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

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.

Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is now accepting applications for its Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program (LMJ Scholarship) from diverse individuals entering an ABA accredited law school as full-time, first-year law students in the 2018–2019 academic school year. This year, MCCA will award up to 10 scholarships.

To be eligible for the LMJ Scholarship, students must:

  • Be accepted into an ABA-accredited U.S. law school for a full-time Juris Doctorate program.
  • Have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Be financially disadvantaged and have completed the FAFSA. (If you cannot complete the FAFSA it will not necessarily render you ineligible, please contact us at 855.670.ISTS or This will only pertain to DACA/DAPA students.)
  • Have an interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm.
  • Have an interest in diversity and inclusion. Demonstrate community service and leadership qualities.

More information & application

The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018.

Berlik Law, LLC The BerlikLaw Future Virginia Lawyer Scholarship

One scholarship award of $1,500 will be awarded annually.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Any current law school at an accredited law school in the U.S.

More information & application

Completed applications must be submitted by December 15, 2018.
The winner will be announced after January 15, 2019.

DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship

The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1,500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Admitted to an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • 3.5 or higher GPA

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application - Incomplete or late applications will not be considered
  • A 500-600 word original essay on what you hope to achieve in your legal career if awarded this scholarship
  • School Transcript
  • Resume

More information & application

Completed applications must be submitted by December 31, 2018.
A winner will be announced on or before January 31, 2019.


Other funding sources

Potential opportunities for additional financial support:

  • bar associations
  • corporations
  • organizations to which you or family members belong

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