The following Named scholarships are available at Denver Law.

These scholarships are for current JD students only. New and prospective students should review our first-year scholarship opportunities. Students in Master’s programs – MRLS or MSLA – should contact their department directly for information on scholarship opportunities.

Named scholarships are awarded annually based on the criteria established by the scholarship’s donors. Examples of these criteria include, but are not limited to: superior academic achievement, financial need, demonstrated interest/accomplishment in an area of law, and evidence of civic and social responsibility.

Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $25,000 per academic year, with most awards in the $2,000-$5,000 range. Named scholarships are awarded for one year only.

Some scholarships require an application and some do not.

Scholarships that Require an Application

To be considered for these scholarships, you must apply during one of our application cycles.

NameDescription
Joe & Betty Alpert Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who show promise of becoming responsible and contributing citizens with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who have pursued or are planning to pursure a degree from the Daniels College of Business.
Association of Corporate Counsel of Colorado ScholarshipFor continuing JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Preference to applicants with a demonstrated interest in, or experience in, transactional legal work with a focus on "in-house" legal work (for example: an internship in a company's legal department, etc.)
Frank Bingham Family Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated interests in education law, children's advocacy, animal rights, or a closely related field on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic merit.
Stephanie E. Boruta Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to continuing female JD students on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must submit one letter of reference from a personal reference of at least five years, and one letter of reference from a former employer.
Charles F. Brannan Colorado Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who were Colorado residents for at least the immediate two years prior to admission to SCOL. Students must possess the capabilities to be highly competent lawyers who will be responsive to the demands upon the legal profession for exemplary public and community service.
Charles F. Brannan National Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students on the basis of academic achievement.
Judge David Brofman Endowed Scholarship in Trial AdvocacyAwarded to students with demonstrated interest in trial advocacy and demonstrated financial need. Preference given to students who plan to pursue careers in public interest law.
Michael & Kathryn Burg Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students commited to serving plaintiffs as trial lawyers, on the basis of academic merit or financial need.
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association/Larry Manzanares Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstarted financial need who have demonstrated a commitment to issues of importance to the Colorado Hispanic/Latino community.
Colorado Indian Bar Association ScholarshipAwarded to a JD student of Native American descent (Native American, Alaskan Native, or Hawaiian Native) with demonstrated financial need and a demonstrated commitment to serve Native American communities in a legal capacity upon graduation.
Colorado Women's Bar Association Jennifer Robbins ScholarshipAwarded to female JD students in their second or third year who have demonstrated financial need and are current members of the CWBA.
Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation Scholarships (Bruce T. Buell Scholarship, Josiah Holland Scholarship, Howard E. Parks Scholarship and the Viola Vestal Coulter Scholarship)Awarded to JD students on the basis of character, academic achievement, breadth of vision in planning law school and career objectives, evidence of civic and social responsibility, and demonstrated financial need.
Barry S. Crown Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to 2L and 3L students participating in Student Law Office programs.
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Richard "Mike" Hodges Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a 3rd year JD student who is a student member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, has demonstrated financial need and a demonstrated interest in plaintiff's personal injury work, as well as success in trial advocacy.
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Dan Patterson Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a 2nd or 3rd year JD student who is a student member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, has demonstrated financial need and a demonstrated interest in plaintiff's personal injury work, as well as success in trial advocacy.
Sam and Freda Davis International Legal Studies Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students in the international legal studies program, who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Stephen H. Diamond Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate a high sense of ethics and have interest in public service or another area of law in which they will be of service to others.
Montgomery Dorsey Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who are Colorado residents with demonstrated financial need and academic merit, and who are interested in practicing health law upon graduation.
Arthur X. Erickson JD 1913 Annual ScholarshipAwarded to third year JD students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit, who have a demonstrated commitment to public service.
Faegre Baker Daniels/Joe Montano Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to first or second-year JD students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit, with preference given to students of under-represented ethnic backgrounds.
Henry G. Frankel Memorial Scholarship, Earl and Anna Hirsch Endowed Scholarship, Morrisard & Rossi Endowed ScholarshipThese 3 scholarships are awarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit, high ethical standards, and a commitment to social and civic responsibility. Please submit one application to be considered for all 3 scholarships.
Gagel Family Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with preference given to students making a career change by attending law school or students interested in pursuing a career in public interest.
Aaron H. Goldfarb Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and extraordinary financial need.
Michael and Charlene Gustafson Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit or financial need and have a background or interest in developing natural resources. Preference is given to students from Montana.
Arthur B. Hayutin Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to second or third-year JD students with demonstrated academic merit and an interest in Constitutional, Real Estate, or Tax Law.
Mary T. Hoagland Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to female JD students who bear family responsibilities (for example, the care of children, siblings, or parents) and have demonstrated financial need.
Daniel S. Hoffman Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who plan to pursue a career in litigation in Denver, with preference to students who have demonstrated significant resilience in overcoming personal adversity.
Holland & Hart Diversity ScholarshipAwarded to first-year JD students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need who are members of a racial or ethnic minority.
Josiah G. Holland Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students who plan to pursue careers in the practice of corporate or natural resources law.
