The Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide resources to increase the flow of racial and ethnic minority students into the legal profession.
Who Should Apply:
The applicant must be an entering, first-year law student in the 2016 academic year. Only students beginning law school in the 2016 academic year will be eligible for an ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.
By agreeing to participate, a law school commits to provide either matching funds or a tuition waiver equivalent to the amount provided by the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund for any recipient attending their law school. A law school that agrees to participate in the program will provide funds only if an ABA scholarship recipient attends that school.
An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewed for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.
Number & Amount Available:
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund provides 20 incoming diverse students with $15,000 in aid over the course of their three years in law school.
NC State Endorsement Required:
NC State Campus Deadline: