Public Interest Law Center

Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American (BLAPA) Law Alumni Association Public Service Scholarship

The BLAPA Law Alumni Association Public Service Scholarship was created in 1994 to promote the practice of law in the public service sector by NYU School of Law graduates. BLAPA alumni have contributed funds to create the scholarship to reduce the debt burden of second year students who are members of APALSA, BALSA, LaLSA, MELSA, MLSA, or SALSA; who have proven their dedication to public service; and who plan to pursue careers in public interest law. It was renamed the Derrick Bell Scholarship for Public Service in 2011 to celebrate Professor Bell and his commitment to legal education, critical thought, and community empowerment.