APPLY FOR the 2021 ¡ANDALE! SCHOLARSHIP
LATINO BAR ASSOCIATION
The Nevada Latino Bar Association (the “LBA”) is proud to present its third annual ¡Andale! Scholarship. According to the Hispanic National Bar Association, while making up 18% of the U.S. population, Latinos/Latinx/Hispanics comprise only 5% of the nation’s lawyers. As part of its mission, the LBA is dedicated to increasing representation and diversity in the legal profession. An important part of meeting this goal is increasing the number of Latino/Latinx/Hispanic students entering law school.
A significant barrier for many Latino/Latinx/Hispanic college students who wish to attend law school is the inability to afford a preparation course for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Additionally, the costs associated with registering for the exam itself can present a financial barrier to aspiring law students. The LSAT is a required exam for the majority of law schools in the country, and serves as a factor for admissions and scholarships. Taking an LSAT preparation course can help students achieve higher LSAT scores and ultimately increase their chances of being accepted to law school. With this in mind, the LBA organized the ¡Andale! 5Krace, which raises funds for scholarships to pay for Latino/Latinx/Hispanic college students and recent graduates to offset the costs of taking the LSAT and an LSAT preparation course.
The LBA ¡Andale! Scholarship includes registration for an LSAT prep course from KAPLAN ($1,299 value), one LSAT examination application fee ($200 value), the Credential Assembly Service fee ($195 value), and one LSAT law school report ($45 value). The LBA will work with the awardees and tender payment for fees directly to KAPLAN and reimburse students for the LSAT fees listed.
To be eligible, applicants must:
●Have earned, or be on track to earn by 2022, a Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited four-year college or university (i.e., current seniors);
●self-identify as Latino/Latinx/Hispanic;
●be eligible to register and attend a KAPLAN LSAT prep course in 2022;
●plan to sit for the LSAT in 2022;
●plan to apply to law school for the 2022 or 2023 cohort (spring or fall); and
●demonstrate a financial need.
●Ties to Nevada are preferred but not required.
Deadline for Submission
Applications and transcripts must be submitted no later than by 11:59 p.m. PT on September 15, 2021, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The applicant will receive a confirmation email within 2-3 days after submitting the application. Please direct any questions regarding this scholarship to LBANevada@gmail.com.
2019 ¡Andale! Scholarship award winners:
Mario Jael Aguayo Oropeza
Julio Ray Cisneros
Gabriela Dorado Martinez
Valeria Cecilia Gamez
Natale Elizabeth Muro
Magaly Ereida Quezada
Mauro Quiroga Claros
America Reyes Marcos
Leslie Yukye Reyes
Julian Alfredo Sarabia
Kathia Linette Sotelo Calderon