Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.


As the world’s largest trial bar, AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. AAJ fights daily to protect the civil justice system against corporations and powerful individuals.

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it.  The Scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000.00, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2014 Mike Eidson Scholarship:

  • Tiffane King, University of California Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA
  • Nisha Vasan, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT

Past Winners

2013:

Shauna Madison

2012:

Olivia Quinto-Reyes, Rutgers School of Law- Newark
Desiree Mitchell, Northeastern University School of Law

2011:

Carol Longoria

2010:

Tiffany R. Ellis

2009:

Samika Boyd
Christine Malumphy

2015 Cycle 

If you are interested in submitting an application to be considered for this scholarship, the 2015 cycle will open in February, 2015. Feel free to contact AAJ Education with questions at 202-684-9563 or by email at: education@justice.org.

To make a donation to the AAJ Women for Justice Education fund, please download the contribution form.