Angelos Scholars Program Requirements & Application Instructions
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Application Opens Sept. 1, 2023
Application Deadline Oct. 30, 2023
The Fannie Angelos Program is an academic talent-search, looking for bright, hard-working students from Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities and the University of Baltimore who want to attend law school. Before you apply, please note the following:
- If accepted into the Program, you will spend January 2024 through August 2024 studying to take the August 2024 LSAT. If you are successful on the LSAT and in all other requirements for gaining admission into law school, the earliest that you could begin law school is Fall semester of 2025. (You will not be eligible to begin law school in the Fall 2024.)
- You can apply through this website starting September 1, 2023 through October 15, 2023.
- You can apply for the Program if you are a junior, senior, alumni or graduate student from Bowie, Coppin, Morgan, UB, or UMES.
- Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative (undergraduate only) GPA. If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you can explain in your essay why you believe your undergraduate grades do not reflect your ability to achieve as a student.
- Success in the Fannie Angelos Program requires a serious commitment of time. The Program must be your number one priority and you will need to make sacrifices in every other area in your life. Success requires you to follow an intense study regimen and to be present at every session from January to August. Success also requires you to work closely with others.
Virtual classes meet twice weekly in the evenings. On many Saturdays, there will either be a 3 ½ hour practice test or a group meeting. There will also be one-hour individual tutoring sessions and group meetings throughout the week. In addition, students must put in 15-20 study hours each week. Please only apply if you are willing to put in the required amount of time. If you do not commit the required time, you will be required to leave the Program.
Instructions for Completing the Application
You will need to submit all items listed below. Note that it is best to complete your resume, essay questions and schedule before you open the online application page.
- Your resume
- Your answers to the application essay questions listed below
- Your schedule of activities for January to August
- Official undergraduate transcript(s) for all colleges and universities you have attended. If you transferred from another institution, you must submit those transcripts. If you are in graduate school, you must also submit those transcripts.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or an employer
Steps to complete the application requirements
- Write your answers to the essay questions, your resume and your schedule of activities for January - August, 2024. See essay questions below.
Essay Question 1: In 200-300 words, give your response. Give a specific example of a time when you faced a challenge beyond what you thought you might be able to do, how you dealt with it, and what you learned from it.
Essay Question 2: In 200-300 words, give your response. If you feel your GPA has not matched your potential, please explain why, and why you think you will be able to succeed in the Program.
Your spring schedule should include your spring courses, your school’s spring break dates, exam period dates, and commencement dates. Also include your work hours, extracurriculars, family and social responsibility, vacations or trips and projected LSAT prep time.
- Combine the three documents into one Word or PFD file in this order: essays, resume, schedule.
- Name the file your last name.FAP docs.
- Open the online application and complete the form.
- Upload the your last name.FAP docs file when prompted.
- Have a faculty member or an employer email your letter of recommendation to email@example.com
- Have the Registrar for every college and university you have attended electronically submit an official transcript. If you transferred from another institution, even if you did not graduate, you still must submit those transcripts. If you have attended graduate school, even if you did not graduate, you must also submit those transcripts as well as all undergraduate transcripts.
If you cannot submit electronically, send by mail to:
The University of Baltimore School of Law
Fannie Angelos Program
1401 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201