2024 LSAT Prep Course Scholarship

The Maryland Hispanic Bar Association (“MHBA”) is dedicated to increasing the diversity of the legal profession. An important part of meeting this goal is increasing the number of Latinx students entering law school.

A significant barrier for many Latinx college students who wish to pursue attend law school is the inability to afford a preparation course for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Additionally, the costs of registering for the exam itself can present a financial barrier to aspiring law students. The LSAT is a required exam for most law schools in the country and serves as a factor for admissions and scholarship awards. Taking an LSAT preparation course can help students achieve higher LSAT scores and ultimately a better chance of being accepted to law school. The MHBA will award scholarships to pay for college students and recent graduates with demonstrated commitment to the Latinx community to offset the costs of taking an LSAT preparation course.

The MHBA scholarship includes registration for an LSAT prep course from Kaplan titled “LSAT Prep – Live Online” and it provides 12 months of unlimited access to expert-led instruction and practice materials – a $1,399 value. The MHBA will work with the awardees and tender payment for courses directly to Kaplan. The Award Receipt will also receive (1) courtesy ticket entry to the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association’s 2024 Gala to network with attorneys and judges in attendance.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Maryland, DC or Virginia, or be on track to obtain a Bachelor’s degree by 2024 or 2025 (i.e., current juniors or seniors);
  • submit official transcript by application deadline;
  • demonstrate involvement and commitment to Latinx community;
  • be eligible to register and attend a Kaplan® LSAT prep course in 2025;
  • plan to sit for the LSAT in 2025;
  • plan to apply to law school for the 2025 or 2026 cohort (spring or fall); and
  • demonstrate a financial need.
  • Must attend the MHBA gala on September 20, 2024 in Ellicott City, MD

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Applications, along with an official college transcript, must be submitted no later than by 11:59 p.m. PT on August 15, 2024, via email to MHBAScholarships@gmail.com. The applicant will receive a confirmation email within 2-3 days after submitting the application. Please direct any questions regarding this scholarship to MHBAScholarships@gmail.com. Finalists will be selected from all applicants to be interviewed, and winners will be notified by September 1, 2024.