ABAW Spring Blossom Fellowship Application Process Is Open for 2022!

10 Mar 2022 5:15 PM | Anonymous

The Asian Bar Association of Washington is excited to announce the return of the Spring Blossom Fellowship for 2022!

The fellowship will provide one grant of up to $5,000 to a JD student attending a law school in the State of Washington (Gonzaga, SU, or UW) and who will be working with a public interest/service organization during Summer of 2022 and whose work advances the rights of women and/or immigrants.  Applicants must contact a potential employer himself/herself/themselves and arrange for a position in order to qualify for the fellowship.  Thus, applicants should start the process of seeking a summer position as soon as possible. 

Funding for the fellowship is made possible by a generous donation from Hon. Lorraine Lee and John Felleisen, in partnership with the Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation, in the name of and in honor and memory of, Chun Lan “Spring Blossom” Ng Woo, 1918-2008, an immigrant woman from China who lived her life with integrity, courage, and resilience. 

While the fellowship was inspired by the pressing needs of immigrant women, the criteria for award of the fellowship is broader. The fellowship is available to JD students working with a public interest/service organization and whose work advances the rights of women and/or immigrants; the organization does not need to “specialize” in or solely address issues related to the rights of women and/or immigrants.  Further, an applicant need not work only on projects related to the rights of women and/or immigrants during the term of the fellowship, as long as some of the applicant’s work will help advance such rights.  The extent to which the work advances the rights of women and/or immigrants will be just one factor in awarding the fellowship.  

Completed application packets must be submitted by email to David Tran, ABAW Scholarship Co-Coordinator, at dltran@live.com no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022.  Applicants selected for the interview phase of the selection process will be notified on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 for the interview phase.

For more information and to obtain application materials, please contact David Tran, ABAW Scholarship Co-Chair, at dltran@live.com.

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