Scholarship Guidelines


Investing in the next generation of lawyers, SOAR for Justice has established the inaugural scholarship program to help defray the costs of obtaining a law school education, including tuition, fees, books and related expenses. The $500 award recognizes qualified law students who have been personally impacted by domestic violence or intend to pursue a legal career assisting survivors with their legal needs upon graduation. Candidates must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and a proven track record in furthering social justice.

Eligibility Requirements

• Enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited California law school in the academic year 

• Personal experience overcoming domestic violence and/or a sincere interest in pursuing a legal career assisting survivors of abuse upon graduation

• Academic achievement

• Financial need

Application Process

To apply for the SOAR for Justice Scholarship, qualified candidates must submit the following supporting materials:

• Completed Application Form

• Current Resume

• Official or Unofficial Law School Transcript 

• Personal Statement (2000 word maximum) explaining how you have been impacted by domestic violence and/or why you wish to pursue a career advocating on behalf of survivors as well as how you will improve diversity in the field of social justice. Please also describe your financial need.

Submit the completed application along with your supporting documents as a single

PDF document to Dovie Yoana King, SOAR for Justice Director. 

All materials must be received by 5pm on June 30, 2019.

No late or incomplete applications will be considered.

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