Austin Bar Foundation and LGBT Bar Association Scholarship

The Austin Bar Foundation and the Austin LGBT Bar Association are honored to announce the Foundation’s second annual LGBT Scholarship. The Foundation will award two (2) $3,000 scholarships to two (2) current law or students, including 2019 graduates, enrolled at a Texas law school. The award is intended to help defray expenses of pursuing a law school education.

May 15, 2019

Eligible students must: be enrolled at a public or private 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 activities consistent with the Austin Bar’s LGBT Law Section’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.

Please email to receive the application.  You will submit the application, 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

Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2019.  The Foundation will announce recipients in June 2019.  Winners will be honored in person at the State Bar of Texas’ Annual Meeting to be held June 13-14, 2019 in Austin.  Applicants should be prepared to attend the Annual Meeting.

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