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African Americans—Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid

American Association of University Women
See: Women

Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati
See: Ohio

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
1707 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

Awards are given to members of Delta Sigma Theta. Aid is based on meritorious achievement. Winners may also be eligible for other types of financial assistance.
Deadline: March 15

The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association
See: Nevada 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
4805 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410.580.5760
Fax: 410.585.1329

Applicants must be members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), less than 25 years of age, possess a grade point average of 3.00 or better and demonstrate financial need. Students, who do not demonstrate financial need, can compete for an award, set aside for those students. Awards of $1,500 -$2,500 are made. Graduate students may be enrolled full- or part-time.
Deadline: Last Friday in the month of March

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF)
99 Hudson Street, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10013

  • The Herbert Lehman Education Fund: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have outstanding potential as evidenced by academic records, test scores, and personal essays. Candidates must also demonstrate community involvement and leadership qualities. Deadline: March 31
  • The Earl Warren Legal Training Program: These scholarships are awarded each year to new students whose community involvement activities and leadership qualities demonstrate outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys. These awards are limited to U.S. citizens and preference is given to students who are entering their first year of full-time study.
    Deadline: April 30 (prior to the first year of law school)

    Sachs Foundation
    90 South Cascade Ave., Suite 1410
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Grants of up to $6,000/year are available to African American students who are residents of Colorado. Applicants must have been in their undergraduate program and must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.60 or better. Need and consideration of the applicant's areas of study and life goals are also taken into account. Selections are made on a case by case basis.
    Deadline: The application process is open from January 1 - March 31.

    J.L. Turner Legal Association
    See: Texas

    For more scholarships
    See: Minority: General

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