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 indigenous (including Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander);
An active member of NNABA, a regional American Indian Bar Association, or the National Native American Law Students Association;
Be a graduate of or a current third year law student attending an ABA accredited law school in the U.S.; and
Intend to take a state bar examination in July 2024 or February 2025.
Applications: Applicant must complete the online NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship Application. Applicant must also provide a transcript, resume, and personal statement (maximum 300 words).
Selection Criteria: Selection Committee will consider background, academic performance, honors and awards, community service and leadership, and financial need.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024


  1. Complete the 2024 NNABA Foundation Bar Review Application.
    • You must submit with the application a personal statement (not to exceed 300 words) addressing how your background and/or career aspirations demonstrate a commitment to serving your community and the Native legal profession. To avoid losing your work in case of technical difficulties we recommend drafting your statement and saving it before you begin. You can then copy and paste your statement into the form.
  2. Submit the following additional information to the NNABA Foundation via email at [email protected].
    • An official or unofficial copy of your most recent law school transcript
    • Resume

The completed application, including your personal statement, as well as your resume and law school transcript must all be provided before the March 15, 2024 deadline.

If you do not submit all the required information, your application will not be considered by the NNABA Foundation.

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