The AAJ Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 tuition assistance scholarships annually. These scholarships are open to all incoming first, second, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student Members.
Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
- Exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy
- Express a desire to represent victims
- Demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities
- Show a financial need for the scholarship
Applications must include the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Their resume,
- A 500-word essay on how they meet the award criteria,
- Up to three (3) recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and
- Written verification of student status at an ABA accredited law school. Applicants may either download and print the verification form, or submit evidence of a seat deposit at a law school for the upcoming school year. All applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.
The deadline for the 2012 Richard D. Hailey Scholarships has passed. Applications for the 2013 Scholarships will be accepted beginning in January 2013.
For more information, contact:
American Association for Justice
777 6th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
800.424.2725, ext. 2830