GSBA and Pride Foundation Scholarship (ID 1199)
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There are fifty different types of scholarships with awards up to $20,000 with only one web-based application to complete!
- Pride Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight ally community from or studying in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington.
Since the program began in 1993, donors and volunteers have helped Pride Foundation award nearly $2.7 million to more than 1,100 scholars – making it one of the largest LGBTQ scholarship programs in the country. In collaboration with our scholarship partners at the Greater Seattle Business Association, we are proud to support LGBTQ and straight ally students! Together, we offer over 50 different scholarships, but only one application to complete.
Students who have been stigmatized or isolated because of their sexual orientation or gender identity often lack critical family, financial, and community support. Too often individuals of great promise give up because they do not believe success is possible.
Pride Foundation also recognizes students who may not identify as LGBTQ, but who have contributed to the LGBTQ community. These may be the children of LGBTQ parents, or just friends of our community whose leadership skills that have demonstrated leadership in advancing LGBTQ equality.
- Main Office Seattle WA
- 1122 East Pike St. PMB 1001
- (206) 323-3318
- Toll Free:
- 1 (800) 735-7287
- Contact Notes:
Regional Development Organizer in Oregon
2852 Willamette Street PMB 259
Eugene, OR 97405
- The following are required criteria for all Pride Foundation and Greater Seattle Business Association scholarships:
Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:
1.currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
2.have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline; or
3.have lived within that state for more than one year at any time and have been continuously enrolled in an accredited academic institution for the five years prior to the application deadline.
LGBTQ Community Involvement:
Preference is given to students who are self-identified LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBTQ community. All scholarships emphasize demonstrated commitment to equality and civil rights for all people.
Pursing Post-Secondary Education: Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. High school freshman, sophomores, or juniors are not eligible nor are individuals who are not planning to enroll in higher education next year.
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- Application Process:
The scholarship application will be available in October, 2012 and can be completed online. Community volunteers will review all applications and successful applicants will be invited to interview with us. However, all applicants will receive notification.
•Online application opens: October 2012
•Scholarship Workshops: October 2012 – January 2013
•Online application deadline: January 31, 2013
•Applicant interview notification: April 2013
•Final applicant notification: May 2013
After the initial application selected candidates are asked to interview. Interview decisions are announced in early April. Interviews are held on various dates throughout April as determined by the specific scholarship(s) for which a candidate is selected. Final award decisions are announced in May. All of Pride Foundation’s scholarship decisions are made by teams of local volunteers knowledgeable in their community’s needs.