About the Scholarship

Vinson And Elkins Scholarship Foundation is accredited and is recognized by the Vinson and Elkins. The foundation was established in the year 1917 with the motive to provides outstanding client service.

Vinson And Elkins Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance to a member of a racial/ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Students must demonstrate an interest in working with a law firm setting.

  • Applicants are required to submit a resume in PDF format along with all the official high school transcripts to prove their excellence in academics.

  • Applicants must provide an essay in 500-1500 words describing your personal story and/or your career goals. Mention any extracurricular and community activities that demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career as a lawyer.

  • Students must submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher or a coach at your school.

  • Applicants must present their financial aid report with FAFSA application form to determine his/her family's financial status.


Scholarship Award Amount

  • This scholarship provides $10000 each year for all deserving candidates and is non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies depending on the availability of funds.


Deadline Information

All the documents mentioned above must be sent to the concerned department of the organization on or before April 01, 2020. Students are advised to keep track of the deadline and submit the relevant documents as early as possible to be among the list of eligible candidates to receive the scholarship award amount.


Eligibility Criteria

  • High school senior candidates who are residing in greater Astin, Dallas or Houston area can apply. Candidates should be in good standing at a high school accredited by the texas education agency.

  • Candidates with a strong high school academic records and with SAT score of 1100 or 22 ACT score will be eligible for the scholarship.

  • Candidate must demonstrate the need for financial assistance and be in the top 20% of his class.

  • An applicant must be a member of a racial/ethical group that should have underrepresented itself historically in the legal profession(ie. Native Hawaiian, Hispanic/Latino, African American/Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander).