Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Program for Law Students
Puerto Rican Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2015 Puerto Rican Bar
Association (PRBA) Scholarship Program for Latino law students. The PRBA, founded in New York in 1957, is one
of the oldest Latino bar associations in the United States. Today, the PRBA continues its tradition of
breaking down barriers to the legal profession with active members throughout
the United States and Puerto Rico.
PRBA awards individual scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 based on the
funds raised by the PRBA.
Latino students attending law school in New York or who are permanent residents
of New York are eligible to apply. PRBA
selects recipients based on community involvement, financial need and academic
promise. All applicants must be entering
their first, second, or third year (third year evening students who are
entering their fourth year may also apply) of a JD degree program at an American
Bar Association (ABA) approved law school. Students working towards their LL.M.
are NOT eligible for this award.
you are an entering law student (entering the Fall of 2015) you MUST have been
accepted into law school and have confirmed your attendance to be eligible to
receive this award.
Deadline: Received by Friday, April 18, 2015
scholarship candidates must submit a complete and accurate application
along with the required supplemental materials received by April 18, 2015 to be considered.
Broadway, 6th Floor
York, New York 10013
recipients will be notified by April 30, 2015.
Scholarship Application. The application MUST be completed in its
entirety and signed. Please print or type.
Official Transcript. Please submit a copy of your latest official
transcript. If you are a first year law
student, please submit an official undergraduate transcript. You may also
submit your first semester's grades if they are released before our application
Resume (two-page limit).
Financial Aid Notice/Letter. Financial aid notice from your school
indicating the amount awarded for the 2015/2016 academic year OR a
letter from your school that states you are not eligible to receive aid.
1040 Tax Form. Include a copy of
your most recent tax form filed, and if applicable, your spouse’s form (if
filed separately). If for any reason
you did not file an income tax return, you must provide an explanation.
Personal Statement. A personal statement discussing your career goals,
school and community activities, and any activities demonstrating your
commitment to serve the Latino community (two-page limit).
Recommendation Letters. Up to two letters of recommendation are optional.
Letters should specifically comment on your academics, professional skills
and/or public interest/community work. All letters should be addressed to:
Broadway, 6th Floor
York, New York 10013
read the application carefully, follow the instructions and complete ALL required
sections. An incomplete application will NOT be considered.
Print/type carefully so that your form will be easy to read.
Round off figures to the nearest dollar.
If the question does not apply to you, do not leave it blank. Put “N/A” in the
Explain all items marked with an asterisk (*) or special circumstances that may
affect your financial situation.
Make sure to SIGN the form. An application without a signature will
not be accepted.
Please make sure that you provide email, mailing address and telephone number
where you may be reached.
If you are living with a non-marital spouse (domestic partner or any
significant other), please provide all the requested information under the
sections entitled “spouse.”
In section VII, please provide totals for the twelve (12) month period (August
Provide the total amount of scholarships and/or grants awarded to you. Please also indicate the total amount of
loans you will receive.
In section VIII, itemize the type of scholarship, loan and special award you
If rent and utilities are shared, please indicate the amount you contribute
Transportation expenses while in school (during nine-month academic year)
should reflect transportation expenses to and from law school only.
Use an additional sheet of paper if necessary to explain or describe any
additional or extraordinary circumstances.