Indigenous Law Student Scholarship
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FIRST PEOPLES LAW
First Peoples Law was established as a vehicle for defending and advancing Indigenous Peoples'​ Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights. We do this by providing the highest-quality legal services while actively participating in public education.

Our objective is to play a meaningful role in Indigenous Peoples'​ ongoing struggle for a more respectful and equitable world for themselves and their children.

As part of our commitment to supporting the development of Indigenous lawyers, First Peoples Law is offering a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to an Indigenous law student with a demonstrated interest in serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples.

ELIGIBILITY
In order to be considered for the First Peoples Law Scholarship, an applicant must:

1) be an Indigenous student (i.e. First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) currently enrolled at a Canadian law school as a JD candidate as of September 2019; and

2) have a demonstrated interest in serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
1) One of the following:

(a) Reference letter from a member of your home community identifying and
confirming your commitments and interests. It is suggested but not required that this
reference letter come from a community Elder, elected or hereditary leader, or
traditional knowledge-holder

OR

(b) Reference letter from an organization, entity or other body which provides services
and supports for or on behalf of Indigenous Peoples

2) One reference letter from an employer or professor (or other faculty member)

3) Proof of enrollment as an Indigenous student at a Canadian law school

4) A 500-word essay explaining how you intend to use your law degree to serve and advance the interests of Indigenous Peoples

APPLICATION DEADLINE
July 31, 2019
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