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Joint APABA-BALIF Scholarship

  • 05 Apr 2018
  • 5:00 PM

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Charity (the “APABA Silicon Valley Charity”) and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom Foundation (the “BALIF Foundation”) are pleased to announce a special joint scholarship for law students who have a demonstrated commitment to the Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities.


To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have shown excellence and achievement in law school, and:

  • Overcome personal hardships or challenges; and
  • Demonstrated leadership and service in support of their local Asian Pacific American (“APA”) and LGBT communities.
Award One joint scholarship of $3,000.



Application for the scholarship includes the following:

  • Résumé submission.  Please include grade point average if applicable.  The applicant’s grade point average and law school enrollment are subject to verification.
  • Essay submission (two page maximum).  The essay should address how the applicant fulfills the above-mentioned purpose of the scholarship.
  • Interview.  Scholarship finalists will be interviewed on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

The APABA Silicon Valley Charity & the BALIF Foundation also require that the recipient:

  • Attend and volunteer at the APABA Silicon Valley 33nd Anniversary Gala, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on October 5, 2018;
  • Attend the BALIF Annual Gala in 2019 (invited but not required to attend);
  • Become a Student Member of APABA Silicon Valley (free of charge) and BALIF ($10.00);
  • Participate as an APABA Silicon Valley Student Liaison at his or her law school by (i) advertising APABA Silicon Valley events and scholarships, and (ii) encouraging fellow law students to attend events and apply for future scholarships;
  • Join an APABA Silicon Valley Committee; and 
  • Become a New Member with APABA Silicon Valley and BALIF upon graduation.


Deadline Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., April 5, 2018.  




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