Pride Foundation Scholarships – Apply Online Today!on October 21st, 2011 at 2:10 pm
It’s that time of year again where many high school students are starting to think about college admissions and current college students are headed back for their fall term – everyone is thinking about how to pay for their education!
That’s where Pride Foundation can help!
Since 1993, we have awarded millions in scholarships to support education and leadership development has been awarded to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and straight-ally students. Pride Foundation would like to encourage students of any age or sexual orientation from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington who are pursuing any post-secondary education (including community college, public or private colleges & universities, trade apprenticeships, or certificate programs) to consider applying for our scholarships!
Along with our scholarship partner, the Greater Seattle Business Association, we offer 50 different scholarships, but have only one application to complete.
It’s an intense but worthwhile process. You can go online to PrideFoundationScholar.org, register for a new account (or log in using your existing account if you’ve applied for a scholarship in the past) and complete the application. Not to worry – you can do a little each day and complete it over time. And you have until January 31, at 5:00 pm PST to submit it – but don’t wait until the last minute. In addition to a few essay questions, you’ll also need to submit two letters of recommendation plus your most recent transcripts.
By now you might be asking, “well, I do need help with money for school, but should I apply?” And the answer to that is all dependent on you! Our scholarships take into account a wide variety of experiences and academic levels. All scholarships require that students be committed to LGBTQ advocacy and equal human rights in their community. That can look different depending on where you are and who you are. We have straight allies who help start GSAs in their schools. We have LGBTQ students who have organized queer youth rallies. We have students who are in their 40s or 50s who have spent much of their lives fighting for equity and equality and now are returning to school or going for the first time.
The bottom line: leadership can take a lot of different forms and we want to encourage everyone who believes they have made a difference in their communities to apply! We’ll ask you to share your academic and professional goals, ways in which you have contributed to your community, how you have overcome challenges in your life, and why receiving a scholarship will make a difference in your life.
So, apply today! And if you need help along the way, just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-735-7287 x110 and we’d be glad to offer you support.