CABF Scholarships

The following are the CABA At-Large Scholarships available to any currently enrolled law student through our Cuban American Bar Foundation:

    • Osvaldo Soto Scholarship – $500
    • Judge Margarita Esquiroz Scholarship – $4,500
    • CABA Scholarship – $2,500
    • CABA Scholarship – $2,500
    • CABA Scholarship – $2,500

The application deadline is Saturday, March 31st of each academic year. To be eligible for consideration for all of these scholarships, law students must meet the following criteria attached. Applicants need only submit one application packet to be considered for all At-Large Scholarships. The CABA Scholarship Committee will make its selections from those submissions it receives and will formally announce the recipients at the Annual Scholarship Awards Reception in June of each year.

In addition to the At-Large Scholarships, CABA has endowed scholarships at the following law schools:

    • Florida International University College of Law (2)
    • Florida State University College of Law
    • Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center
    • Thomas University School of Law
    • University of Florida – Levin College of Law
    • University of Miami School of Law

Students enrolled in these law schools should contact the Dean of Students in their respective school to get scholarship criteria and application deadlines. March 31st is the latest for acceptance of school submissions. Recipients of these endowed scholarships will also be announced at the Annual Scholarship Awards Reception in June of each year.

If you have any questions, or for submissions via email, please contact us at

Criteria of Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • A Cuban American law student who has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service oriented activities.
    • Any law student who has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community services, and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban-American community.
    • Be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing at an accredited law school.
    • Submit a complete formal application for the CABA Scholarship, which shall include:
        • A competitive essay (no more than 1,000 words) focusing on, and describing in detail, the activities and achievements that qualify him/her for the award.
        • An updated resume.
        • A copy of his/her transcript.