American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
Mar 2nd, 2015
Oct 15th, 2010
Letter of Recommendation
Other: Federal Income Tax forms for applicant and parents
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will
award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient
attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering
first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in
financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.
Although each recipient will need to re-apply for the scholarship in his or her
second and third year, the expectation is that the scholarship will be renewed
each year if satisfactory performance in law school has been achieved, the
student is otherwise eligible, and funding is available.
In addition to whether the applicant is a member of
a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the legal
profession, the applicant’s financial need; personal, family and educational
background; personal statement; and participation in community service
activities will be considered in selecting the recipients of the ABA Legal
PLEASE NOTE: 1.ALL completed scanned applications must be received on or before March 3, 2014. (Do
not mail) 2.Faxed applications will not be
accepted. 3.Incomplete applications will not
be accepted. 4.To secure a word document of the
application please visit: http://www.ambar.org/DiversityScholarship
for Eligibility: To be eligible to
receive an ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship, an applicant must meet all
of the following requirements:
must be an entering, first-year law student in the 2014 academic year.
Only students beginning law school in the 2014 academic year will be eligible
for an ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship. Law students who have completed
one or more semesters or years of law school are not eligible. Applicants
who are part-time law students also must be starting law school in the 2014 academic
year to be eligible.
At the time of
submission of the application, the applicant must have achieved a minimum
cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 grading scale) at his or her
undergraduate institution. If the applicant has not completed his or her
undergraduate degree at the time the application is submitted, he or she must
have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 grading scale)
as of the most recent completed semester.
must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
Students, who are citizens and residents of a foreign country, even if they plan to attend law school in the United States, are not eligible to apply.