State Bar of Wisconsin Offers 1L book scholarships

 The State Bar of Wisconsin's Diversity Outreach Committee will offer a limited number of scholarships in the spring of 2009 to reimburse the cost of law school books. First year students of diverse backgrounds may apply for the reimbursement if they are in good academic standing and can demonstrate financial need. The reimbursements will not exceed $500 per student. Specific scholarship amounts depend on the availability of funds and the number of applicants.

Application Guidelines
1.    Complete the official book reimbursement scholarship application form.
2.    Attach a one-paragraph statement (maximum length:  one page, double spaced) on how diversity has impacted your life.
3.    Attach a copy of your second-semester required law book proof(s) of purchase.
4.     Identify your required book purchases by circling each in ink.
The Diversity Outreach Committee will notify students selected for its 2009 Diversity Reimbursement Book Scholarships by U.S. mail no later than March 16, 2009. 

Application Form

Please submit two copies of application materials no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009 to: Ruth Robarts, Assistant Dean for Student & Academic Affairs, at or Room 5105, UW Law School

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION (Please print legibly.)


Name: _____________________________________________________


Law School:  ________________________________________________


Local Address:  _______________________________________________________________



Local Telephone Number:  ______________________________________________________


Cell Phone Number:  __________________________________________________________


Email address:  __________________________________________________


Resident of the State of Wisconsin:   ____________                       ______________

                                                            Yes                                          No




  1. What is the dollar amount of loans you have incurred for this academic year? ___________________


  1. Are you receiving a scholarship or fellowship for this academic year? _______   If your answer is yes, please provide the source and amount of the scholarship or fellowship.





  1. Have you received a waiver of out-of-state tuition (UW)?  __________________



  1. Do you have an assistantship at the law school or anywhere else on campus? ________


If your answer is yes, please describe the assistantship and any stipend, wage or other compensation you receive for participating in the assistantship.







Your signature is a representation that you are eligible for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Diversity Book Reimbursement Scholarship.  By signing this application form, you certify that the information on this application is correct.



Signature:  ____________________________________       Date:  ________________________




Submitted by Ruth Robarts, Assistant Dean for Student & Academic Affairs on January 12, 2009

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