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Who is eligible to apply for a NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarship?

Our scholarships are made available, on a competitive basis, to students who are enrolled in an accredited U.S. Law School. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

If I'm thinking about law school but haven't applied or enrolled, can I still apply for a scholarship?

No, you must currently be enrolled in law school to be eligible for a scholarship. Students entering law school as first year students are eligible.

What are the scholarship criteria?

The scholarships are generally awarded on the bases of academic achievement, leadership potential and commitment to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Of all the parts of the application, your essay carries the greatest weight. Please emphasize any experience you have that shows your commitment to bettering the APA community.

The committee will carefully review your transcript, letters of recommendation, and resume along with this essay to determine if you are a good fit for one of the scholarships.

Do I need to send multiple applications if I want to apply for multiple scholarships?

No, please fill out one NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships Application to be considered for all scholarships (including the UPS NAPABA Gold Mountain Scholarships).

Any guidelines for letters of recommendation?

Please submit two letters of recommendation- it is not necessary to submit more than two. If you do submit more than two letters of recommendations, the scholarship committee may only review the first two letters they receive.

Letters may be sealed or unsealed, and may be sent separately from other application materials.

What if I'm a first year student and do not have a transcript or letter of enrollment?

Please send a copy of your class schedule or any other materials that would confirm your enrollment. If there is any question about the authenticity of your enrollment, NAPABA Law Foundation will contact your law school directly for confirmation.

What if I exceed the page length?

We believe writing concisely is a skill. Please do not allow your personal essay to exceed 500 words.

Where should I send my application materials and letters of recommendation?

The NAPABA Law Foundation
c/o Parkin Lee, Esq. 
The Rockefeller Group
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10020

Can I submit my application electronically?

No, not at this time.

When is the deadline to apply?

Please postmark all materials by September 1, 2014.

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