ABA LGBT Public Interest Scholarship 2023
About the Scholarship
In 2019, the SOGI Commission announced the inauguration of the ABA SOGI LGBT Scholarship Program, which is aimed at recent law students and/or law school graduates studying for the Bar who are either LGBTQ+ or who will be working 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 LGBTQ+ public interest arena for the Summer/Fall of 2023.
One or more scholarships of up to $5,000 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 the first scholarship(s) in time for the recipient(s) to utilize the funds during Summer/Fall 2023.