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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

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school located in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware.
  2. Demonstration of financial need.
  3. Significant involvement in law school and community activities that benefit the African-American community.
  4. Submission of a Scholarship Application.
  5. Submission of a current resume.
  6. Submission of an official Certificate of Good Standing.
  7. Submission of current transcript.
  8. Submission of Biography.

Beyond financial assistance, the Barristers’ Scholarship program provides an opportunity for the next generation of legal luminaries to be honored for their accomplishments and grow their network of mentors from within the Barristers’ family.  Barristers’ Scholarship recipients are the future leaders of the legal profession and their communities. 

Many go on to serve in leadership roles in the Barristers’ and other influential groups in the Philadelphia region. 

Scholarship recipients are announced at the Barristers’ Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala in May of each year.  This year’s scholarship application will be available in January 2019.

Please share this opportunity with law students in your network!

Scholarship Fund

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Since 1976, we have honored of the pursuit of excellence, awarding local law students with annual scholarships.


We provide opportunities for continuing education as well as networking, including our ‘Meet the Judges’ reception.