SouthWest Association of PreLaw Advisors

Have you never attended a SWAPLA conference?

Do you lack funding from your institution or the LSAC?

If so, apply for a 2017 Conference Scholarship


Southwest Association of Prelaw Advisors (SWAPLA) Joint Conference with SAPLA

September 13 - 15, 2017 ● Memphis, Tennessee




SWAPLA will award a limited number of conference scholarships to first time SWAPLA conference attendees to help defray expenses involved with traveling to the 2017 SAPLA/SWAPLA Regional Prelaw Advisors Conference in Memphis, Tennessee September 13 - 15, 2017.  These scholarships are intended to provide assistance to individuals when their institutions, or the LSAC, will not provide full funding for conference expenses.


Scholarships will cover the following expenses (up to a maximum possible $500):


  • ·      Conference registration fee of $175
  • (NOTE: SWAPLA membership is not included in this scholarship award. Scholarship recipients will need to pay the $25.00 SWAPLA membership fee separately)
  • ·      Travel expenses up to $325


Up to five scholarships are available, and requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. The conference registration scholarships are open to prelaw advisors who have not attended a SWAPLA conference previously, and who, without assistance, would not be able to attend the 2017 SAPLA/SWAPLA Regional Conference.  Scholarships require attendance for the full conference and staying at the conference hotel (the Madison Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee).  The scholarship award will be in addition to the $600 subsidy all SWAPLA members qualify for if they attend the entire conference and stay at the conference hotel.


Application Process:


  • Submit the completed 2017 SWAPLA Conference Scholarship Application Form below   and the additional required materials to:

               Anne Dutia

               SWAPLA President Elect

               By email to:

               By fax:  972.883.2547

               By mail to:

              Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell

              Road, Mail Stop FO 53, Richardson, TX 75080


Scholarship Application Deadline: June 28, 2017

2017 SWAPLA Conference Scholarship Application Form







Mailing Address: 


Position/Job Title:


# of Years in Current Position:


Total # of Years in Pre-law Advising:




Office Phone:


Office Fax:


Cell Phone:


Please list all “-APLA” and/or PLANC conferences you have attended in the past three years:


Have you applied for funding from any other sources to help you cover the costs associated with attending the 2017 SWAPLA Conference?

□ No

□ Yes - If so, please explain:


NOTE: Pre-Law Advisors from HBCU and HACU institutions are not eligible for the SWAPLA conference scholarships due to the LSAC subsidy program for these advisors.


Additional Required Materials

Along with this completed application form, please provide:

  • 1.     Your resume/CV
  • 2.     A short written statement (not to exceed 500 words or two pages double-spaced) describing what you hope to gain from attending the 2017 SAPLA/SWAPLA Regional Pre-Law Advisor Conference.
  • 3.     A statement of financial need and outline of anticipated expenses.


NOTE: If you receive funding from another source to attend the 2017 SWAPLA Conference subsequent to submitting this application, please notify Anne Dutia, SWAPLA President-elect at

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