2023 Scholarship Criteria & Categories
The South Asian Bar Association of Washington is pleased to announce the following scholarships for law students and recent law graduates and thanks SABAW's Bronze sponsors--Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Foster Garvey PC, and Microsoft Corporation--for funding in part these scholarships. SABAW is committed to promoting a diverse and an inclusive legal community where South Asian legal professionals have equal participation and opportunities to thrive. Each award will provide financial support to law students enrolled in Juris Doctor programs and law graduates preparing for the bar exam. Scholarship recipients will also receive mentoring to navigate their career from a SABAW member. Scholarships will be announced at the 2023 SABAW Gala, date TBD.
General Criteria: All applicants must be current law students (inclusive of entering 1Ls) or recent graduates (class of 2023); must be demonstrate leadership within the South Asian community; and cannot be a current recipient of another SABAW Scholarship (including the SABAW-funded API-Chaya stipend).
Application Instructions: ***DEADLINE EXTENDED--Applications are now due by August 15, 2023. Please email your résumé and a cover letter (one page or less) to the SABAW Scholarship Committee Chair Saloni Mavani (firstname.lastname@example.org) copying email@example.com. In your cover letter, please (1) note which scholarship you are applying for, (2) share your leadership experience within the South Asian community, (3) let us know your future plans to continue to engage with and serve the South Asian community, and (4) disclose any other scholarships, awards, or other financial support you are currently receiving from SABA or other organizations, if any.
Thank you to Bronze sponsors Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Foster Garvey PC, and Microsoft Corporation for funding in part our 2023 Scholarships!
Scholarship Categories & Award-Specific Criteria
*Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Foster Garvey PC, and Microsoft Corporation will be title sponsors for certain of these scholarships and awards, to be announced at the 2023 SABAW Gala. SABAW may award more than one scholarship in each category, or may reallocate funds from one category to another, depending upon the applications received.
2022 Scholarship Categories & Recipients (*categories and criteria subject to change for 2023*)
Please join us in congratulating our 2022 Scholarship recipients!