Scholarship and Grant Searches

Scholarship and Grant Searches

Many of our students have successfully obtained scholarships and grants from outside organizations and agencies.

External Scholarship Opportunities 2016

George Kerr and Stanley Cohn/James Dorsett American Counsel Association Scholarships FOR SECOND YEAR STUDENTS
Award: $3,000
Criteria: Currently a second year law student; high scholastic aptitude; financial need; demonstrated efforts showing the desire to use the law in some way to improve the world we live in
Please provide the Student Finance Office with the following: (1) Name, address, e-mail and cell phone number (summer contact information also if different); (2) Official law school transcript OR certification of overall GPA and class rank from the Dean’s Office; (3) A letter from a law school professor or administrator addressing your academic credentials and extracurricular activities; and, (4) A letter from the applicant regarding financial needs and any other information that is relevant to the above-mentioned criteria
One student from UConn School of Law will be nominated for this scholarship. The ultimate winner of the scholarship will be notified in May and acknowledged at the Annual Dinner Meeting in San Francisco on Monday, August 8, 2016. Up to $500.00 in expenses are available so that the recipient and a guest will have the option to attend and receive the scholarship at the dinner.
Application Deadline: February 29th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

National Association of Bond Lawyers (“NABL”) Frederick L. Ballard memorial Scholarship Program
Award: Up to 5 scholarships
Criteria:  To be a recipient of one of the five possible scholarships, an applicant must be currently enrolled in the Doctor of Jurisprudence Program or Masters of Law (LL.M.) Program at an accredited law school located within the United States of America. Each scholarship will include (a) waiver of the enrollment fee to the seminar, (b) complimentary hotel lodging at the Swissotel, (c) reimbursement of roundtrip airfare, and (d) reimbursement of ground transportation to and from the scholarship recipient’s departing airport and to and from one of the Chicago airports. Reimbursement for the items listed in clauses (c) and (d) are subject to the requirements set forth in the attached application.
Application Deadline: March 11, 2016

The FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship 
Host:  FCBA Foundation
Award:  $2,500--$10,000 based on merit and need
Criteria: Second or third year law student Fall 2016; Demonstrated interest in communications law
Application Deadline: April 1, 2016    

2016 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Host: DRI
Award: $10,000
Criteria: Please see DRI website for more information.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

The Francis J. Carino Juvenile Justice Scholarship
Host: The Connecticut Criminal Justice Educational and Charitable Association
Award: $1000
Criteria: The scholarship is for a undergraduate or law school student who has an interest in pursuing a career in juvenile justice (for purposes of the scholarship juvenile justice is broadly defined).
Application Deadline: Postmarked no later than May 1, 2016

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund
Host: AAJ Women for Justice Education
Award: $5,000
Criteria: Rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) Scholarship
Host: Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Award: Up to $3,000
Criteria: The law students who will be eligible to receive a scholarship from the HBA-NJ are those Hispanic Americans (at least one parent must be of Hispanic descent) who are or have been residents of the State of New Jersey and who are currently enrolled and attending  an American Bar Association approved law school in the United States. The applicant must provide the HBA-NJ with a certified law school transcript and a letter from the law school stating that he/she is a student in good standing.  The applicant must be or have been a resident of the State of New Jersey
Application Deadline: May 20, 2016

Waterbury Bar Association Scholarship, Bar President’s Scholarship, Edward Traurig Scholarship
Host: The Waterbury Bar Association
Award: 
Waterbury Bar Association Scholarship $1,5000 
Bar President’s Scholarship $1,0000
Edward Traurig Scholarship $1,0000 
Criteria: 
Association and Bar President’s Scholarships – applicants must be residents of the Waterbury Judicial District (Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Southbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury or Waterbury) and be in or entering their final year of student in the Fall of 2016 at an accredited law school. 
Traurig Scholarship – applicants must also be residents of the Waterbury Judicial District but can be entering their second or final year of study in the Fall of 2016 as a full or part-time student at an accredited institution
Application Deadline: May 27, 2016

Just the Beginning - A Pipeline Organization
Host: Just the Beginning --- A Pipeline Organizations (JTB-APO)
Award: Scholarships up to $5000
Criteria: Merit and ability to further the goals of JTB-APO's mission. Must be a student at a list of schools in New York region. (UConn students are included)
Application Deadline: June 15, 2016

Stanley R. Arnold Scholarship (New England State and Local Tax Forum)
Award:  $3000
Criteria: Please see link above, now open to J.D. and L.LM students.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

External Scholarship Opportunities 2015

2015 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Host: DRI
Award: $10,000
Criteria: Please see website for more information.
Application deadline: March 30, 2015

Joseph H. Gellert, Dutchess County Bar Association Scholarship
Host: Gellert & Klein, P.C
Criteria: Applicant must a resident of Dutchess County and a matriculated upper division law student.
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

2015 Mike Eidson Scholarship
Host: Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Criteria: Rising female 3L or 4L evening student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff's lawyer or criminal defense lawyer. For additional criteria please visit the application.
Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

2015 Fink Family Scholarship for a Pharmacist in Law School
Host: American Society for Pharmacy Law
Criteria: Graduate of an ACPE-accredited entry level pharmacy degree, licensed as a pharmacist in a U.S. jurisdiction and enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school pursuing a JD degree. Please see website for full list of criteria.
Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Host: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Award: $2,000
Criteria: Awarded to a student who is either a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or demonstrates the commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
Application deadline: May 31, 2015

Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C. Diversity Scholarship
Host: Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
Award: $10,000
Criteria: Applicant must be an incoming first year student.
Application deadline: June 1, 2015

Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Host: The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
Award: $5000
Criteria: Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law; commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility, and professionalism; academic merit; written and oral communication skills determined in part through a telephone interview for finalists; leadership qualities and community invovlement; member of a historically under represented group in IP law
Application Deadline: November 23, 2015

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship
Host: The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia
Award: $2,000
Criteria: Applicants will have successfully completed at least one semester of law school but will not yet have graduated by fall semester of 2016. It is judged based on need and academic achievement.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2015