Scholarship Application



Applications must be emailed or faxed by last day of November each year. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Available Scholarships:

There are several scholarships available ranging from $500-$1,500.

Mission Statement:

The Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA) was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organization of Native attorneys, judges, and Indian law practitioners.  One of the stated goals of NIBA is to foster the education of Native attorneys and law students. The NIBA scholarship was established to support Native law students who are committed to advancing the goals and visions of Native communities and people through legal representation and advocacy.

Application Requirements:

Preference will be given to students attending a law school in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  Any student who is enrolled in a Tribe that located in one those states, and who is attending a law school outside of that service area, is also eligible. Applicants must be enrolled in a federally recognized Tribe or Alaska Native, a descendant of a federally recognized Tribe or Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian.  Applicants must also be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.

Applicants must submit the following:

1)         A completed Scholarship Application form;

2)         Resume;

3)        Two letters of recommendation (copies of recent letters submitted for law school admission, other scholarships, or internships are acceptable);

4)         A copy of an admission statement from an accredited law school.

5)        Proof of tribal enrollment or affiliation. If not available, must explain their tribal affiliation.

Mail, Email or Fax Application to:

Mail to:

Sarah Roubidoux Lawson

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

1420 5th Ave, Suite 3400

Seattle, WA  98101

Ph: (206) 407-1507

Fax: (206) 292-0460

Or Email to:

Or upload your documents at the bottom of the form below.

Scholarship Application
DECLARATION - By signing below you agree to the following statement. I am over the age of eighteen (18) years and am competent to testify herein. I make this declaration in support of my application for a law student scholarship from the Northwest Indian Bar Association. While I am unable to provide documentary support of the same, I certify that I am (circle one) American Indian/Native Hawaiian/Alaska Native/Canadian First Nation by blood and that I identify as such. I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of ____________ that the foregoing is true and correct.
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