Scholarships available to students from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington.
Factors which Pride is said to consider in scholarship applications, probably in order of emphasis:
1) Service and involvement
2) Facing Challenges
3) Goal Oriented
4) Financial Need
5) Overall Aptitude (grades, etc.)
Pride Foundation scholarship applications are now available!
Visit www.pridefoundationscholar.org to begin your application.
Pride Foundation’s scholarships are for students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Full details on who qualifies for a scholarship are available here.
We do not accept late applications. Applications are due January 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Interview decisions are announced in early April. Interviews are held on various dates throughout April as determined by the specific scholarship(s) for which you are selected. Final award decisions are announced in May.
Attention high school students: high school seniors are eligible and encouraged to apply, however, high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors are not eligible unless they are enrolled in running start programs.
If you have any further questions regarding scholarships, please email email@example.com
Pride Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to current and future lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight-ally leaders and role models from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. In collaboration with our scholarship partners at the GSBA, we are proud to support LGBTQ and straight ally students! Together, we offer nearly 50 different scholarships, but only one application to complete. Pride Foundation’s LGBTQ and straight ally scholarship program is one of the largest of its kind in the country with specific scholarships for:
Students from various geographic areas in the Northwest
Students of color
Students raised by LGBT parents
And many, many more! For a complete list, please see our scholarship fund page at www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships/
Our scholarships cover nearly any accredited post-secondary school or program. This includes community colleges, 4-year public or private colleges and universities, trade or vocational training, creative studies programs, certificate programs, medical or law schools, graduate studies, or other accredited degree programs.
Students who have been stigmatized or isolated, because of their sexual orientation or gender identity often lack critical family, financial, and community support. Encouraging them to continue their education can be very challenging. Too often, individuals of great promise give up because they don’t think anyone believes in them or cares what they have to contribute. Pride Foundation also recognizes students who may not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, but who have contributed to the LGBT community. These may be the children of LGBT parents, or just friends of our community whose leadership skills we want to foster.
Pride Foundation awarded its first scholarship in 1993 and, since then, we have awarded nearly $2.5 million to over 1,000 scholars! Together with the GSBA, we have awarded a total of $3.5 million dollars to over 1,200 students!