Peter H. Holme, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated trial advocacy skills or experience.
Humiston-Varney Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who are single mothers with demonstrated financial need.
Humiston-Varney Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who are single mothers with demonstrated financial need.
Jackson Lewis LLP Annual ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need with a preference for students with an interest in employment law.
Bruce B. Johnson Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a JD student who has demonstrated academic merit and financial need and is interested in real estate or transactional law. Applicants must have demonstrated ethics, community involvement, and leadership potential and intend to practice law in the Denver Metro area. In a personal statement, applicants should address how their pursuit of legal education and their practice after graduation will serve others.
Charles M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship FundAwarded to a JD student with demonstrated financial need whose physical disabilities or handicaps require him or her to need reasonable assistance to attend law school, with specific preference to individuals who are confined to a wheel chair.
Robert Merle Johnson Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with extraordinary financial need.
Marion F. Jones Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need and an interest in transportation law.
Howard Kenison ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit or financial need, with preference given to students with a demonstrated interest in environmental and/or natural resource law.
Jan M. and Marjorie G. Laitos JD Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a third-year JD student with demonstrated academic merit and interest in environmental and natural resources law.
Hover T. Lentz Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with an interest in tax law and estate planning on the basis of academic merit.
Henry McAllister Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a third-year JD student who shows promise of being a respected advocate.
Ronald J. Miller Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to first generation college students.
Moye White LLP ScholarshipAwarded to a second-year female JD student with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
John E. Moye Scholarship Awarded to a third-year JD student with demonstrated academic merit in the area of corporate law.
Professor Ved P. Nanda Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to students with demonstrated academic merit and financial aid. Preference is given to students particpating on the International Law Journal and who intend to pursue a career in international law.
Jonathan L. Olom Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a JD student with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in criminal defense, human rights, or civil rights law on the basis of academic merit.
James C. Owen, Jr/HRO Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a third-year JD student with demonstrated academic merit and an interest in practicing business or banking law.
J. Churchill Owen Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students who have been involved in the Boys and Girls Clubs.
Charles A. Petrie Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to part-time JD students who are working full-time to support their families.
Frank J. Pfeiffer Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students in the international legal studies program, who demonstrate academic merit and financial need, and who intend to pursue careers in international law.
Alan R. Porter Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who are active duty military or have been honorably discharged on the basis of academic merit and financial need.
Harry W. Rabb Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a Hispanic or African-American JD student with demonstrated financial need who exhibits good character, personality, and qualities of leadership and has demonstrated academic merit.
John Reese Evening Student ScholarshipAwarded to a second, third, or fourth year JD student in the evening program who is employed full-time and has demonstrated financial need.
Mary E. Ricketson Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need, who are committed to using the law to improve society.
Margarete E. Schmaltz Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students of minority backgrounds with extraordinary financial need.
Florence Scrivner Memorial FundAwarded to JD students active in the International Legal Studies Program.
Martin H. Shore Endowed ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to JD students who demonstrate high ethical standards, and a commitment to social and civic responsibility with a preference to older, married students with children.
Stephen Burrell Small Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need, who intend to pursue careers in criminal justice.
Judge Donald P. Smith Jr. '56 Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit or financial need, with preference given to working students.
Karen Sweeney Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a JD student with demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Priority is given to female students with children.
Constance C. Talmage Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to female JD students committed to public interest law, on the basis of academic merit or financial need.
Transco Energy Company John A. Carver Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need and an interest in natural resources law.
Transportation Lawyers Association Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a JD student with demonstrated financial need who has a background or interest in the area of transportation law.
Transportation Lawyers Association TLJ Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need who are members of the Editorial Board of the Transportation Law Journal.
Daniel Lee Webb Endowed ScholarshipAwarded on the basis of academic achievement to a JD student who exhibits good character, personality and qualities of leadership.
Bobbie Lou Mae White Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to second or third-year JD students with academic merit and a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in criminal prosecution, with preference given to applicants with financial need. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a federal, state, county, district, or city attorney with whom they have interned or volunteered.
Thomas B. & Dorothy Tanton Wilkins Endowed ScholarshipFor JD students who demonstrate academic merit and/or financial need. Preference to applicants who intend to pursue careers in public interest law.
Women in the Law Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students on the basis of financial need, with preference given to graduates of the University of Denver Women's College. In the absence of a TWC graduate, preference will be given to a female who has overcome a significant challenge or obstacle in her life or otherwise demonstrated strong passion and courage.
Chizzie Works Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who have a demonstrated interest in trusts and estates law, on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to apply.
Brooke Wunnicke Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need who show a dedication to community service.
Zavell Family Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with a backround in hard science or math on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given, in descending order, to students with backrounds in the following fields: chemistry, physics, geology, geophysics, engineering or math.

