External Scholarships

External Scholarships are scholarships that are offered and administered by agencies outside of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. External scholarships provide an excellent resource for students needing help funding their legal education.

Links to some external scholarships can be found below.  If any of the links do not work, please send an email to the Law School Financial Aid Office at lawfa@pitt.edu.  Also, information can be found on these scholarships in Room 203 of the Barco Law Building.

Fall  Deadlines:

September:

HBALEF Scholarship from the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund

Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship from the Mercer (NJ) County Prosecutor's Office

Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship from the Mercer (NJ) County Prosecutor's Office

John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship from the Mercer (NJ) County Prosecutor's Office

Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship from the Mercer (NJ) County Prosecutor's Office

November:

Mark T. Banner Scholarship from The Richard Linn American Inn of Court

December:

James W. Stoudt Scholarship Fund from Pennsylvania Bar Foundation

Law School Student Loan Scholarship from Jenkins and Clayman

Cope Law Firm Scholarship from Cope Law Offices, LLC (please request application through the Contact Us)

Chuck Cooper Scholarship from The Chuck Cooper Foundation

 

Spring  Deadlines:

January:

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship from Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

February:

Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

March:

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund from the American Bar Association

Diversity Scholarship from DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar

Jonny Gammage Scholarship  from the Summit Against Racism

April:

Truxall Scholarship Fund from The Pittsburgh Foundation

F.C. Grote Fund from the Allegheny County Bar Foundation

Louis Little Attorney's Memorial Fund form the Allegheny County Bar Foundation

Samuel J. Goldstein, Esquire, Scholarship Fund from The Pittsburgh Foundation

The EMLF Law Student Scholarships from the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship from the Berks County Community Foundation in Pennsylvania

Greiner/Roof Memorial Law Scholarship from the Elk County Community Foundation in Pennsylvania

The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equaility Scholarship from the Orange County Lavendar Bar Association and the Orange County Equality Coalition

Hudson County Bar Association Scholarship from Hudson County, New Jersey

May:

Erie County Bar Association Scholarship from the Erie County (PA) Bar Association

Mahoning County Bar Association Scholarship from Mahoning County, Ohio

Mike Eidson Scholarship from the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund

Richard D. Hailey Scholarship from the AAJ's Minority Caucus

Law Student Diversity Scholarship from Michigan Auto Law

Law School Diversity Scholarship from Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

June:

Wayne R. Donahue Memorial Scholarship from the Westmoreland County Bar Foundation

Donald Laird Hankey Memorial Scholarship from the Westmoreland County Bar Foundation

Honorable David H. Weiss Memorial Scholarship from the Westmoreland County Bar Foundation

The Daniel B. Dixon Scholarship Fund  from the Allegheny County Bar Foundation

Rob Vega Memorial Scholarship from the Pittsburgh Metropolaitan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship from the County Proscutors Association of the State of New Jersery

July:

Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.

Diverse Scholars Program from Reed Smith

August:

Legal Leaders Scholarship  from Console and Hollawell

Contact for deadline date:

K&L Gates Fund from The Pittsburgh Foundation

Pittsburgh Young Professionals Scholarship Fund from The Pittsburgh Foundation

George I. Carson Graduate Fellowship from the Pitt Department of Athletics-applications available in the Law School Financial Aid Office, Room 203 Barco Law Building.

Washington County Community Foundation Scholarships