Scholarship Application

 

JUANITA E. JACKSON-MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

The Monumental City Bar Foundation, Inc. (MCBF) is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporate entity. It is the service arm of the Monumental City Bar Association, Baltimore’s oldest and largest minority bar association.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:         $5,000

 

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:     Must be second, third, or fourth year evening/day law student enrolled in a law school in the State of Maryland in good academic standing. Law students graduating in May are not eligible to apply.

 

CRITERIA:     Applicants are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership Skills
  • Community Service
  • Quality of Essay
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendations
  • Interview
  • Commitment to the legal profession and the Baltimore City community
  • Financial Need
  • Work Experience

 

ESSAY TOPIC: Juanita Jackson Mitchell became one of the first African American women to graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law and was the first African American woman to be admitted to the Maryland bar. She was a leader and a crusader for issues that were important to her and she used her law degree to make significant positive impacts in her community. In the spirit of Juanita Jackson Mitchell and all of her accomplishments, how will you use your law degree to positively impact your community? 

 

INTERVIEW: All applicants must be available for an interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee during the second (2nd) week of April.

Note: If you are an applicant who is out of town during the second (2nd) week of April, a telephone interview may be arranged.

 

AMOUNT OF AWARD: The Monumental City Bar Foundation, Inc. will award two (2) scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to one student from the University of Maryland School of Law and one student from the University of Baltimore School of Law.             

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:     Applications must be emailed to scholarship@monumentalcitybar.org no later than 5:00pm on the first (1st ) Wednesday in April.

 

AWARD DATE:     Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of April.

 

CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS:     Scholarship Committee Chairman

scholarship@monumentalcitybar.org


PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:

GENERAL INFORMATION


EDUCATION INFORMATION

LEADERSHIP INFORMATION

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

CAREER STATEMENT

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES

ESSAY QUESTION

In a typed, double-spaced narrative of no more than 500 words, please discuss the following:

Juanita Jackson Mitchell became one of the first African American women to graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law and was the first African American woman admitted to the Maryland bar. She was a leader and a crusader for issues that were important to her and she used her law degree to make significant positive impacts in her community. In the spirit of Juanita Jackson Mitchell and all of her accomplishments, how will you use your law degree to positively impact your community?

FINANCIAL NEED STATEMENT

Please provide a brief statement describing your financial need. Be sure to describe any financial hardships endured by you and your family that make it difficult to afford your education.

CERTIFICATION

The undersigned applicant hereby affirms that the information provided herein is true and accurate to the best of his/her knowledge and belief.

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Applicant’s Signature Date