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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, Michelle Wu, then a student at Harvard Law School and currently a member of the Boston City Council, and most recently Chantal Choi, a student at Suffolk University Law School, who spent her scholarship year working at the Asian Taskforce Against Domestic Violence.

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 receiving information regarding the AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship, you need to sign up as a law student member.  If you are not currently a member, please sign up for membership here. 

AALAM is now accepting applications to the AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship. Please visit the applications page for more information.

The Asian-American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) in conjunction with the Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund (Dow Fund) is pleased to announce that for the 20th anniversary of the annual AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship a total amount of $5,000 will be awarded to one law student for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Important Dates:

Application Period: February 1, 2018 - March 26, 2018

Application Due Date: March 26, 2018

Committee and Board Review: March 26, 2018 - March 30, 2018

AALAM Banquet: April 12, 2018 (attendance required)

Dow Dinner: December 7, 2018 (attendance required)

If you have any questions, please email Steven Kim or Tony Lu, co-chairs of the 2018 AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship Committee, whose members include (in addition to the co-chairs), Vincent Lai, Dan Park, Michelle Rhee and Vatsady Sivongxay.

Recent Recipients of the AALAM Scholarship

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

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

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

Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
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Boston, MA 02108-3774
E-mail: aalam.info@gmail.com

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