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American Association of Law Libraries
Scholarships
https://www.aallnet.org/education-training/scholarships/
(Last checked 04/05/18)

American Bar Association (ABA)
Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school. During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Minorities
(Last checked 04/05/18)

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 04/05/18)

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Students
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/social.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 04/05/18)

Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Law
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
Note: Select law, justice, and legal services as funding activity category.
(Last checked 04/05/18)

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 04/05/18)

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 04/05/18)

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Lehman Education Fund
http://www.naacpldf.org/herbert-lehman-education-fund-scholarship
Provides financial assistance (up to $2000 per year) to African-American students who are pursuing undergraduate or law degrees.
(Last checked 04/05/18)

NALS of Michigan Scholarship
https://www.nalsofmichigan.org/
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 04/05/18)

(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 Foundation's Board in light of the funds available, consistent with preserving the fund's permanent endowment. The fund was established thorough contributions from 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 04/05/18)

Wayne State University
Law School
Scholarships and Financial Aid
http://scholarships.wayne.edu/external.php
(Last checked 04/05/18)


Databases

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
(Last checked 04/05/18)

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 04/05/18)

MSU Scholarships
https://msu.academicworks.com/
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
(Last checked 04/05/18)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 04/05/18)

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 04/05/18)


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.

How to pay for your law degree El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, 2004- Funding Center (1 East) KF287 .H69 2011-2013
Keep latest only (4th edition, 2011/13)

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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