1L Diversity Scholarship Program

Farella Braun + Martel LLP strives to cultivate an inclusive culture at all levels within our firm. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the legal profession through the hiring of law students and attorneys from diverse backgrounds. Now in its 16th year, Farella’s 1L Diversity Scholarship Program assists diverse Bay Area law students pursue their legal careers. To-date the firm has awarded $330,000 in scholarships to 65 local first-year law students.

As part of our continued commitment, Farella will award a total of $30,000 in scholarship grants in 2016 to be divided equally among three outstanding first-year law students.


Scholarship applicants must be current first-year students with full- or part-time class loads attending one of the following law schools: University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; University of California Davis School of Law; University of California, Hastings College of the Law; Santa Clara University School of Law; Stanford Law School; or University of San Francisco School of Law.

The scholarship program is open to law students of underrepresented groups whose background or personal experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the legal profession.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen based upon a combination of merit and financial need.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working and living in the Bay Area.

How to Apply

Completed applications must be received by March 7, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 4, 2016 and will receive their scholarship checks shortly thereafter.

For more information, please contact the Diversity Scholarship Program Coordinator Priscilla Zaccalini at or 415.954.3547.