Ally Financial Law Scholars Program

The Ally Financial Law Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of qualified, competitive African-American or Black students entering legal studies. This multi-year award supports the scholar throughout their matriculation in Law School.

Candidate Requirements
• Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
• Be a full-time scholar at an accredited college or university
• Be a graduating senior entering law school upon receiving undergraduate degree
• Be a undergraduate alumni entering law school as a first year law scholar
• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
• Exhibit leadership and be active in community
• Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students

Application Materials
• Completed 2-part online application must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on the deadline date.
• Personal Statement Response
• Video Essay Response (not to exceed 5 minutes)
• 2 Letter of Recommendation
• Transcript(s) – must be uploaded directly in Academic Works (application portal)
• Resume listing work experience, extracurricular activities, honors, community service and special skills

Visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website for FAQs:

Supplemental Questions
  1. *Video Essay Response*: Which of your accomplishments makes you most proud, and why? (provide URL link to view video; video must not exceed 5 minutes)
  2. *Personal Statement*: What makes you interested in the legal profession, and how has your personal experience prepared you for a career in law? (500 word maximum)
  3. Upload a legible copy of your current transcript in a PDF file. We must be able to read clearly the name of academic institution, student name and information, courses, grades and other information detailed on the transcript.
  4. Upload resume in a PDF file listing your employment, community service, academic information, extracurricular activities, honors and special skills.