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SCBA Student Scholarship Program
Application Information

The Seattle Chinese Bar Association (SCBA) is proudly presenting its inaugural Student Scholarship program this year, generously sponsored by local firms and SCBA members.  SCBA aims to support law students in their academic and early career development by providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships to Chinese-speaking law students currently enrolled in an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school in the State of Washington (applicants from a JD. M.J, or LL.M. program are all welcome). 


The 2023 Scholarship Program will offer the following awards:

  • SCBA Excellency Scholarship - $1,000 (1 to 2 awards)

  • SCBA Student General Scholarship - $500 (3 to 5 awards)


SCBA is a non-profit professional association of attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals in the local Chinese community.  SCBA facilitates and cultivates professional and personal relationships among its members and the community by fostering the exchange of ideas and information.  SCBA strives to advance the professional development of its members by providing networking and mentorship opportunities, hosting monthly events including CLEs and talks, and maintaining an active listserv, which is a valuable resource to members. For more information, please visit our website at

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors: Allbright Seattle LLC, Tripalink, Xiaoming Liu, Esq. and Qingqing Miao, Esq., and an anonymous SCBA member. Their contributions have made this scholarship program possible, and we appreciate their commitment to the success of Chinese legal community.

Application Process and Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must (1) be a law student currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school in the State of Washington and (2) speak Chinese fluently.

The following materials are required to apply for the scholarship:

  1. A copy of your résumé in both English and Chinese;

  2. Evidence of your current enrollment at an ABA accredited law school in the State of Washington (acceptable evidence includes an unofficial law school transcript or, for first-year law students, a class schedule provided by the law school);

  3. A personal statement, no longer than 500 words, describing your contributions to the Asian immigrant community at large or plans on contributions to the Asian immigrant community at large after graduation and how the scholarship will assist you in achieving your goals; and

  4. Two (2) references (their name, relationship to you, email, and phone number).

All application materials must be emailed to and no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023. It is imperative that applicants use the following email subject format: “2023 SCBA Scholarship Application - [Name of Applicant] - [University Name].” Applications must be in either .PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Candidates in consideration for the scholarship will be contacted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, to schedule a 20-minute video conference interview, which will be conducted in Mandarin and held between April 20 and April 24, 2023.

The recipients of the SCBA Student Scholarships will be notified on Monday, May 1, 2023.  A formal announcement of the selected recipients will be made on a later date through the SCBA newsletter and website.  In preparation for the announcement, scholarship recipients may be required to work with SCBA to record a short video introducing themselves and briefly describing what the scholarship means to them, along with their plans on contributions to the Asian immigrant community in the future.  By applying for a scholarship, an applicant agrees to provide such video and to permit the SCBA to use any and all information contained in the applicant’s application materials.

Please direct any questions to William Wu, SCBA Scholarship Chair, at

*SCBA 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 2023.

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