BIPOC Scholarship

2022 Ohio NLG Radical BIPOC Scholarship Fund

The mission of the 2022 Ohio NLG Radical BIPOC Scholarship Fund is to support and strengthen each recipient’s long-term commitment to and ability to engage in radical movement lawyering

Funds are intended to support recipients while they undertake projects and work in the tradition of  “peoples’ lawyering,” and to apply their talents and skills to find creative ways to use the law to  advance justice under the supervision of licensed attorneys and mentors.   

Projects should provide legal, political, and educational support on a wide variety of issues such as racial justice, mass incarceration, defunding police, housing rights, union democracy, workplace health and  safety, LGBTQ rights, defense of protesters from police harassment and criminal sanctions, and  international human rights.  

You may apply for this scholarship if you already have a project or internship arranged, or if you wish to work with Ohio NLG to secure an internship or define a project. 

Scholarships will likely range from $1,500 to  $5,000, to be determined by a selection panel based on proposal content, individual need, and availability of funds.

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

The 2022 Ohio Radical BIPOC Scholarship Fund will be used to fund summer work by BIPOC law students currently enrolled at Ohio law schools, recent  law school graduates living or working in Ohio, and those who have taken the Ohio bar exam in the past twelve months.  

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:  

1) Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and

2) Be currently enrolled in an Ohio law school, have graduated from an Ohio law school in  the past 12 months with intent to work in Ohio, or have taken the Ohio bar exam within  the past 12 months.


Applications are due March 18th, 2022 by 11:59PM EST to Recipients will be informed of selection by April 4th, 2022.

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