The Douglas R. Nash Native American Law Scholarship

Native Americans represent one of the smallest bars in the nation. Seattle University School of Law is committed to increasing the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives who attend law school and go on to practice law.

The Douglas R. Nash Native American Law Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship awarded to an admitted student who is an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe or a lineal descendant of an enrolled parent or grandparent. The recipient will demonstrate a commitment to Native American or Native Alaskan issues, academic achievement, and potential for success in law school.

The deadline is February 1st. To be considered for the Nash Scholarship, candidates must submit the entire JD application through LSAC by February 1st. In addition, applicants must submit an additional, two-page statement discussing their commitment to and involvement in Native American or Native Alaskan issues. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to provide a letter of support from a tribal elder. The elder need not be from the same tribe as the applicant. The additional statement and tribal elder letter must be submitted directly to the Office of Admission by regular U.S. Mail or via email to: no later than February 1st.

Contact the Office of Admission with questions at 206-398-4200 or