Two Alaskan scholars – two times the impact!on June 15th, 2011 at 3:29 pm
You can apply for a 2012 Pride Foundation Scholarship online until January 31, 2012. Visit our website for guidelines and to apply online.
After months of working on and writing about Pride Foundation’s scholarship program, I’m happy to finally be able to share with you the recipients of Pride Foundation’s Alaska Regional Scholarship! Kara Carlson of Fairbanks and Colleen McNulty of Anchorage have been awarded a total of $2,500 in scholarships from Pride Foundation. They are among 101 students who just received a total of $365,000 from the foundation in the 2011 scholarship cycle.
Kara, a 27-year old single mother who works for the Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living in Fairbanks, is passionate about raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in the LGBTQ community and working to ensure that her fellow service providers are prepared to respond to the unique needs of LGBTQ victims of domestic violence. She is pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration and Domestic Violence from the University of Colorado-Denver.
Colleen, Manager of the Southwest Region Itinerant Public Health Nurses, is pursuing a Master’s of Public Health at the University of Alaska-Anchorage in hopes of increasing diversity education within the small, remote villages in which she works. McNulty also has the distinction of being this year’s oldest Pride Foundation scholar.
Pride Foundation’s scholarships are awarded to students who have a demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ equality. We support leaders like Colleen and Kara not only to assist deserving students in pursuit of their educational dreams, but in faith that their contributions will help make the world a safer place for LGBTQ people to live.