Applications due May 1, 2024, with priority given to those who apply by March 15, 2024.
The National LGBTQ+ Bar Foundation has established a need-based grant program to assist LGBTQ+ law students with travel expenses to and from our annual Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair. Lavender Law® is the largest LGBTQ+ legal conference in the country with over 2,000 attendees and 180+ recruiters attending annually. These need-based grants will give LGBTQ+ law students the opportunity to be part of our outstanding Career Fair, celebrate LGBTQ+ success in the legal profession while participating in unparalleled programming, and meet and network with other LGBTQ+ law students, lawyers, and judges throughout the country. We will fund as many grants as possible on a rolling basis through the spring, with priority given to LGBTQ+ law student applicants who meet all eligibility criteria, apply before March 15, 2024, and those who will be 2Ls in fall of 2024 or who have not previously attended Lavender Law®.
Applicants will only be eligible for one of the four types of aid this grant offers, and aid is not guaranteed. Applicants will be able to rank their type of needs-based aid on the application form. Based on the applicant’s financial need, their travel requirements, and availability of the grant’s funds, each recipient of the 2024 Lavender Law® Student Travel Grant Fund will receive one of the following:
- Two-night stay at a hotel within walking distance to the conference host hotel.
- Reimbursement of up to $500 for additional travel expenses.
- Reimbursement of up to $250 for additional travel expenses.
- Reimbursement of up to $100 for additional travel expenses.