Outlaws Civil Rights Scholarship

The Outlaws Civil Rights $5000 Scholarship provides support for a student actively committed to and engaged in public interest law that benefits the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender ("LGBT") community. Eligible candidates include Seattle University School of Law incoming 1L's and rising  2, 3 and 4L's. Applicants should submit a resume along with a brief cover letter, explaining their work and future plans/interests.  The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated track record and history of working on significant, topical issues that he/she plans to build on further throughout and after law school, once equipped with a law degree.  Special value will be given to work within diverse communities, e.g., LGBT immigrants or underserved areas.  Examples of public interest work might include:  traditional civil rights, immigrants, medical care with youth, the disabled, the elderly, low-income housing, a legislative forum and/or international work. 

$5,000 will be awarded as part of the recipient's financial aid package for the 2013-14 academic year.  A student can receive the award more than once but must reapply each year. Applications - both the cover letter and the resume - should be sent by e-mail to Lisa Van Wey, assistant to the associate dean of students, no later than March 15, 2013 (vanweye@seattleu.edu).