Law School Scholarships for Women

Female Law Student during StudiesA law degree not only opens up many opportunities for a young woman who wants to practice law, it’s also a powerful degree in business and politics. A law degree can be a powerful and fruitful investment, even in today’s market.

While it’s true there are many recent law school grads who are struggling to find work, the current glut of lawyers may be only temporary. Employers in other fields may be impressed by the dedication and hard work needed to earn a law degree, and contacts from law school can provide numerous networking opportunities.

Paying for law school, like any degree, can be very expensive. Law has traditionally been a male dominated field, so there is a current push to encourage more women to choose a law career. This means there are many funding opportunities available. While the first place to start looking for funding assistance is the college or university you want to attend, the following resources and organizations may also be helpful in your search:
The American Association of University Women offers a Selected Professions Fellowship to African American women pursuing a career in law, medicine, and business, as African American women have been under-represented in these fields.

The Equal Justice America Legal Services Fellowships offer assistants to students who want to practice law with the poor and underserved.
The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards third or fourth year female law students who wish to pursue a career in criminal prosecution.
The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys in Law or Business offers an annual fellowship to a woman of color in law school.
The American Association of Retired People offers scholarships to low income women over fifty who want to return to school.
The Baker Hostetler Fellowship Program offers up to $25,000 to deserving students who will promote diversity in the field.
Law school can be the first step towards a rewarding and lucrative career. Finding a way to pay for law school without taking on burdensome debt can help make that path less uncertain, even in today’s troubled economic times.

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Name Amount
Scholarships 4 Moms $10,000 Scholarship Giveaway
Sponsored: Scholarships 4 Moms gives away a $10k scholarship every month. Register today!
2023/2024 College Scholarship $1,000
Sponsored: There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write!
Amelia White Rowell College of Law Scholarship Varies
To provide scholarship support to a woman returing to school at the FSU College of Law. This scholarship was established in memory of Amelia White Rowell, an alumna of the class of 1991.
Central Florida Women's Leadership Scholars Varies
The fund shall be used to support a scholarship award to students with financial need in the College who are also student members of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers or the Law ...
Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association $500
The applicant must be at least a female high school senior planning to enter an accredited two or four year college or university the following fall in either a Law-related field or in a ...
Deborah Mallay Stoffer Memorial Scholarship Varies
Established in 1960 by a bequest from David Stoffer, late member of the faculty of law, in memory of his daughter. The scholarship is awarded to a qualified student on the basis of need.
Delia Cobb Moot Court Award Varies
This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Delia Kathleen Cobb and is awarded to a female finalist in the Tullis Moot Court Competition.
Denise Diaz Memorial Scholarship Varies
To provide a scholarship to an entering first-year, female Hispanic law student who has a dedication to public service.
Elizabeth and Barets O. Benjamin Scholarship $23,000
The Elizabeth and Barets O. Benjamin Charitable Foundation Inc. established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to students enrolled at the law school. It will be awarded to full
Empowering Women in Law $2,000
The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently ...
Ernest B. and Estelle Pierce Bowles Memorial Scholarship Varies
Female students in the Levin College of Law.
Hermine D. Tobolowsky Scholarship Fund Varies
Established to provide financial assistance to women in Texas who are preparing to enter selected professions. This program is open to women in Texas who are interested in attending school to ...
ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship $10,000
Sponsored: Thousands available in scholarships this year.
HORIZONS Foundation Scholarship Program $500-$1000
Horizons Foundation was established to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security interest of the US. More information available at: For ...
Judge Sybil R. Moses Scholarship Varies
This scholarship was created in 2009 by the family and friends of Judge Moses to honor her life’s work, and to provide support to students attending the law school. It will be awarded to ...
Marcia Thomas Pendleton Memorial Scholarship Varies
This endowed scholarship was established by the parents of Marcia Thomas Pendleton, a law graduate of 1976, in memory of their daughter. An award is made to a first-year female student ...
Marie J. Della Bella Scholarship Fund $1,000-$2,000
Female student pursuing a career in the field of law Applicants must be a United States citizen and a resident of the Foundation’s 21 town service area: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, ...
Nancy B. Stiles Scholarship Varies
Established in memory of Nancy B. Stiles, an alumna of the Class of 1982, by her family and friends. Awarded to female students at the law school who plan to enter the field of environmental ...
$2,000 "No Essay" Scholarship - Niche $2,000
Sponsored: Open to all students and those planning on enrolling in either 2023 or 2024.
Olga V. Alexandria Scholarship Varies
A scholarship for female students in Business, Law, Medicine, Ballet or Theatre/Film who are orphans or otherwise demonstrate financial need.
Patsy Ann Fortinberry Scholarship Endowment Varies
This scholarship was created by the estate of Patsy Ann Fortinberry, a 1961 graduate of the School of Law, who died in September 2003. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic ...
President Ronald Reagan Scholarship $2,000
Offered to an undergraduate registered Republican woman who is majoring in political science, communication, or directed toward law. The applicant must be a United States citizen who has ...
Robert E. Donovan Scholarship Varies
This scholarship is awarded annually to one undergraduate and one graduate student. The recipients will be deserving women pursing degrees in engineering, law, or business. Must have an ...
Robert Seba Alcorn and Janet Alcorn Scholarship Varies
The sole purpose of this fund is to create named scholarships to be awarded yearly to a female student who possesses high academic skills, demonstrates a particularly high need of financial ...
CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship $2,000
Sponsored: This opportunity is offered to current high school athletes for 2023-2024. Only athletes that want to play in college should apply!
SSPI Scholarship $2,500
Established to provide financial assistance to minorities and women interested in studying satellite-related disciplines in college or graduate school. This program is open to women and ...