AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship
The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) and the Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund (Dow Fund) is pleased to announce that for the 26th annual AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship a total amount of $15,000 will be awarded to one law student for the 2023-2024 academic year.
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 2023, AALAM, in conjunction with the Dow Fund, announced that it was tripling its annual scholarship amount to $15,000. The scholarship application is due Monday, May 8, 2023 and the award recipient is announced at the AALAM annual banquet on May 31, 2023. 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/donate. The 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