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  • 18 Apr 2022 2:56 PM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)


    The BALIF Foundation is the charitable arm of the BALIF Bar Association.  It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations to it are tax deductible.

    The BALIF Foundation is offering a Pride Fellowship in the amount of $3,000 for a law student currently working on legal issues impacting the LGBTQIA Community during the summer of 2022. 

    Send your completed application to ninapaul@gmail.com by 5 pm on April 29, 2022.  Please include “BALIF Foundation Pride Fellowship” in the subject line of your e-mail. If you do not get an e-mail confirming receipt within 24 hours, please e-mail ninapaul@gmail.com to confirm receipt. 

    CLICK HERE to download the application.
  • 08 Apr 2022 1:00 PM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)

    The FBANC Foundation and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom Foundation (“BALIF Foundation”) are sponsoring the FBANC/BALIF “Pamilya” Joint Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to a current law school student who has a demonstrated commitment to the Filipinx American and LGBTQI communities.

    Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F0mMU2Dr7vxg9Hu_iDZTcsiVpCOwmt0U/viewhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1F0mMU2Dr7vxg9Hu_iDZTcsiVpCOwmt0U/viewClick here to apply!Click here to apply!


  • 01 Apr 2022 12:07 AM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)


    **APPLICATION SUBMISSION FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW OPEN**

    The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA Silicon Valley”) Charity Foundation and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom Foundation (“BALIF Foundation”) are pleased to announce a special joint scholarship for law students who have a demonstrated commitment to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) and LGBTQI communities.

    PURPOSE: To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have shown excellence and achievement in
    law school and have:

    • Overcome personal hardships or challenges;

    • Shown excellence and achievement in law school;

    • Demonstrated leadership potential and a history of involvement with AAPI and LGBTQI student, professional, or civic organizations; and

    • Demonstrated service in support of their local APA and LGBTQI communities.

    AWARD: One (1) joint scholarship of $3,000.

    APPLICATION PROCESS: Application for the scholarship includes the following:

    • Résumé submission. Please include grade point average if applicable. The applicant’s grade point average and law school enrollment are subject to verification.

    • Essay submission (two page maximum). The essay should address how the applicant fulfills the above-mentioned purpose of the scholarship.

    • Interview. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed (via video conference) on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

    The APABA Silicon Valley Charity & the BALIF Foundation also require that the recipient:

    • Attend andvolunteer at the APABA Silicon Valley Annual Gala in Fall 2022 (assuming the event isn’t postponed/cancelled due to COVID-19);

    • Attend the BALIF Annual Gala in 2023 (invited, assuming the event isn’t postponed/cancelled due to COVID-19; not required to attend);

    • Become a Student Member of APABA Silicon Valley (free of charge - sign up here) and BALIF ($10 – sign up here);

    • Participate as APABA Silicon Valley’s Student Liaison at his or her law school by (i) advertising APABA Silicon Valley events and scholarships, and (ii) encouraging fellow law students to attend events and apply for future scholarships;

    • Join and actively participate in an APABA Silicon Valley Committee; and

    • Become a New Member with APABA Silicon Valley and BALIF upon graduation.

    Please email your applications to scholarship@apabasv.com.

    DEADLINE: Applications must be received by5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022.

    If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at scholarship@apabasv.com. Please note that applying for this scholarship doesn’t preclude you from applying for the APABA Silicon Valley Achievement Scholarship as well. We encourage you to apply for both if applicable, but two separate essay submissions will be required if so.

    Click here to download the application info and flyer.

  • 19 Jan 2022 12:19 AM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)


    BALIF has partnered with the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association (“CLA”) to present a scholarship for those who have demonstrated an intent to pursue a career in litigation, have shown commitment to serving the LGBTQAI+ community, and are planning to take the California Bar Exam.

    PURPOSE: To recognize a law student in their final year of law school who will take the California Bar Exam, has shown excellence and achievement in law school, and has:

    • Overcome personal hardships or challenges;
    • Has a demonstrated financial need (preference will also be given to students who do not already have bar study expenses covered);
    • Demonstrated intent to pursue a career in litigation following graduation;
    • Demonstrated leadership potential and a history of involvement with LGBTQAI+ student, professional, and/or civic organizations; and
    • Demonstrated service in support of their local LGBTQAI+ communities & commitment to social justice.

    AWARD: A minimum scholarship of $2500, as determined by the selection committee.

