JL Turner Legal Association (JLTLA) Foundation Scholarship
Oct 1st, 2014
Sep 9th, 2011
Letter of Recommendation
Other: Financial statement
Each year, since 1982, the J.L.
Turner Legal Association Foundation has awarded scholarships to minority law
students that are from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, or attending law school
in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Funds raised from the Annual Scholarship
and Awards Banquet are used to fund the scholarships.
There are two distinct types of
JLTLA Minority Law Student Scholarships: those awarded primarily on the basis
of merit, and those based primarily on financial need.
I. Financial Need
Minority Scholarships: Although JLTLA encourages academic excellence, the need-based scholarships
focus on financial need and are not primarily academic scholarships. In
selecting financial-need scholarship winners, we will consider an applicant’s
need, disadvantaged circumstances, community involvement, and other factors, in
addition to merely academic standing.
II. Merit-Based Minority
Scholarships: There are four (4) JLTLA merit-based Scholarships that may be awarded in a
given year. These are primarily academic scholarship awards. The Merit
Scholarships are as follows: ·The
Barbara Jordan Scholarship – awarded
to the most outstanding female minority law student. ·The Fred
Finch Scholarship – awarded to the
most outstanding male minority law student. ·The Marie
Trahan/Susman Godfrey Scholarship
– awarded to an outstanding African-American male or female law
student that is from (born in or raised in) the state of Texas. ·The
Judge’s Scholarship – awarded to either a male or
female minority law student who has excelled academically.
Eligibility: To be eligible for JLTLA Minority Law Student Scholarships, you must: A) be a United States Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident; B) be currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school in the United
States; C) be in good academic standing at the law school (proof of academic standing
is required); and D) be either: 1) a second or third year minority law student that is from the DFW
Metroplex; OR 2) a second or third year minority law student that attends law school in the
If you are eligible, and are
interested in applying for a need-based scholarship, a merit-based scholarship,
or both, download the 2013 scholarship application that is posted below. Completed
scholarship applications must be received by JLTLA on or before 5:00pm Central
Standard Time on October 1, 2014. Please note that only one
scholarship will be awarded per applicant.
The 2014 scholarships will be
presented at the J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation’s 61st Anniversary
Scholarship and Awards Gala that will be held on Saturday November 1, 2014
in Dallas, Texas.