Our scholarship application opens mid-October 2017 and will close mid-January 2018.
In 1993, Brian M. Day, an activist and community leader, established the first scholarship fund at Pride Foundation. Brian understood first-hand the barriers and challenges that black gay men faced while pursuing a post-secondary degree—prompting him to focus his scholarship funds on supporting gay men of color that have significant financial need and demonstrate leadership through community engagement.
More than 20 years later, Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is still guided by Brian M. Day’s legacy, with an emphasis on providing essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ students across the Northwest—particularly those who are vulnerable and continue to be marginalized.
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. For example: LGBTQ students of color, transgender students, LGBTQ immigrant students, LGBTQ youth aging out of foster care, and students who have experienced homelessness, poverty, or isolation due to geography;
- Demonstrate significant financial need
Attend a Free Scholarship Workshop
Online scholarship workshops are also available for students and educators who would like more insight into the Pride Foundation and the application process.
Returning Volunteer Orientation (30 min)
February 9: 4pm AKST/ 5pm PST /6pm MST PST
February 15: 4pm AKST/ 5pm PST /6pm MST PST
New Volunteer Orientation (60 min)
February 2: 4pm AKST/5pm PST/6pm MST
February 16: 4pm AKST/5pm PST/6pm MST
Download our 8½” x 11” color flyers (below) to share and promote the scholarship application. Designed for easy printing.
If you need more information regarding this process, contact your area’s Regional Development Organizer. For general scholarship assistance or questions, please email our Educational Programs Officer or call 1.800.735.7287.