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 Mike Eidson 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, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The winner must attend the 2017 AAJ Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts in order to accept the scholarship. Travel and accommodation will be provided.

2017 Cycle 

The 2017 scholarship cycle will open in February, 2017. Scholarship applications will be due May 1, 2017. 

Applications must include the following: 

  • A completed application form. Download the form here
  • 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 the form here

Every applicant must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Submit applications to:

education@justice.org 
OR
AAJ Education 
777 6th Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

Please contact AAJ Education with questions at 800-622-1791 or by email at: education@justice.org.

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

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the 2016 Mike Eidson Scholarship:

  • Angelik Edmonds, Univeristy of California Los Angeles School of Law

Past Winners

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.