The Massachusetts Bar Association raised $50,000 through its
Centennial celebration to create an Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Centennial Scholarship. This scholarship will provide tuition
assistance to law students attending a Massachusetts law school who
are strongly motivated to provide legal assistance to
underrepresented individuals and communities upon graduating.
An important part of the declared mission of the MBA is to serve
the public by promoting justice. Individuals applying for this
scholarship must seek to further that goal by having qualities that
the MBA values and finds essential in those who will become
In particular, applicants must (1) express a strong and genuine
commitment to serve the public interest; (2) have a proven record
of hard work and academic accomplishment, and (3) demonstrate
integrity and honesty.
The goal of the scholarship is to create future leaders of the bar
who respect that the most challenging and difficult battles on
behalf of those without a voice are often the ones most worth