Outlaws Civil Rights Scholarship

The Outlaws Civil Rights 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 current 1L’s, 2L’s and part-time 3L’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.  
A committee will select the recipient.  A scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded as part of the recipient’s financial aid package for the 2016-17 academic year.  A student can receive the award more than once but must reapply each year.
Completed applications should be submitted to Associate Dean Donna Deming. If you are submitting your materials in hard copy, please bring them to the Dean’s Office on the second floor of Sullivan Hall. If you are submitting your materials in a digital format, please email them to dcdeming@seattleu.edu.   The 2016 recipient will be named by the end of the spring semester. Applications for the 2016-17 year due by April 8, 2016.