MBA Offering $10K Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship

Issue February 2015

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 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; and (3) have demonstrated integrity and honesty.

Applicants must submit a completed online application found at www.massbar.org, including three essay questions, along with a letter of recommendation no later than Feb. 20, 2015. 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 May 7, 2015, at the Westin Boston Waterfront.