The Austin Bar Foundation and the Austin Bar’s LGBT Law Section are honored to announce the fourth annual LGBT Scholarship. The Foundation will award two $3,000 scholarships to two current law students, including 2019 graduates, enrolled at a Texas law school. The award is intended to help defray expenses of pursuing a law school education.
Eligible students must be enrolled at a public or private law school physically located in Texas and must have demonstrated some commitment or contribution to the LGBT community or LGBT legal issues. This criterion will be construed broadly to include activities consistent with the Austin LGBT Bar Association’s purposes of promoting education on issues relating 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, CLICK HERE to download the application form. Please complete the form and submit it, along with current copy of a 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
Applications must be post-marked by May 15, 2019. Recipients will be announced in June 2019. Winners will be honored in person at the State Bar of Texas’ Annual Meeting to be held June 13-14 in Austin. Applicants should be prepared to attend the Annual Meeting. For more information, please contact Stefanie Collins, chair of the LGBT Law Section, or Gary Schumann.
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.