Southern California 
Chinese Lawyers Association

The Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (“SCCLA”) annually awards several $1,000 Scholarships and $2,000 Fellowships to local law students with a demonstrated interest in the Asian Pacific American community or causes. To be considered for a scholarship or fellowship, students must submit (1) an application; (2) a current resume; and (3) a transcript, which may be unofficial.

SCCLA awards scholarships based on (1) financial need, (2) academic accomplishments, and (3) active involvement or future contribution to the Chinese American and/or broader Asian Pacific American community. Law students at all levels are encouraged to apply. In contrast to the SCCLA fellowships, there is no requirement for scholarships recipients to work at Asian Americans Advancing Justice or any other organizations. Scholarship recipients must attend SCCLA’s Annual Installation & Awards Banquet in order to receive their scholarships.

SCCLA fellowships fund law student internships at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) during the 2020-2021 fall, spring, and summer school sessions. Successful applicants must serve as a legal intern at AAAJ-LA for a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks (150 hours). Fellowship recipients who successfully complete the legal internship at AAAJ-LA will be recognized at the next SCCLA Annual Installation & Awards Banquet. Fellowship recipients are expected to attend the banquet following completion of their fellowships. See next page for additional fellowship requirements and guidelines.

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