Financial Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Scholarship Opportunities

Monetary scholarships (not associated with a job or internship) are generally not listed in CORE. These types of opportunities are listed below. If you would like to add an opportunity to this list, please email

Arthur C. Helton Fellowships
Open to law students + recent graduates | Financial scholarship
Deadline: February 4, 2019

ASIL is now accepting applications for the 2019 Arthur C. Helton Fellowships. The fellowships are awarded every year to current students or recent graduates (within three years of graduation) who are pursuing in-country field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, refugee and asylum law, and related areas. The Fellowships award $2,000 to assist in covering expenses for the recipient. You can find more information, a detailed set of instructions, and the application form online at and applications should be sent to The application deadline is February 4, 2019.

Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships
Open to 1Ls | Financial scholarship + guaranteed callback
Deadline: February 25, 2019

The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships provide first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $10,000 each, to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school.

Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Scholarship
Open to law students of color residing in Michigan | Financial Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Scholarships are available to students of color currently residing in Michigan (with preference given to West Michigan residents) pursuing a law degree at any accredited law school in the United States. One $5,000 scholarship is awarded each year.

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Scholarships
Open to law students of color residing in Michigan | Financial scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019

One scholarships will be awarded to a student of color pursuing a law degree ($5,000). The law school scholarship is not limited to schools in Michigan; however, the applicant must be a current or former resident of Michigan if they are not currently attending a law school in Michigan.

Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s McMillan Fellowship Program
Financial scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019

the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s annual McMillan Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Fellows. This program offers stipends of up to $3,500.00 for summer internships to law students interested in pursuing a law career in the nonprofit or public interest sector in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The student must first apply for and receive confirmation of their internship with one of our participating agencies and, in turn, that agency will submit an application to us on behalf of the student. The full list of participating agencies can be found in the application packet.

Click to view the 2019 McMillan Fellowship Application Packet. You can also visit for additional information about the program.

Professional Development Opportunities

Writing competitions and professional development opportunities are listed below. If you would like to add an opportunity to this list, please email

PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program
Open to 1Ls | Coaching, Mentorship + Recruiting Program

The Diversity Scholar Program is a coaching, mentorship, and recruiting program designed to help law students understand their career goals and secure employment while simultaneously preparing them with the skills required to flourish in their legal positions.

The first-year law students who are accepted into the Program attend conferences and webinars to learn both substantive and soft skills, and competencies required of them during their summer internships and as attorneys in their early years of practice.  As part of the Program, Scholars will also be provided with a career coach who will help them devise an individualized job search and networking strategy, and provide guidance and support before and during on-campus interviews (OCI).  The Scholars will also be provided with introductions and other recruiting opportunities with our law firm partners.

Shook Scholars Institute
Open to 1Ls | Professional Development Program
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Shook is excited to host a select group of first-year law students at the Shook Scholars Institute in Kansas City, Missouri Wednesday, April 3 through Friday, April 5. The Shook Scholars Institute, built around what Shook is best known for, is an innovative diversity and inclusion-focused development program concentrated on litigation and trial skills, leadership, and career success competencies for the underrepresented attorney. Shook will provide travel, lodging, and meals. Learn more.