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    Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program

    Offered by Rhode Island Bar Association

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 4, 2024
    2 awards worth

    $25,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a resident of Rhode Island who will be entering law school in the upcoming fall semester? If so, consider applying for the Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program! Each year, the scholarship awards $25,000 each to two incoming law school students who are residing in Rhode Island. This scholarship was established in 1989 in honor of the late Thomas F. Black, Jr., an impressive lawyer and banker with notable participation in civic and charitable causes. If you’re from Rhode Island, are passionate about becoming a lawyer, and are looking for some help to pay off your law school costs, we encourage you to apply!

    About Rhode Island Bar Association

    The Rhode Island Bar Association supports and fosters high legal practice standards by assisting Rhode Island residents who show interest in becoming outstanding lawyers and those who need financial assistance in studying law.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Academic Interest

    Law

    State

    Rhode Island

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) be Rhode Island residents and (2) be entering their first year of law school in the upcoming fall semester.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a SAR report, their most recent tax returns, and the below application materials.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Rhode Island Bar Association at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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