The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and Foundation 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,
- One rising 3L or 4L (enrolled in evening or part-time program) student.
The 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 through 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.
* Entering first-year students who have not yet been accepted to law school or have not yet chosen a law school by April 1, 2023 may still apply; funding will be released upon proof of registration.
How to Apply:
Applications are now closed. Please check back in January 2024 when applications open for next year. If you have any questions, please contact Patrick O’Brien at email@example.com.
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.