PHOENIX—The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Foundation is pleased to announce an inaugural round of scholarships will be awarded in April 2015. This year the NNABA Foundation will award four (4) $2500 scholarships.

The NABA Foundation awards scholarships on a nationwide basis to current and incoming law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Native American community as future leaders. These scholarships are made possible by donations from numerous corporations, law firms, bar associations, and individuals. The inaugural scholarships awarded in 2015 were made possible by the generous support of Walmart.

More information and a copy of the NNABA Foundation Scholarship application is available HERE. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 15, 2015.

“These scholarships will help to improve the pipeline of Native American lawyers and encourage more Native Americans to attend law school,” said Mary Smith, NNABA Foundation president. “The scholarships help achieve the NNABA Foundation’s goal of supporting the full inclusion of Native American attorneys in the legal profession.”

The mission of the National Native American Bar Association Foundation (NNABA Foundation) is to develop and provide financial resources that advance the research and educational endeavors of the National Native American Bar Association. The NNABA Foundation qualifies as an exempt fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to the NNABA Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

For more information contact 480-727-0420 or visit www.nativeamericanbar.org.