To nurture LGBTQ+ leaders in the field of law, the National LGBT Bar Association is now sponsoring exciting scholarships for the academic year of 2021-2022. This year, the National LGBT Bar Association has come up with three amazing annual scholarship programs. To qualify for this program, applicants must have been accepted or be enrolled at least half-time in an ABA-accredited law school to be eligible. The applications are evaluated on June 1 of each calendar year, and candidates, who demonstrate the commitment to working through the law to achieve equality for LGBTQ+ people, will be selected for these programs. The funds will be awarded unrestricted basis and applied to tuition, housing, books, transportation, living expenses, bar application/study expenses, or any other law school-related expense of deserving candidates.
The individuals who belong to the LGBTQ+ community have been underrepresented for many years in many areas, from workplaces to education. LGBTQ+ people have faced a hard time. However, nowadays, people are raising their voices and taking the initiative in support of such people, and many laws have been passed to empower and improve the condition in the country. Still, there is a need to provide acceptance and achieve equality for LGBTQ+ society. To do its part in empowering such amazing people, the National LGBT Bar Association has made available wonderful funding programs aiming to support the students who willing to get into the law field. These scholarships will provide financial aid to students so that they can easily earn an advanced degree in law and make their marks in this field. Students can apply for this program just by filling an online application form.
National LGBT Bar Association came into existence as an initiative taken by a small group of practitioners at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. The idea of establishing an organization of LGBTQ people was presented at the Lesbian & Gay March on Washington. In 1992, LGBT Bar became an affiliate of the American Bar Association, and now it works closely with the ABA’s Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities and its Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Get quick information through this table:
|Organization||National LGBT Bar Association|
|Educational Level||Undergraduate students|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||April 1, 2021|
|Requirements||Resume and personal statement|
Who May Be Eligible
Applicants must be accepted or enrolled at least half-time in an ABA-accredited law school to be a part of this program.
How to Apply
To apply for this program, entrants need to go to the online portal of the National LGBT Bar Association, where they will be presented with an online application form that needs to be filled with all correct and complete information. In case any information is found fake or incomplete, candidates might be disqualified.
Together with the application, aspirants need to provide a resume and personal statement of 500 words max describing personal commitment to advancing LGBTQ+ equality in the legal system.
There are three scholarships each of $2,500 that will be distributed as fellow:
- One incoming 1L student,
- One rising 2L student,
- One rising 3L or 4L (enrolled in the evening or part-time program) student.
Candidates are invited to send their application by April 1, 2021. To get a better consideration, please send your entry as early as possible.