External Scholarships

Current opportunities are listed here and are updated throughout the year. Click on each scholarship heading to learn more about their specific application requirements and process.

Brown, PC National Business Law Scholarship

A $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year full-time U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in tax law to Kristen.Brown@brownpc.com. Cover letters should also include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street, City, State & Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • University Name & City, State
  • Student ID Number
  • GPA (minimum 3.0--equivalent to an 8.0 on our 12 pt. scale)
  • Expected Graduation Date
     

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in business law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing business law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a business law professor, or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a business-related job or internship.

Deadline:  August 10, 2020

For more information, click here.

Brown, PC National Tax Law Scholarship

A $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year full-time U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in tax law to Kristen.Brown@brownpc.com. Cover letters should also include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street, City, State & Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • University Name & City, State
  • Student ID Number
  • GPA (minimum 3.0--equivalent to an 8.0 on our 12 pt. scale)
  • Expected Graduation Date
     

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in tax law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing tax law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a tax law professor, or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a tax-related job or internship.

Deadline:  August 10, 2020

For more information, click here.

Drew Lewis Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to one of the firm’s core values:  family, education, business, & politics. 

Scholarship is intended for use to cover school tuition and other education related expenses.
In order to meet the eligibility requirements, every applicant has to satisfy the following criteria:
  • 18 years or older
  • Attending an accredited college or law school in the U.S.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA (equivalent to an 8.000 on OU Law's 12 pt. scale)
  • Not an employee or immediate family member of an employee of the firm
     

Write a 750-1,000 word essay:  Describe an experience where you were confronted with taking an unpopular position by helping a vulnerable, helpless or powerless person.

Deadline:  April 30, 2021

Contact: scholarship@drewlewis.law

For more information and to submit the application, click here.

GAR Disability Advocates Law School Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship to help more students who are passionate about law pursue a degree, we are sponsoring an annual scholarship, awarded to one law student, to be put toward their law school costs.  Applicants must be enrolled or accepted to an accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2020 semester.

We are asking students to write an essay of no more than 500 words on the following prompt:

How has someone with a disability affected you? This can be yourself or someone you know. If you are close to anyone who gets disability benefits, how would their life be different without those benefits?

The most compelling and well-written essay as judged by the GAR Disability Advocates Team will receive our scholarship.

Deadline:  October 15, 2020.

For more information and the application, click here.

Impact Scholarship for Black Students funded by Mechanism Ventures

This $2,550 scholarship will be awarded to a Black student who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building their vision for the future. Strong candidates will be extremely ambitious, driven, and talented.
Students across any field of study or education level are eligible to apply.

To apply, submit a 500-1,000 word essay:  Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you hope to achieve in your life, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve it?

Deadline:  May 11, 2021

For more information and to submit the application, click here

International Association of Gaming Advisors Bybee Scholarship

A $2,500 award to a J.D. student at an accredited law school.

To be considered for the award, each submitted paper must either enhance the understanding of gaming law or recommend a beneficial gaming law change. Recommended length of the paper is 3,000-5,000 words exclusive of footnotes.

Contact:  Jennifer Roberts at Jennifer.Roberts@univ.edu.

For more information, click here.

Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one full-time student, who excels in leadership and academics, each spring.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Application for this scholarship may be submitted by any U.S. citizen enrolled as a full-time student from an accredited high school, community college, college or university, or accredited law school.
  • A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to substantiate application.
  • Although not required, we recommend submitting at least one professional letter of recommendation along with a resume.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (8.0 on OU Law's 12 pt scale)
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 


Please do not call the firm regarding this scholarship. If you have questions regarding eligibility or your submitted application, please email info@khmnlaw.com.

For additional information and the application, click here.

Melmed Law Group Scholarship

 

A $5,000 scholarship for a currently enrolled law student, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 

To apply:

Essay
Students must submit a 500-1,00 word essay on the topic of how they were impacted by an issue of workplace fairness.
You can be creative: this can be a reaction to a news story, a personal anecdote, or anything else.
What does workplace fairness mean to you in the context of a larger social and economic structure?
We are looking for creative and exciting ideas.

– Application Materials
1.  Proof of enrollment at a college/university.
2.  Unofficial copy of college transcript.
3.  A PDF of the response to the essay prompt.

Deadline:  February 15, 2021

Submit to:  nc@melmedlaw.com 

For more information, click here.

 

Miller Leonard Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for students enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2020 semester to put towards their legal education. 

Write an essay answering the following question:  What is the single most important reform that ought to be made to the United States criminal justice system?

Deadline:  August 1, 2020

For more information and the application, click here.

Nancy Etz Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.  

Please prepare a 500-word essay that answers the following prompt:  Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

Deadline:  February 1, 2021

For more information and the application, click here.

 

NW Corporate Law Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship, awarded to one second- or third-year law student who is in financial need and who is actively enrolled in an ABA-approved law school, to help avoid some of the costs associated with law school. The award will be paid to the student, and the awarded funds may be used by the student for any expenses related to the student’s law school education.

Applicant must have an interest in business law or entrepreneurship.

Submit:

1. Most recent law school transcript.

2. Essay: Law schools are often criticized by practicing lawyers for not adequately preparing students for the practice of law. You’re not yet practicing, but you may already be aware of this problem. How would you improve the law school experience to make yourself more prepared to practice law upon graduation? Please discuss in 500 – 700 words and be as creative as possible.

3. Resume: 1 page max, limited to your work, volunteer, and other educational experiences.

Spring deadline:  May 1, 2020 

Fall deadline:  October 1, 2020.

For more information and the application, click here.

Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be law student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.). The Travis W. Watkins Scholarship has a brief and 100% confidential submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the importance of tax compliance as well as the journey of those challenges (including the impact of professional tax representation or lack of representation on the outcome).

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read; and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life or someone that you know before and after an IRS or OK Tax Commission setback.

Tax and Accounting issues can be life-changing, so all essay submissions will be completely confidential. At no point will your essay be described to the public or the subject matter of the award.

For additional information and the application, click here.

Tulsa County Scholarship (for incoming law students only)

The Tulsa County Bar Foundation is offering scholarships of up to $2,500 per individual per year to entering law students in or from Tulsa County who have been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school.

To be considered for a Foundation scholarship, a student must have a “significant connection” to Tulsa County in the judgment of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee.

In selecting scholarship recipients, the Foundation will consider the applicant’s connection with Tulsa County; financial need; academic record; extra-curricular record and record of leadership and initiative; commitment to the study and practice or teaching of law; character; and work and life experience. Financial information for the applicant’s household and that of the applicant’s parents is necessary to evaluate financial need.

Deadline:  August 7, 2020

For the application and more information, click here.

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