Diversity in Law Scholarship

Funded by
Michelle Bodden-White
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$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2022
Education Level
Graduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Age:
25 years old or older
Education Level:
Graduate law degree
Background:
First-generation student
Age:
Education Level:
Background:
25 years old or older
Graduate law degree
First-generation student

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.

Published March 9, 2022
$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2022
Education Level
Graduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What has your experience been like after receiving your undergraduate degree? Why did you decide to go back to school to pursue law?

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Sep 1, 2022.