Scholarship Application

The Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc. (ABWL-NJ), founded in 1975, is the longest running women’s bar association in New Jersey. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, ABWL-NJ is dedicated to community involvement, education, diversity in the legal profession and initiatives designed to encourage greater participation of African-American women in the field of law.

The Bernadine Johnson-Marshall and Martha Bell Williams Scholarship program is one of several significant ABWL-NJ annual program activities. Scholarships in their honor will again be awarded to female law students of African descent selected by the Scholarship Committee who are either: (1) enrolled at an accredited law school in New Jersey; or(2) New Jersey permanent residents enrolled at an accredited law school outside of New Jersey. To be eligible, the student must be a 1L, 2L or Part-time 3L. (Students expecting to graduate in 2013 are not eligible). Previous ABWL scholarship recipients will not be considered. The upcoming awards will be presented to the selected law students at the ABWL-NJ Annual Scholarship Jazz Brunch.

Completed applications can be sent via electronic mail to: or via U.S. Postal Service mail to: ABWL-NJ, ATTN: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 22524, Trenton, New Jersey 08607. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY March 15, 2014.