As we launch this year’s scholarship cycle, we are once again reminded how important it is to support everyone’s promise and potential.

Haddy Sowe, current Pride Foundation scholar, said it best during her speech at our Scholarship Celebration last May:

“We all yearn for reassurance and belonging, and Pride Foundation gave me something I’ve searched for my entire life. So, yes, this scholarship will definitely help pay for the hefty balance I have for my school, but this did more than that for me. This scholarship was the hug I wanted from my mother that I never received after I told her I was gay.”

You can read the full text of Haddy’s speech here.

Our scholarship application is now available online—please help us spread the word so that we can continue to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ and straight ally students throughout the region.

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