Diversity Legal Scholars

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Texas Appleseed, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions©, and Texas attorneys supporting the Diversity Legal Scholars program believe that law schools should be accessible to all qualified students. This program helps low-income people of color expand their law school options by awarding scholarships covering the full cost of a Kaplan (LSAT) preparation course.

2021 Application

Download the application here.

Key Dates

Application Round

DEADLINE for Applications

LSAT Test  Date

Round 1

March 30, 2021

August 2021

Round 2

May 25, 2021

October 2021 or November 2021

Round 3

August 31, 2021

January 2022, February 2022, or March 2022

 Application Background and Details

To apply, applicants must submit all of the following: Please include your full name on each item submitted.

  • Completed two-page application, including applicant signature.
  • Résumé, including work experience and community service.
  • Copy of college transcript (and any graduate school transcript(s)) from school currently enrolled or received degree from (official preferred, unofficial accepted).
  • Financial need documentation (proof of financial aid received at college or most recent tax return). 
  • A statement of economic or personal social disadvantage (max 500 words).
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably one from a professor or employer/supervisor.
  • An essay that addresses a current issue that interests you and how the legal community could address the issue (350-750 words).  

Contact Information

Texas Appleseed
ATTN: Diversity Legal Scholars Program
1609 Shoal Creek, Ste. 201
Austin, TX 78701
Emails can be directed to Gabriella McDonald via this email address: DLS@texasappleseed.net
Applications must be postmarked by the deadline or emailed by 11:59 p.m. Central on the deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Highlights

  • Join our Diversity Legal Scholars Facebook group.
  • Texas Appleseed awards scholarships three times a year.
  • Texas Appleseed has awarded more than 300+ of these scholarships since the program began in 1997.

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