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2017 Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation Scholarship Application
Thank you for your interest in the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation Scholarship. The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation is committed to equality and diversity in the legal profession in San Diego County. Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation has dedicated resources to the assistance, motivation and encouragement of law students in an effort to increase the number of new legal minds in this county. Pursuant to our goals and purpose, the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation created several scholarships to celebrate and commend the academic excellence and community service effort put forward by students in our community.

To view a list of our current scholarships please visit:

Applications are due by 11:59pm on October 4th, 2017.

Scholarship recipients are expected to make their best efforts to practice law in San Diego
upon passage of the bar exam.

February California Bar Exam Applicants Only: Only law students graduating in December 2017 and who have a good faith intention to practice in San Diego County may apply. As a condition of receiving a bar scholarship through Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation you agree to report your bar results to the Foundation upon request.

If you have any questions, please contact Scholarship Chair Joy Utomi at

Which scholarship program are you applying for?
Full Name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
Date of Birth
Phone Number
Ethnic Origin
Law School
Law School GPA
Law School Extra-Curricular Activities:
Undergraduate Institution (General Application Only)
Undergraduate Major (General Application Only)
Undergraduate GPA (General Application Only)
Undergraduate Honors Received (General Application Only)
Undergraduate Extra Curricular Activities (General Application Only)
Please list any Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association or Foundation events you have attended:
Please list any community service you have participated in, and the dates of service:
Please describe your financial need:
Have you received an EBGBF scholarship in the past?
Please attach the follow documents to this application:

PERSONAL STATEMENT: In 1000 words or less, please explain why you should be awarded a EBGBF scholarship, how this award would impact your personal or professional aspirations, and your involvement with the African American community. You may include information regarding your background, reasons for pursuing further education, challenges you face outside of school, and any other information you would like to have considered by the scholarship selection committee. The personal statement should be double-spaced.


LAW SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT (Unofficial permitted)


Supporting Documentation
Please attach all requested material in one (1) PDF packet in the order listed above.
Certification Statement
I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. If requested, I agree to provide additional information for verification purposes. Please enter your full name below as confirmation.
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