Mike Eidson Scholarship | The American Association For Justice

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, 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 plaintiff lawyer or criminal defense lawyer and a 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. The winner you must be present at our Annual Convention on July 28, 2019, in San Diego to accept the scholarship. Your travel and accommodations will be paid for as part of the award.

2019 Cycle

Scholarship Applications for the 2020 Scholarship cycle will open in February 2020. 

Applications must include the following: 

  • A completed application form.
  • A letter explaining your interest in a career as a trial lawyer, and your dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and how you have demonstrated this
  • A resume
  • A completed form verifying your student status.

DOWNLOAD mike eidson scholarship application 

DOWNLOAD mike eidson scholarship VERIFICATION FORM 

Every applicant must be an AAJ law student member (join here) and enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit applications to:

membership@justice.org 
OR
AAJ Membership Department 
777 6th Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

Please contact the AAJ Membership Department with questions at 800-424-2727 or by email at membership@justice.org.

If you would like to join AAJ, please find more information here

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the 2019 Mike Eidson Scholarship:

  • Vanja Pemac, University of Wisconsin School of Law

Past Winners

2018:

Nikita Bhojani, University of Richmond School of Law

2017:

Crystal Mendoza-Velard, Golden Gate University School of Law

2016:

Angelik Edmonds, Univeristy of California Los Angeles School of Law

2015:

Abbye Rose Klamann, University of Michigan Law School

2014:

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

2013:

Shauna Madison

2012:

Olivia Quinto-Reyes
Desiree Mitchell

2011:

Carol Longoria

2010:

Tiffany R. Ellis

2009:

Samika Boyd
Christine Malumphy

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