Eligibility

Puerto Rican and Latino students, permanently residing and/or attending law school,
in New York State are eligible to apply. All applicants must be:

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Term

  1. Entering his or her first-year law school
  2. A second-year law student
  3. A third-year law student
  4. A fourth-year evening law student

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Degree

All applicants must be in a Juris Doctor degree program at an American Bar Association approved law school. Students working towards their L.L.M. are not eligible for this scholarship award.

Application Requirements

Candidates must submit their complete application package no later than September 15, 2017. [Extended from July 31, 2017]

01.

Scholarship Application

Please read the application and follow the instructions contained within the application. The application MUST be completed in its entirety and signed before the committee will consider it.

02.

Official Transcript

Please submit a copy of your latest official transcript. You may also submit your last semester’s grades if they are released before the application deadline of July 31, 2017.

03.

Resume

Two-page limit resume. Please make sure that you provide email, mailing address and telephone number where you may be reached.

04.

Financial Aid Notice / Letter

Financial aid notice from your school indicating the amount awarded for the 2017/2018 academic year OR a letter from your school that states you are not eligible to receive financial assistance.

05.

1040 Tax Form

Include a copy of your most recent tax form filed, and if applicable, your spouse’s form (if filed separately). If for any reason you did not file an income tax return, you must provide an explanation.

06.

Personal Statement

A personal statement discussing your career goals, school and community activities, and any activities demonstrating your commitment to serve the Latino community (two-page limit).

07.

Recommendation Letters

Two letters of recommendation. Letters should specifically comment on your academics, professional skills and/or public interest/community work.
All letters should be addressed to:

PRBA Scholarship Fund, Inc. c/o Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC. 340 Atlantic Avenue. Brooklyn, New York 11201.
Email: corresponding-secretary@prbany.com

General Instructions

Please read the application carefully, follow the instructions and complete ALL required sections. An incomplete application will NOT be considered.

  1. Print/type carefully so that your form will be easy to read.
  2. Round off figures to the nearest dollar, if applicable.
  3. If the question does not apply to you, do not leave it blank. Put “N/A” in the answer space.
  4. Explain all items marked with an asterisk (*) or special circumstances that may affect your financial situation.
  5. Make sure to SIGN the form. An application without a signature will not be accepted.

  • Please make sure that you provide your contact information.
  • If you are living with a non-marital spouse (domestic partner or any significant other), please provide all the requested information under the sections entitled “spouse.”
  • Provide the total amount of scholarships and/or grants awarded to you for the twelve-month period from August 2017 to June 2018. Please also indicate the total amount of loans you will receive. Itemize the type of scholarship, loan, and special award you will receive.

Other Expenses

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Rent & Utilities

If rent and utilities are shared, please indicate the amount you contribute towards payment. If necessary explain or describe any additional or extraordinary circumstances.
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Transportation

Transportation expenses while in school (during the nine-month academic year) should reflect transportation expenses to and from law school only. If necessary explain or describe any additional or extraordinary circumstances.

Thank you!

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please feel free to contact our staff to discuss any part of the application process. Staff receives a high volume of calls and inquiries as deadlines near, particularly during the week of the application deadline. If you require assistance, you are encouraged to contact staff well in advance of the deadline.

For Questions (after reviewing the Guidelines) contact us.

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