The Cuban American Bar Foundation (CABF) Scholarship Application is Available – Applications Due May 31st


The Cuban American Bar Foundation (“CABF”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to Cuban-American law students and law students interested in activities of importance to the Cuban-American community. Since its inception, CABF has provided scholarships for deserving law students in accredited law schools and has honored the memory of distinguished lawyers and judges by awarding scholarships in their memory.


Financial assistance is based on academic performance, leadership potential, and participation in community programs including, but not limited to, volunteer hours. Scholarships are awarded annually, provided funds are available.


CABA Foundation awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process. Areas that are reviewed by the committee include, but are not limited to, the following: Academic Accomplishments, Community Service, References, Personal Essay and Financial Need. CABA Foundation pays scholarship funds directly to the recipient. Scholarships are awarded annually. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Scholarships awarded are based upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.


  • Applicant must be a law student of Cuban heritage who has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service-oriented activities; OR any law student who has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community services, and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban-American community;
  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing at an accredited law school;
  • Applicant must submit a complete formal application for a CABA Foundation Scholarship;
  • Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States; and
  • Applicants must complete and submit a typed Scholarship Application and provide all supporting documents listed below (i.e., resume, evidence of enrollment, etc.) no later than May 31, 2020.


  • Applications and supporting documentation are due no later than May 31,2020.
  • Candidates may be asked for an interview by the Scholarship Committee.
  • Applicants are notified if awarded a scholarship by June 15, 2020.



  • A typed Scholarship Application (If any question does not apply to you in this application, please put N/A in the space);
  • A competitive essay (no more than 1,000 words) focusing on, and describing in detail, the activities and achievements that qualify him/her for the award, as well as a statement of financial need;
  • An updated resume;
  • A copy of his/her transcripts


  • Candidates will be notified by phone or email in June regarding the status of your application;
  • Awards will be made out and given directly to the recipient;
  • Awards will be given at the Annual Scholarship Awards Reception; Date: TBA
  • Applicant must provide their correct mailing address, if unable to attend the reception;
  • Award amounts will be distributed annually after all requirements are met;


  • Maria Garcia, President, CABA
  • Subject: 2020 CABA Foundation Scholarship Application – [Applicant Name]

The application is also available online.