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Twenty years ago, Pride Foundation received a special request to memorialize a family member by starting a scholarship fund in his honor. Growing from that first, single, scholarship award to six scholarships awarded the following year, we never could have guessed the growth and joy that was ahead. This year, Pride Foundation supported the educational dreams of more than 89 students from across the region—bringing the total number of students supported to over 1,000.

In partnership and with great thanks to the thousands of volunteers, fund-holders, and donors of the Scholarship Program, nearly $3M has been awarded, making Pride Foundation’s Scholarship Program one of the largest LGBTQ-focused scholarship programs in the world. Recipients of Pride Foundation scholarships are empowered to expand understanding of LGBTQ issues, support the LGBTQ community, and advocate for cultural change.

You can review the names and short bios of this year’s scholars on our 2013 Scholars page.

We are so honored to celebrate this occasion! Please join us at one of our events across the region!

ALASKA (Anchorage)
Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 PM
The Captain Cook Hotel
RSVP to jody@pridefoundation.org

IDAHO (Boise)
Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 PM
The Linen Building
RSVP to steve@pridefoundation.org

MONTANA (Missoula)
Friday, May 10 at 5:o0 PM
The Florence Hotel
RSVP to caitlin@pridefoundation.org

OREGON (Portland)
Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 PM
The Q Center
RSVP to jett@pridefoundation.org

Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 PM
Northern Quest Resort & Casino
RSVP to farand@pridefoundation.org

Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM
Seattle Art Museum
RSVP to christina@pridefoundation.org

Over the next many months we will also be featuring the stories of scholar alumni, volunteers and donors to the program. We are excited to introduce you to Phoenix, Michael, and Marci! [Profiles coming soon.]

Are you a Scholarship Alumnus? Join our Pride Foundation Scholar Alumni Group on LinkedIn.  Please let us know what you’re up to know through our short Scholarship Alumni Survey.