Applications due Feb. 28 for $10K Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
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The Massachusetts Bar Association is currently accepting applications for its Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship -- a $10,000 scholarship that will be awarded this May to a third-year law student attending a Massachusetts law school, who is committed to providing legal assistance to underrepresented individuals/communities in Massachusetts upon graduating.

Candidates applying for this scholarship must meet the qualities that the MBA values and finds essential in those who will become practicing attorneys. In particular, applicants must:

  1. Demonstrate a strong and specific commitment to serve the public interest
  2. Have a proven record of hard work and academic accomplishment
  3. Have demonstrated integrity and honesty
Applicants must submit a completed online application, including three essay questions, along with a letter of recommendation and resume, no later than February 28, 2017. The MBA may then require a transcript and may conduct an in-person interview of the final applicants to further assess those applicants' experience, qualifications and interests. The scholarship will be awarded at the MBA's Annual Dinner on May 4, 2017, at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

The Massachusetts Bar Association's "Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship" awards a $10,000 scholarship to a third-year law student currently attending a Massachusetts law school who is committed to providing legal assistance to underrepresented individuals and communities in Massachusetts upon graduating. Awardees will be given leadership opportunities in the MBA.
Candidates applying for this scholarship must meet the qualities that the MBA values and finds essential in those who will become practicing attorneys. In particular, applicants must (1) demonstrate a strong and specific commitment to serve the public interest, (2) have a proven record of hard work and academic accomplishment, and (3) have demonstrated integrity and honesty.
Applicants must submit a completed online application, including three essay questions, along with a letter of recommendation and resume to [e-mail holmesscholarship]no later than February 12, 2016. The MBA may then require a transcript and may conduct an in-person interview of the final applicants to further assess that applicant's experience, qualifications and interests. The scholarship will be awarded at the MBA's Annual Dinner on April 28, 2016, at the Westin Boston Waterfront The Massachusetts Bar Association's "Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship" awards a $10,000 scholarship to a third-year law student currently attending a Massachusetts law school who is committed to providing legal assistance to underrepresented individuals and communities in Massachusetts upon graduating. Awardees will be given leadership opportunities in the MBA.

Click here for an application.