• Returning Student Scholarships and Fellowships

    Looking forward to your second or third year? Below are several scholarships exclusively for returning students. You can apply for one or several as long as you meet the respective criteria. Please note the amounts stated are for 2014-2015 and may change year-to-year depending on the performance of endowed accounts. 

    Incoming, first-year Hamline Law scholarships and fellowships.

     

    Academic & Other Considerations

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    Award Criteria  

    Kenneth G. Brill

    1 at $1500

    Rising third year student in recognition of academic performance and demonstrated personal qualities of integrity, leadership, and citizenship. Demonstrated financial need.

    Dorsey & Whitney

    2 at $3000

    Student who has demonstrated high academic achievement at Hamline Law, commitment to excellence in extracurricular activities. Demonstrated financial need.

    Robert L. Levine

    1 at $2100

    Student who has excelled at Hamline Law despite entering with a low undergraduate GPA and low LSAT score. Demonstrated financial need.

    Richard T. Oakes

    1 at $2500

    Student who was not an outstanding undergraduate student, but who is ranked in the top 25%. Demonstrated financial need.

    Rider Bennett Law Alumni

    1 at $5000

    Rising second year student who is ranked in the top 25% and has demonstrated skills in both legal writing & oral advocacy.

    Financial Need & Other Considerations

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    Award Criteria

    Robert H. Atkins

    1 at $1000

    Student with demonstrated financial need. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated interest in environmental law or consumer protection.

    Gregg Meyers

    1 at $2700

    Rising second year student with demonstrated financial need. Preference to older and/or non-traditional students.

    Susan Berne Bonine

    2 at $2625

    Rising second year student with demonstrated financial need. Preference given to older and/or non-traditional students.

    Hall/Page

    1 at $1500

    Student with demonstrated financial need.

    Law Faculty

    1 at $1200

    Student with demonstrated financial need.

    Teddy Morrow Wimer

    1 at $1000

    Student with demonstrated financial need from a single parent home.

    Geography & Other Considerations

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    Award Criteria

    John C. & Edna S. Benson

    1 at $1200

    Student who is in good academic standing. Preference given to applicants who have connections to Minneapolis and have made contributions to the Minneapolis community.

    Nelson Mandela

    1 at $2000

    Student from South Africa or Africa, or a student who embodies the ideals of love and forgiveness exemplified by Nelson Mandela.

    Interest Area & Other Considerations

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    Award Criteria

    Elsie L. Blackhurst

    1 at $500

    Female student who has demonstrated a commitment to public service as a lawyer and who is planning a career in public service. Demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have a 2.50 cumulative law school GPA. Applicants may submit letters of recommendation for this scholarship.

    John S. Evans

    1 at $2600

    Demonstrated academic success in Agricultural Law courses or intent to practice law in a rural community.

    Jon M. Garon

    1 at $2000

    Student who has demonstrated a proficiency in innovation or artistic endeavors and demonstrates an interest in the field of intellectual property law. Must be in good academic standing. Financial need may be considered.

    Joseph P. Gatto IV

    1 at $4500

    Student with interest in children’s issues and children’s advocacy.

    Angela M. McCaffrey Public Law

    1 at $3500

    Student who has demonstrated a commitment to practice law in the public interest or in the public sector.

    Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Assoc. MIPLA

    1 at $2000

    Student who has a demonstrated commitment to the practice of Intellectual Property Law and has completed one or more Intellectual Property courses.

    Justice James C. Otis Memorial Public Service

    1 at $2000

    Student who demonstrates integrity, respect for the law, and a belief in public service.

    Robert J. Sheran Litigation & Practice

    1 at $800

    Student who received a grade of B or higher in a litigation skills course and demonstrated abilities in advocacy or litigation competitions, externship, or clinic.

    Amy Silberberg

    1 at $1500

    Rising second year student who has demonstrated a commitment to either child advocacy or family law, and who has demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in support for the well-being of all children.

    The Honorable James A. Wright

    1 at $5000

    Student who demonstrates strong interest in trial practice and has superior academic performance, moot court competition experience, law school extracurricular activities, or a combination of these. Preference may be given to a student who is North Dakota resident.

    SBA

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    Award Criteria

    SBA Educational Trust Fund #1

    1 at 1/3 tuition

    Outstanding participation in Hamline Law student government related activities, including law school student organizations. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and must not have previously received a SBA Scholarship or any other substantial Law School scholarship.

    SBA Educational Trust Fund #2

    1 at 1/3 tuition

    Outstanding participation in extraneous civic or community service related activities. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and must not have previously received a SBA Scholarship or any other substantial law school scholarship.

    SBA Educational Trust Fund #3

    1 at 1/3 tuition

    Student of color with outstanding participation in law school student government related activities, or in extraneous civic or community service related activities. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and must not have previously received a SBA Scholarship or any other substantial law school scholarship.

    Application Deadline

    Midnight, June 9, 2014

    Application Instructions

    1. Log into your Symplicity account
    2. Download the application form for the scholarship(s) for which you would like to apply to your hard drive.
    3. Complete the requested information.  
    4. Upload the completed application(s) into your "Documents" in Symplicity, by selecting "Document Type: Resume." (You need to do this because "Application" is not an option. You do NOT need to upload an actual resume along with your application.) When uploading, label the application form by the scholarship name so you can easily identify it in your Document Library. Please note, if you do not have an existing approved resume in Simplicity, your scholarship application forms may be delayed temporarily as Simplicity requires the first document loaded into your "Resumes" to be approved by Career Services. You can avoid this by always keeping an approved resume in Simplicity.
    5. Go to the job posting related to the scholarship(s) for which you would like to apply. Select the appropriate document you previously uploaded into your Document Library from the drop-down menu next to "Resume," and click "submit."