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The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship awards a $10,000 scholarship to a graduating law student currently attending a Massachusetts law school who is committed to providing legal assistance to underrepresented individuals and communities in Massachusetts upon graduating. Awardees will be given leadership opportunities in the MBA.

Candidates applying for this scholarship must meet the qualities that the MBA values and finds essential in those who will become practicing attorneys. In particular, applicants must (1) demonstrate a strong and specific commitment to serving the public interest, (2) have a proven record of hard work and academic accomplishment, and (3) have demonstrated integrity and honesty.

Applicants must submit a completed online application, including three essay questions, along with a letter of recommendation and resume to holmesscholarship@massbar.org no later than March 6. The MBA may then require a transcript and will conduct an in-person interview of the final applicants to further assess the applicants' experience, qualifications and interests. The scholarship will be awarded at the MBA’s Annual Dinner on May 9, at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

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