About the Award
The Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston ("SLAGH") recognizes that positive accomplishments of law student LGBTQIA and ally leaders are vital to the success of the LGBTQIA community as a whole. SLAGH is committed to supporting and cultivating emerging legal leaders. To promote the success of recent LGBTQIA and ally law school graduates, and in response to to the financial struggles law school graduates often face, SLAGH created a monetary award program: the Emerging Leader Award (the "Award"). The Award is now given in memory of Deborah E. Hunt, long-time member and board member of SLAGH, and a pioneering Houston-based attorney in LGBT law and in the promotion of the rights of the LGBTQIA community. All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply for the renamed Deborah Hunt Emerging Leader Award. SLAGH will announce the selected recipient(s) at its annual meeting in April.
All December 2022 and May/Summer 2023 law school graduates from the University of Houston, South Texas College of Law, and Texas Southern University are eligible to apply. Special attention will be paid to those applicants who are members of Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston. Membership to SLAGH is free to all students who are currently enrolled in a Houston-area law school. Award selection will be made based both on the achievements and financial need of the applicant(s).
Each aspiring award recipient must submit a completed application, which requires 140-character responses, or Tweets, to the first three (3) questions and 150-word responses to the last two (2) essay questions. Contact information for three (3) references and a resume is also required to accompany your application. Complete applications in electronic format are due no later than 8:00 p.m. on March 31st.
Candidates will receive a reply email when their complete applications are received. SLAGH will announce the Award recipient(s) at its annual meeting in April and present the monetary award at that time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Award and Application Information
After completing this form, you will need to submit two required documents: 1) a resume; and 2) a list of three (3) references. Please email SLAGH a very brief cover email/letter with these two attachments.
Email Address: email@example.com
Subject Line: Deborah Hunt Emerging Leader Award Application
Attachments Required: 1) current resume; and 2) contact information for three references, either personal, professional, or academic.