DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 13, 2016
Scholarship Application Criteria, Guidelines & Requirements
scholarship candidates MUST submit a COMPLETE and ACCURATE application and must
include ALL required supplemental materials in a submission that must be
postmarked no later than May 13, 2016 to be considered.
applications that are untimely or that are not in conformance with the criteria
listed below will not be considered. All awards are distributed at the
discretion of the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee. All
Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to an accredited ABA approved law
school at the time of the interview in order to be eligible for a scholarship
award. The Hudson County Bar Foundation reserves the right to request
additional information from each scholarship Applicant.
the following documentation must be submitted in person or in a mailed
submission postmarked by May 13, 2016. If you have any questions about this
application or this process, please contact the Hudson County Bar Foundation at
the telephone number listed at the top of this page.
1. Scholarship Application: All relevant
sections of the application must be completed by the Applicant. The responses
to each portion of the application MUST be printed or typed. The application
must be signed by the Applicant.
2. Proof of Hudson County Residency: The
Applicant MUST provide proof of Hudson County residency (i.e. driver’s license,
tax bill, utility bill, etc.)
3. Official Transcript(s): The Applicant MUST submit his or her latest law
school or college official transcript with his or her scholarship application.
If you are a first year law student, please send your undergraduate official
transcript. You must also submit a transcript of your grades from your first
semester in law school if these grades were released before the application
4. Personal Statement: The Applicant MUST
submit a typed, double spaced Personal Statement with his or her scholarship
application. The personal statement shall not exceed two pages in length.
Scholarship applications accompanied by a personal statement not in conformance
with these guidelines will not be considered. The personal statement shall
discuss the following:
did you decide to attend Law School?
did you choose the Law School that you are/will be attending?
do you think you would be a good lawyer?
effect will the granting of this Scholarship have on your Law School career?
& Community Activities
you intend to practice in Hudson County?
5. Financial Aid Confirmation Letter: The
Applicant MUST submit with his or her scholarship application a financial aid
notice from their school indicating the financial aid amount awarded to the
Applicant for the academic year OR a letter from the Applicant’s law school
indicating that the Applicant is not eligible to receive financial aid.
6. 1040 Tax Form: The Applicant MUST
include a copy of his or her Federal 1040 tax form filed in the most recent
fiscal year with his or her scholarship application. If the Applicant is
married and the Applicant and his or her spouse file separate Federal 1040 tax
forms, please provide a copy of Applicant’s spouse’s most recent Federal 1040
form. If the Applicant did not file a Federal or State income tax return in the
most recent fiscal year, explain in writing why no tax return was filed.
7. Letters of Recommendation: The
Applicant MUST include two letters of recommendation with his or her
scholarship application. The letters should address Applicant’s academic
achievements, professional skills and any public interest/community service
work performed by the Applicant. All letters should be signed, dated and included
in sealed envelopes to the HCBF at the above address. Letters from family
members will not be considered.
Newark Avenue, 4th Floor
City, NJ 07306
201 798-4708 Fax: 201 798-1740