ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

The American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund offers up to $5000 a year to law students attending ABA-accredited law schools.  The Fund is “intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to the scholarship recipients.”  Applications are now available online and are due no later than March 2, 2009.  The application is open to any citizen or permanent resident of the US who will be attending law school beginning Fall 2009, and who achieved a grade point average of at least 2.5 as an undergraduate.

Applications require financial information, a personal statement, recommendations and an official transcript, so if you’re thinking of applying, please don’t put this off.