ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Fellowship Information

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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.

Fellowship Benefits:

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.

Program Duration:

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.

Citizenship Requirements:


NC State Endorsement Required:


Student Information

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Initial Deadline:

March 2nd

NC State Campus Deadline:


National Deadline:

March 2nd