The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship provides financial assistance to qualified students from minority groups underrepresented in the Bay Area. Applicants must be attending eligible law schools in the Bay Area and must demonstrate financial need. Applications will be reviewed once received and the packet is deemed complete. Scholarship funds will be disbursed only upon proof of enrollment and good standing in each semester, and any other scholarship requirement that the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) deems appropriate. For multi-year scholarships, proof of enrollment and good standing for each semester of the scholarship term will be required as well as proof of financial need, among other scholarship requirements JDC and BASF deem appropriate.
Our scholarship program was established in 1998 in response to the passage of SP-1, the University of California Regents’ resolution to end affirmative action and race-based admissions at UC schools. In over twenty years, we have awarded over 2 million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of students. Scholarship applications will be reviewed starting in the beginning of June, with final decisions being made in the first week of August.