Application deadline: January 11, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of our community, Pride Foundation is able to offer a diversity of scholarships, which encourage students of different backgrounds and educational interests to apply. We offer over 50 different types of scholarships, but students only need to complete one application. Most scholarships are available for ally or questioning students as well. All funds promote leadership and diversity in the LGBTQ community. Scholarships are organized in four distinct categories: academic pursuits, community leadership, cultural identities, and geography. For a list of scholarships, see: http://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/scholarship-funds/
Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is committed to supporting LGBTQ and allied students that:
- Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study;
- Lack a broader LGBTQ community support system;
- Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised.
- Demonstrate significant financial need
The following are required criteria for all Pride Foundation scholarships:
Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:
- currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
- have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline.
Pursuing Post-Secondary Education: Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. High school freshman, sophomores, or juniors are not eligible nor are individuals who are not planning to enroll in higher education next year.
For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/