Wednesday, January 13, 2010

QLaw Summer Grant Applications now available!

Applications for the 2010 summer grant are now available online. CLICK HERE to download an application. Applications are due March 19, 2010. For more information about the application process, contact

The QLaw Foundation Summer Grant Program funds innovative public interest projects that benefit the GLBT community and/or people living with HIV/AIDS. Past grantees include Melissa Nystrom (GLBT Community Center), Sarah White (Northwest Women’s Law Center), Ashland Johnson (Lambda Legal), and Adrien Leavitt (QLaw Foundation Legal Clinic).
Projects and Organizations. Students are encouraged to create their own projects and connect with sponsoring organizations well in advance of the application deadline. The QLaw Foundation offers applicants a list of potential sponsors that have projects addressing issues relevant to LGBT rights or the rights of people with HIV/AIDS. These organizations are existing 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations or government agencies with staff attorneys who are qualified and available to supervise the student.

Volunteers. Meetings are typically on the first Monday or Tuesday of every month, either noon telephonic meetings or evening in person meetings. Contact for details.

Sponsoring Organizations. The grant committee seeks potential sponsoring organizations to list in the 2010 Grant Application. If you are a legal organization or part of legal organization interested in formulating a project focused on the civil rights of GLBT persons or persons with AIDS/HIV and might be interested in hosting a QLaw grantee for the summer of 2010, please contact Summer Grant Subcommittee Chair James Spencer, at for more details.

Qualifications. Law students who seek summer internships promoting LGBT rights or the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS may apply. The QLaw Foundation values diversity and encourages all interested students to apply. QLaw Foundation specifically encourages applications from:

Students attending Washington state law schools or those seeking internships for the benefit of Washington state residents.

Students with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to LGBT rights and/or the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS.