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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.


Kang, Haggerty & Fetbroyt, LLC

Scholarship to Carmen Day
Rutgers Law School

Pepper Hamilton, LLP
Scholarship to Frederick Poindexter
Drexel Law School

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Scholarship to Gabriella Ravida
Penn Law School

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Scholarship to Adetola Ajayi
Temple Law School

Barristers’ Gala Sponsors
Scholarship to Chanelle Jones
Temple Law School

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

Application for the Barristers’ Annual Scholarship will be released in February 2020.

Barristers Scholarship

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.

Application for the Barristers’ Annual Scholarship will be released in February 2020.

Barristers Brandi Brice Memorial Scholarship

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 in May 2020. Students applying for the Brandi Brice Memorial Scholarship must meet the same criteria as applicants fro the Barristers’ Annual Scholarship.

Application for the Brandi Brice Memorial Scholarship will be released in February 2020.


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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.

Scholarship Fund

Ways To Give

Support our mission and programs by making a secure online contribution below — Your contributions help us to continue initiatives such as our Scholarship Fund and Turkey Drive!
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