2014-2015 Returning/Current Student JD Scholarship Applications
The deadline for 2014-2015 scholarship applications is 5pm on Friday, March 28th, 2014.
*NOTE: Scholarships listed here are available only to returning JD students, incoming students should refer to the scholarship application link in the email they received from the Admissions office.
Internal Scholarships (for returning J.D. students)
These scholarships are open to current J.D. students and recipients are selected by the law school's Scholarships & Awards Committee. Click on the link below to complete the application for all of the scholarships determined by the law school's Scholarships & Awards Committee. The law school's Scholarships & Awards Committee will determine which scholarships a student qualifies for based on the information provided on the student's scholarship application.
External Committee Scholarship Applications (for returning J.D. students)
The four external committee scholarships listed below have specific criteria for each scholarship, and they are awarded by the specific external committees. Students must submit the necessary application materials - including the completed application, a current resume, and a one page essay that reflects the fulfillment of the listed criteria - for each external scholarship for which they want to be considered.
The Board of Directors of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Association funds scholarships to assist deserving law students in pursuit of their legal education, to enhance the school’s ability to facility financially the education of its most promising students, and to foster loyalty of the law school’s future alumni. The recipients are selected by the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship Committee.
- Academic performance: law school grades, LSAT scores, undergraduate grades
- Need: income, need to work during undergraduate and law school, student loans, socio-economic status, and prior award of other scholarships.
- Potential for success: demonstrated involvement in community and extracurricular activities, leadership roles, and demonstration of the applicant's potential to become an outstanding lawyer, loyal alumnus, and contributing member of the legal community.
This endowed scholarship was established in 1983 in recognition of a distinguished alumnus and former Attorney General for the State of Indiana, John J. Dillon, '52. The income from the endowment is awarded annually to selected students on the basis of academic promise, character, financial need, previous military service record if any. The recipients are selected by the Dillon Scholarship Committee.
- Financial need
- Demonstrated desire on the part of the student to become a practicing lawyer
- Demonstrated capacity for leadership by activity in student organizations, government, or the community
- Aptitude for the study of law
- Previous success in academic pursuits
- Military record, if any
This scholarship was established in 1984 in memory of Hon. Cale J. Holder, who graduated from the old Benjamin Harrison Law School in 1934 and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana Law School in 1938. It is awarded annually to students based on dedication to the administration of law, financial need, desire to be a practicing lawyer, capacity for leadership, academic achievement, and military service record, if any. The recipients are selected by the Holder Scholarship Committee.
- A student should expect to complete their second full semester, or about 30 class hours, at the time of application
- Dedication to the administration of law under the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Indiana, and the Anglo-American Common Law, and a clear understanding of the Declaration of Independence of 1776
- Financial need
- Demonstrated desire to be a practicing trial lawyer
- Demonstrated capacity for leadership, by activities in charitable private organizations, or participation in religious or community organizations, or by income-producing self-employment
- Aptitude for the study of law and previous achievement in the course of study
- Military service record, if any, and whether the person served in the United States both well and honorably.
The law school co-sponsors an annual labor law seminar with the Indianapolis Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board. Proceeds from the seminar fund scholarships that are awarded to second-year students who have enrolled in a labor or employment law course and have financial need, scholastic achievement, demonstrated interest in labor and employment law, ethnic diversity, and any other special circumstances warranting consideration.
- Second-year students who have enrolled in a labor or employment law course
- Financial need
- Scholastic achievement
- Demonstrated interest in labor and employment law
- Ethnic diversity
- Any other special circumstances warranting consideration