For Law School

Minority students with interests in law school also have a number of funding opportunities.

The American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship provides $15,000 scholarships for approximately 20 students a year (for three years of law school).

The Foley and Lardner law firm awards a $5,000 scholarship to a first-year law student who furthers diversity and attends one of the following law schools: University of California at Berkeley, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Michigan, Northwestern, UCLA, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

The University of California at Berkeley has a concurrent degree program that allows students to earn a law degree from Berkeley law school and a Master of Arts degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund sponsors the Earl Warren Scholarship for law students with an interest in civil rights and public interest law.

Women of color can apply for a Selected Professions Fellowship to fund their third year of law school.

Finally, the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for students at the Texas Southern University law school.