Diversity Scholarship

Since 1991, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million through its scholarship programs. Launched for the first time in 2008, the Diversity Scholarship seeks to support newly admitted law students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession who have committed to attend a California law school. Candidates apply for the Scholarship at the beginning of the summer prior to commencing their law school studies. The Scholarship helps pay the costs of obtaining a law school education, including tuition, fees, books, and related education expenses. Awards of up to $7,500 recognize incoming first year law students with financial need who demonstrate a desire to make a positive impact as a community leader.

The $7,500 awards may be made in the name of a Diversity Scholarship Fund donor. All Diversity Scholarships are awarded in person at a reception held in conjunction with the State Bar of California’s Annual meeting, scheduled to be held in 2008 on Thursday, September 25, in Monterey.

Application Information

The Complete Application Packet includes the Criteria, Instructions, and Conditions, Application, Certification and Authorization Form, and Checklist.

Application Deadline

The 2008 Application Deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2008.

For additional information, please contact Joilene Grove, Program Director, at (415) 856-0780 ext. 302 or jgrove@calbarfoundation.org.