New Scholarship Available: Farella Braun + Martel LLP Diversity Scholarship

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

As part of Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s continued commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the firm has awarded Diversity Scholarships for the past 14 years to support outstanding, diverse Bay Area law students. Applicants must be current first-year, full or part-time (attending first-year classes) law students who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, disabled, or whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the legal profession.

All completed applications must be received by March 6, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 6, 2015 and will receive their scholarship checks shortly thereafter.

Additional information on diversity at Farella Braun + Martel may be found in our Diversity Statement and the 2014 Scholarship Press Release. For more information, please contact Diversity Scholarship Program Coordinator Priscilla Zaccalini at pzaccalini@fbm.com.

  • Deadline: 2015/03/06
  • Awards: $30,000 (three)
  • Contact: Priscilla Zaccalini, Diversity Scholarship Program Coordinator
  • Phone: (415) 954-4400
  • Email: pzaccalini@fbm.com
  • Website: http://www.fbm.com/Diversity_Scholarship_Program/
  • Address: Farella Braun + Martel LLP, Russ Building, 235 Montgomery Street, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Last updated: 2015/01/27
  • Keywords: african asian disabled hispanic latino jewish lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l farella braun + martel diversity

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New Scholarship Available: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara – George A. Cavalletto Law Scholarship Fund

SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA – GEORGE A. CAVALLETTO LAW SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship is available for law school students who have graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara, California.

  • Deadline: 2015/01/31
  • Awards: $15,000 to $20,000 (ten)
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (805) 687-3620
  • Email: info@sbscholarship.org
  • Website: http://www.sbscholarship.org/
  • Address: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, PO Box 3620, Santa Barbara, CA 93130
  • Last updated: 2015/01/13
  • Keywords: ca california entering 1l 2l 3l graduate santa barbara cavalletto

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New Scholarship Available: Rhode Island Bar Foundation – Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

RHODE ISLAND BAR FOUNDATION – THOMAS F. BLACK, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Two scholarships are available for law school students with residence in Rhode Island.

Awards will be based on demonstrated financial need, academic performance, community/public service, and commitment to providing legal services to residents of Rhode Island.

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New Scholarship Available: Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program

FREDRIKSON & BYRON FOUNDATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This scholarship is open to first-year minority law school students. Award decisions are based on academic performance, professional references, professional and extracurricular activites, writing samples, and personal interviews.

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New Scholarships Available: JVS Scholarship Program

JVS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This need-based scholarship (FAFSA required) is available to Jewish students with permanent residence in Los Angeles County for a minimum of three years.

Please note that the online application period 2015-2016 academic year begins on January 15, 2015 and ends on March 15, 2015.

  • Deadline: 2015/03/15
  • Awards: $2,000 – $10,000
  • Contact: Patricia Sills
  • Phone: (310) 761-8888
  • Email: psills@jvsla.org
  • Website: http://www.jvsla.org/scholarship
  • Address: JVS Scholarship Fund, Jewish Vocational Service, 6505 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048
  • Last updated: 2014/11/12
  • Keywords: ca california jewish entering 1l 2l 3l graduate jvs jewish los angeles

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New Scholarships Available: Mark T. Banner Scholarship

THE RICHARD LINN AMERICAN INN OF COURT – MARK T. BANNER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolled law school student with demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law.

Budget Appeal Forms Now Available for 2014-15

Budget Appeal Forms, including an addendum for state bar exam fees, are now available on our Forms page and should be submitted to the Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office.  Submit the completed forms via email to financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu or via fax to (510) 666-3577.

Boalt students whose financial aid budgets do not reflect their actual costs may submit a budget appeal to increase costs for additional loan eligibility.

Please allow at least two weeks for processing.  If the appeal requires review by the Graduate Appeals Committee, processing time will be longer.

EXPLANATIONS AND TIPS FOR YOUR APPEAL

Transportation:
 If you drive and you are requesting an additional transportation allowance, you must explain the necessity for using private rather than public transportation.

Housing:
 Your name must be on the lease/rental agreement and on all utility bills. If the housing documentation indicates occupancy by more than one person, the total housing cost will be divided by the number indicated.

Medical:
 If you are requesting additional aid to pay medical expenses incurred prior to the
beginning of the current academic year, you must provide a current statement indicating the amount still outstanding.

Computer Purchase: The computer must be purchased during the enrollment period for which you are requesting the budget adjustment. You may only request a budget adjustment for a computer purchase once every three academic years.

Inadequately documented expenses will not be considered.

The following expenses are not allowable for funding with need-based financial aid:

  • Credit card payments
  • Job interview expenses
  • Bar review expenses
  • Educational loan repayment
  • Purchase/maintenance of a motor vehicles
  • Additional allowance for food
  • Discretionary (optional) medical or dental procedures

Requests for add-ons which exceed the maximum allowance will be referred to the Graduate Appeals Committee.

Appeals are scanned into our imaging system. In order to avoid readability problems we request that you use black ink only; do not use finepoint pen, or highlighter.  Submit all documentation on white 8 ½” x 11″ paper.

Questions?  Send us an email at financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu.

Best of luck!

New Office Location!

Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office is happy to announce its new on-campus location starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014!

New Address:
Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office
396 Simon Hall
Berkeley, CA  94720-7200

Hours:
Mon – Thurs (Closed Fri)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Please be aware that there will be no office hours available from September 22 to September 30 as the move goes underway. However, please feel free to email financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu with any urgent questions.

New Scholarship Available: Women’s Section of CCCBA Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship

WOMEN’S SECTION OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION – HON. PATRICIA HERRON AND HON. ELLEN JAMES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a continuing law school student with a commitment to women’s issues, leadership potential, and academic achievement. Successful applicant must also have a demonstrated connection to Contra Costa County.

See application for more details.

New Scholarship Available: John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION – JOHN LEWIS KING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship is awarded to a second or third-year law school student with a connection to San Bernardino County.

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