Texas Appleseed, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions©, and Texas attorneys supporting the Diversity Legal Scholars program believe that law schools should be accessible to all qualified students. This program helps low-income people of color expand their law school options by awarding scholarships covering the full cost of a Kaplan (LSAT) preparation course.
Application Background and Details
To apply, applicants must submit all of the following: Please include your full name on each item submitted.
- Completed two-page application, including applicant signature.
- Résumé, including work experience and community service.
- Copy of college transcript (and any graduate school transcript(s)) from school currently enrolled or received degree from (official preferred, unofficial accepted).
- Financial need documentation (proof of financial aid received at college or most recent tax return).
- A statement of economic or personal social disadvantage (max 500 words).
- One letter of recommendation, preferably one from a professor or employer/supervisor.
- An essay that addresses a current issue that interests you and how the legal community could address the issue (350-750 words).
ATTN: Diversity Legal Scholars Program
1609 Shoal Creek, Ste. 201
Austin, TX 78701
Emails can be directed to Gabriella McDonald via this email address: DLS@texasappleseed.net
Applications must be postmarked by the deadline or emailed by 11:59 p.m. Central on the deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Join our Diversity Legal Scholars Facebook group.
- Texas Appleseed awards scholarships three times a year.
- Texas Appleseed has awarded more than 300+ of these scholarships since the program began in 1997.