2017 Cameron County Bar Association Law Student Scholarship

DEADLINE: March 17, 2017.

The purpose of the CCBA Scholarship is to encourage students to enroll in an ABA-accredited law school and provide financial assistance to ensure students have the opportunity to further their academic career in the legal field.
 
ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to receive a Cameron County Bar Association Scholarship, the applicant must meet all of the following requirements.
  1. The applicant must be entering or enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school;
  2. The applicant must be a current resident of Cameron County or have attended a high school in Cameron County for at least two (2) academic school years;
  3. At the time of submission of the application, the applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 grading scale) or its equivalent at his or her high school depending on the institution where the applicant is currently enrolled at the time he or she submits their application;
  4. The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America; and
  5. The applicant must provide two (2) letters of recommendation. At least one (1) of the letters of recommendation should be from a teacher, professor, principal or dean. If you have been out of school for a number of years and have difficulty finding an academic recommender, please substitute letters from an employer and/or others who have worked closely with you. No more than two (2) recommendations will be considered.
Before receiving scholarship funds, recipients will be required to demonstrate admission to and plan to enroll in an ABA-accredited law school. If the applicant is selected to receive a CCBA Scholarship, he or she will be required to demonstrate admission or enrollment in law school before receiving scholarship funds. Students who do not enroll or who leave the law school after being admitted will be required to return all or a proportional amount of scholarship funds.
 
AWARD
The Cameron County Bar Association will award $2,500 in financial assistance annually to one scholarship recipient who is enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. The applicant's financial need; personal, family, and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered in selecting the recipients of the CCBA Scholarship. It is important for every applicant to complete all portions of the application.
 
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
To apply for a Cameron County Bar Association Scholarship, the applicant must provide the following information.
(Important note: Click here to read full information and guidelines before applying for the scholarship.)
  1. Each applicant must complete the Application Form (pDF or Word);
  2. A personal statement is your opportunity to include information that the application form does not convey and that you feel will assist in reaching a thoughtful decision on the application. 
  3. Each applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendations, at least one (1) of which must be from a teacher, professor, principal or dean.
  4. Each applicant must submit an official copy of his or her transcript from all higher education institutions attended or currently attending at the time they submit their application; and
  5. Each applicant must submit their current resume.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Applicants must send applications to:

Cameron County Bar Association
Scholarship Committee - Scholarship Application
P.O. Box 3866
Brownsville, Texas 78523

Your application must be postmarked no later than May 17, 2017.
 
QUESTIONS
Please contact the Cameron County Bar Association at (956) 266-0622 or by e-mail at ccbascholarship@gmail.com if you have any questions.
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