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The Council On Legal Education Opportunity is committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds enter the legal profession. CLEO believes that preparation and financial assistance are two keys to success.

Organizations that provide financial assistance for continuing education are listed here.

The University of Akron School of Law
Akron, OH

Amelia Kemp Memorial Fund
Contact: Amelia Kemp Memorial Fund
Program Director
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-4189

American Association of University Women
1111 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-7700

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd., N.E., Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-4584

Offers Free Opportunities To African American Students

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Division of Education
P.O. Box 8327
Albuquerque, NM 87198

Business Fellowship Fund – DIUGUID Fellows
795 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 484
Atlanta, GA 30308

Charles Hamilton Houston Law School Preparation Institute
P.O. Box 75484
Washington, DC 20013

Civil Rights Summer
1629 K Street NW, Suite 1010
Washington DC 20006
(202) 466-3311
Fax: (202) 466-3435

Council on Career Development for Minorities
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator
Council on Career Development for Minorities
1341 W Mockingbird Ln, Suite 412-E
Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 631-3677

Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc.
99 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013

Ford Motor Company
Contact Agency. Funds directly provided to institutions for granting awards.
Contact: Ford Motor Company
The American Road
Dearborn, MI 48121

Hattie M. Strong Foundation
1735 “I” Street, N.W., Suite 705
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-1619

Japanese American Citizens League
JACL Scholarship Committee
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund
Contact: Florida DOE
Student Financial Assistance
325 W. Gains St., Room 1344
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Kappa Kappa Gamma Graduate Fellowships
Contact: Kappa Kappa Gamma Graduate Fellowships
PO Box 2079
Columbus, OH 43216-2079

Maryville University Online “Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Resources for Hispanic and Latino Students”:

Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Law School Scholarship Program
634 S. Spring St., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 629-2512

Mexico-American Business and Professional Scholarships Association
P.O. Box 22292
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Mitsuyuki Yonemura Memorial Scholarship
Contact: Japanese American Citizens League
PO Box 7144
San Francisco, CA 94120-7144

Mr. And Mrs. Takashi Moriuchi Scholarship
Contact: Japanese American Citizens League
PO Box 7144
San Francisco, CA 94120-7144

Multicultural Scholarship Program
Contact: National Association for Campus Activities
Resource Coordinator
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212-3401

NAACP Agnes Jones-Jackson Scholarship Awards
Director of Education
4805 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

National Federation of Business & Professional Women’s Clubs Scholarships Department
2012 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-1200

National Scholarship Service (NSSFNS)
980 Martin Luther King Dr., S.W.
P.O. Box 11409
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
(404) 522-7260

Organization of Chinese Americans
– OCA AVON College Scholarship
– OCA National Essay Contest
– Gold Mountain Scholarship
Contact: OCA
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 707
Washington, DC 20036

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (PRLDEF)
99 Hudson Street
14th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-3360

United Student Aid Funds, Inc.
P.O. Box 6156
Indianapolis, IN 46206
1.800.LOAN.USA (toll free)

Target Stores (Target All-Around Scholarship)
Contact: Target Stores (All-Around Scholarship)
Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation
1505 Riverview Road
St. Peter, MN 56082-0480

Texas Public Education Grant
For Texas residents, nonresidents or international students attending public colleges in Texas. Amount: Maximum student needs.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Student Exchange Program
P.O. Drawer P
Boulder, CO 90302

Other Assistance

Many law schools, local bar associations, firms, businesses and church groups provide financial assistance and special programs for minority-group and disadvantaged students. Contact your school’s Financial Aid Office or Career Services Departament directly. Information about these sources may be obtained by inquiring at the financial aid offices of nearby law schools or state departments of higher education.

A Better Chance Scholarship

Absolutely Scholarships


Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students

American Psychological Association (APA) Scholarships and Fellowships

American Sociological Association Graduate funding


Art, Film, Writing Scholarships/Competitions List

Asian American Scholarship

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

Baptist Scholarships

Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB Minority Fellowships in Academic Medicine

Burger King Scholarship Program

Coca Cola Scholarships

College Board Scholarship Search

College Fund/UNCF

CollegeNet’s Scholarship Database

Cuban American National Council


Dream Deferred Essay Contest

Easley National Scholarship Program

FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form & Info)

FastWEB Scholarship Search

Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways

FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships)

Financial Aid for Minority Students 

Gates Millennlum Scholarships (major)

Gateway to 10 Free Scholarship Searches

GE LNESC National Scholarship

Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide

Guaranteed Scholarships

HBCU “Packard” Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Hispanic College Fund, Inc

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Historically Black College & University Scholarships

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

INROADS internships

Intel Science Talent Search

International Students Scholarships & Aid Help

Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)


League of United Latin American Citizens

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

MANA – A National Latina Organzation


Maryland Artists Scholarships

McDONALD’S Education Scholarships (RMHC U.S Scholarship)

Methodist Scholarships

Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Minority Health Program

Minority Scholarships (doctoral students in accounting)

NALEO- National Association of Latin@ Elected Officials

National Association of Hispanic Publications

National Association of Latino elected Officials

National Council of La Raza

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

National Hispanic Leadership Institute

New America Alliance

Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration

Presidential Freedom Scholarships


Ron Brown Scholar Program (Major Scholarships)

Roothbert Fund Scholarship

ROTC Military Scholarships (Army)

Sallie Mae’s free Online Scholarship

Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)

Scholarship & Financial Aid Help

Scholarship Gateways from Black Excellence

Scholarships Hispanics

Scholarships On The Net (1,500)

Scholarship Opportunities (Tulane University of Law)

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

Siemens Westinghouse Competition

STATE FARM INSURANCE Achievement Scholarships

STATE FARM INSURANCE Hispanic Scholarships

Student Inventors Scholarships

Student Video Scholarships


The Roothbert Scholarship Fund

The ROTC Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Tylenol Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships (National Institutes of Health Scholarships)

Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid


United States Institute of Peace National Peace Essay Contest

United States Department of Education

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search

Yale Law School: Outside Scholarship List