Cameron County Bar Association Scholarship
The purpose of the Cameron County Bar Association Scholarship is to encourage students to enroll in an ABA-accredited law school and provide financial assistance to ensure students have the opportunity to further their academic career in the legal field. The Cameron County Bar Association will award $2,500 in financial assistance annually to one scholarship recipient who is enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. The applicant’s financial need; personal, family, and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered in selecting the recipients of the CCBA Scholarship. A committee of Cameron County Bar Association members will select the recipient.
To be eligible to receive a Cameron County Bar Association Scholarship, the applicant must meet all of the following requirements:
1. The applicant must be entering or enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school;
2. The applicant must be a current resident of Cameron County or have attended a high school in Cameron County for at least 2 academic years;
3. At the time of submission of the application, the applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 grading scale) or its equivalent at his or her high school, undergraduate institution or law school depending on the institution where the applicant is currently enrolled at the time he or she submits their application;
4. The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America; and
5. The applicant must provide two (2) letters of recommendation. At least one (1) of the letters of recommendation should be from a teacher, professor, principal or dean. If you have been out of school for a number of years and have difficulty finding an academic recommender, please substitute letters from an employer and/or others who have worked closely with you. No more than two (2) recommendations will be considered.