The National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) provides four scholarships each year to African-American students currently in law school. Each scholarship requires a membership in the organization.
Scholarships include the Rodney Pulliam Memorial Scholarship for third and fourth year law students who plan to work in the public sector, the Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship for first or second year law students, the NBLSA Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship for first, second or third year law students who have excelled academically, and the Nelson Mandela Scholarship for Pre-Law students only.
Each applicant will be required to complete an essay on a topic that is related to the specific scholarship for which they are applying. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the annual NBLSA National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
The National Black Law Students Association was formed in 1968 and currently represents the interests of African-American law students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the non-profit, member-based organization sponsors the scholarships to encourage more African-American students to pursue careers in the law and to promote their educational and professional needs.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JANUARY of each year, and the award amount VARIES.
For more details, visit www.nblsa.org/scholarships/