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The APABA Public Interest Scholarship is administered by the California Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3). To make a tax deductible contribution directly to the APABA Public Interest Scholarship Fund, please click here.   

APA Student Scholarships & Fellowships

Law Student Travel Scholarships for NAPABA's 35th Convention

November 9-12, 2023 in Indianapolis  

Application Deadline: October 8, 2023

APABA, APAWLA, JABA, KABA, PABA, and SCCLA are pleased to offer a limited number of travel scholarships to law student members to attend the 2023 NAPABA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Applicants must be current law students and members of one or more of the sponsoring bar associations as of the application deadline, which is Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 8pm Pacific Time. Applicants must also request funding from their law schools. For more details and to apply, please visit:

APABA Public Interest Fellowship – Applications Are Now Closed

Deadline: March 27, 2023

The APABA Public Interest Fellowship is awarded annually to a law student who demonstrates leadership potential, maturity and responsibility, as well as a commitment to making a contribution to the Asian/Pacific Islander American community. The APABA Public Interest Fellow receives a $7,000 grant to spend at least 8 weeks of his or her summer working at a nonprofit public interest organization or governmental agency that provides free legal services to low-income individuals and/or families in Los Angeles County. Special consideration is given to applicants working on issues impacting the APIA community.

To learn more about the APABA Public Interest Fellowship, please see our profiles of past fellows.

To apply for the APABA Public Interest Fellowship, please refer to the Applicant Guide and submit your application electronically here.

The Fellowship Fund is maintained by the California Community Foundation (CCF) and is funded by contributions from our installation dinner sponsors and individual donors. Please note that CCF will receive the submitted applications and will administer the fellowship directly to the selected recipient.

The deadline for applications for the 2023 Fellowship is March 27, 2023. It is anticipated that the fellowship recipient will be notified in April. 

Please contact with any questions. 

2023 ChangeLawyers x APABA Scholarship

Applications are now CLOSED.

For the first time in 2023, in collaboration with California ChangeLawyers, APABA is proud to support a $5,000 scholarship for a 3L who will be taking the California Bar Exam in 2023. 

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