Fellowships & Grants
AEF is accepting applications for 2015 fellowships and grants. Applications are available at http://www.aefdc.com/fellowships. See below for more information about each fellowship and grant.
The Robert E. Wone Fellowship
Created in 2007, the Wone Fellowship is awarded to the applicant who most embodies what Robert E. Wone sought to be as a lawyer—a trusted member of the community, making a difference in public policies and seeing his efforts improve the circumstances of those around him. The winner will receive a stipend of $5,000 toward a summer devoted to working for a public interest organization that benefits either the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community-at-large or the Asian Pacific American community. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.
AEF will be awarding several deserving applicants AEF Fellowships. Each AEF Fellow will receive a stipend of $3,500 toward a summer devoted to working for a public interest organization that benefits either the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community-at-large or the Asian Pacific American community. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.
D.C. Legal Services and Advocacy Fellowship (for law students interning with APALRC)
AEF will be awarding the D.C. Legal Services & Advocacy Fellowship exclusively to students who have secured an internship with the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center. Each fellow is awarded $5,000 and the opportunity to be mentored by attorneys affiliated with AEF. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.
The APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant
Created in 2009, the APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant provides financial assistance to those who will be preparing to take the summer bar exam prior to embarking on a legal career at a public interest organization that benefits either the Asian Pacific American community or the metropolitan Washington, DC community-at-large. The Grant consists of a $1,500 gift certificate to be used toward tuition for a course in any jurisdiction, made possible through the generous donation of Bar Review. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.
2015 Matsui Writing Competition
The Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition was established by AEF in 2005 to honor the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui and his many accomplishments. Through this writing competition, AEF seeks to encourage legal scholarship on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American legal community and, more generally, the publication of law review articles on topics of relevance to racial and ethnic minorities and the law.
The winner of the 2015 competition will receive a monetary award of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500), and the winning entry will be published by the Asian Pacific American Law Journal (APALJ), at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law subject to the journal’s standard editorial process and copyright policy.
The competition is open to all law students nationwide in the United States and, in future years, may be expanded to include attorneys as well. Submissions for the 2015 competition must be received by June 1, 2015. More information and how to apply may be found at http://www.aefdc.com/matsui-writing-competition/.