Trans Rights & Representation Scholarship

 

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 LGBTQ community. 

Requirements

The recipient need not be an individual committed to pursuing strictly LGBTQ 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. 

Application

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 are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Interviews will be conducted in mid to late March. 

To apply, please email the answers to the application questions and your resume as a single PDF to tcz217@nyu.edu.

Application Questions:

  1. How will your work both during and after law school contribute to greater rights and representation for transgender people of color?
  2. Please discuss how your lived experiences have influenced or informed your interest in working on behalf of transgender communities of color. 

Contact

Please contact Tal Charme-Zane at tcz217@nyu.edu or Andrea Green at andreagreen@nyu.edu with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to know I’m going to practice public interest law after graduation to apply for the scholarship?

The recipient need not be an individual committed to pursuing strictly LGBTQ 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.

What happens next?

Applications are due by February 25, 2022. Members of the scholarship committee will review applications and extend invitations to interview to candidates beginning in March 2022. 

Who will interview me?

A committee composed of current and former OUTLaw co-chairs, members of the NYU Law administration, and other leaders in the LGBTQ community.

Who can I reach out to with questions?

Please reach out to Tal Charme-Zane at tcz217@nyu.edu or Andrea Green at andreagreen@nyu.edu with questions.