The Mexican American Bar Foundation proudly announces the opening of the application season for its annual scholarship awards program. Since 1991, the Foundation has pursued its mission of promoting diversity in the legal profession through education by awarding scholarships to Latino law students.
In awarding scholarships, the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee considers the applicant’s financial need, academic achievement, community service, leadership experience and any hardship experienced in pursuing an education. This year, the amount of each scholarship will range from $7,500 to $15,000.
Eligibility is limited to matriculated law students who: (1) are of Hispanic/Latino heritage or descent; (2) currently attend ABA-accredited law schools in Los Angeles County (Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, UCLA, and USC), or UC Irvine School of Law; and (3) will be enrolled during the 2016-17 academic year. We regret we do not have the resources to assist other students.
PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT. Answer all questions. Attach additional sheets as necessary. The quality and accuracy of your application are critical. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applications must be received via EMAIL ONLY on or before midnight on Friday, March 11, 2016. (The application and all documents submitted therewith must be in Word or PDF format and if necessary scanned by the applicant and attached thereto.) NO HARD COPY, IN-PERSON or HAND-DELIVERED SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The Scholarship Committee will select applicants to be interviewed on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Applicants who are selected for scholarship awards must commit to being present at the Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala, which will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.