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The LGBT Bar Association Foundation of Greater New York ("LGBT Bar NY") offers an LSAT Scholarship to help defray the costs of a preparatory course and/or examination fees for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

As part of our efforts to promote the expertise and advancement of LGBTQ+ legal professionals, LGBT Bar NY is seeking to increase the pipeline of LGBTQ+ people entering the legal profession in New York. People who belong to multiple communities historically excluded from the practice of law are especially encouraged to apply. The recipient of the LSAT scholarship will receive financial assistance to take a LSAT preparation course of their choosing and will be given a premium student membership to LGBT Bar NY during their law school journey.

Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled, or graduated from, a four-year college or university. Must be committed to taking the LSAT in the same year the scholarship is awarded, and pursuing a law degree at an ABA accredited law school with the intention of practicing in New York upon graduation.

Recipients will be awarded up to $1,500.00 USD, made payable to the applicable course provider of the applicant’s choosing.

*LGBT Bar NY's next LSAT Scholarship application period will be announced in 2023. 

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Pictured: 2021 LSAT Scholars Valerie Cole & Jalen Tyler

LGBT Bar NY's 2021 LSAT Scholars

Valerie Cole has extensive experience in the governmental, political, and advocacy sectors, including work in university DEI and within the New York State Legislature. She hopes to use a law degree to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ communities, particularly trans and non-binary folx, in New York and beyond. She is also the proud mother of a fearless young daughter.

"Padma Singh" graduated summa cum laude from New York University in 2019 with a BA in Cultural Studies. She is interested in reform within legislation affecting the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, and other vulnerable communities of NYC. She currently works as a Research Assistant at New York University.

Jalen Tyler is currently a junior at New York University, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Jalen plans to attend law school in New York City upon graduating, with the goal of giving back to the community as a criminal defense attorney or public interest attorney. Jalen is passionate about protecting the rights of others, especially members of underrepresented communities, and has experience working with university-sponsored clubs and interning with a youth activism organization.

I’m excited and honored to have been selected for this scholarship, [LGBT Bar NY] has helped jumpstart my journey into the field of law by providing undeniable support and an incredibly network of people and opportunities I can’t wait to explore.

"Padma Singh", 2021 LSAT Scholar

Please contact to receive future updates about LGBT Bar NY events and programs for law students.

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