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The Justice & Diversity Center: Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program


The deadline to submit the Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship application has been extended to June 7.
scholarship application.

Please disregard the May 17 deadline date that is listed on the application packet.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Jayne Salinger at

Thank you for your interest and we hope you will get involved with our other diversity pipeline programs and events.

Our scholarship program was established in 1998 to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession.

Most scholarships involve a substantial three-year commitment to worthy qualified students.  The vast majority of scholarships awarded are $10,000 yearly.

This program was created in response to the passage of SP-1, the University of California Regent's resolution to end affirmative action and race-based admissions at UC Schools.

Eighty scholarships and 1.5 million dollars have been awarded to date!


How Can I Help?

BASF seeks the assistance of law firms, corporations, and individuals who are willing to help sponsor a scholarship.

You can also mentor a law student scholarship recipient by assisting them with writing, editing and research skills.

To become a mentor or for more information on sponsoring a scholarship, email Lauren Luke at


How Does It Work?

There are two ways you can get involved:

  • With a three-year commitment of $10,000 a year, the scholarship(s) you sponsor can be named for your firm or other appropriate designation or memorial
  • Or you can donate a one time pledge of any amount to our Thurgood Marshall Scholarship fund

Your firm then earmarks its law school scholarship contribution for students attending one of the designated Northern California law schools.


Scholarship Application

Who qualifies for a scholarship?

The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship provides financial assistance to qualified students from minority groups underrepresented in our law schools.

What schools are participating in the scholarship program?

University of California – Berkeley School of Law

University of California – Hastings College of the Law

University of California – Davis School of Law

Golden Gate University School of Law

University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law

Santa Clara University School of Law

Stanford Law School

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Please download the scholarship application.
Applications must be postmarked by June 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Please contact Jayne Salinger at 415-782-9000 x8710 or if you have any questions.

Watch the video featuring 2003 Scholarship Recipient Amarra Lee