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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.

American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school. Must be a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority underrepresented in the legal profession and demonstrate financial need. Personal, family, and educational background, personal statement, and participation in community service activities will also be considered.


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior

Graduate: None

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Law, Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen and Under-represented minority, demonstrated financial need

Last Updated:
June 12, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17