Click on the links below to read more about Pride Foundation’s incredible scholars:
- 2017 Pride Foundation Scholars
- 2016 Pride Foundation Scholars
- 2015 Pride Foundation Scholars
- 2014 Pride Foundation Scholars
- 2013 Pride Foundation Scholars
Pride Foundation Scholars, In Their Own Words
Karama Blackhorn is a 2017 Pride Foundation Scholar and a Queer Indigenous activist, educator, and organizer living in Olympia, WA. Karama is pursuing a Master of Public Administration with a focus in Tribal Governance at Evergreen State College. Her career goals include utilizing her experience as multicultural affairs professional and her passion for education to create stronger policies and programs that advance opportunities and access for minority students.
Listen to Karama speak at the 2017 Seattle Scholarship Celebration:
Daniel Ensley is a 2017 Pride Foundation Scholar. He is currently attending Grays Harbor College in pursuit of an Associates of Arts degree with a focus in Psychology. He will transfer to UW – Tacoma this fall and earn a Bachelor’s degree to become a young adult clinical psychologist for the LGBTQ+ community. He hopes to advocate for and help the younger generation and make sure they have access to the resources they deserve.
Listen to Daniel speak at the 2017 Seattle Scholarship Celebration:
Isyss Honnen is a 2017 Pride Foundation Scholar. She identifies as a Fa’afafine activist and organizer in Seattle. She is currently attending Western Governors University pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with plans to sit for the CPA exam at the end of this year to become a CPA. Isyss uses her experience to empower other Pacific Islander Indigenous trans women to pursue higher education and leadership development and is dedicated to helping Pacific Islander trans women in the sex industry around access to healthcare, education, employment, and legal help.
Listen to Isyss speak at the 2017 Seattle Scholarship Celebration:
Dylan Orr is a 1997 Pride Foundation Scholar Alum. He is the Director of the Office of Labor Standards for the City of Seattle. Appointed by Mayor Murray in May 2015, Orr is the first openly transgender individual to be appointed to the Mayor’s Cabinet for the City of Seattle. Previously, Orr served in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2009 to 2015, where he was the first openly transgender person appointed to any U.S. presidential administration.
Listen to Dylan speak at the 2017 Seattle Scholarship Celebration: