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Barristers' Scholarship

One of the most significant ways to ensure continued growth of diversity among attorneys is to increase diversity in law schools, the pipeline into the legal profession.  The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc. is proud to offer annual scholarships to African-American and other minority law students to help relieve the financial strain of pursuing a legal education. Read below for eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship recipients will meet the following criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled in a Philadelphia, South Jersey, or Delaware ABA accredited law school;
  2. In good academic standing;
  3. Demonstration of financial need;
  4. Significant involvement in law school and community activities that benefit the African-American community.

Scholarship Application Materials

Each applicant should submit the following:

  1. Scholarship application;
  2. One-page essay addressing: (1) how the applicant has demonstrated a commitment to leadership, community service and academic achievement; and (2) what are the applicant’s goals upon graduation and 5 years thereafter;
  3. Current resume;
  4. Current transcript;
  5. Certificate of Good Standing from the applicant’s law school;
  6. Full color headshot.

All materials must be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2019 in a single PDF document via email to barristersscholarship@gmail.com.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 1, 2019.

All applications will be judged based upon their content, clarity, ability to follow directions and professionalism. It is our intent to award at least three scholarships. However, failure to abide by the above criteria may result in less than three scholarships being awarded.

In addition to the submitted application materials, finalists will be selected for an interview.

Barristers Scholarship

The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia invites local law students to apply for a Barristers Scholarship (download application). Each year, the Barristers’ Association awards scholarships to students of color attending local area law schools. The scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership ability, academic achievement, and a commitment to community service and professional development. To reward and recognize students who will become future leaders in the profession, we announce the scholars at the Barristers’ Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala. This year’s Gala will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Warwick Hotel, 220 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Barristers Brandi Brice Memorial Scholarship

The Barristers’ Association is now also accepting applications for the Barristers Brandi Brice Memorial Scholarship (download application). Brandi Jocelyn Brice was an active Barrister, Assistant District Attorney, Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, Chair of the Board of Governors for the Philadelphia Bar Association, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Phoenix. Despite a long and courageous battle with cancer, Ms. Brice died from the disease on October 16, 2014. In honor of Ms. Brice, a Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a local law student of color who has overcome significant medical challenge(s) in pursuit of a legal education and career.  The recipient of this scholarship must be present to be honored at the Barristers’ Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala on Saturday May 18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. Students applying for the Brandi Brice Memorial Scholarship must meet the above criteria and submit the above application materials with the following exception concerning criteria number 2: Brandi Brice Memorial Scholarship applicants must submit a one-page essay addressing: (1) the obstacle(s) and medical challenges the student has faced, how they overcame, and what effect the challenge(s) has had on their life, and (2) the applicant’s goals upon graduation and 5 years thereafter. Special consideration for selection of the Brandi Brice Memorial Scholarship will be given to students who plan to pursue careers in public interest or government service. Application materials for the Brandi Brice Memorial Scholarship must be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2019 in a single PDF document via email to barristersscholarship@gmail.com.

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