Prospective Students

Scholarship Listing

Miami-Dade FAWL Scholarship

As a way of background, we will be hosting our 32nd Annual Judicial Reception on December 4th.  Every year, several local law firms and judges donate scholarships, in the amount of $1,000.00.  Last year we awarded eight scholarships.

 

The application deadline is October 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

The awardees will be notified November 10th and will be provided with a complimentary ticket to attend the Judicial reception and receive their award (assuming they don’t have an exam that date).

Application

 Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual propert y lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Eligibility Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship. Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff. Selection Criteria Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

• Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school)
• Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
• Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race ,
gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability)
• Written communication skills
• Oral communication skills determined through an interview of the law student
• Leadership qualities and community involvement
Financial Award Recipients of the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for the Fall semester of their second or third year of law school.

Application Process
Applications will be accepted September IS, 2014 through January 5, 2015. Awards will be announced in April 2015.
Applicants will submit the following documents for consideration:
• Completed Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship application form
• Resume
• Academic transcripts (law school, undergraduate/graduate school)
• Writing sample (5-10 pages) (a legal writing sample is requested, if available)
• Contact information for three references
• One page statement describing how diversity has impacted the candidate


Download Application Here.

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Awards Application

 

Constangy, Brooks & Smith initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals. One student will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

To be eligible, you must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of the following states: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia/Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Massachusetts.  Selection criteria will include your academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0); commitment to diversity in the community, or in your school or work environment; and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach your goals. 

 
To be considered for the Diversity Scholars Award, applications and all supporting materials, including the applicant’s official sealed law school transcript, must be received at the address shown below on or before Friday, December 12, 2014.  Documents sent via facsimile, e-mail or received after the deadline will not be accepted or considered.  Should you wish to confirm receipt of your application, please send it in a manner that notifies you of receipt (i.e., certified return receipt mail).

 
The award recipient will be notified in early January, 2015.  The Scholarship award will be presented in early 2015. 

 
Applications should be mailed or delivered to:

 

            Margaret P. Zabijaka

            Chair, Diversity Council

            Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP

            200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1700

            Jacksonville, FL  32202-4317. 

 

Any information provided in the attached application may be subject to verification by Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.  Also, the Award recipient’s name and school may be published on the firm’s website, in recruiting materials, in marketing materials, and in press releases.  Your signature on the application provides consent to such publication.  All other information provided in connection with this application will be kept confidential and will be used only for purposes related to your consideration for the Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Awards.

 

Our firm’s Commitment to Diversity is set forth below on page four (4).  For more information about Constangy Brooks & Smith and our diversity initiatives, please visit our website at www.constangy.com.

Application

Henry Latimer Endowed Scholarship

 

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014   

 

The Office of Development at FAMU College of Law has secured a $2500 scholarship for a current student.

Application criteria:

 

  • This scholarship is intended for a first-semester, third year law school student
  • Applicants should be within the top 25% of their class based on ranking and GPA
  • Applicants must submit an essay of no more 500 words indicating the applicant’s  interest in trial work; the steps have the applicant has taken to cultivate this interest, as evidenced through successful completion of a trial advocacy course or other trial practice skill related courses; and the applicants reasons for believing this  area of law is important.

To apply, please submit the application and essay. 

Essays and applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the published deadline. Application packets should be delivered to the Office of Development located in the Dean's Suite. Packets  may be submitted electronically or via mail to:

Office of Development at FAMU College of Law

201 Beggs Avenue

Orlando, FL 32817

claudine.beale@famu.edu

For more information please view the application: (Please see attached application)

 

 

Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry, Esquire, Endowed Scholarship

 

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

 

The Office of Development at FAMU College of Law has secured a $1000 scholarship for a current student.

Application criteria:

 

  • This scholarship is intended for a student who received an undergraduate degree from Florida A & M University
  • Applicants should be academically competitive

Applicants must submit an essay of no more 500 words indicating the applicant’s  interest in public service law; the steps have the applicant has taken to cultivate this interest; and the applicants reasons for believing this s area of law is important.

To apply, please submit the application and essay. 

Essays and applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the published deadline. Application packets should be delivered to the Office of Development located in the Dean's Suite. Packets  may be submitted electronically or via mail to:

Office of Development at FAMU College of Law

201 Beggs Avenue

Orlando, FL 32817

claudine.beale@famu.edu

For more information please view the application: (Please see attached application)