January 12, 2016

Austin Bar Foundation and Austin LGBT Bar Association Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The application process is underway for the Austin Bar Foundation / Austin LGBT Bar Association Scholarship.

For the first time in 2016, the Foundation will award two (2) $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 Thursday, March 31.

For more information on the scholarship program, click here.