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Scholarship Name: New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Student Writing Competition Scholarship
Scholarship Description: Scholarship offered through the NYSBA to law students.
Award Amount: Up to $1,000.00
Number of Scholarships: Three (3) awards
Application Required: No
Official Transcript Required: No
References and Letter of Recommendations Required: No
Interview Required: No
Original Essay Required: Yes
Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must be currently enrolled (full-time or part time) law student (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D. candidates) in an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school; 2) Unpublished essay, on any issue(s) related to Animal Law, no more than twenty-five (25) pages, required; 3) Cover letter with entrant’s name, law school, expected year of graduation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number required; 4) Scholarships awarded as follows:

• 1st Place: $1,000.00 & Certificate of Achievement

• 2nd Place: $500.00 & Certificate of Achievement

• 3rd Place: Certificate of Recognition


o  Essay submissions must be submitted in Microsoft Word format and emailed to Kim Francis at, NLT deadline.

o  Students expecting to receive their degree in 2021 are eligible for consideration.

o  Submissions must be written by one (1), and only one (1) student, i.e., papers jointly written by more than one student or that have been subjected to line editing by professors or advisors shall not be considered.

o  Rules

Renewable: No
Location: Nationwide (US)
Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply): May be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student
Additional Applicant Requirements: Must be a law student
Category (Select all that apply):  Merit-based, Major/Field of Study
Web Site:
Point of Contact:

New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, New York  12207
Telephone: (877) 722-6271, ext. 250

Deadline: July 9, 2021 (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).