Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

January 31, 2020

Awarded By

Pride Law Fund

Award Amount

Up to $30,000 annually, non-renewable. The award amount may vary depending on the availability of funds.


One award offered annually.

Additional Information

Factors considered in awarding the grant include: the need for the project/service in community; the anticipated impact of the project; the organization and structure of the proposal; the stability and supportiveness of the sponsoring organization or attorney; the applicant's past community or public service activities; and the applicant's connection and involvement with the LGBT community. Each finalist will be given the opportunity for a personal interview before the Steel Fellowship Review Committee in San Francisco in April or May. If because of distance, timing or expense, an interview in the Bay Area is not feasible, finalists may schedule a telephone or videoconference interview with the committee. Pride Law Fund does not reimburse finalists for interview expenses. The announcement of the current year's recipient can be expected on or about May 31. If awarded a Steel Fellowship, the applicant must fulfill the following duties: commit to his/her project full time and finish it within 12 months; inform the Pride Law Fund of any additional funding/income; maintain contact with the Pride Law Fund; mention the Steel Fellowship in any publications or other written materials; draft a short summary describing the project which may be used in Pride Law Fund mailings and/or press releases; and, if not already admitted to the bar, complete the requirements for bar admission.

Deadline Info

Application information is available on the Pride Law Fund website. To be considered for the fellowship, the student must be planning an innovative, public interest law project that serves the lesbi ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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