Scholarships

The D. Augustus Straker Bar Foundation awards scholarships for students seeking financial assistance in the pursuit of a degree in law. There is one scholarship will be awarded to a diverse law student at the Straker Bar Association Corporate Counsel Breakfast, and one or more scholarships will be awarded to African American students at the Straker Bar Association’s Annual Trailblazer Award and Scholarship Dinner. Our first scholarships were presented at the 1999 Trailblazer's Dinner, and through the fundraising efforts of the Straker Bar Association. Since that time, the Foundation has awarded well over $100,000 to law students. Below is a list of the current scholarships:

  • MLK Drum Major for Justice Oral Advocacy Competition
    • 11th and 12 grade high school students
    • Current Application Deadline - April 9, 2019

  • Harry J. Pearce Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
    • Third-year law students
    • Current Application Deadline - April 21, 2019  **DEADLINE EXTENDED**

  • A. Kay Stanfield Spinks Law Student Scholarship
    • Law Students entering their second or third year
    • Current Application Deadline - May 17, 2019

  • The D. Augustus Straker Public Interest Fund
    • Law Students entering their second or third year
    • Current Application Deadline - TBD


Download the 2019 scholarship brochure HERE.