsel,
Exxon Company, USA
Post Office Box 2180
Houston, TX 77252

Mehri & Skalet Find Justice Fellowship

Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship

Varnum Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

The Bristol Myers Squibb Law Department Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program

Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program

K&L Gates Diversity Fellowship

Foley & Lardner LLP Diversity Program

Conventions & Job Fairs

Dauphin County Bar Association Minority Job Fair

National Native American Bar Association, Annual Convention

Public Interest, Government, Judicial Fellowships

Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships for Students of Color 

ABA Law Student Diversity Clerkship Program (spring deadline)

ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Internship

Health Research Training Program

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations Minority Outreach Program

NAPABA Internship with a Non-Profit Legal Organization

Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Fellowship

Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs

Professional Sports and Event Internships

PSLawNet: Postgraduate Fellowships (more than 200 with various deadlines; now Public Service Jobs Directory (PSJD)

Public advocates Making Rights Real – Legal Clerkships

Young People for the American Way

Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program

Mentor Opportunities

ABA Lawyer and Law Students with Disabilities Mentorship Program

Cuban American Bar Association Mentorship Program


 

To report a broken link on this document, please email Nancy Richardson at nrichardson@lcldnet.com.