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APABA / BALIF Joint Scholarship

  • 13 Jun 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Scholarship

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA-SV”) Charity and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (“BALIF”) are pleased to announce a special joint scholarship for law students who have a demonstrated commitment to the Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities.


To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have shown excellence and achievement in law school, and:

· Overcome personal hardships or challenges; and

· Demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities.


One joint scholarship of $3,000.


Application for the scholarship includes the following:

· Résumé submission. Please include grade point average if applicable. The applicant’s grade

point average and law school enrollment are subject to verification.

· Essay submission (two page maximum). The essay should address how the applicant fulfills

the above-mentioned purpose of the scholarship.

· Interview. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

In addition, scholarship recipients are required to:

· Attend the APABA-SV 31st Anniversary Gala, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California,

on September 23, 2016;

· Attend the BALIF Annual Gala in 2017 (invited but not required to attend);

· Become a Student Member of APABA-SV (free of charge) and BALIF ($10.00);

· Participate as an APABA-SV Student Liaison at his or her law school by (i) advertising

APABA-SV events and scholarships, and (ii) encouraging fellow law students to attend

events and apply for future scholarships;

· Participate as a student member of his or her law school’s LGBT student organization, if

available; and

· Become a New Member with APABA-SV and BALIF upon graduation from law school.


Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., June 13, 2016. Interviews will be held on June 26,



Please submit applications to scholarship@apabasv.com. Please also feel free to contact us with




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