Law Student Scholarship

SacLegal, Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association, annually presents a law student scholarship.  For 2021, SacLegal will award $500 to an eligible law student who demonstrates a commitment to serve and contribute as a future leader to the LGBTQ+ community. Proof of current enrollment as a law student in good standing at a law school in Sacramento or Yolo County is required. The award is open to all students, but is geared towards those with experience as a member of, or contribution to, the LGBTQ+ community.

SacLegal is a professional association of attorneys, legal professionals, and legislative advocates, affiliated with the Sacramento County Bar Association. SacLegal’s mission is to promote equality for members of the LGBTQ+ community, through strong leadership, legislative advocacy, education, and participation in civic and social activities within the legal community and community at large.

Presentation of the scholarship: SacLegal will present the scholarship at a future SacLegal event, where the selected award recipient will attend, unless the recipient is an evening student with classes that conflict.

Deadline to apply: All competed applications including the attachments must be sent by email to [email protected] no later than 6:00 p.m. December 1, 2021.  If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected] 


SacLegal Scholarship Award Application 2021


Please provide in a Word document (or other similar document format) the following information:  name, phone number, mailing address, email, law school including year and division (i.e., day, evening), undergraduate school attended and year graduated.  

In the same document, please answer the following two questions. Answers to each question should be no more than two pages in length, double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font, with no less than 1” margins all around:

      (1) Describe your current involvement in community groups, events or causes that directly or indirectly benefit the LGBTQ+ community. Include your affiliation, title, or membership of any law school LGBTQ+ groups. Include details of at least two activities in which you have participated (i.e., volunteered for, written an article about, or otherwise been involved) between January, 2020 and now.

      (2) Describe your professional goals. Include a discussion of how you intend to use your law degree to benefit the LGBTQ+ community.

Please also attach a copy of your current resume and your most recent transcript (necessary to confirm enrollment - unofficial is fine).

All applications and attachments must be received via e-mail at [email protected] by 6:00 p.m. on December 1, 2021.

Thank you for your interest.