Special Funds

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

A direct funding loan program through the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is available for graduate and law students who meet Texas residency requirements. Loans up to $2,000 per semester are granted to eligible students. Students must apply for funding the semester prior to the one that they will use the funds. Information about this loan and other scholarship aid is furnished by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

This organization provides scholarships for students of Hispanic-American background. For information, please contact Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 1411 W. 190th St., Suite 325, Gardena, CA 90248, 1-877-HSF-INFO.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Latino law students with demonstrated financial need may apply for scholarship funds.  For information, please contact MALDEF, 634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014, 213-629-2512.

The Earl Warren Legal Training Program

This program provides scholarship and internship opportunities to qualified African-American applicants.  For information, please contact The Earl Warren Legal Training Program, 40 Rector Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10006, 212-965-2200.

Military Opportunities

By special arrangement, law students may take Advanced Military Science (ROTC) and earn a commission in the U.S. Army while in law school.  Successful graduates may compete for active duty in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  Address inquires to the Department of Military Science, St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX  78228, 210-436-3415.