Lawyers play a vital role in protecting the freedoms and rights of all Americans.
Many budding lawyers find it difficult to break into the field and excel after law school since 74% of them incur large amounts of debt after graduating. Instead of continuing to master their craft in law, many students must worry about paying off their student loan debt, often displacing them from their practice as a whole.
Additionally, the test fee required for the LSAT exam is $200, and the required LSAC registration fee is $185. It costs another $185 to have your law school report generated through the LSAC service. For the BAR exam, it’s $575 each time you take it.
Needless to say, the costs quickly add up.
To support the promising careers of aspiring lawyers across the country, the Advocates and Allies in Law Scholarship will be given to one undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in pre-law, political science, or related major.
To apply, please write why you would like to go to law school and the things you’d like to accomplish over a career in law.
While not required, it’s preferred if applicants are an underrepresented minority, are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, are a first-gen-college student, have experienced economic hardship, and/or have non-profit/volunteering experience.
Why do you want to go to law school? What do you hope to accomplish over your career in law?
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 1, 2021.
The scholarship award is $531 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 1, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.