External Scholarships are scholarships that are offered and administered by agencies outside of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. External scholarships provide an excellent resource for students needing help funding their legal education. As a Pitt student, you have access to a scholarship database for both internal and external scholarships called PittFund$Me. When logging into your student portal, you can search PittFund$Me and enter your profile information to search for scholarships for which you may qualify.
Another recommended scholarship database for law scholarships can be found at www.accesslex.org/databank.
Below are some exteranl scholarship that Pitt Law students have utilized in the past.
HBALEF Scholarship from the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund
Mark T. Banner Scholarship from The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
James W. Stoudt Scholarship Fund from Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
Law School Student Loan Scholarship from Jenkins and Clayman
Cope Law Firm Scholarship from Cope Law Offices, LLC (please request application through the Contact Us)
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship from Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund from the American Bar Association
Jonny Gammage Scholarship from the Summit Against Racism
F.C. Grote Fund from the Allegheny County Bar Foundation
Louis Little Attorney's Memorial Fund form the Allegheny County Bar Foundation
The EMLF Law Student Scholarships from the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equaility Scholarship from the Orange County Lavendar Bar Association and the Orange County Equality Coalition
Hudson County Bar Association Scholarship from Hudson County, New Jersey
Erie County Bar Association Scholarship from the Erie County (PA) Bar Association
Mahoning County Bar Association Scholarship from Mahoning County, Ohio
Law Student Diversity Scholarship from Michigan Auto Law
Law School Diversity Scholarship from Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Wayne R. Donahue Memorial Scholarship from the Westmoreland County Bar Foundation
Donald Laird Hankey Memorial Scholarship from the Westmoreland County Bar Foundation
Honorable David H. Weiss Memorial Scholarship from the Westmoreland County Bar Foundation
The Daniel B. Dixon Scholarship Fund from the Allegheny County Bar Foundation
Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship from the County Proscutors Association of the State of New Jersery
Trial LawHer Scholarship through Milestone
Legal Leaders Scholarship from Console and Hollawell
Contact for deadline date:
K&L Gates Fund from The Pittsburgh Foundation
Pittsburgh Young Professionals Scholarship Fund from The Pittsburgh Foundation
George I. Carson Graduate Fellowship from the Pitt Department of Athletics-applications available in the Law School Financial Aid Office, Room 203 Barco Law Building.