About the Foundation
In January 2005, The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Association, was established. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote the study and research of law, the diffusion of legal knowledge, and the continuing legal education of lawyers. Each year, with the support of the Association and generous sponsors, the Foundation awards scholarships to exceptional law students of color.
The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization which provides minority law student scholarships that are awarded at the Foundation’s annual scholarship gala. Applications for 2019 Scholarship Awards are now being accepted. The deadline to submit completed applications is May 24, 2019. WDFJBA - Scholarship Application 2019.doc
The primary purpose of the Foundation is to promote the study of law and research in the law, the diffusion of legal knowledge and the continuing legal education of lawyers, including the furnishing of funds for making scholarship to qualified and worthy persons for the study of law.
The Foundation’s mission is to positively impact the Miami-Dade community through education, service, and scholarship. In that regard, the Foundation provides training and scholarships to minority students demonstrating financial or other needs.