Available Scholarships

The following are the CABA at-large scholarships available to any currently enrolled law student through our Cuban American Bar Foundation:
  1. Osvaldo Soto Scholarship – $2,500
  2. Judge Margarita Esquiroz Scholarship – $2,500
  3. CABA Scholarship – $2500
  4. CABA Scholarship – $2500
  5. CABA Scholarship – $2500
The application deadline is June 30 each academic year. To be eligible for consideration for all of these scholarships, law students must meet the following criteria attached. Applicants need only submit one application package to be considered for all at-large scholarships. The CABA Foundation Scholarship Committee  will make its selections from those submissions it receives and formally announce the recipients at the CABA Foundation Fall Mentor Program Reception in October or November of each year. Please have students submit their application to Sandra M. Ferrera at sferrera@melandrussin.com.
In addition to the at-large scholarships, CABA has endowed scholarships at the following law schools:
  • University of Miami
  • Florida International University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida
Students enrolled in these law schools should contact the Dean of Students in the respective school to get scholarship criteria and application deadlines.  October 1 is the latest for acceptance of school submittals.  Recipients of these endowed scholarships will also be announced at the Fall Mentor Reception.
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Sandra M. Ferrera by e-mail at sferrera@melandrussin.com or at 305.375.6074.

Criteria of Eligibility: Each year, the Cuban American Bar Foundation awards a limited number of scholarships to applicants who meet one or both of the following criteria:

A currently admitted or enrolled law student in good academic standing at an accredited law school who meets the following criteria:

  • Is Cuban or Cuban-American and has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service oriented activities;
  • Has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community service and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban-American community.

Preference may be shown to applicants who demonstrate financial need, but such need is not a prerequisite for a scholarship award. To be considered for a scholarship, a law student must submit all of the following application components:

  1. An essay of no more than 1,000 words describing how the applicant is qualified pursuant to the eligibility criteria set forth above (applicants who wish to detail financial need must do so within this word limit as well);
  2. An updated resume; and
  3. A copy of most recent transcript.

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