Merit Scholarship Program

Appalachian School of Law’s merit scholarships are awarded in the form of a credit against the tuition charged to the student who receives the award. NO application is needed for our Merit Scholarship Program, as they are awarded based on admission information.


Partial scholarships are awarded to residents of Buchanan County. For more information regarding scholarship criteria, please contact Financial AidClick here for an application.

For residents/graduates of Dickenson County. An application can be downloaded at Application to be mailed to PO Box 1145, Clintwood, VA 24228. Questions can be sent to email:

The Grundy Woman’s Club offers an annual scholarship to be awarded to a Buchanan County, VA, female student at ASL. The Grundy Woman’s Club is a nonpartisan, nondenominational, volunteer organization. Click here for an application.


The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school. During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. An application and more information are available via the American Bar Association’s website linked below. Frequently asked questions are answered at this link. For further information visit the American Bar Association.

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.

Sponsored by the Foundation Advancement of Diversity in IP Law, 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 Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law.

Please see the link below for more information. Scholarships

The Federal Bar Association sponsors several scholarships every year.  For law students, the Robert A. McNew Scholarship can provide $5,000 to the selected applicant.  The deadline for applications is November 1st.  The application and information about past winners can be found at the following:

Applicants must be members of the FBA, which is free to law students.