    DEADLINE TO APPLY: All applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Monday, January 31st, 2021. Please email your applications to newlawyers@BALIF.org

    Click Here for Application

  • 19 Jan 2022 12:17 AM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)


    The Julius Turman Award will be granted by the BALIF Foundation to one law student each year who has shown outstanding commitment to advocacy for LGBTQI+ individuals, especially for the more marginalized communities of color and trans individuals. The recipient must be currently a member of BALIF, enrolled at a Bay Area Law School, identify somewhere on the LGBTQI+ spectrum, and awardee will be recognized at the virtual BALIF gala on March 4, 2022. The Award will be administered annually by a committee composed of members of the BALIF Foundation and the BALIF Bar Association Law Student directors. The Award will include a monetary stipend (up to $1,500) to be used in support of attending Lavender Law or another appropriate conference or purpose (as identified by the award recipient and award committee. Nominations must be received by February 15, 2022. Finalists for the Julius Turman Award will be invited to participate in an interview in late February.

    Click Here to Apply
  • 19 Jan 2022 12:12 AM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)


    BALIF Foundation invites all LGBTQI law student associations in the Bay Area to apply for BALIF Foundation’s annual “Law Student Association of the Year” award.

    Each year, the award is presented to a Bay Area law student group that has demonstrated a unique level of commitment to serving the LGBTQI community at its law school and in its community.

    The selected law school association will win a cash prize of $500 and will be recognized at the BALIF Annual Gala to be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom. (www.balif.org)

    We look forward to receipt of your application for the 2022 award.

    Click Here for the Application

  • 06 Apr 2021 12:58 PM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)

    The FBANC Foundation and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom Foundation (“BALIF Foundation”) are sponsoring the FBANC/BALIF “Pamilya” Joint Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to a current law school student who has a demonstrated commitment to the Filipinx American and LGBTQI communities. Learn about past scholarship recipientsThe deadline to apply is April 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Pamilya Application Instructions

    https://fbanc.org/s/2021-BALIF_FBANC-Joint-Scholarship.pdf

     

    Submit Pamilya Application Here

    https://forms.gle/n8sc6VpxhX6Mc9Xg8

  • 23 Mar 2021 2:04 PM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)

    The APABA Silicon Valley Charity Foundation and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) Foundation are pleased to announce a special joint scholarship for law students who have a demonstrated commitment to the Asian American and Pacific Islander ("AAPI") and LGBTQI communities. The scholarship aims to recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have shown excellence and achievement in law school, and:

    ·   Overcome personal hardships or challenges;

    ·   Shown excellence and achievement in law school;

    ·   Demonstrated leadership potential and a history of involvement with AAPI and LGBTQI student, professional, or civic organizations; and

    ·   Demonstrated service in support of their local AAPI and LGBTQI communities.

    We will award one scholarship of $3,000. For more information, please see this link.

    Please email your application to scholarship@apabasv.com. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021. 

  • 19 Jan 2021 9:55 AM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)

    BALIF Foundation invites all LGBTQI law student associations in the Bay Area to apply for BALIF Foundation’s annual “Law Student Association of the Year” award.  Each year, the award is presented to a Bay Area law student group that has demonstrated a unique level of commitment to serving the LGBTQI community at its law school and in its community.

    The selected law school association will win a cash prize of $500 and will be recognized on stage at the BALIF Annual Gala to be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 virtually this year.

    We look forward to receipt of your application for the 2021 award.

    Click here for the application.

    Email Completed Applications by 5 p.m. on February 18, 2021 to:  

    linda@scaplaw.com

  • 19 Jan 2021 9:52 AM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)

    The Julius Turman Award will be granted by the BALIF Foundation to one law student each year who has shown outstanding commitment to advocacy for LGBTQ individuals, especially for the more marginalized communities of color and trans individuals. The recipient must be currently a member of BALIF, enrolled at a Bay Area Law School, identify somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, and awardee will be recognized at the virtual BALIF gala on March 5, 2021. The awardee will receive a stipend of up to $1,500 to be used in support of attending Lavender Law or another appropriate conference or purpose (as identified by the award recipient and award committee).

    As a BALIF member, we hope you'll take this opportunity to lift up the voices of emerging leaders in our community by submitting a nomination. To submit a nomination of yourself, or someone in your community, please complete the nomination form here . Nominations must be received by Monday, February 15, 2021 to be considered. Finalists for the award will be invited to participate in an interview in late February.

    If you have any other questions about the Julius Turman Award, please feel free to write direction to balif@balif.org.

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