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American Association of Law Libraries
George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/George-A-Strait-Minority-Scholarship
The $3500 George A. Strait Minority Scholarship is awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. Web page includes application form.
Also listed under Grants for Indviduals - Minorities, Law, Libraries
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Bar Association (ABA)
Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program
http://www.abanet.org/fje/losfpage.html
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program was established to improve diversity in the legal profession by encouraging and supporting racial and ethnic minority law students. The scholarship provides $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. Assuming the recipient achieves satisfactory performance in law school, an award made to an entering freshman may be renewed for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Minoriites
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Bar Association (ABA)
Loan Repayment Assistance Programs
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_aid_indigent_defendants/initiatives/loan_repayment_assistance_programs.html
Loan repayment assistance programs ("LRAPs") have emerged as a solution for relieving the debt burden of some law graduates. LRAPs provide loan repayment or forgiveness, lower interest rates on loans, or postponed payment of law school loans to graduates entering specific types of employment, usually law-related public interest jobs. Most LRAPs contain limits on the amount of income a recipient can earn while participating in such a program. There are various types of LRAPs, administered by law schools, state bar associations and foundations and federal and state governments, providing debt relief to some law graduates. The number of these programs has begun to increase recently, but still do not meet most of the need of many attorneys who would like to work in public interest.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Bar Association (ABA)
Minority Law Student Scholarships and Opportunities
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/resources/minority_law_students.html
(Last checked 06/18/14)

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards: Social Sciences
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/social.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Law
http://www.grants.gov/search/category.do
Note: Select law, justice, and legal services as funding activity category.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Michigan State University
College of Law
Financial Aid Office
http://www.law.msu.edu/finaid/
The place to start for scholarship and financial aid information for students attending the Michigan State University College of Law. Includes an extensive list of possible possible funding sources. Scholarship sources are not limited to MSU College of Law students.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Michigan State University
College of Law
Scholarships
http://www.law.msu.edu/finaid/scholarships/
Current opportunities include:
(1) ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
(2) Air & Waste Management Association East Central Section
(3) American Association of Attorney Certified Public Accountants Foundation
(4) ATLA Trial Advocacy Scholarship
(5) Leesfield / ATLA Law Student Scholarships
(6) ATLA Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarships
(7) Berks County Community Foundation Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
(8) BLAC- William A. McClain Scholarship
(9) Rhode Island Bar Foundation The Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
(10) Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
(11) Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
(12) Federal Bar Association Western Michigan Chapter
(13) Ford Motor Company Law School Leadership Award
(14) The Forum Foundation
(15) Fulbright U.S. Student Program
(16) United Negro College Fund, Inc. (The Gates Millennium Scholars)
(17) Giles S. Rich Memorial Scholarship (Federal Circuit Bar Association)
(18) Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan ; Judge Philip J. Glennie Scholarship
(19) Grand Rapids Community Foundation
(20) Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarship Program
(21) Hudson County Bar Foundation
(22) Italian American Bar Association of Michigan's Law School Scholarship Awards Program
(23) Jackson County Bar Association Scholarship Award
(24) Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award
(25) Jan Jancin Award
(26) Roy Johnson Trust
(27) Damon J. Keith Scholarship
(28) Harry Klein And Shirley Klein Legal Scholarship Fund
(29) Lansing Black Lawyers Association Application for Scholarship
(30) Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
(31) Community Foundation of Monroe County : Monroe County Bar Association Scholarship
(32) Public Attorneys Association Charles A. Moore Law Scholarship
(33) NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarship
(34) National Federation Of The Blind
(35) The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
(36) Franklin Pierce Law Center Procter & Gamble Scholarship
(37) Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund
(38) Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
(39) Floyd H. Skinner Law Scholarship
(40) Sovereignty Symposium
(41) The Incorporated Society of Irish/American Lawyers Thomas P. Thornton Scholarship
(42) Straker Bar Foundation
(43) Application for the Carolyn Stell Scholarship
(44) Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
(45) Wolverine Bar Association
(46) Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation
(Last checked 06/18/14)

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Lehman Education Fund
http://www.naacpldf.org/content.aspx?article=32
Provides financial assistance to African-American students who are pursuing undergraduate or law degrees.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

NALS of Michigan Scholarship
http://www.nalsofmichigan.org/Scholarship.html
Deadline : January 15
NALS of Michigan usually awards two $1,000 scholarships every year. Each scholarship will be available to members or non-members of NALS of Michigan, to students enrolled in a school or advanced education in the legal field.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

State Bar of Michigan
http://www.michbar.org/paralegal/scholarship.cfm
Deadline : June 1
The Legal Assistants Section of the State Bar of Michigan offers scholarships to those enrolled in a school of advanced education pursuing a legal assistant/paralegal degree. Scholarships range from $250 - $1,000 and are available to those who are enrolling or are enrolled in a Legal Assistant degree/certificate program at a post secondary college or university located in the State of Michigan.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

(D. Augustus) Straker Bar Foundation, Inc.
Straker Scholarship for Minority Law Students in Michigan
http://strakerlaw.org/Signature.html
The D. Augustus Straker Bar Foundation awards $2,500 scholarships for minority students seeking financial assistance in the pursuit of a degree in law. The Straker Scholarship encourages minority law students to excel in legal scholarship, with the ultimate goal of increasing minority representation within the practice of law. The program is also a fitting way for us to honor the memory of D. Augustus Straker, who in 1890 became the first African American attorney to argue a case before the Michigan Supreme Court. To qualify for the Straker Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a certified law school program within the State of Michigan and entering their second or third year of law school. An application form must be completed and submitted on line to the D. Augustus Straker mailbox at StrakerFoundation@jaffelaw.com. Application forms are available from Foundation Board President at info@strakerlaw.org or via the web site.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

(John D.) Voelker Foundation
Native American Law Scholarships
http://www.voelkerfdn.org/Scholarships.asp
The John D. Voelker Foundation Native American Scholarship was established to assist Native American students to pursue the dream of a legal education. Grants are made annually in an amount determined by the Foundationís Board in light of the funds available, consistent with preserving the fundís permanent endowment. The fund was established thorough contributions form members of the Foundation, who subscribed to limited editions of Laughing Whitefish, Trout Madness, and Traver on Fishing signed by the author when he established the Foundation. Annual grants have been $4,000.00 for the last several years, matched by tribal funds in an equal amount in most cases, under an arrangement between the Foundation and the Michigan Inter-Tribal Council. Scholarships are limited to Michigan residents.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Wayne State University
Law School
Scholarships and Financial Aid
http://scholarships.wayne.edu/external.php
(Last checked 06/18/14)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 06/18/14)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 06/18/14)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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