Available APA Student Scholarships

Below are currently offered scholarships. For more information, please refer to the contact details listed for each scholarship.

Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation Scholarship 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

Applications are open to all current law students and recent law school graduates, with up to 5 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 - $3,000 awarded every year.

Criteria: The scholarships are open to law students and recent law school graduates with a connection to the Japanese American and/or Asian/Pacific Islander (“API”) community who have a demonstrated commitment to community service. Additional factors may include financial need, adversity, academic achievement, leadership, service to the Japanese American and/or API community, and present and/or potential future involvement with JABA and/or the JABA Educational Foundation. Prior applicants are encouraged to re-apply if not previously selected.

To Apply: Please complete and sign the application form available at www.jabaonline.org/jef/. All applications must be emailed (preferably in a single PDF attachment) by February 28, 2021 to JEFscholarship@gmail.com. In addition, please submit the following with your application:

  • your current resume;

  • an official or unofficial transcript from your law school (up to and including your most recent fall quarter grades); and

  • a personal statement of approximately 500 words addressing the criteria outlined above along with any other information you feel is relevant to your application.

    Once your application materials are submitted, you will get a confirmation email of receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation within a week of submission, please send a brief email to JABAedfound@gmail.com to inquire whether your application was received (in case it ended up in the spam folder or was otherwise misdirected).

    The scholarship recipients will be honored at the JABA Installation & Awards Gala in Los Angeles, date TBD. Attendance is encouraged, but not mandatory to receive a scholarship.

For more information and to download the full application, visit: bit.ly/JEFSCHOLARSHIP2021.

Questions? Send an email to Ayano Wolff and Allyson Sakai, Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs, at JEFscholarship@gmail.com.

Philippine American Bar Association Foundation 2021 Law Student Scholarship 

Application Deadline: March 21, 2021 at 10:00pm

PABA Foundation is proud to award several scholarships to qualified students of $1,000 each. These scholarships are available only to law students or incoming law students. General criteria include: (1) prior or current service in the Asian Pacific American community, with emphasis in the Filipino-American community; (2) leadership roles and experience; (3) academic excellence; and (4) financial need*.

To Apply:

  • complete and submit this application
  • provide a PDF copy of your current resume
  • provide a copy of your most recent transcript

*Prior PABA Foundation Scholarship recipients may apply and are eligible to receive a scholarship this year. Having been awarded a scholarship in the past will be a factor in evaluating “financial need.”

Send your completed application via email to PABAFoundationScholarships@gmail.com by SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. (PST).

The download the application, click this link.

Questions?  E-mail us at PABAFoundationScholarships@gmail.com.

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