The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs' lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 1, 2016 and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year on July 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Click here for the application and verification forms.
The Robert A. Shuker Scholarship may offer two scholarships of between $15,000 and $20,000 to residents of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington D.C., who are admitted to and will be attending a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) on a full-time basis. Please visit the scholarship's website for more information.