The Trans Rights & Representation Scholarship is a $10,000 annual award given to a current 1L or 2L at NYU Law. The recipient is someone dedicated to furthering the rights and/or representation of transgender individuals of color in the legal field. The recipient is selected in the spring semester of their first or second year of law school by a committee consisting of current and former OUTLaw co-chairs, members of the NYU Law administration, and other leaders in the LGBT community.
The recipient need not be an individual committed to pursuing strictly LGBT rights work or even public interest law after graduation. While the recipient’s work should further the rights or representation of transgender people of color, this is meant in the broadest sense possible.
The scholarship is awarded based on a competitive process in which the selection committee reviews a statement of interest and resume and then interviews each applicant. Applications will be released before winter break 2021 and are due the first week of the 2022 spring semester. Interviews will be conducted the first week in February 2022.