2017-2018 TYLA Diversity Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: All applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than October 20, 2017.

Each year, the Diversity Scholarship Program is one of the many Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) sponsored projects designed to meet the following objectives and goals:
  • to facilitate and encourage minorities to enter the legal profession;
  • to promote increased participation by diverse lawyers in the activities, programs, and projects of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas; and
  • to encourage all members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas to acknowledge the importance of diversity, to promote greater inclusion of diverse members of the profession, and to facilitate greater access to programs, services, and employment opportunities for diverse members of the profession.
TYLA recognizes diversity based upon gender, national origin, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, socioeconomic status and geography.
TYLA intends to award three scholarships (listed below) to one or more law students from the ABA-accredited law schools or ABA-provisionally approved law schools in Texas listed in the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. (The recipient must be attending one of the Texas law schools.)
  • First place: $5,000
  • Second place: $3,000
  • Third place: $1,500
In awarding the scholarships, TYLA will consider the applicant's resume, response to the essay questions (in the application), letter(s) of recommendation, demonstrated commitment to diversity, academic performance, and financial need.
Click here for the Scholarship Application and information about the Scholarship. You can also visit www.tyla.org.

To apply, mail or e-mail a completed application to:

1414 Colorado Street, 4th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Bree Trevino, btrevino@texasbar.com
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