Foundation Scholarships: FAQ


National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Foundation Scholarships
Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to apply for a NNABA Foundation Scholarship?
Applicant must be Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian;
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 2019 or February 2020.

If I’m thinking about law school but haven’t applied or enrolled, can I still apply for a scholarship?
No, you must currently be enrolled in law school to be eligible for a scholarship. Third year students are eligible.

What are the scholarship criteria?
Selection Committee will consider academic performance, honors and awards, community service and leadership, and financial need.

What do I need to submit?
In addition to your application, please submit an official copy of your most recent law school transcript, a 300-word personal statement, and your current resume. Further details are available on this page.

What if I exceed the word limit for the personal statement?
We believe writing concisely is a skill. Please do not allow your personal statement to exceed 300 words.

Where should I send my application materials and letters of recommendation?
Submit your application materials electronically to Materials that are not submitted electronically will not be accepted.

Can I submit my application electronically?
Yes, see above.

When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to apply for the 2019 Scholarships is February 22, 2019.

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