Access to Justice Scholarship 

Presented by the Sacramento County Bar Foundation


The Sacramento County Bar Foundation

The Sacramento County Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as the charitable arm of the Sacramento County Bar Association. The Foundation’s mission is to support programs that improve the administration of justice, enhance public confidence in the legal profession, and cultivate an understanding of and respect for the rule of law. Consistent with its mission, the Foundation has historically provided financial support (in the form of grants) to non- profit organizations that have significant relationships to the Sacramento community and contribute to the quality and accessibility of justice, the honor and integrity of the legal profession, civic education.

Description of the Scholarship

In 2011, the Foundation accepted a generous endowment from the Sacramento County Bar Association for the purpose of establishing a scholarship. The scholarship is intended to assist law students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality and accessibility of justice.

Amount of Scholarship

Up to $1,000

Criteria

This scholarship is available to law students in good standing who currently attend one of the following Sacramento-area law schools: UC Davis School of Law, McGeorge Law School, or Lincoln Law School. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have worked for an organization that seeks to improve the quality and accessibility of justice in California and/or candidates who have accepted post-law school employment with an organization that seeks to improve the quality and accessibility of justice in California.

Application Procedure

To apply for this scholarship, please e-mail the following information to Sacramento County Bar Foundation,
Mary J. Burroughs – SCBA Executive Director at  mburroughs@sacbar.org

Access to Justice Scholarship Recipients 

In 2011, the Foundation accepted generous seed funding from the Sacramento County Bar Association to establish a scholarship. The scholarship assists law students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality and accessibility of justice.

In 2016 Kaly Livingston Rule receives the SCBF Access to Justice Scholarship from Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

In 2017 Justice Vance W. Raye presents SCBF Access to Justice Scholarship to Ruth Lindemann