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Scholarships and Assistance

The North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment includes funds established for and restricted to, the purpose of providing scholarships and grant assistance to qualifying applicants. For more information on these scholarship programs, contact [email protected].

Grants to assist North Carolina lawyers experiencing financial hardship due to difficult circumstances, including medical, personal or professional challenges. Applications to the Fund are reviewed quarterly and the deadlines for consideration are March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15. Applications are reviewed anonymously by members of the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment Committee. For more information, please email [email protected].

The Hubert B. Humphrey Scholarship program was established in 1988 as one of the first grant awards by the NCBF Endowment. Through this program, the NC Bar Association Young Lawyers Division makes annual scholarship awards to children or slain or permanently disabled North Carolina law enforcement personnel. This includes local police, sheriffs’ departments, highway patrol and other uniformed personnel. The scholarships are need-based and may cover room and board, tuition or books at colleges and technical schools.

The Inscoe Fund was established in 1994 through a bequest by Ms. Maude B. Inscoe to benefit worthy law students who have demonstrated financial need. The annual distribution from the Inscoe Endowment Fund is divided among all North Carolina law schools and each school’s office of financial aid is invited to identify one student recipient of this scholarship annually. Each law school may designate only one student recipient of this scholarship annually, and the student’s record must be clear of any disciplinary actions.

The NCBF maintains a purpose-restricted fund within its Endowment that provides support for NC law school students taking the NC bar exam. The fund makes grants available to reimburse exam-takers for the cost of the bar exam laptop fee. Each year the Bar Exam Laptop Fee endowment fund covers the bar exam laptop fee for 8-12 students at each of…