Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program

Our scholarship program is an expression of our commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession.

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

Since the program started, we have awarded more than $2 million dollars in scholarships. Our recipients have gone on to become associates in firms, in-house counsel, judges and nonprofit leaders.

To apply for a scholarship, check below if your school is participating in our program. Scholarship applications are open in early spring and will be posted here.

To learn more, contact Samantha Akwei at

Judge Amarra Lee is the first African American woman judge to serve on the San Mateo County Superior Court. She is a 2003 recipient of our Minority Law Student Scholarship Program. Learn more about her story in this video.

The 2021 Scholarship Application is Now Available!

Click below to access the 2021 application. The application deadline is Friday, May 21, 2021.


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Which schools are participating in the scholarship program?

  • University of California – Berkeley School of Law
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Stanford Law School
  • University of California – Hastings College of the Law
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • University of San Francisco School of Law