Previous Summer Grant Recipients

The QLaw Foundation has provided grants for graduate students working for innovative public interest projects that benefit the LGBTQ community and/or people living with HIV/AIDS. 

Past grantees include:

  • 2019: Tommy Statkiewicz for work with the Trans In Prison Project through Disability Rights Washington.
  • 2018:  Riley Moos for work with Oasis Youth Center and Team Child.
  • 2017:  Stephen Vanderhoef for work with the Center for Children & Youth Justice, and Evelyn Batista for work with the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project.
  • 2016:  Maria Vega for work with the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project
  • 2015:  Taylor Markey for work with Legal Voice and Taylor Ruggieri for work with Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
  • 2014:  Michael Gerbec for work with Seattle Community Law Center
  • 2013:  Jennifer Goldstein for work with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and Kelsey Ryland for work at Legal Voice
  • 2012:  Chelsey Heindel for work with the Snohomish County Public Defender’s Office, Darcy Kues for work with the Center for HIV Law & Policy in NYC, and T. Perry McCall for work with Lambda Legal in NYC
  • 2011:  Michelle Gonzalez for work with HIV Law Project and Alex West for work with Sylvia Rivera Law Project
  • 2010:  Marek Falk for work with the ACLU of Washington Foundation and Elliott Kennedy for work with the Transgender Law Project
  • 2009:  Adrien Leavitt for work with QLaw Foundation Legal Clinic and Ashland Johnson for work with Lambda Legal
  • 2008:  Sarah White for work with Legal Voice
  • 2007:  Melissa Nystrom for work with the GLBT Community Center​