Bay Area Latino Lawyers Fund (BALLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable, and educational affiliate of the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association. BALLF’s mission is to encourage Latinos in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in the legal profession, and assist Latinos in law school.
In furtherance of its mission, BALLF, provides grants to first generation high school students in San Francisco who are interest in the legal profession, grants to college students and graduates in need of financial assistance to prepare for the LSATs, funding for Latino Students who are taking unpaid internships with public interest organization or agency, and a grant to law students preparing for the California Bar.
BALLF’s scholarship recipients include first generation college graduates, students who face a financial hardship and unable to apply for federal loans, LGBTQ, single mothers, and all types of Latino individuals.
Current Scholarship Openings
The Public Interest Law Fellowship is designed to provide financial assistance to law students with significant financial need who are working with Bay Area community-based legal service providers to enhance the delivery of legal services to the Latino community. The deadline for the first round of funding is March 23.