Award Details

Award Name

J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation Merit-Based Scholarships

Submission Deadline


Possible Recipients


Open To
  • Student
Award Sponsor

J.L. Turner Legal Association

 The Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of the J.L. Turner Legal Association (“JLTLA”)—Dallas’ African American Bar
Association. The Foundation was created to raise tax deductible donations to support the work and mission of
the JLTLA including, increasing diversity in the legal profession, mentoring, and supporting pipeline initiatives
and continuing legal education. Each year the Foundation awards thousands of dollars for merit and needbased
scholarships to minority law students with ties to the DFW community. We are seeking applicants for
our 2022 scholarship awards. Please share the attached application information with eligible students.

Generally, eligible applicants are required to submit:
(1) Resume and Bio (150 words or less)
(2) Transcript
(3) Writing Sample
(4) Essay
(5) Letter of reference
(6) Headshot/Photo
(7) Financial need statement (if applicable)


ALL application materials must be received no later than 11:59p.m.CT on Thursday, October 6, 2022.The Foundation is seeking diverse law students with connections to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Applicants are required to submit a resume, transcript, essay, letter of reference, photo, and financial need statement (if applicable). Please share the enclosed application information with eligible students at your law school. 

Important Dates

Important Date

Submission Deadline

Award Prizes

Other Prize
The Barbara Jordan Scholarship

Restrictions: Awarded to the most outstanding female minority law student.

Other Prize
The Fred Finch Scholarship

Restrictions: Awarded to the most outstanding male minority law student.

Other Prize
The Marie Trahan/Susman Godfrey Scholarship

Restrictions: Awarded to an outstanding African-American male or female law student that is from (born in or raised in) the state of Texas.

Other Prize
The Phyllis Lister-Brown Memorial Scholarship (formerly The Judges Scholarship)

Restrictions: Awarded to either a male or female minority law student who has excelled academically.