Scholarship and Leadership Opportunity Available Immediately – October 2019
Dear Orange County Law Students:The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association ("TMBA") is a contemporary bar association committed to connect, support, and increase the Black legal community in Orange County. TMBA strives to promote diversity, professional improvement, and the advancement of justice through positive community involvement and excellence in the practice of law for the Black legal community, allies, and the community at large. TMBA works to increase diversity and inclusion both within the legal community and the broader Orange County community. TMBA's membership reflects this commitment to diversity through the principles of equality and inclusion.
You are invited to apply to be a TMBA Law School Ambassador ("LSA"). One TMBA LSA will be selected from Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Western State College of Law, Trinity Law School, and University of California, Irvine School of Law applicants.TMBA LSA Responsibilities:
• Serve through December 2020;
TMBA LSA selected will receive:
APPLICATION: Please submit your resume and a statement of up to one (1) page to support your application. Your statement may discuss why you are qualified to be a TMBA LSA; the skills you will use to successfully organize events; your commitment to diversity and inclusion; or any other topic you think is important. Be sure to include information about your background, involvement in leadership and demonstrated interest in diversity and inclusion. Submit applications to TMBAScholarship@gmail.com by November 29, 2019. LSA appointments are expected to be made by December 15, 2019.
Bar Taker and Repeat Bar Taker Scholarship Opportunity Available Immediately – November 2019
TMBA is committed to supporting individuals who take the State Bar Exam in hopes of practicing law in California. We recognize, particularly for individuals who are faced with sitting for the bar exam, it is both an emotionally and financially challenging process. We applaud your commitment and perseverance in achieving your goal of becoming a member of the legal profession. In recognition and in support of your efforts, TMBA will award selected applicants with a bar scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 to assist with the costs associated with preparing for and taking the bar exam. Our goal is to relieve some of the financial burden through our scholarship program which will in turn, help you focus all of your efforts on passing the bar exam.
Application instructions: Essays must be typed in 12-point typeface. Email the application and all required documents to TMBAScholarship@gmail.com no later than December 13, 2019 by 11:59p.m. Pacific Standard Time, for consideration. Please entitle the subject line “TMBA Bar Taker Scholarship – YOUR NAME.” Due to the volume of entries, TMBA may not acknowledge receipt of applications.
Selection criteria: TMBA will award such scholarships on the basis of minority race, status, financial need, community involvement, commitment to expand diversity and inclusion within the legal profession, and ties to Orange County. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 30, 2019. Applicants who are repeat bar takers are strongly encouraged to apply.
*Previous TMBA bar taker scholarship recipients are not eligible for consideration.
Required documents to attach to this application:
And if applicable,
(2) Resume or Curriculum Vitae.