Appalachian School of Law is pleased to announce that after careful review of strategic goals and financial reserves our Board of Trustees is responding to the national conversation on student debt. For the 2015-16 academic year, ASL will provide a $5,000 tuition refund to all enrolled students in good standing. Every 1L student with no more than 6 credit hours of NP's, and every 2L and 3L in Good Standing will receive a check for $2,500 on February 1, 2016. The second installment of $2,500 will be issued on June 1, 2016 to every second semester 1L, every 2L and 3L students who are in Good Standing.
Appalachian School of Law has held its tuition fees lower than the national average. The Board of Trustees has determined that this $5,000 tuition refund will help offset the cost of pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree.
Alpha Natural Resources Scholarship
Alpha Natural Resources has provided a scholarship aimed at those interested in natural resource law. Requirements include an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 or a law school GPA of at least 3.0, a demonstrated commitment to public service, and interest in pursuing a career in natural resources law, described in a 2-page essay. Preference will be given to individuals with a family background in coal mining. For more information, please contact Financial Aid.
Merit Scholarship Program
ASL's merit scholarships are awarded in the form of a credit against the tuition charged to the student who receives the award. To learn more about retention criteria, click here.
In addition to our merit-based awards, ASL students may be able to secure a need-based scholarship. These scholarships, a credit against tuition, are limited and are awarded annually, dependent upon availability, to those students who demonstrate the greatest financial need. A one to two page statement is required to be attached to the application, indicating your financial need, your long-term goals, work and volunteer experience, and any special circumstances related to the financial need. Click here for an application.
Buchanan County Scholarships
Partial scholarships are awarded to residents of Buchanan County. For more information regarding scholarship criteria, please contact Financial Aid. Click here for an application.
Columbus Phipps Foundation
For residents/Graduates of Dickinson County. An application can be downloaded at http://columbusphippsfoundation.org/columbus.pdf. Application to be mailed to PO Box 1145, Clintwood, VA 24228. Questions can be sent to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grundy Woman's Club Scholarship
The Grundy Woman's Club offers an annual scholarship to be awarded to a Buchanan County, Va., female student at the ASL. The Grundy Woman's Club is a nonpartisan, nondenominational, volunteer organization. Click here for an application.
James N. Kincanon Scholarship
The Roanoke Law Foundation offers scholarships to students who demonstrate diligence in and commitment to their studies, academic excellence, and an interest in law as a career. To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must be a resident of the City of Roanoke, the City of Salem, or the County of Roanoke, or be a graduate of a high school located in those jurisdictions; have a GPA of at least 3.0 during high school, college, and law school (if applicable); and be accepted, or expect to be accepted prior to the 2013 Fall semester, into post secondary training, pursuing education in the law. Applications will be available in January 2013 and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2013. Applications are available at www.roanokelawfoundation.com.
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The mission of the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and provide financial assistance to ensure these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years. An application and more information is available here. Frequently asked questions are answered at this link. For further information visit the American Bar Association.
American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize
The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideas of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism with the legal profession," the core mission of the American Inns of Court. For additional information, visit the American Inns of Court.
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Law Student Scholarships
Through the Annual Scholarship Program, the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation provides educational assistance to encourage the study of energy, environmental, natural resources, and mineral law. All applications are to be submitted directly to the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.
Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund
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. For additional information and the application, please visit the American Association for Justice.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mothers Scholarship
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities. We want to expand opportunities for single mothers who are going back to school by offering two $1,000 scholarships (one awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school). Requirements and deadline available here.
Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship
Sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, this scholarship aims to increase the number of minority intellectual property attorneys and bring these attorneys to the attention of firms and corporations as candidates for employment. For further information, visit the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation and the Thurgood Marshall Fund.