Beverly Clark & Lynnmarie Johnson American Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Bar Study Scholarship

Deadline: February 25, 2022 at 5pm EST

See details here

Beverly Clark (Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Sarnia Reserve).
Mary 21, 1939 – February 16, 2013.
Beverly received her BA in 1961 and her MA in 1963 from the University of Michigan. Prior to entering into the practice of law, Beverly was a public school teacher. She received her JD from Wayne State University in 1972. Her law practice focused on family law in the Detroit area. In 1983, Beverly became the first woman President of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (now known as the Michigan Association for Justice). She served on the Detroit Human Relations Commission as a Chair and Vice-Chair. She was the first Native American Commissioner for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and served between 1982 and 1991. She was the 2006 awardee of the American Indian Law Section’s Tecumseh Peacekeeping Award and served on the Board for Michigan Indian Legal Services.

Lynnmarie Johnson (Saginaw Chippewa descendant).
December 15, 1960 – July 21, 2015.
Lynnmarie was born in Flint, Michigan and was a resident of the Flint area all of her life. On February 23, 1980 she married Michael Bryan Johnson. Lynnmarie received her BBA from the University of Michigan in 1991, after receiving her AA, with honors, in 1989 from Mott Community College. Lynnmarie graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 1994. Not only was she a licensed attorney, she was also a certified public accountant. Her law practice had a focus on Bankruptcy and Estate Planning. She was a past Chair of the American Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and a board member for both Michigan Indian Legal Services and Legal Services of Eastern Michigan.

Requirements:

The following guidelines will be used in administering and making awards from the Beverly Clark
& Lynnmarie Johnson American Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Bar Study
Scholarship. Applicants must:

• Be an actively enrolled 3L law student or a recent law school graduate.
• Intend to sit for the Michigan Bar Examination.
• Compose and submit a Letter of Interest in the scholarship, which outlines your
commitment to Indian Country and/or to Native American communities.
• Submit a current resume and a recent law school transcript.

Submission Deadline:

Applications are due by February 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST by email to lmulhern@rosettelaw.com

Selection:

The American Indian Law Section Council will select the recipient based on the above guidelines.
Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding their status after the selection committee has met.

Award:

This shall be a one-time award, with the dollar amount and number of awards being based on the
available funds each year. The aggregate total maximum award amount to be distributed shall be
$1500 per year to one or more recipients. e.g. Three Recipients * Three $500 awards = $1500.

The G. William Rice Memorial Scholarship Deadline Approaching

G. William “Bill” Rice

was an attorney, University of Tulsa Law School professor, widely hailed expert on American Indian legal matters, and beloved mentor, colleague, am friend to many. A citizen of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Bill dedicated his life to furthering the rights of Indigenous peoples worldwide. This scholarship is granted in his name and is intended to help law students with the costs of the bar exam.

Applications due October 31st, 2021

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Association Indian Law School

THREE $2,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to deserving second or third year law school students who intend to practice Indian Law in Oklahoma.

Applications must include:

  1. Cover ketter describing commitmemnt to practice Indian Law in Oklahoma;
  2. Resujme describing Indian Law related activities;
  3. Law school transcript; and
  4. Academic or porfessional reference letter of support for your application.

Submit applications to:

Debra Gee

PO Box 1548

Ada, Oklahoma 74821

Or by email to: debra.gee@chickasaw.net

Awards will be announced in November during the OBA Annual Meeting- Indian Law Section

Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M

For those committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession, Texas A&M University School of Law announces the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M University School of Law.

The ACES program is a two-year fellowship designed to help early career legal scholars get the training and mentoring necessary to become successful members of the legal academy. Funded by Texas A&M’s Office of the Provost and administered by the University’s Office for Diversity, the fellowship is designed to help early career scholars who are strongly committed to diversity.

The position has a light teaching load (one class per year) to enable the Fellow to focus on advancing their research agenda, scholarship (including at least one published article), and other necessary skills in anticipation of seeking a tenure-track, faculty position on the law school teaching market. Faculty are committed to providing the mentoring necessary to help the Fellow to succeed on the legal academic job market and in the legal academy.

Details:

–24-month term, starting between July 1- August 10, 2022. 

–Teach one class per year

–$60,000 annual salary plus benefits

–$4,500 annual travel and development fund

–Reimbursement of moving expenses

–Eligibility:  Must have earned JD or PhD degree between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2022

–Applications are due by February 1, 2022; more information about the position (including application information) is here.

Thomas MitchellBrendan Maher, and Huyen Pham are on the appointments committee for this fellowship.  Please feel free to reach out to any of them with questions. 

The G. William Rice Memorial Scholarship

Two $1500 awards to deserving 2nd or 3rd year law school students who intend to practice Indian law in Oklahoma. For application details please see the flyer.

APPLICATION PERIOD: AUGUST 24th – OCTOBER 23rd, 2020

Awards will be announced in November during the OBA Annual
Meeting – Indian Law Section Meeting.

G. William “Bill” Rice was an attorney, University of Tulsa law professor, widely hailed expert on American Indian legal matters, and beloved mentor, colleague, and friend to many. A citizen of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Bill dedicated his life to furthering the rights of Indigenous peoples worldwide. This scholarship is granted in his name.

More information here.

NNABA Bar Review Scholarship Now Open; Due Feb. 28, 2020

The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 Bar Review Scholarship. The NNABA Foundation strives to foster the development of Native American lawyers. The Bar Review Scholarship is intended for Native applicants to the Bar at the critical time of the bar exam.

Applications are due February 28, 2020. Applicants must be Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian; be an active member of NNABA, a regional American Indian bar association, or NALSA; and be intending to take the bar exam within the next year. Applicants must submit an application, a transcript, a resume, and a personal statement.

Please visit www.nativeamericanbar.org/foundation-scholarships for the full application criteria. Awardees will be honored at the NNABA Annual Meeting, taking place Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Sandia Pueblo, NM.

2020 Udall Scholarships

The Udall Foundation invites you and interested students to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get updates on this program. A Facebook Live broadcast will discuss the scholarship program and provide helpful information and application tips—check out the hashtag #UdallScholarship2020. You can also visit Udall website at www.udall.gov to learn more the application process and the award.

Udall Enviromental Careers Scholarship Flyer

Udall TPP & HC Scholarship Flyer

 

American Indian and Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship Program

Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program AND are you interested in issues related to public safety, crime, and justice?

Would you like to learn how your education can be used to solve complex issues in these fields?

If so, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) would like to help you explore science in criminal justice and public safety through conference scholarships!

To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, NIJ will support up to fifteen American Indian and Alaska Native students to attend a criminal justice-related conference to explore the role of science in solving complex problems to increase public safety. Attendance at these conferences will allow students to explore the ways their interest in science applies to crime and justice, and to meet researchers and practitioners currently engaged in similar work. Additionally, students will learn about innovative, evidence-based, and technological solutions to justice issues.

Applications are due on May 17, 2019. Please see the flyer or website for more information.