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 sakwei@sfbar.org.

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.

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