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, 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 must be present at our Annual Convention on July 12, 2020, in Washington D.C. to accept the scholarship. Your travel and accommodations will be paid for as part of the award.
Scholarship Applications open on February 1, 2020. Applications are due May 1, 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.
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:
AAJ Membership Department
777 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Please contact the AAJ Membership Department with questions at 800-424-2727 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.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
Nikita Bhojani, University of Richmond School of Law
Crystal Mendoza-Velard, Golden Gate University School of Law
Angelik Edmonds, Univeristy of California Los Angeles School of Law
Abbye Rose Klamann, University of Michigan Law School
Tiffane King, University of California Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA
Nisha Vasan, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT
Tiffany R. Ellis
To make a donation to the AAJ Women for Justice Education fund, please download the contribution form.