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Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. Law Student Scholarship/Bar Grant


Deadline Date: Mar 30th, 2017
Posted Date: Aug 1st, 2016

The Dolores Randolph Bauer Memorial Scholarship

Dolores Bauer was a member of the organization during its inaugural years and remained a dedicated and active member until her untimely death in 1980.  After graduating from Loyola Law School, Ms. Bauer worked for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles during the early 1970’s.  She joined the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office in 1973 where she remained until 1978 when she opened her own office.  She remained in private practice until she passed away.

The Bauer Memorial Scholarships are awarded to second and third year law students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, superior writing ability, community involvement and financial need.

Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes Memorial Scholarship

The Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes Scholarship was established in honor of Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes, a lawyer and teacher, and passionate defender of the legal rights of underserved African- Americans.

After receiving a B.A. in English from Fisk University and a Masters in Education from Michigan State University, Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes taught school while studying law at night at Whittier College School of Law. She received her Juris Doctorate in 1981 and co-founded the law firm of Mallory, Brown-Curtis & Mallory in 1986.

A committed leader to many community service organizations, Vera served as President to both the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (“BWL”) and the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law. As a member of BWL, Vera helped to establish the BWL Foundation, which is the charitable arm that awards scholarships to deserving law students annually.


Scholarships are limited to 2nd and 3rd year law students (and 4th year law students enrolled in part-time or evening programs) who attend an accredited law school and intend to practice law in the Southern California area.

Deadline: March 30, 2017

Application: See Here

More Information: See Here