Barristers’
Scholarships

One of the most significant ways to ensure continued growth of diversity among attorneys is to increase diversity in law schools, the pipeline into the legal profession. The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc. is proud to offer annual scholarships to African-American and other minority law students to help relieve the financial strain of pursuing a legal education. Read below for eligibility criteria.

Membership

With benefits like continuing education, outreach, networking and more… Become a Barrister today!

Community

Join us in helping to make a difference in your community by participating in one of our many outreach programs.

Scholarship

Since 1976, we have honored of the pursuit of excellence, awarding local law students with annual scholarships.

Development

We provide opportunities for continuing education as well as networking, including our ‘Meet the Judges’ reception.

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship Criteria Includes:

Enrollment

Currently enrolled in a Philadelphia, South Jersey, or Delaware ABA accredited law school

Standing

In good academic standing

Need

Demonstration of financial need

Involvement

Significant involvement in law school and community activities that benefit the African-American community

Scholarship Application

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Barristers’ Scholarship

Interested candidates should continue to check our site for the release of the 2023 application. Each year, the Barristers’ Association awards scholarships to students of color attending local area law schools.
Who Should Apply
The scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership ability, academic achievement, and a commitment to community service and professional development. To reward and recognize students who will become future leaders in the profession, we will announce and present the scholarship recipients to the Barristers’ membership and community after the recipients are selected.
Who Should Apply
The scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership ability, academic achievement, and a commitment to community service and professional development. To reward and recognize students who will become future leaders in the profession, we will announce and present the scholarship recipients to the Barristers’ membership and community after the recipients are selected.
Judging Criteria
All applications will be judged based upon their content, clarity, ability to follow directions and professionalism. It is our intent to award at least three scholarships. However, failure to abide by the above criteria may result in less than three scholarships being awarded.
Info For Finalists

After review of written submissions, finalists will be asked to attend an interview with the Barristers’ Scholarship Committee.

Application Deadline

The application for the 2023 scholarships has not been released.

scholarship sponsors

The Amber Racine Fellow

Gold Diversity Champion

Faegre Drinker Scholarship Recipients

William Penn Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Diamond Diversity Trailblazer

Dechert Scholarship Recipients

Silver Diversity Advocate

Scholarship Recipients

view our 2022 Scholars

Zahirah Sabir

Rutgers 2023 (2L)

Fox Rothschild

Ty Parks

Penn 2024 (1L)

William Penn Foundation

Tracey Baker

Widener 2022 (3L)

Amber Racine Fellow

Shirneil Merisier

Rutgers 2024 (1L)

William Penn Foundation

Paul Loriston

Temple 2022 (3L)

Dechert

Nkora Carr

Rutgers 2023 (2L)

Reilly, McDevitt, Henrich

Kyra Sampson

Temple 2023 (2L)

Faegre Drinker

Juan Andrews

Widener 2022 (3L)

McCarter English

Jordan Dunbar

Rutgers 2023 (2L)

Faegre Drinker

Jibri Douglas

Rutgers 2024 (1L)

William Penn Foundation

Gabrielle Greenhoward

Rutgers 2023 (2L)

Hogan Lovells

Fanta Toure

Widener 2024 (1L)

William Penn Foundation

Dara Broadnax

Temple 2023 (2L)

Philadelphia Bar Assn.

Chelsea Stone

Widener 2023 (2L)

Dechert

Ambriana Wade

Rutgers 2022 (3L)

Dechert