• Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship
  • APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!

    2024 Application

    The California Judges Foundation (CJF) was founded in 1966 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. CJF is administered by the California Judge's Association staff and supervised by a nine-person Board of Directors.

    CJF is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of an impartial judiciary for the administration of Justice in California.

    CJF offers a need-based scholarship to aspiring law students in California through the Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship. The Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund celebrates the life of a young man who died at age 21. Adam was always trying to help others in need, whether it was the homeless or his classmates. The CJF now has an incredible opportunity to continue Adam’s legacy and fulfill its mission, promote education, and make a lasting impact on future generations devoted to the rule of law and equal access to justice.

    Deadline Was: July 12, 2024 @ 11:59pm

    APPLICATION IS CLOSED!

    Eligibility Criteria:

    This scholarship is open to anyone attending an ABA-Approved law school in California or any California resident attending an ABA-approved law school. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

    Application Requirements:

    The student must complete the online application by July 12, 2024.
    The applicant must provide proof of full-time enrollment.
    The applicant must submit a 2-minute video along with the application (requirements below).

    Video Requirements:

    Applicants must submit a video that is no more than two minutes long and in it, answer the following questions: Who are you? What qualifies you to be considered for this financial needs-based scholarship? As an aspiring attorney, how do you think the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the legal field will positively and negatively impact the profession?



    CJF Congratulates the 2023 scholarship winners:

    Coming soon!


    CJF Congratulates the 2022 scholarship winners:

    • Juancarlos Hernandez, University of California, Irvine (video)
    • Millie Hobaish, Santa Clara University School of Law (video)
    • Kassandra Mariscal, UCLA School of Law (video)
    • Sabyne Free Pierre, Loyola Law School (video)
    • Emily Quach, University of San Francisco School of Law (video)
    • Jennifer Quarters-Styles, Santa Clara University (video)
    • Erica Reuter, University of California, Irvine (video)
    • Brenda Rosas, Loyola Law School (video)
    • Michael Stallworth, UCLA School of Law (video)
    • Alondra Ulloa, UCLA School of Law (video)
    • Dominick Williams, Berkeley Law (video)

    CJF Congratulates the 2021 scholarship winners:

    • Melody Abazari, University of San Francisco School of Law (video)
    • Tessa Duxbury, Santa Clara University School of Law (video)
    • Jessica Michelle Santiago, UC Irvine School of Law (video)
    • Tanisha Mugwimi, Stanford Law School (video)
    • Victor Qiu, UC Hastings College of the Law (video)
    • Kourtney Speer, Golden Gate University School of Law (video)
    • Jaden Zwick, UCLA School of Law (video)

    CJF congratulates the 2020 inaugural scholarship winners:

    • Attiya Riasat, Western State College of Law (video)
    • Benjamin Hung, UC Irvine School of Law (video)
    • Evelyn Gemberling, Gould School of Law (video)
    • Julio Cesar Perez, Western State College of Law (video)
    • Katiuska Pimentel Vargas, University of San Francisco, School of Law (video)
    • Klarc Abrams, University of San Francisco, School of Law (video)
    • Shadi Namiranian Chapman University, Fowler School of Law (video)
    • Shakira Zavala, University of San Francisco, School of Law (video)
    • Tamara De la O Castro, Western State College of Law (video)
    • Vijayakala Ganesh Babu, UC Davis School of Law (video)
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  • Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship
  • APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!

    2024 Application

    The California Judges Foundation (CJF) was founded in 1966 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. CJF is administered by the California Judge's Association staff and supervised by a nine-person Board of Directors.

    CJF is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of an impartial judiciary for the administration of Justice in California.

    CJF offers a need-based scholarship to aspiring law students in California through the Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship. The Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund celebrates the life of a young man who died at age 21. Adam was always trying to help others in need, whether it was the homeless or his classmates. The CJF now has an incredible opportunity to continue Adam’s legacy and fulfill its mission, promote education, and make a lasting impact on future generations devoted to the rule of law and equal access to justice.

    Deadline Was: July 12, 2024 @ 11:59pm

    APPLICATION IS CLOSED!

    Eligibility Criteria:

    This scholarship is open to anyone attending an ABA-Approved law school in California or any California resident attending an ABA-approved law school. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

    Application Requirements:

    The student must complete the online application by July 12, 2024.
    The applicant must provide proof of full-time enrollment.
    The applicant must submit a 2-minute video along with the application (requirements below).

    Video Requirements:

    Applicants must submit a video that is no more than two minutes long and in it, answer the following questions: Who are you? What qualifies you to be considered for this financial needs-based scholarship? As an aspiring attorney, how do you think the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the legal field will positively and negatively impact the profession?



    CJF Congratulates the 2023 scholarship winners:

    Coming soon!


    CJF Congratulates the 2022 scholarship winners:

    • Juancarlos Hernandez, University of California, Irvine (video)
    • Millie Hobaish, Santa Clara University School of Law (video)
    • Kassandra Mariscal, UCLA School of Law (video)
    • Sabyne Free Pierre, Loyola Law School (video)
    • Emily Quach, University of San Francisco School of Law (video)
    • Jennifer Quarters-Styles, Santa Clara University (video)
    • Erica Reuter, University of California, Irvine (video)
    • Brenda Rosas, Loyola Law School (video)
    • Michael Stallworth, UCLA School of Law (video)
    • Alondra Ulloa, UCLA School of Law (video)
    • Dominick Williams, Berkeley Law (video)

    CJF Congratulates the 2021 scholarship winners:

    • Melody Abazari, University of San Francisco School of Law (video)
    • Tessa Duxbury, Santa Clara University School of Law (video)
    • Jessica Michelle Santiago, UC Irvine School of Law (video)
    • Tanisha Mugwimi, Stanford Law School (video)
    • Victor Qiu, UC Hastings College of the Law (video)
    • Kourtney Speer, Golden Gate University School of Law (video)
    • Jaden Zwick, UCLA School of Law (video)

    CJF congratulates the 2020 inaugural scholarship winners:

    • Attiya Riasat, Western State College of Law (video)
    • Benjamin Hung, UC Irvine School of Law (video)
    • Evelyn Gemberling, Gould School of Law (video)
    • Julio Cesar Perez, Western State College of Law (video)
    • Katiuska Pimentel Vargas, University of San Francisco, School of Law (video)
    • Klarc Abrams, University of San Francisco, School of Law (video)
    • Shadi Namiranian Chapman University, Fowler School of Law (video)
    • Shakira Zavala, University of San Francisco, School of Law (video)
    • Tamara De la O Castro, Western State College of Law (video)
    • Vijayakala Ganesh Babu, UC Davis School of Law (video)