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2020 SCCLA Scholarship/Fellowship Applications

  • 11/02/2020
  • 5:30 PM


In furtherance of its commitment to support the next generation of leaders, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) awards several $1,000 scholarships and $2,000 fellowships each year to law students and this year, recent law school graduates, with a demonstrated interest in advancing the Chinese American and/or broader Asian Pacific American community. SCCLA invites current law students (including LLM students) and law school graduates from the class of 2020 to apply.

SCCLA awards scholarships based on an evaluation of (1) financial need, (2) academic accomplishments, and (3) active involvement and/or expected future contributions to the Chinese American and/or Asian Pacific American community, particularly in the Greater Los Angeles area. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend SCCLA's 2020 Virtual Scholarship Awards Ceremony, currently anticipated to be held in November 2020.

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.

To be considered for a SCCLA scholarship or a SCCLA fellowship, please complete this application and submit a current resume and a law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). If you are a 1L or new LLM student and have not yet received a law school transcript, please submit your college transcript. If you previously submitted an application before May 2020, you are permitted, but not required, to update your application.

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