LSAT Preparation Grant Program

A new diversity initiative

of the king county bar ASSOCIATION

image of test formThe goal of King County Bar Association’s LSAT Preparation Grant Program is to improve the quality of services provided by Washington attorneys by increasing access to a legal education. The KCBA LSAT Preparation Program meets this goal by offering a limited number of participants financial support for LSAT preparatory course work and LSAT registration fees. Applicants selected to receive an LSAT Preparation Grant will be able to choose either an in-person or online LSAT prep course offered by Kaplan.

Applicants must be willing and able to commit to complete the LSAT course work, and sit for an upcoming LSAT administration. To be eligible, applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA achieved at a four-year institution. The goal of our program is to increase access, quality and equity of legal education in Washington State and nationally and thus the commitment and ability to attend a JD program is a prerequisite.

Applicants will be reviewed holistically, with additional consideration given to applicants who have overcome economic and/or educational hardships and challenges, or have come from, or demonstrated leadership experience in, economically or educationally underserved communities. Additional consideration and preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to practicing in King County.

Completed application packets must be sent electronically to Sayyora Polat at

Application materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. KCBA will announce recipients by May 31, 2018.

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Additional Information:

Main Diversity Page

LSAT Preparation Grant Program

KCBA Diversity Brochure

Bar Scholar Reception Photos

Video about KCBA's Minority Law Student Scholarship Program

Law School Reports on Diversity
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Seattle University: 

Miscellaneous Links
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Minority Bar Associations in Washington State