Scholarship Application


NJWLA has established a scholarship program to benefit students who are pursuing juris doctorate degrees.  In 2017, NJWLA intends to award grants of $5,000 each, to one student from each of New Jersey’s law schools: Rutgers University Law School – Camden, Rutgers University Law School – Newark, and Seton Hall University Law School.

In order to qualify, each applicant must be a matriculating law school student who:

  • Has completed at least twelve (12) credits at the time of application;
  • Is carrying a minimum of six (6) credits per term; and
  • Has been recommended by a professor, an instructor, an adjunct faculty member, a clinical instructor, a Dean, a Director of their law school or a lawyer or a judge (either needs to have at least ten (10) years’ experience) with whom the applicant has worked as a clerk or intern for at least three (3) months during the past two (2) years.


In addition to these requirements, applicants will be judged according to their commitment and dedication to their law school, dedication to the mission of NJWLA, and the practice of law as well as his/her essay.

Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and personal expenses, and are given directly to the students.

Applicants who work for companies that offer tuition reimbursement are eligible to apply.

Scholarship application forms are available from the Deans of each New Jersey law school and are also available on our website.

2017 Scholarship Application


All applications must be received by January 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the deadline WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Multiple reviewers will evaluate each application.  For an application to be considered complete and eligible for consideration, we must receive from you by the deadline your:

  • Application
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Law school transcript (first year students should submit undergraduate transcript)
  • Resume

Means of Submission:

The application and essay can be submitted by mail (see below) or by email (pdf format) to and ) 

Mailing address:            


372 Franklin Avenue

Suite 713
Nutley, NJ  07110

Letters of Recommendation and transcripts must be in original, hard copy, and the recommendations, if sent by the applicant (and not the party providing the recommendation directly) must be in sealed envelope from the party providing the recommendation.


January 17, 2017 5:00 pm – Deadline for submission of all materials to ARRIVE at NJWLA Mailbox  and/or email addresses provided above.  MATERIALS POSTMARKED JANUARY 17, 2017, BUT RECEIVED THEREAFTER ARE NOT TIMELY SUBMISSIONS AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

February, 2017 – All candidates and Deans will be notified of the outcome of the application review.

The scholarships will be publicly recognized on March 28, 2017 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ.  Winners are expected to attend.  This is a truly inspirational evening not to be missed.

Please note that for purposes of this scholarship process NJWLA treats Rutgers – Newark and Rutgers – Camden as separate schools.

View the 2017 Winners

View the 2016 Winners

View the 2015 Winners

View the 2014 Winners

View the 2013 Winners


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