DIVERSITY & SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS



APABA Silicon Valley 2017 Diversity Awards

**APPLICATION SUBMISSION FOR THIS AWARD HAS CLOSED**

APABA Silicon Valley is now accepting applications for its 2017 law firm and corporate legal diversity awards. Each year the bar recognizes applicants who demonstrate exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in the greater legal community.

Applications are due by June 23, 2017. **New extended deadline**

For more information and to download the application, please click the links below:
   •  2017 Corporate Legal Diversity Award Application
   •  2017 Law Firm Diversity Award Application

The awards will be presented at APABA Silicon Valley's 32nd Annual Awards Gala on October 13, 2017 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Please feel free to forward this information to other in-house or firm attorneys.

Questions? Email us at: apabasv.diversity@gmail.com.

Past Law Firm Award Recipients

2016 White & Case LLP
Berliner Cohen LLP
2015 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
McManis Faulkner
2014 Reed Smith LLP
Paragon Legal Group, P.C.
2013 Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Cooley LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
2012 Keker & Van Nest LLP
2011 Morrison & Foerster LLP
2010 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

Past Corporate Award Recipients

2016 Walmart
Lyft
2015 VMware
2014 Varian Medical Systems
2013 Gap
2012 Juniper Networks
2011 Netapp
2010 Yahoo!
2009 Nokia
2008 Sun Microsystems
2007 PG&E
2006 Intel

APABA Silicon Valley & BALIF Joint Scholarship 2017

**APPLICATION SUBMISSION FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP HAS CLOSED**

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA Silicon Valley”) Charity Foundation and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (“BALIF”) are pleased to announce a special joint scholarship for law students who have a demonstrated commitment to the Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities.

PURPOSE: To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have shown excellence and achievement in
law school, and:

  • Overcome personal hardships or challenges; and
  • Demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities.

AWARD: One joint scholarship of $3,000.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Application for the scholarship includes the following:

  • Résumé submission. Please include grade point average if applicable. The applicant’s grade point average and law school enrollment are subject to verification.
  • Essay submission (two page maximum). The essay should address how the applicant fulfills the above-mentioned purpose of the scholarship.
  • Interview. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

In addition, scholarship recipient is required to:

  • Attend the APABA Silicon Valley 32nd Anniversary Gala, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on October 13, 2017;
  • Attend the BALIF Annual Gala in 2018 (invited but not required to attend);
  • Become a Student Member of APABA Silicon Valley (free of charge) and BALIF ($10.00);
  • Participate as an APABA Silicon Valley Student Liaison at his or her law school by (i) advertising APABA Silicon Valley events and scholarships, and (ii) encouraging fellow law students to attend events and apply for future scholarships; and
  • Become a New Member with APABA Silicon Valley and BALIF upon graduation from law school.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., April 7, 2017. Interview will be held on April 15, 2017.

SUBMISSION: Application submission for this scholarship is now closed. If you have any questions, please feel free to send your email to scholarship@apabasv.com.

Please find the flyer here.

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APABA Silicon Valley Equal Justice Scholarship 2017

**APPLICATION SUBMISSION FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP HAS CLOSED**

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley ("APABA Silicon Valley") Charity Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the APABA Silicon Valley Equal Justice Scholarship.

PURPOSE: To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have:

  • Overcome personal hardships or challenges;
  • Shown excellence and achievement in law school; and
  • Demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American community.

Although not required, strong preference will be given to those law students who interned this past summer or will be interning next summer at a nonprofit organization that serves the Asian Pacific American community and who show financial need.

AWARDS: Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Résumé submission. Please include grade point average if applicable. Grade point average and enrollment are subject to verification.
  2. Essay submission. (Two page maximum). The essay should address how the applicant satisfies the above-mentioned purpose of the scholarship. If interning at a non-profit organization that serves the Asian Pacific American community, please also address your goals for the internship.
  3. Interview. Finalists will be interviewed on April 2, 2017.

In addition, APABA Silicon Valley Charity Foundation requires that all scholarship recipients:

  • Attend the APABA Silicon Valley 32nd Anniversary Gala, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on October 13, 2017;
  • Become a Student Member of APABA Silicon Valley (free of charge);
  • Participate as APABA Silicon Valley ’s Student Liaison at his or her law school by advertising APABA Silicon Valley events and rallying fellow law students to attend APABA Silicon Valley events and advertising scholarships for the APABA Silicon Valley Charity Foundation;
  • Join an APABA Silicon Valley Committee; and
  • Become a New Member with APABA Silicon Valley upon graduation from law school.

DEADLINE: Application must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 24, 2017. Interviews will be held on April 2, 2017. 

SUBMISSION: Application submission for this scholarship is now closed. If you have any questions, please feel free to send your email to scholarship@apabasv.com.

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