Academic Achievement Scholarships
2018 Annual Scholarship Award
Application Deadline August 1, 2018
San Antonio Black Lawyers Association
The Scholarship and Selection Process
The San Antonio Black Lawyers Association Scholarship Committee will award three (3)
$1,000 scholarships graduating high school senior who desires to enter an institution of higher education in the Fall of 20189. Eligible candidates must possess an interest in criminal justice and the legal profession and demonstrate a commitment to Equal Justice. The award will be given in the recipient's name to the institution of higher learning specified by the applicant. The recipients will be announced and recognized at the 2018 Annual Gala of the San Antonio Black Lawyers Association on September 15, 2018.
The attached application form must be submitted with all required attachments. The completed application, supporting documents, and all recommendations should be placed in an envelope and postmarked no later than August 1, 2018.
All applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. The Committee will select recipients who possesses not only good academic records and test scores, but also personal qualities that reflect his/her overall potential to join the legal profession in the future. A written essay, two letters of recommendations (one from high school counselor or teacher, and one from a personal reference), grade point average, extra- curricular activities, and church involvement and interests will be considered to identify potential and personal motivation. A careful review process will insure that the recipients are worthy of this award. Applicants are encouraged to carefully and truthfully express their personal beliefs when writing their essay.
(All application materials must be typed)
Full Name (Last) (First) (Middle)
Current Address _
(City, State, Zip Code)
Telephone Number _ Date of Birth _ _
High School Class of 20
Class Ranking of_ Grade Point Average_
Test Scores (if available) SAT _ ACT
(Math) (Verbal) (Composite)
What course of study will you pursue? _
What College or Technical School do you plan to attend?
Criminal Justice/Law Related School Activites:
Please list your contributions and involvement in your school’s criminal justice activities (how long were you an active participant, and any offices held. Did you participate in competitions such as debate, mock trial, etc.)
Please list your extra-curricular activities (academic, school clubs, etc.) since the ninth grade, beginning with the most recent, in which you have actively participated. Include any offices held, honors, awards, etc.
ACTIVITY YEARS INVOLVED OFFICE/HONOR/AWARD
Community Service Involvement
Please list sources where volunteer hours were earned.
NAME TYPE OF SERVICE RENDERED TOTAL HOURS
In 250-300 words or less, write an essay in detail your sincere thoughts on the subject, "How I plan to use my Academic Gifts to bring DUE PROCESS to my community". This essay should be typed (double-spaced) on separate sheets of paper and signed by the applicant.
I certify that to the best of my knowledge, the information contained in this application is correct and complete, and that the essay is my own composition.
CHECK LIST Completed Application
Letters of Recommendation
High School Transcript
Typed, Signed Essay