2017 Scholarship Application

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Scholarship Statements

Please type a short statement about why you believe you best meet the criteria for each scholarship. Make sure you are eligible for each scholarship that you apply for.

Qualifications: Currently enrolled 3rd-4th year student. Given to a student that has an interest in civil litigation and portrays the standards of ABOTA - professionalism, integrity, honor, and civility.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 2nd-3rd year student who is entering into the 3rd or 4th year. Given to a student that demonstrates strong scholastic ability, financial need or hardship, and must demonstrate promise as a future attorney and representative of SJCL.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 2nd-5th year student who embodies the spirit of SJCL. This scholarship is given to a student that demonstrates discipline, self-motivation, academic excellence, and an all-around commitment to success and growth.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled second, third, fourth, or fifth year student, with demonstrated financial need, who has performed in the top 1/3 of their Torts class, has taken or is enrolled in either the Civil Trial Practice or Criminal Trial Practice, and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as a trial attorney.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 2nd-5th year student who is an active duty, reserve, honorably discharged, or retired United States military service member.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 1st-5th year student who demonstrates an interest in business or bankruptcy law and has a strong academic performance.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled female student with financial need and demonstrated participation in volunteering for service projects in accordance with the Soroptimist mission of drug prevention, domestic violence prevention, protecting the environment, or ending discrimination or poverty.
Qualifications: Must be graduating student with demonstrated financial need to help offset the costs associated with bar preparation and related expenses.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 1st-5th year student. Must be an active member in good standing (dues paid and initiated) Selected recipient(s) will be members with the most participation in DTP events, meetings, and committees. In the case of a tie, the remaining weight will be given for community service, academics, and/or financial need.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled SJCL student, with preference being given to a female head of household, who demonstrates a high level of civility and integrity, is planning to practice law in the San Joaquin Valley area, has good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need.
Qualifications: Given to a 1st-3rd year law student who demonstrates financial need or hardship, and is working full-time or is a single parent, and possesses qualities in the zealous representation of a client in front of a jury.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 2nd-5th year student who is academically sound and demonstrates financial need or hardship. Applicant must be a second career entry student, preferably in an industry for 10 or more years. Consideration will also be given to a student who has been out of school for at least 10 or more years.
Qualifications: For graduating students only, on nomination by faculty who have taught graduating students. Based on integrity, potential for making a significant contribution to the legal profession, independence, leadership, academic performance and commitment to scholastic growth.
Qualifications: A currently enrolled 2nd – 5th year student at San Joaquin College of Law, who is ranked in the top 25% of his or her class, who demonstrates an interest in practicing criminal law and demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethics in criminal law practice.
Qualifications: Given to a 2nd-5th year law student with a record of academic achievement in both undergraduate and the first year of law school that demonstrates promise for a successful career in law. Must be a member of the LawSUIT student organization and be committed to civic involvement through SJCL or other community volunteer activities that promote diversity and will continue that commitment upon entering the legal profession. Demonstration of financial need or hardship will be considered.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 2nd-5th year student, with demonstrated financial need or hardship, who exhibits an interest in working with underserved populations after graduation. Additional consideration will be given to a student who has engaged in significant volunteer/philanthropic work in the community and/or has children.
Qualifications: A currently enrolled student with considerations to Law Review participation, financial need, and second career status. Particular consideration given to parents of children under the age of 18.
Qualifications: 2nd-5th year student involved in SJCL or other community volunteer activities. Student must have a background in information technology and/or a demonstrated interest in intellectual property law. Financial need will be considered.
Qualifications: A graduating SJCL student in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Funds are to be used to offset the cost of a bar review course for the recipient.
Qualifications: Given to a 1st-5th year law student with financial need or hardship, and a record of academic achievement in undergraduate and/or law school that demonstrates promise for a successful career in law. Must be a member of the LawSUIT student organization and be committed to civic involvement through SJCL or other community volunteer activities that promote diversity, and will continue that commitment upon entering the legal profession.
Qualifications: Given to a 1st-5th year student with a particular interest in Consumer Law who demonstrates promise as a future attorney and representative of SJCL.
Qualifications: Given to a 2nd-3rd year student who demonstrates leadership abilities, academic excellence and financial need.
Qualifications: Award given to a 1st-5th year student SJCL proctor (working 4 or more hours per week in the library) with the highest GPA of eligible proctors.
Qualifications: Given to a currently enrolled student, who demonstrates financial need or hardship, and who has completed the Taxation course at SJCL (proof required) with a passing grade. Preference will be given to a student who shows an interest in a tax law career.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 2nd-5th year student. Must demonstrate significant academic improvement between the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 semesters.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 2nd-5th year student. Student must demonstrate financial need based on one or more of the following criteria: student loans, supporting minor children, working full time, receipt of other scholarships, illness or family tragedy, length of commute.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled 2nd-5th year student. Student must demonstrate substantial participation in activities that benefit the SJCL community over and beyond membership in an SJCL organization.

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