BAR REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - 2020

2020 Bar Review Scholarship Application

           The Hispanic Bar Association of Houston will award one $3,500 scholarship to deserving third-year law students at each of the three Houston area law schools (total of three scholarships, one student from each law school).  The scholarships are designed to assist economically disadvantaged students in fulfilling their professional aspirations by paying for a portion of the cost associated with a bar review study course. 

            The scholarships will be awarded based on (i) demonstrated leadership and commitment toward the advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession and/or the community; and (ii) financial need. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must (1) be a paid member of your law school’s Hispanic law students association, (2) a current member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (3) be a third-year law student graduating in either May 2020 or a second-year law student graduating in December 2020, and (4) the expenses related to the purchase of your bar review preparation course have not (or will not) be paid for, or taken care of, by any third party (including any law firm).

To apply, you must submit all of the following:

  1. Your completed application (form below);
  2. An essay (not to exceed 500 words) discussing how you plan to promote the advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession and/or the community when you enter the practice of law (500 words or less);
  3. A current law school transcript;
  4. A brief description of your financial need (not to exceed 500 words);
  5. Supplemental Information: (i)  a copy of your resume; or  (ii) your typed answers to the following questions:
    1. What extracurricular activities have you been involved in?
    2. What honors and awards have you received?
    3. What kind of work experience do you have?
  6. Verification that you are a current member of HisBA.  If you are not a current member, you may submit a HisBA Membership Application via the following link: https://hisbahouston.com/form.php?form_id=8&c=1
    (Note: Membership is free for law school students.)

            If you qualify under the above criteria, your completed application must be submitted by the
DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.  If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected] with the subject line “HISBA 1L Scholarship Application.”  

            Scholarship recipients will be notified by e-mail.  The scholarship will be awarded at HISBA’s Annual President’s Day Gala on Thursday, May 7, 2020.  If you are a recipient of this scholarship, your attendance is requested and you will be required to provide a copy of your e-mail confirming the scholarship award.

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Submission Deadline
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Questions:
Please email [email protected]

*The Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (HisBA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In the selection of scholarship recipients, HisBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

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