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Scholarships that Do Not Require an Application

Students are automatically considered for these scholarships. If awarded one of these scholarships, you will be notified by the Office of Student Financial Management. Notification typically occurs in April/May for continuing student awards and in July/August for first-year awards.

NameDescription
Association for Corporate Council - CO Chapter Diversity ScholarshipAwarded to an outstanding first-year JD student from a diverse background.
Jack K. & Joan M. Agee Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit or financial need.
Robert and Virginia Appel Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit (3.0 GPA or higher) and financial need.
Aurora Bar Association ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who live or plan to pursue legal endeavors in Aurora.
William M. Beaney Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need.
Berenbaum, Weinshienk, and Eason Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Robert Neil Berry Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students of Native American descent.
Norman Bradley Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who hold an undergraduate degree from the University of Denver.
Albert and Rosalie Brenman Family Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students in the top 25% of their class, who were residents of Colorado at time of application to Denver Law, and who demonstrate financial need.
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, and Strickland, P.C. Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to diverse JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Edward B. Cartwright Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a first-year JD student who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.
John Carver Jr. Annual ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit or financial need.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Strong Cowles Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to JD students based on acadmeic achievement or demonstrated financial need.
Judge Clifford Darrow Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit or financial need.
Sam and Freda Davis Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Leon F. Drozd Jr. Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
Walter and Benjamin Gerash Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students from racially diverse backgrounds, or who are committed to serving racially diverse communities.
Richard D. Greengard Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and/or financial need.
Holland Family Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students on the basis of academic merit or financial need.
Robert John Jackson Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who are in the top 15% of their class with demonstrated financial need.
Keating Family Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
Law Alumni ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Honorable John P. Leopold ScholarshipAwarded to a first-year JD student who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.
Joseph N. Lilly Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need.
Thompson G. Marsh Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a JD student with demonstrated academic merit or financial need.
Gerald N. Mellman Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit or financial need.
Denver Law Merit ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit.
Milton & Jean Morris Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
Christopher H. Munch Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit.
James M. & Helen M. Nelsen Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need.
James C. Owen, Jr/Gary Agron Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a first-year JD student with demonstrated academic merit and community involvement.
Francis Bruce Ownbey Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit or financial need.
Justice Edward E. Pringle Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a second or third-year JD student who is in the to 15% of his/her class.
Herman Rothstein Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
John R. Serafini, Jr. and Stefanie M. Serafini Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit or financial need.
Sherman and Howard ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Kenneth L. Smith Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to the JD student with the highest GPA before their final year of studies in both the day and evening divisions.
Sheldon H. & Lucy B. Smith Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
Herbert L. Spearman JD '51 Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Judge James C. Starkweather Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to second or third-year JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Charles C. Turner and David C. Turner Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit and/or financial need.
Jean Schmid Ulrich Memorial Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated academic merit.
Kent Shelton Whitford Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students with demonstrated financial need.
Harold H. Widney Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit or financial need.
Robert B. Yegge Endowed Hispanic ScholarshipAwarded to Hispanic JD students who demonstrate financial need.
Zarlengo Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to JD students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

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