The Need: The Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship addresses a critical financial need for many aspiring public interest lawyers – the costs associated with taking the California Bar Exam.
The Background: Since 1997, the Foundation has offered one of the few scholarship programs in the country specifically aimed at providing Bar exam-related support for law school graduates pursuing public interest careers.
Without the support of a private law firm employer, the exam fee, cost of a Bar review course and living expenses, while studying for the exam, can add thousands of dollars to a law school graduate’s debt burden.
Our Commitment: Through the Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship, each spring the Foundation awards BarBri Bar exam review courses (valued at more than $4,000) and cash awards to recent and soon-to-be graduates of California law schools.
The 2014 Deadline Has Passed Please check back in late 2014 for the 2015 Application and Criteria.
Click here to see our Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship Honor Roll.
Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship Fund
Join other law firms, corporations and individuals in funding a Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship. Your $5,000 tax-deductible gift provides funding for and allows you to name a Public Interest Bar Exam Scholar.