Foundation Scholarships: How to Apply



NNABA Foundation’s Bar Review Scholarship criteria are listed below. Individuals who qualify and who would benefit from this opportunity are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Applicant must be an active member of NNABA, a regional American Indian Bar Association or NNALSA, be a current third-year law student attending an ABA accredited law school in the United States and be registered to take a State Bar Examination in July 2017 or February 2018.
Applications: Applicant must complete the online NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship Application available at Applicant must include resume and personal statement (maximum 250 words).
Selection Criteria: Selection Committee will consider academic performance, honors and awards, community service and leadership, and financial need.


  1. Attach to Application form a personal statement (not to exceed 250 words) addressing the following questions:
    1. Why NNABA Foundation should award him/her a Bar Review Scholarship, including financial need and, academic performance?
    2. What are the most significant experiences in your background that have shaped and demonstrated your commitment to serving the needs of Native Americans?
    3. How will I best serve the needs of the Native American community in my future legal career? (This personal statement carries the greatest weight in the evaluation of your application.)
  2. Submit the following with your application:
    1. An official copy of your most recent law school transcript;
    2. Personal Statement; and
    3. Resume.

Please carefully read the eligibility rules, application instructions, and FAQs prior to emailing the NNABA Foundation for further information.

Attached is the 2017 Scholarship Application for guidance.