ABA Opportunity Scholarship
- The goal of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage and enable students who would not otherwise have the financial ability to attend law school.
- You must be nominated by Franklin College.
- The applicant must be an entering, first-year law student in the 2011 academic year. Only students beginning law school in the 2011 academic year will be eligible for an ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.
- Law students who have completed one or more semesters or years of law school are not eligible.
- Applicants who are part-time law students also must be starting law school in the 2011 academic year to be eligible.
- 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) at his or her undergraduate institution.
- If the applicant has not completed his or her undergraduate degree at the time the application is submitted, he or she must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 grading scale) as of the most recent completed semester.
- The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
- Students, who are citizens and residents of a foreign country, even if they plan to attend law school in the United States, are not eligible to apply.
- Before receiving scholarship funds, recipients will be required to demonstrate admission to and plans to enroll at an ABA-accredited law school (see Other Information below).
- The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school.
- An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.
- Campus due date: Please submit all required application materials to the campus representative by 5pm on January 31, 2012.
- Application deadline: March 1, 2012
- Send applications to:
- Application Form.
- Personal Statement
Dr. Hisaya Kitaoka
ABA-accredited Law Schools are:
American University, Washington College of Law
University of Akron School of Law
University of Arizona-James E. Rogers College of Law
Baylor University School of Law
Boston University School of Law
Brooklyn Law School
University of Chicago School of Law
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Creighton University School of Law
Drake University Law School
Duke University School of Law
Duquesne University School of Law
Florida State University College of Law
Fordham University School of Law
George Washington University Law School
Gonzaga University School of Law
Hofstra University Law School
University of Idaho Law School
Lewis & Clark College-Northwestern School of Law
Louisiana State University-Paul M. Herbert Law Center
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
Marquette University Law School
Mercer University-Walter F. George School of Law
University of Miami School of Law
Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Nebraska College of Law
University of Nevada Las Vegas-Williams S. Boyd School of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
Northern Kentucky University College of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
University of Notre Dame School of Law
Nova Southeastern University-Shepard Broad Law Center
Ohio State University College of Law
University of Oklahoma Law Center
Oklahoma City University School of Law
University of Oregon School of Law
Pace University School of Law
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson School of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Roger Williams University-Ralph R. Papitto School of Law
Rutgers University School of Law-Camden
St. John's University School of Law
St. Thomas University School of Law
Seton Hall University School of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
Southwestern University School of Law
Stetson University College of Law
University of Tennessee College of Law
University of Texas School of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
University of Toledo College of Law
Tulane University School of Law
University of Tulsa College of Law
University of Virginia College of Law
Wake Forest University School of Law
Washburn University School of Law
Washington & Lee University School of Law
Washington University School of Law-St. Louis
Western New England College-School of Law
Willamette University College of Law
William Mitchell College of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School
Yale Law School
Yeshiva University-Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law