2021 CCLA Law School Scholarship is Now Open!

March 5, 2021

The Capital City Law Association (CCLA) is proud to announce that its 2021 scholarship application process is now open. CCLA’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our community through education, service, and scholarship. CCLA will award two scholarships to deserving law students who demonstrate a commitment to practicing in the Triangle area and using their legal training and skills to benefit low-income and/or traditionally underserved communities.

Qualifications: To be considered for the CCLA scholarship, the applicants must be current law school students, or preparing to graduate law school in May 2021 and take the July 2021 Bar. Applicants must be in good academic standing at an accredited North Carolina Law School and exemplify the mission of CCLA. Active participation in the law school chapter of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is preferred but not required.

Application Process: To apply for the scholarship, applicants must download and submit a completed application found here.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM. Completed application materials may be submitted via U.S. Mail to Capital City Lawyers Association, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 68, Raleigh, North Carolina 27602 or applications may be scanned and sent via e-mail to contact@capitalcitylawyersnc.com. For e-mail submissions, please type “CCLA Scholarship Application” in the subject line. The recipients will consist of the two applicants who best demonstrate a genuine interest in using their legal knowledge and training to assist members of low-income and/or traditionally underserved communities. Recipients will be notified by telephone of their selection.

In accordance with the current orders for limits on public gatherings and social distancing, recipients will be awarded their stipend by mail on or after May 1, 2021.

For more information, please contact Ashley Payne Ratliff, Fundraising/Scholarship Committee Chair at contact@capitalcitylawyersnc.com.