General Scholarship Application and Essay

Before you begin, we recommend you print a copy of the questions and prepare your answers in advance. You will need to enter all of your responses in one sitting. There is no way for you to save an application and return to it later. Likewise, if the system times out you will lose your work.

Declaration of Scholarship Award Conditions & Consent

Upon submission of my general scholarship application, I understand that this  application will be forwarded to a selection committee which may include persons not affiliated with the Bowen Law School.

Upon submission of my general scholarship application, I agree that if awarded a scholarship:

  1. I will write a thank you letter to the donor within 2 weeks of award notification.
  2. I understand that my identity may be publicly disclosed as a receipient of the scholarship.
  3. I will supply a brief biography, if requested by the donor or an official at the Bowen Law School.
  4. I understand that if I should withdraw from the Bowen Law School during any semester I receive a scholarship disbursement, I will be responsible for returning scholarship funds at the same rate UALR pays tuition refunds.
  5. I understand that if I am awarded and accept the St. Thomas More Society Law Scholarship, I agree to attend the Red Mass and St. Thomas More Society Luncheon at a date and time to be announced.
  6. I understand that if I am awarded and accept any scholarship awards from the Arkansas Bar Foundation, I am required to attend the Arkansas Bar Foundation Scholarship dinner at a date and time to be announced.
  7. I understand that failure to comply with any of the above may nullify my scholarship award.

Scholarship Application Form

  • Month / Day / Year
  • City, State
  • Month / Year
  • Financial Need Analysis for 2014-2015

    Every question in this section is required. If a line-item is not applicable to you, you must indicate N/A. Please use the July 1, 2014- June 30, 2015 time period.
  • If yes, please list your employer, your position, and the number of hours that you work per week on the resume that you are required to attach to this application.
  • Include alimony and any other sources.
  • Please itemize if needed.
  • Please total expenses for the above categories.
  • *Do not include funds derived from student loans.
  • *Do not include funds derived from student loans.
  • *Do not include funds derived from student loans.
  • Please include name and the amounts.
  • Please include law school scholarships AND scholarships from non-law school sources.
  • Questions Requiring Attachments

    All attachments must be PDF. This is the only acceptable format.
  • This is optional but highly recommended.
  • Please include your name, T# and 'General Scholarship Essay' at the top of your submission. Essays should be approximately 2 pages in length. Essays for the current application period must describe: 1. Your current financial need/need for scholarship assistance; 2. Your life experiences that led you to apply to law school; 3. Your plans for using your law degree; 4. Your leadership experience; 5. Your community service involvement; AND 6. The manner in which having good moral character, initiative, and enthusiasm for learning has contributed to your success thus far.