The California Bar Foundation believes every Californian deserves access to justice. As the center of philanthropy for California’s legal community, we work every day to build a better, more inclusive profession by investing in California’s next generation of lawyers.
The California Bar Foundation's Diversity Scholarship financially supports first-year California law students with the goal of furthering diversity in the legal profession. Diversity includes a broad array of backgrounds and life experiences, including students from groups or with skills or attributes that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and specifically including students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Rising first-year law students are invited to apply by the beginning of the summer prior to commencing their first semester of law school.
The Diversity Scholarship provides $7,500 in restricted funding intended to cover costs associated with attending law school, i.e. tuition, fees, books and related educational expenses.
_Diversity Scholarship Fund
_The Foundation recognizes top scholars with named scholarships in honor of donors who make generous, multi-year commitments to the Diversity Scholarship Fund.
2014 Diversity Scholarship Application
2014 Application Deadline
The 2014 Application Deadline has passed. Recipients will be announced in September and will be honored during our Scholarship & Awards Ceremony on September 18.
Please check back in March of 2015 for the 2015 Application.
For additional information, please contact Natalia Merluzzi at (415) 856-0780 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity Scholarship Honor Roll
Click here to see the Diversity Scholarship Honor Roll - recipients from 2008-2012.