2021 Spring Essay Scholarship Application

The Black Women Lawyers’ Association Scholarship Fund (BWLA-SF) endeavors to encourage Black students in the law through support in their legal education and to promote diversity in the legal profession.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must (1) be of Black or African descent, (2) complete the essay and attached application and submit all required documents by the deadline of Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CST; (3) attend a Chicagoland ABA accredited law school as a 1L, 2L or 3L evidenced by a Letter of Good Standing from the school’s registrar; and (4) complete an interview with the BWLA Scholarship Fund Board of Directors if selected as a finalist.

AWARD: The Grand Prize Award will be at least $3,000 depending on the amount of scholarship funds available.

DEADLINE: The application and all documents must be e-mailed to scholarship@bwla.org by Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CST. All application materials must be submitted in one PDF document, with the exception of any letter of good standing or transcript that may be sent directly from the applicant’s law school depending on the institution’s policies.

Click HERE to view and download the 2021 Spring Essay Scholarship Application (PDF).