Hofstra Law

Black Law Student Alumni Endowed Scholarship


Deadline Date: Oct 1st, 2014
Posted Date: Mar 5th, 2012

The Black Law Student Association Scholarship Award has been established by the Black Law Student Association Alumni Committee to provide economic support to second- or third-year Hofstra Law students who exhibit:
1. A commitment to public service and the Hofstra Law School Chapter of the Black Law Student Association;
2. A financial need for resources with which to finance their legal education; and
3. Academic promise toward completing a Juris Doctor degree at Hofstra.

AwardsAward(s) will be made for one academic year. (Range of award: $1,000 - $2,999)

Eligibility: All applicants must -
1. Be a legal resident of the United States and a student in good standing at Hofstra University School of Law;
2. Be a member of BLSA for at least one year (a letter from the BLSA President confirming your BLSA membership should be provided);
3. Demonstrate a commitment to public service;
4. Demonstrate financial need;
5. Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

To apply for the scholarship, please submit:
1. A completed and signed BLSA Alumni Scholarship Award application;
2. A copy of your resume;
3. Letter(s) of recommendation are optional.
4. Submit a personal statement (please see application form for details);
5. A copy of your most recent law school transcript.

Deadline: All documents should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Office of Enrollment Management, no later than 5 p.m. on October 1.

Submissions will be reviewed by the BLSA Alumni Scholarship Committee which will include two members from the Hofstra Law School BLSA Alumni Association, a member of the Hofstra Law School faculty and a representative from the Law School administration. The committee will recommend the final candidate(s) to the Dean of the Law School, who maintains final authority regarding the final award recipient(s).