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Outside scholarships

Check back throughout the year for updates about outside scholarships for law students.

DDRB Lawyers Legal Scholarship

The DDRB Lawyers Legal Scholarship, worth $1500, is designed to help one law school student pay for tuition costs.
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024
Application page:
Who is eligible: Admitted law school students attending an accredited law school in the United States with a minimum 3.5 GPA. We will accept "pass" for binary grading systems.
Application instructions: Applications, including all supporting documents, must be submitted in full and online by February 29, 2024 in order to be considered.

Freedom from Religion Foundation

The Freedom From Religion Foundation released its 2024 essay competition for law school students. FFRF is offering over $9,000 in prizes for the top three essays submitted on the topic, and $500 honorable mentions at judges’ discretion.

Essay topic: If you could create a 28th Amendment what would it be?
Word length: 1,500 words
Prize information: 1st Place $4,000, 2nd Place $3,000, and 3rd Place $2,000
Deadline: March 15, 2024 at midnight. You will be notified by mid-summer if you win.
Eligibility: The contest is open to FT/PT 2L - Graduating law students. You remain eligible to enter this contest if you will graduate from law school by spring or summer of 2024. You are not eligible to enter if you will be starting law school for the first time in the fall of 2024. You may not re-enter if FFRF has already awarded you for a law student essay.

Additional information, including the full essay question, contest rules, and application can be found at:

Plymouth County Bar Association

The Plymouth County Bar Association gives annual scholarships under three specific accounts.  The scholarships are:

  • The Edmund J. Campbell Scholarship Fund and
  • The Abraham H. Feingold Scholarship and Assistance Fund are available to applicants from Plymouth County who are attending accredited law schools. 
  • The John J. Geogan Fund provides scholarship funds to any family member of a Plymouth County attorney who is attending either college or law school.

Complete the application by printing the form .

Submit the completed application to the scholarship chairperson:                                                       
Attorney Michael Ready, Plymouth County Bar Association, P.O. Box 7303, Brockton, MA 02303.

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NOTE: Outside scholarships are counted as financial resources when calculating eligibility for funds based on your cost of attendance budget. Your cost of attendance budget, determined by enrollment and residency, is listed under the Financial Aid tab in COIN in myUMassD.

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