Annual Bar Scholarship

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African American Bar Association of Houston


This $1000 scholarship is being offered to third year law students who are taking the Texas Bar Exam in July 2016.

Application Timeline

  • A complete application must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. April 1, 2016, to be considered for an award.
  • The award will be given at the HLA Fellows Reception, on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the HLA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS BANQUET (Location TBA).

Selection Criteria

  • A demonstrated commitment to developing and promoting the African American community through law.
  • Financial need.
  • While academic performance in law school will be considered, considerable weight will be given to general factors such as leadership skills, community activities or special accomplishments.


  • Completed, signed scholarship application form.
  • Law School transcript(s).
  • Membership in an underrepresented minority group.
  • Currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.
  • Intent to take the Texas State Bar Exam in July 2016.

How To Apply

Completed and signed applications must be submitted via regular or electronic mail to:

HLA Scholarship Gala Committee

Houston Lawyers Association

P.O. Box 300009

Houston, Texas 77230-0009



Questions about this application or the scholarship should be directed via email to the HLA Scholarship Gala Committee at

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