Third Annual LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program

Third Annual

LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program

Accepting Applications through April 31, 2021

The LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program is sponsored by the ABA

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Commission.


If you are a recent law student and/or law school graduate studying for the Bar, and either identify as LGBTQ, or plan to work in the LGBTQ space doing public interest work which may include, but not be limited to, working for Community Based Organizations (“CBO’s”); Non- Governmental Organizations (“NGO’s); policy work in a governmental and/or non-governmental setting; doing academic research, teaching or the like; or any other type of program that helps to promote and protect the Rule of Law and the civil and human rights of LGBTQ persons.

The Scholarship will provide financial support to a first, second or third year law student, or recent law graduate to enable the student or recent law graduate to work in the LGBT public interest arena for the Summer and/or Fall of 2021.

One or more scholarships of up to $5000 each will be awarded annually, subject to the availability of funds and the recommendation of the commission’s Scholarship Committee.

The objective is to award scholarship(s) in time for recipient(s) to utilize the funds during Summer/Fall 2021.

Application Process:

1.           Complete application online.

2.           Also required:

i.            Current resume

ii.           Law School Transcript

iii.          Personal statement; not exceeding 500 words.

3.           Submit all three documents to by April 30, 2021.

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