Law scholarship is meant to support the study of students who look up to establish a prestigious career in the field of law. Considered as one of the much-preferred career opportunities among students, a law degree program opens a gateway to various sectors such as legal services, corporate management as well as administrative services.
A law scholarship helps the aspirants to pursue their desired disciplines in the field of law at the undergraduate, postgraduate or higher level of studies. There are a number of institutions as well as international universities that offer law scholarships for students willing to pursue a degree program in law or its related fields.
GEV Memorial Merit Scholarship
GEV Scholarship Fund Trust under its GEV Memorial Merit Scholarship aims to provide financial support to meritorious law students and help them pursue a quality legal education at premier Indian institutes.
It is open to Indian nationals already enrolled in any year of an LLB/LLM degree course at a recognized law institute in India or applying for CLAT, LSAT-India, or AILET. Minimum of 60% marks in Class X and XII board exams is required to avail this scholarship. Annual family income should not be more than ?10 lakh from all sources. Applicants must be willing to sign-up for the scholarship fund’s annual mentorship programs to assist and nurture the next batches of GEV Merit Scholars.
Aditya Group Scholarships
This scholarship is based on the philosophy of late Aditya Vikram Birla who was known to be a great leader. This scholarship is attained through fostering outstanding academic excellence and great leadership values. This scholarship collaborates with many institutions such as IIT, BITS (Pilani) IIMs, and law campuses. Law campuses that offer this scholarship are NLS of India Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, NLU Jodhpur, Gujarat National Law University, and W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata. They offer a scholarship package of Rs 1,80,000 per annum or fees, whichever is low.
The procedure to apply for this scholarship is through an online application process which begins at the time of June-July every year. The application form is to be submitted to the Dean of the respective college. In the end, there is an interview round for the final selection of candidates.
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship
Multiple scholarships for LLB students in India are made available by the central and state governments. The primary motive of the Central sector scheme of scholarship is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low-income families. The LLB scholarship is sponsored by the Department of Higher Education of MHRD. A maximum LLB scholarship of INR 10,000 per annum will be presented to qualified candidates at graduation level for the first three years of college and university courses.
Quill Foundation Scholarship
The Quill Foundation is an admirable scholarship/mentoring program for young LLB students who are academically meritorious but have financial restraints to continue further with their higher education. The interested applicants must pass 10+2 exams and score a minimum of 60% marks in elective subjects.
The candidates who qualify the eligibility criteria will be mentored and guided during their LLB scholarship program by placing them with specific groups, community organizations, and law firms. The primary motive of this LLB scholarship scheme is to train and guide deserving law students to stand up and overcome the struggles they come across because of financial and other such restraints.
Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities
The post-matric scholarship for minorities was initiated by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), the government of India. This scholarship for B.A. LLB students in India benefits minority communities of Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis), and Jains by providing them with the financial advantage to pursue higher education. It is available for students whose annual family income from all sources does not exceed INR 2 lakhs. Up to INR 20,000 rewards are assigned for the same, including admission, tuition fees, and maintenance allowances for both hostellers & day scholars.
Post-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
The post-matric scholarship is run by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India. It aims to help students suffering from various ailments and disorders. All graduate and postgraduate degrees recognized by UGC/AICTE are covered under this scholarship scheme. Upto INR 4000 funding is available under post-matric scholarship for the deserving applicants.
Nirankari Rajmata Scholarship Scheme
Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation promotes the Nirankari Rajmata scholarship scheme to provide financial assistance to meritorious students based on "Merit-Cum-Means”, to help them pursue professional and technical courses at graduate and postgraduate levels. The scheme has evolved an objective and transparent mechanism to assist the eligible, meritorious, and needy students with poor economic conditions and financial positions.
Fully Funded Science & Law School Scholarship
The merit-based Fully Funded Science & Law School scholarship is an initiative by the Affidavit Institute of Judicial Practice to sponsor students from all over the world pursuing a bachelor, master or a doctoral degree program in any science, engineering, or law program from a university that is ranked under top 1000 QS ranked institutions.
The suitable LLB, science, and engineering candidates pursuing master's and doctoral programs across the world are eligible and can avail of the benefits of the scholarship scheme. The educational and other expenditures will be sponsored for the deserving candidates upon selection.
Birla PNB Housing Finance Limited Protsahan Scholarships
This scholarship is available for students pursuing the third or fourth year of their five-year B.A.LLB program. Law schools that offer this scholarship are Indira Institute of Management, ICFAI Hyderabad, IMT Nagpur, Army Institute of Law, BIMTECH Greater Noida. This scholarship provides 3 Lakhs per scholar every year. The application process for this scholarship is available in Dec- Feb.
Kapila and Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship Program
This scholarship offers cross border Legal Ecosystem and Practices at the Barristers of Chambers of London, U.K. Every advocate with prior seven years of practice can apply for this scholarship through their official website. This scholarship provides living expenses for eight weeks.
The LLB scholarship application forms are available on national and official scholarship portals. The processes may vary slightly for different scholarships. Candidates are advised to fill out the LLB scholarship online form correctly and review it after filling it out, as no changes can be made once the application is submitted.