While fields like law have become increasingly diverse in recent years, partners and associates are still predominantly white and male, especially at elite firms.
For example, while 40% of summer associates at US law firms are people of color, only 10% of partners are BIPOC. Similarly, partner positions are far more male-dominated than associate positions which have more female representation.
This scholarship aims to support first-generation law students who are passionate about using their careers to help others.
Any first-generation law student who is at least 25 years old may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about your experience after receiving your undergraduate degree and why you decided to return to school to pursue law.
What has your experience been like after receiving your undergraduate degree? Why did you decide to go back to school to pursue law?
The application deadline is Aug 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Sep 1, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,000 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 1, 2022. 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 email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.