AABA Law Foundation Scholarships
The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area is proud to announce its 2013 AABA Law Foundation Scholarships. AABA recognizes the importance of fostering the growth of law students to improve the future development of the Asian Pacific American bar. AABA will award scholarships to deserving law students who are committed to advocating and improving their communities.
The AABA Law Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to serving the community and law students through its Foundation Scholarship awards: the Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Family Scholarship; the Joe Morozumi Scholarship; the AABA Law Foundation Scholarship; and the Asian Pacific American Judges Scholarship, developed to recognize and honor the past and present API judges of the Bay Area.
To learn more about the AABA scholarship application process, download an application here. The deadline to submit the application will be Friday, January 18, 2013 via e-mail to: email@example.com.
Finalists will be notified if they are selected for an interview by January 29, 2013. Interviews will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the annual AABA Installation dinner on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship
The Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship was created in 2007 to provide modest fellowship awards to Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) alumni who have shown a strong commitment to serving the public interest. This year’s award will be $6,000. Minami Fellows are selected for their diverse backgrounds, record of exceptional academic and professional accomplishment, leadership in community service, and commitment to social justice and public interest work. The award can be used to supplement annual income or used toward bar exam preparation expenses. Priority will be given to applicants who have worked with the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Individuals working in any range of public interest jobs, including government work, are invited to apply.
The Fellowship recipient will be honored at our annual Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Dinner, which will take place on Friday, January 25, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. All application materials must be completed and received by 6:00 PM on Monday, December 31, 2012. Please e-mail applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete application must include the following items:
a.) A completed and signed fellowship application form;
b.) Your current resume (to include information on education, community activities and work experience, etc.);
c.) A typed personal statement of 500 words or less describing your commitment to and plans for a legal career in public service.
Please contact Emily Chen or Yue (Joy) Wang if you have any questions about this process. Visit our website at www.dmfellowship.org for more information about the Dale Minami Fellowship Program and dinner. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
VABANC Law Foundation Fellowship
VABANC is now accepting applications for scholarships! The annual VABANC scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Vietnamese-American or Vietnamese community. The scholarship is open to all currently enrolled law students and is intended to provide assistance to students towards their public interest or social justice goals. For more information, visit http://www.vabanc.org/.
Each year in the Fall, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation awards several scholarship to students across the country. Click on NAPABA Scholarships for more information.
It is the policy of the AABA Law Foundation not to discriminate on the basis of age, gender, disability, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Officers and directors of AABA, the AABA Law Foundation, members of the Scholarship selection committee, and their immediate families are ineligible for the Scholarships.