The National LGBTQ+ Bar offers three scholarships of $2,500 each, annually. Students must be accepted or enrolled at least half-time in an ABA-accredited law school to be eligible, and must complete an application. Scholarships will be awarded to one incoming 1L student, one rising 2L student, and one rising 3L or 4L (enrolled in evening or part-time program) student.
The National LGBTQ+ Bar’s Scholarship Committee will evaluate each of the applicants by June 1 of each calendar year; decisions will be based, in significant part, upon demonstrated commitment to working though the law to achieve equality for LGBTQ+ people. Funds are granted on an unrestricted basis and may be used for tuition, housing, books, transportation, living expenses, bar application/study expenses, or any other law school-related expense.
How to Apply:
Applications open on January 1, 2024 and will close April 1, 2024 Midnight Eastern Time.
Riley Del Rey, 1L Recipient
Indira Rahman, 2L Recipient
After almost four years as a scholar-activist, Indira decided to pursue law school with the goal of ending the criminalization of LGBTQ+ people worldwide. At Temple University Beasley School of Law, Indira is a 1L representative for OUTLaw and plans to be heavily involved with the LGBT rights clinic and curriculum in the coming semesters. This summer, Indira will return to Washington, DC to intern at the World Bank, where they have a three-month appointment. Alongside their internship, they will be conducting an academic case study of South Asian LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and investigating the link between sustainable project funding, legal access, and inclusion.
As a scholar, aspiring lawyer, and displaced immigrant with a unique global perspective, Indira is passionate about elevating non-Western queer immigrant voices. When not thinking about their next project, Indira enjoys spending quality time with their two cats, Kion and Ralphie.