School of Law Institutional Scholarships
To apply for Institutional Scholarships, please review the requirements for each scholarship. The University Scholarship Database Application cycle opens on October 1st and closes on February 28th. Each October 1st when the database opens, students are applying to receive a scholarship award for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year.
Fred Anderson Toyota Endowed Scholarship: Established on April 30, 1997 to support NCCU Law students, this scholarship provides support for tuition and books.
James P. Beckwith, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund: On September 28, 2007, NCCU Law alumni and friends established this scholarship to honor the dedication of Professor James P. Beckwith, Jr. The Beckwith scholarship provides financial assistance to law students in the evening program who have demonstrated financial need and are in good academic standing.
Johnnie Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund: Created with contributions from alumni and friends of a former NCCU Law Registrar, Johnnie Brown, these awards are made to second-year or third-year students with demonstrated financial need and a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
Carol Wilson Caldwell Endowed Legal Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to second and third year NCCU Law students who have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 and are in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students who desire to practice law in Eastern North Carolina. The recipient(s) must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial and Student Aid.
John D. Fasset Endowed Scholarship: Eligible scholarship recipients must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and be in good academic standing. Scholarship recipients may apply to renew the scholarship so long as they remain in good academic standing. The scholarship distribution amount shall be divided in the following manner: twenty-five percent (25%) for Hispanic/Latino and/or Native American students and the remaining seventy-five percent (75%) to all other qualifying students. The recipient(s) must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial and Student Aid.
Ruth E. Franks Endowed Scholarship: Eligible students must be admitted to NCCU Law and have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 or higher in their last two years of undergraduate school. Recipient(s) may apply for renewal of the scholarship so long as they are in good academic standing at the end of their first or second years. Preference will be given to first generation college graduates who are African American and completed their undergraduate studies at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) or another Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The recipient(s) must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial and Student Aid.
Judge Clifton E. Johnson Law School Endowed Scholarship: In 1996, Judge Johnson established this award through the designation of a life insurance policy. His scholarship supports NCCU Law students who might otherwise be unable to attend law school.
Michael J. McCrann Scholarship: Recipients must be admitted to NCCU Law and have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 or higher. Scholarship recipient(s) may apply for renewal of the scholarship so long as they are in academic good standing. The recipient(s) must also have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial and Student Aid.
Janice Lorene Mills Memorial Endowment: On September 11, 2007, Joylette Mills-Ransome and Roberta Ann Dunbar established this scholarship in honor of Janice Lorene Mills for her service as a faculty member and former Dean of the law school. The scholarship supports deserving NCCU Law students who attended public high school in Rockingham, Guilford, Durham, or Orange counties or who have lived in the afore-mentioned counties for at least six months prior to their enrollment.
Julian Pierce Endowed Scholarship: Established to support deserving NCCU students, the scholarship recipient(s) are selected by the Scholarship Committee.
W.E. Simon Endowed Scholarship: Established on January 10, 1991 to support NCCU Law students, the Simon scholarship provides to deserving students with academic promise and with demonstrated financial need.
Ethel Farrington Smith Memorial Scholarship: Established on December 9, 2006, this scholarship supports deserving NCCU Law students who attended a public high school in either Franklin, Vance, or Warren counties or have lived in the afore-mentioned counties for at least six months prior to enrollment.
Louis & Mary Stevenson Endowed Fellowship: This scholarship shall be awarded to a single student until such time as the fund can support additional awards. The scholarship recipient(s) must be a second or third-year NCCU Law student with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The scholarship recipient must be a member of the Moot Court trial team and may use the funds for travel-related expenses. The recipient(s) must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. The recipient may apply for renewal of this annual scholarship so long as he/she remains in good academic standing.
John H. Wheeler Foundation Scholarship: Established by the John H. Wheeler Foundation in honor of the late John H. Wheeler, an alumnus and prominent businessman, this scholarship supports law students based on academic proficiency and demonstrated financial need.
Annual Scholarships & University Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded based on the completion of the School of Law’s Financial Assistance Application. There is not separate application required to be considered for one of these awards.
Harriett Green Scholarship: This scholarship assists the recipient with paying for child care while he/she is studying for the bar exam. To qualify, the recipient must be a single parent and NCCU Law student who has demonstrated financial need, a minimum grade point average of 2.3. The scholarship recipient must be registered to take a bar exam.
M.E. Glass Scholarship: This scholarship supports NCCU Law students.
Harry Groves Scholarship: This scholarship supports NCCU Law students.
Jackson Lewis P.C. Annual Labor & Employment Law Scholarship: Scholarship recipient(s) must be a second or third year NCCU Law student. Recipients must have a demonstrated interest in labor and/or employment law and preference will be given to North Carolina residents. The recipient may apply for renewal of this annual scholarship so long as he/she remains in good academic standing.
Mason Scholarship Endowment Fund: This scholarship will support NCCU Law students.
D.G. Sampson Scholarship: This scholarship supports NCCU Law students.
Smith Shaver Law School Scholarship: The Shaver Scholarship is only available to North Carolina residents and is awarded to students based on academic merit.
Judge A. Leon Stanback Scholarship Fund: The Stanback scholarship recipient must be a student participating in the NCCU Law Clinic. The deserving student must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. Preference may be given to North Carolina residents or who plan to practice in North Carolina.
Albert L. Turner Scholarship Endowment: This scholarship supports NCCU Law students.
Outside Scholarship Resources
Outside scholarships include any funding from sources other than the North Carolina Central University School of Law. Awards from firms, foundations, religious and civic organizations as well as employer tuition benefits are the most common examples of outside scholarships. There are many outside scholarships for which you might be eligible, and this list is just a sampling. For application instructions and deadlines, please visit each scholarship’s website.
- ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
- ABA Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition
- AccessLex Scholarships
- Alaska Bar Association
- American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
- American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
- Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship
- Attorney Ken Nugent Legal Scholarships
- BARBRI Law Preview’s “One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship
- Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation
- HBNA Legal Education Fund
- Judge John R. Brown Award
- LimNexus Scholarship
- LSAC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Writing Competition
- MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
- MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship Program
- MileMark Media Legal Scholarship
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
- NAPABA Law Foundation
- Rizio Liberty Lipinsky Lawyer Scholarship
- Stand Up For Justice Scholarship
- Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program
- The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program Emergency Grants
- White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship
- Zelle Diversity In Law Scholarship