ABAW Student Scholarship Foundation

The Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (“ABAWSSF”) provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students of Asian heritage currently attending law schools in the state of Washington.  

SPRING BLOSSOM FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS NOW OPEN!

The Asian Bar Association of Washington is excited to announce the return of the Spring Blossom Fellowship for 2020!

The fellowship will provide one grant of up to $5,000 to a law student (Gonzaga, SU, or UW) who will be working with a public interest/service organization during the Summer of 2020 to advance the rights of women and/or immigrants.  Applicants must contact a potential employer him or herself and arrange for a summer 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 donation from Lorraine Lee and John Felleisen, in partnership with the Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation.  The first three years of the fellowship will be awarded 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 students working with a public interest/service organization whose work advances the rights of women and/or immigrants; the sponsoring 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 issues 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 to fellowship@abawssf.org by email no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  Applicants selected for the interview phase of the selection process will be notified on Monday, March 30, 2020, and interviews will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

For more information and to obtain application materials, please contact:

David Tran, ABAW Scholarship Chair, at dltran@live.com, or

Cindy Yeung, ABAWSSF Spring Blossom Fellowship Coordinator, at fellowship@abawssf.org.

*ABAWSSF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the number of scholarships awarded, the dollar amount of each scholarship, and/or to not award any scholarships in 2020.

*Please note that past scholarship recipients and immediate family members of current ABAWSSF and ABAW voting board members are ineligible for a 2020 ABAWSSF Scholarship.

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