Frequently Asked Questions
What are the key characteristics of a D-LAW scholar?
The key characteristics of a D-LAW Scholar are:
- Proven dedication to advocacy on behalf of and/or leadership within the DLAW Scholar’s local deaf community.
- Intent to focus legal career on advancing the rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the DLAW Scholar’s country.
- Strong academic skills, including strong writing and reading skills.
- Completion of all prerequisites for law school.
- Submitted a complete application by the deadline.
- Clear evidence of ability to succeed in the challenging environment of law school.
What materials are required for a completed application?
Learn about the application process on our website by following this link.
If I have applied previously, can I re-apply?
Yes. If applicants meet all the requirements for the scholarship and did not previously receive a D-LAW Scholarship they may reapply, though no preference will be given to individuals who have previously applied.
What support will I have as a D-LAW Scholar?
D-LAW will provide financial support, including tuition and living expenses, to make sure you can attend law school full-time with interpreters or other accommodations such as captioning. D-LAW will also connect you to a mentors who can offer guidance as you progress through law school.
How much financial support does the D-LAW Scholarship provide?
Financial support varies, based on each individual’s law school tuition, costs of interpreter services or other accommodations such as captioning, and living expenses. Your application must include a proposed budget, which D-LAW will review every year, adjusting as needed.
What do I have to do to maintain a D-LAW Scholarship?
D-LAW Scholars must remain in good standing with their law schools. This means completing passing all classes and staying on track to graduate on time.
D-LAW scholars must also continue community service to the deaf community (3 hours/week) and provide weekly updates to D-LAW.
D-LAW will require scholars to provide transcripts every semester, and may require additional information to confirm academic progress towards completion of the law degree. D-LAW will withdraw support of scholars not meeting scholarship requirements.