Law school is an expensive and extensive commitment that requires intense work and high costs.
Unfortunately, Black students are still underrepresented in law, with little progress being made in the last decade. In 2011, only 4.8% of attorneys were Black, and this figure has slightly decreased to just 4.7% in 2021.
This scholarship seeks to support a Black law student in New York to help with the costs of law school.
Any Black law student in New York who is committed to practicing law may apply for this scholarship, but first-generation students who are members of the Black Law Student Association are preferred.
To apply, tell us what inspired you to go to law school and how your background has shaped you.
What has inspired you to go to law school and how has your background shaped you for success?
The application deadline is Mar 30, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 30, 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.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.