Awards & Scholarships

The Loren Miller Bar Foundation provides the Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship to deserving third-year law students of African/African-American descent and/or law students who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving the African-American community. The scholarship funds are provided expressly to offset the recipient’s Washington State Bar Exam preparation course expenses. The amount of the award varies from year to year.


The scholarship committee will evaluate the information provided by each applicant in order to determine the recipients of the scholarship.  The Scholarship Application Deadline is sometime in May of each year, please check the deadline on our calendar or the application. The application should be mailed, emailed or faxed with confirmation of receipt to the contact listed on the application.


For questions, please contact The scholarships are awarded at LMBA’s annual dinner in May of each year. Download the  Philip L. Burton Scholarship Application »


Each year LMBA also celebrates the achievements and contributions of our legal community at our annual dinner. Nominations are being accepted until March 31. If you would like to nominate a member of the community, please submit the nomination here.

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