|Deadline Date:||Jul 15th, 2016|
|Posted Date:||Aug 2nd, 2016|
The Dominican Bar Association (the “DBA”) seeks to increase the number of Latinos and underrepresented persons in the legal profession. To that end, each year, the DBA awards individual scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to eligible law students who demonstrate community involvement, academic achievement and financial need. The number of available scholarships is dependent on the funds raised by the DBA.
Law students entering their first, second, third or fourth year part-time at an American Bar Association-accredited law school are eligible to apply. Students working solely towards an LL.M. degree are NOT eligible. Students enrolled in a joint program, where at least one of those programs is a J.D. are eligible.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:
(1) The completed scholarship application and the required supplemental materials must be received via email on or before Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. to be considered.
(2) All materials should be emailed to Dominicanbarassoc@gmail.com with the subject line “Scholarship Application Enclosed.”
(3) All materials should be emailed in a single Portable Document File (PDF) (with the sole exception of any recommendation letter being emailed directly to Dominicanbarassoc@gmail.com by the drafter).
Questions about the scholarship application can be emailed to Dominicanbarassoc@gmail.com until Monday, July 11, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, August 19, 2016. Recipients will be recognized at the DBA’s 13th Annual Scholarship Gala on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
1. Scholarship Application. The application and supplemental materials MUST be emailed in a single PDF, completed in its entirety and signed by the applicant.
2. Transcript. Please submit a copy of your latest transcript. The transcript may be an official or unofficial copy. Students entering their first year of law school must submit a copy of their official undergraduate transcript.
3. Resume (two-page limit).
4. Personal Statement. Please submit a personal statement, which addresses at east two of the following:
(a) why you attended law school
(b) your biggest challenge and how you were able to overcome it
(c) your commitment to serve the Latino community
(d) your community involvement and/ or commitment to the public interest
5. Recommendation Letters (Optional). The applicant may submit up to two letters of recommendation. Letters should specifically comment on the applicant’s academics, professional skills and the applicant’s commitment to the public interest and/ or community work.