The Austin Bar Foundation and the Austin LGBT Bar Association offers two $5,000 scholarships to two (2) current law students enrolled at a Texas law school. The award is intended to help defray expenses of pursuing a law school education.
In order to be eligible to receive this scholarship, a student must be enrolled at a public or private American Bar Association-accredited law school physically located in the State of Texas and have demonstrated some commitment or contribution to the LGBT community or LGBT legal issues. This criterion will be broadly construed to include all activities consistent with the Austin LGBT Bar Association purposes of promoting education on issues related to LGBT law, raising the profile and acceptance of LGBT individuals within the legal community, and promoting LGBT equality. The selection committee will also consider each applicant’s academic record and educational debt burden / financial need.
To apply, fill out this form and submit it, along with a current copy of your transcript (official or unofficial), resume, statement of financial need, and, most importantly, a statement of commitment or contribution to the LGBT community or LGBT legal issues to:
Attn: LGBT Scholarship Selection Committee
Austin Bar Foundation
816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
Austin, Texas 78701
All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017.
A selection committee will meet annually to determine which students receive awards. The committee will include seven members: four appointed by the Austin Bar Foundation and three appointed by the Austin LGBT Bar Association.
The Austin LGBT Bar Association will be in charge of raising donations for the Austin Bar Foundation LGBT scholarship program.
Donations for the scholarship will be made to the Austin Bar Foundation and earmarked for the scholarship. The Austin Bar Foundation will provide the ability to check scholarship fund balances, contributions, and distributions. Anyone who makes a donation will receive a nonprofit tax deduction form. Click here to donate to the Austin Bar Foundation. Please specify on the form whether the donation is designated for the LGBT scholarship, or a general donation to the Austin Bar Foundation.