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Scholarship Application

Law School Scholarship Application 2023

NJSBF LogoFor Law Students Entering Second and Third Year, September 2023
Applications are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 New Jersey State Bar Foundation Scholarship Program. Eligible students (entering their second or third year at one of NJ’s 3 law schools or Columbia Law School) are encouraged to submit this application if they want to be considered for one of the below described scholarships for the upcoming academic year. The criteria for the selection of the candidates includes academic excellence (grade point average and class standing), participation in extracurricular activities, financial need, and community service.

Deadline for Application: APRIL 21, 2023
Applicants are encouraged to review the application in its entirety and familiarize themselves with the questions before starting to enter information. There is no way to save the application during the submission process.

In addition to the information submitted into the online application form, the following materials must be uploaded:
• Personal Statement and Essay (not to exceed 2 pages)
• Current resume
• Unofficial transcript of college and/or law school academic record

Questions? Contact Mary Jean Barnes, JD, Director of Administration and Grant Programs, at mjbarnes@njsbf.org

Available Scholarships

* Please note that the Bar Foundation reserves the right to withhold awarding any specific scholarship in any given year.

About the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Scholarships

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is proud to administer a scholarship program in recognition of the first woman president of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the first woman associate justice appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court. She was one of only 12 women in a class of 253 when she received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 1959. Her legacy includes authoring over 225 opinions while on the N.J. Supreme Court. She was at the forefront of alternative dispute resolution. Justice Garibaldi was also the initial force behind the Bar Foundation’s nationally-recognized high school mock trial program. In funding scholarships for New Jersey women in law school through a bequest from the Marie S. Garibaldi (Justice Garibaldi’s mother) will, the Bar Foundation carries on the support and advancement of women in the profession.

Personal Statement and Essay

Required File Uploads

A. Personal Information

B. Education

C. Financial Information

D. Extracurricular Activities/Community Involvement

E. Certification