Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund, Inc.
56th Anniversary Scholarship Fund Gala Banquet
May 9, 2013 @ the New York City Hilton Hotel
Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund, Inc. (a New York State non-profit corporation) Is Celebrating 30 Years of Awarding Scholarships
The Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund, Inc. (the “PRBA Scholarship Fund”) is a non-profit, IRS 501(c)(3) charitable entity which was created for the purpose of raising funds to award financial scholarships to deserving law students. The PRBA Scholarship Fund was funded and incorporated in 1978 by the late Justice Donald Grajales, a past president of the PRBA, who had a distinguished career as a New York State Court of Claims Judge.
Contributions to the PRBA Scholarship Fund are accepted throughout the year— to date, approximately $400,000.00 in scholarship grants have been awarded since the fund's inception. Scholarships are awarded to law students on the basis of three criteria: (i) Scholastic Achievement, (ii) Community Involvement and (iii) Financial Need.
The New “Justice Edwin Torres Scholarship”
Supreme Court Justice Edwin Torres has exemplified virtue, wisdom, temperance, courage and justice in the pursuit of public service. In tribute to his distinguished career and his 30 years on the bench, we have created a new scholarship award in his name with a preference for applicants from El Barrio.
Please help us endow this new scholarship or the general scholarship fund!
All contributions to the PRBA Scholarship Fund should be made payable to: “Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund, Inc.” and sent to:
Puerto Rican Bar Association
303 Park Avenue South, #1405
New York, NY 10010
NOTE: If your contribution is for the Justice Edwin Torres Scholarship, please include a note or memo designating the contribution for such scholarship.
You will receive a letter confirming your contribution for tax purposes.
Donations to the Scholarship Fund, an IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, are tax deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law.
Annual Fundraising Banquet
Each year, the PRBA Scholarship Fund holds a formal fundraising banquet at a luxurious venue with musical entertainment, and the majority of the proceeds thereof are used to grant scholarship awards to the deserving students selected by the PRBA Scholarship Committee.
Latino law students permanently residing, and/or attending law school, in New York State are eligible to apply, provided however, that: (1) all applicants must be (a) first or second year law students or (b) a third year evening law student, (2) all applicants must be in a JD degree program at an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school, and (3) students working towards their L.L.M. are not eligible for this award.
Application Deadline April 19, 2013
Scholarship Recipients will be notified directly by the PRBA by May 2013
2013 PRBA Gala
Photos from last year's Scholarship Fund Gala Banquet: