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 2023 or February 2024.
Applications: Applicant must complete the online NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship Application available at Applicant must include 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.


  1. Complete the 2023 NNABA Foundation Bar Review Application.
  2. Draft 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.
  3. Submit the following electronically to [email protected] by March 15, 2023.
    • Completed 2023 NNABA Foundation Bar Review Application
    • Personal Statement
    • An official or unofficial copy of your most recent law school transcript
    • Resume

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.