State Bar of Texas Tax Section Scholarship

The Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas annually awards up to three $2,000 scholarships to students demonstrating academic excellence and commitment to the study and practice of tax law.  Any student who is enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school at the time the application is submitted, and who intends to practice tax law in Texas, is eligible to apply.  Thus, persons who have been accepted to law school, but have not yet started classes at the time the application is filed, are ineligible to apply.  However, persons who have recently graduated at the time the scholarship is awarded are eligible to apply.

April 4, 2020

Selection criteria of the scholarships include: merit, scholarship performance, financial need, and demonstrated experience and interest in the field of tax law.  Consideration is also given to extracurricular activities both inside and outside law school, including but not limited to legal externships or internships with state or federal taxing authorities such as the Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts or Texas-based legal aid societies and clinics.

A completed application must be returned by email to Alyson Outenreath at

All information, including supporting documentation such as letters of recommendation and transcripts, must be included in a single submission.  Transcripts do not need to be in original or certified form.  Please scan all of the documents and attach the scan to an email as a single document in PDF form.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be time-stamped by no later than April 4, 2020.  The scholarships will be awarded at the State Bar Annual Meeting in June 2020 in Dallas, Texas.  Winners need not be present to accept the award.

2020 SBOT Tax Section Law Student Scholarship Application