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AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship

Since 1997, AALAM has awarded an annual AALAM Scholarship Award to an Asian American law student who demonstrates leadership potential, maturity and responsibility, a commitment to making a contribution to the Asian American community and other indicia of excellence, whether personal, professional or academic. Priority consideration will be given to law students who have secured a public interest position for the summer.

Past recipients of the Scholarship include Glenn Magpantay, then a student at New England School of Law and currently Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Island Alliance, and Michelle Wu, then a student at Harvard Law School and current Mayor of the City of Boston.

Starting in 2015, AALAM, in conjunction with the Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund (Dow Fund), announced that it was doubling its annual scholarship amount to $5,000 and renaming the award as the AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship. The scholarship application is typically due in late March or early April, and the award recipient is announced at the AALAM annual banquet.  The awardee is then invited to speak at the Annual Dow Dinner in December.  

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to the AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship, you may do so through the Dow Fund at www.dowfund.org/donateThe Dow Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established as an affiliate of AALAM in 1985 for the purposes of providing resources to ensure access to the legal system for Asian Americans who are deprived of justice because of barriers such as language, race, culture, poverty, or immigration status. The Dow Fund was founded in honor of Harry H. Dow, the first Asian American admitted to practice law in Massachusetts

Recent Recipients of the AALAM Scholarship

2022: Tiffany Wang of Northeastern Law School and Juliana Chang of Harvard Law School

2021: Ji Soo Janet Park of Harvard Law School

2020: Joanna Xing of Northeastern University School of Law

2019: Tania Murillo of Northeastern University School of Law

2018: Eugene Love Kim of Northeastern University School of Law

2017: Chantal Choi of Suffolk University Law School

2016: Lydia X.Z. Brown of Northeastern University School of Law

2015: Cherie Ching of Suffolk University Law School

2014: Ying Wang of New England School of Law

2013: Julina Guo of Harvard Law School

2012: Hannah Tso Joseph of Boston College Law School

2011: H. Will Mak of Boston College Law School

2010: Michelle Wu of Harvard Law School

2009: Eric Lee of Boston University Law School

2008: Ming Zhu of Harvard Law School

2007: Lucy Cheung of New England School of Law

2006: Candice Chiu of Harvard Law School

2005: Karlo Ng of Northeastern University School of Law

2004: Heather Chang of Northeastern University School of Law

2003: Allyson Mangalonzo of Boston College Law School

2002: Steven Choi of Harvard Law School

2001: Tackey Chan of New England School of Law

1999-2000: Tamarah Belczyk of Boston University School of Law

1998-1999: Josephine Escalante of Northeastern University School of Law

1997-1998: Glenn Magpantay of New England School of Law

The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.

Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
c/o The Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3774
E-mail: aalam.info@gmail.com

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