The New York Bar Foundation - Fellowship and Scholarship Offers

Through generous gifts from NYSBA Sections and donors, The New York Bar Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities to law students.

Please note, application deadlines vary.  For more information, applications, and guidelines visit The Foundation’s website at www.tnybf.org

ANTITRUST – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship— (4) Value:  $6,000
The fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) students to spend the summer of 2017 (10 weeks) working on antitrust matters.

The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship—Value:  $6,000
The fellowship is available to all 1L students currently enrolled in a law school in the State of New York. The fellowship will take place in New York City.

Corporate Counsel - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Corporate Counsel Section Fellowship – Value: $6,000
The fellowship is available to all 2L students from a New York law school from under-represented groups capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. The fellowship will take place at, The Urban Justice Center, New York City.

TRUSTS AND ESTATES LAW - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship – Value: $5,000.00 (4)
The fellowship will be awarded to first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in trusts and estates law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2017. 

Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship – Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section – Value: $5,000.00 (1)
The fellowship will be presented to (1) student attending a law school in New York State to assist with the organization’s intellectual property law matters. The student must be enrolled in law school located in New York State during 2017 or have received their J.D. any time within the last 3 years to participate in the summer 2017 fellowship.

HEALTH LAW - Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law
The fellowship will be awarded to law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in Health law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2017. (More information will be announced at a later date.)



The personal injury attorneys at Warren & Kallianos have seen the devastating outcomes of driver distraction far too many times. We want to raise awareness about this dangerous habit in an effort to end car crashes caused by inattention. We are proud to launch our annual scholarship program to assist young people in furthering their educations.

Eligibility to Enter the Scholarship Competition
We invite students from across the United States to enter the competition by submitting an essay. The contest is open to students who meet the following criteria:

High school juniors and seniors;
Students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities;
Applicants who are 17 years old or younger need to provide parental consent to enter. 
International students, those who are not U.S. citizens, and residents of U.S. territories are not eligible. 
Employees of Warren & Kallianos and their immediate family members are also not eligible.

fIRST prize:      $1,500 Scholarship
second prize: $1,000 Scholarship
third prize:     $500 ScholarshiP

Application and Essay Requirements
Essays must address one of the above topics and contain at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000. Your essay must be your own original work. Plagiarism is a serious violation and will result in automatic disqualification.

Entries must be sent by email to: WarrenKallianosScholarship@gmail.com
Your submission must include:

Your essay as a Word document (in .doc or .docx format
            A digital photo of yourself (in .jpg or .png format)
      A copy of your school transcript or proof of enrollment
      A cover sheet with:
          Your name, address, and contact phone number
          A short bio (just two or three sentences) describing yourself
                    The name and address of your school
          A signature of a parent or guardian (if you are younger than 18)

Deadlines for Entering the Scholarship Competition
The deadline for submitting an essay to apply for a Driving Safety Scholarship is January 15, 2017.


2016 Sattiraju Law Firm Employment Law Scholarship

Sattiraju Law Firm is pleased to announce the 2016 Sattiraju Law Firm Employment Law Scholarship. At the Sattiraju Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping hard-working people get the just pay and treatment they deserve. We want to expand our efforts of helping people by investing in the next generation of lawyers.

Even though all students with plans or who are currently attending law school are encouraged to apply, special consideration will be given to those who plan or are specializing in employment law or who are the immediate relative of a transport/truck driver that has been classified as an independent contractor. We believe employment law is an especially important area of law and want to encourage those who are committed to helping workers.

Who Is Eligible to Apply
Any student who will be attending an accredited college or university in the United States by Fall 2016 is eligible to apply. Applicants must have plans of attending law school in the future and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The winning recipient of the scholarship will be announced on January 31, 2017. He or she will receive a $1,000 scholarship award, which will be paid directly to the college or university.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on December 30, 2016


How to Apply:
To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application form below. You will need to answer a few essay prompts and submit an unofficial transcript.
For more information, please click on the link below:


Employment Law Scholarship

The employment law attorneys at Strianese PLLC are interested in supporting students with strong academic credentials, demonstrating financial need, and an interest in attending law school and focusing on employment law issues.

The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and will be presented in the spring semester of 2017.

The deadline for this scholarship is December 31, 2016.


  • The application is awarded primarily based upon merit & need.
  • Applicant must be attending college or law school by the Spring Semester of 2017.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. 
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
For further information and application please visit the link below.


Albertson & Davidson's 2016 Scholarship

At the law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP we understand that obtaining an education is the pathway to success for many young Americans, which is why we are pleased to announce that we will be awarding $2,500 college scholarship to the winner of our newly created essay contest. By creating this award, we hope to help the next generation of students realize their educational and professional goals.

Essay Question:
Courts in the United States have little power to change the terms of a valid will, even if some of its terms seem unfair to people who would normally expect to inherit assets. Do you think that it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair? Why or why not? 

Scholarship eligibility and application requirements:
The Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship is open to individuals who are currently attending or are planning on attending an accredited United States college or university during the fall 2016 semester.

Essays must be submitted by August 24,2016 to aldavscholarship@gmail.com.

For further information please visit: http://www.aldavlaw.com/scholarship/.


Duffy Law Scholarship

At Duffy Law, LLC, LLC, our Connecticut criminal defense attorneys value education and helping those in need. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending college or graduate school in the near future.


In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

"Why is it important to society that males and females be given equal opportunity to participate in youth and college sports?"


Essays must be received by 9am EST July 15, 2016.


The winner will be chosen according to the following set of criteria:

1. Application guidelines followed
2. Quality of writing
3. Thoughtfulness of answer

For further information please visit the link below.


2016 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.

Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.

The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Prize will be presented during the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the Unites States in Washington, DC on November 5, 2016.

The submission deadline is July 1, 2016.

Rules for the Warren E. Burger Prize writing competition are available on the American Inns of Court website at www.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize.