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Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available to entering students, including academic merit awards, diversity awards, and awards for students with demonstrated financial need. Some scholarship awards are based on the information in the application, while others require additional information. if you are interested in being considered for first-year scholarships, you are encouraged to complete the optional application questions and submit any necessary information. Scholarship award letters are usually sent by May 1st.

Through state appropriations and the generous donations of law school alumni and friends, over $500,000 in scholarship assistance has traditionally been awarded in previous academic years. Awards range from $1,000 to full in-state tuition.

First-Year Scholarships

A variety of scholarship awards are available for first-year students, including academic merit awards, diversity awards, and awards for students with demonstrated financial need. Many of these scholarships are renewable for subsequent years. Some scholarship awards are based on the information in the application for admission, while others require additional information.

If you are interested in being considered for first-year scholarships, you are encouraged to complete the optional application questions and submit any necessary information. Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as possible of their scholarship award, usually by May 1. In order to ensure full consideration for scholarships, applicants should submit their application for admission by the March 15th deadline.

Rising Second- and Third-Year Student Scholarships

(Returning Law Students Only)

Returning law students interested in applying for law scholarships have multiple options. The deadline to apply for all scholarships is April 17, 2014. There are three different online scholarship applications. Please review the various types of funding and make sure you complete the appropriate online application(s). When applying for a scholarship, students are advised to pay close attention to each of the mandatory application requirements.


Humphreys Fellowship and Herff and Faculty Emeritus Renewal Applicants


Students interested in being a Humphreys Fellow should use this application. Humphreys candidates must submit a resume to a password protected online site. This password will be sent to you via email. If you currently have a Humphreys Fellowship, you must complete the renewal form.


Please note: If you are applying for a Humphreys Fellowship you must submit a resume. Please send the resume to the dropbox below. Students will be sent an email that contains the password.
http://www.dropitto.me/MemphisLawReturningStudentScholarships.

Herff or Faculty Emeritus Scholarship recipients must also complete the renewal form.

Memphis Access & Diversity Scholarship Application

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18JfCgVSeErCMeUVHXw7uyVoTIjSQSfbQCunSnTGu9Zc/viewform


Other Law School Scholarships - Tiger Scholarship Manager

Tiger Scholarship Manager

Go to your myMemphis account
Click on "Account$" tab
Sign in to your profile using Memphis credentials
First page is "Your General Application"
When completed please click on Blue "Finish & Continue" button
Your "recommended Opportunities" will be available for you based on your answers
Detailed information on scholarship is available by clicking the "apply" button

Returning Law Student Scholarship Process 
Scholarship List for First-Year Students
Scholarship List for Returning Students

Outside Scholarships

A list of outside scholarships, criteria, award amounts, and deadlines are listed below. For more information on each scholarship, click the scholarship name for a full application. These scholarships are not administered by the University of Memphis School of Law. Also, please use the links at the bottom of the page to connect to scholarship search engines that may be helpful in finding alternative sources of school financing.

Scholarship

Amount

Deadline

The National Bar Association - Ben F. Jones Chapter Scholarship Unspecified October
The Richard Linn American Inn of court Mark T. Banner Scholarship $5,000 November
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship $5,000 January
Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program $0 - $25,000 October
Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLP $3,000 November 28
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Applications available here October 1
Unspecified January
Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarship $1,000 May
Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Varies June
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Varies April
Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning $500

June 

GP LSAT Prep Law Student Scholarship  $1,000

January & June

Robert Masur Fellowship Competition  $1,000

 March

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship  $3,000

 May

Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship  $1,000

 May

Trial Advocacy Scholarship  $2,500

 May

Mike Eidson Scholarship  $5,000

 May 1

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship  $10,000

June 

Anne Schneider Chapter of Lawyers' Association for Women of Jackson, TN. Application requests should be addressed to: Mary Jo Middlebrooks, Middlebrooks & Gray, P.A.P.O. Box 1085, Jackson, TN  38302

 $1,500

 September 10

Avon N. Williams & Robert Lillard Law Scholarship

 $1,500

 November 1

Howard Fox Memorial Scholarship

 Varies

 April 1

Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard P.C

 $5,000

 March

Charles R. Ullman & Associates

 Varies

 April 15

DRI's Law Student Diversity Scholarship

 $10,000

 April 19

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Law Student Scholarships

 Varies

 May 1

Trusp Young Lawyers Scholarship

$1,000

May 15, 2014

Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship

$1,000 

May 31, 2014

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

$2,000

May 1

Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation

$2,500-$10,000

April 1

Farzad Family Law Annual Scholarship

$3,000

December 15

Step Ahead Scholarship

Varies

April 15

Davis Devin Livingston Scholarship

$3,000

July 1

Appel Law Firm Scholarship

$1,000

July 1

Bond & Botes Financial Hardship Scholarship

$2,000

July 16

Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Law Scholarship

$1,000

August 10

Luvera Law Firm Scholarship

$2,000

August 10

Staver Law Group

$2,000

November 15

Asian Heritage Law Scholarship

$1,000

January 12

Injury Lawyer News Disability Scholarship

$1,000

December 31

Terry Eaton Attorney at Law Scholarship

$500

January 5

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