Scholarships.

PFLAG Boulder County’s Scholarship Programs support several of our goals:

  • Create a world in which young people may grow up and be educated with freedom from fear of violence, bullying and other forms of discrimination, regardless of their real or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation or that of their families.
  • Create a society in which all LGBT persons may openly and safely pursue the career path of their choice, and may be valued and encouraged to grow to their full potential in the workplace.
  • Enhance and encourage the development of personal skills for young people to work for advocacy and equality for all.

This page has information about three exciting scholarship opportunities. To download all this information (including the application forms) in PDF format for offline use, click here. If you would like to advertise these scholarships within your organization, click here to download a trifold brochure containing all the information.

1. The Hodges Social Activism Scholarship – PFLAG Boulder County

The Hodges Social Activism Scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the leadership of Jean and Jack Hodges in their commitment to PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) since 1993 in the mission to offer support, education and advocacy on behalf of LGBT persons, their families and allies. This scholarship is to promote the growth and development of young adults to continue the work to advance equality to ensure “justice and liberty for all Americans.”

Scholarship amount:  $750

Who may be awarded the scholarship?

A graduating senior currently attending a public high school in either the Boulder Valley School District or the St. Vrain Valley School District.

Eligibility:

Applicants must have demonstrated a passion for social justice by working for equality, inclusion or justice for any marginalized group, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender; racial or ethnic; disabled; or other identified minority in their school or in their community.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating from high school and plan to attend college.
  • Submit transcripts showing applicant has achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Submit 2 adult letters of recommendation, one from school, and one from community.
  • Provide a 300–500 word essay describing their particular passion for social justice, what they achieved in promoting equality and anything else that will help us understand why they deserve this scholarship.
  • Once the applicant has received the scholarship, they will provide a written article or short video about their experiences, what they learned, and how they will utilize it. Boulder County PFLAG will own all rights to the article or video and has permission to use it as they see fit.
  • To download the application, click here. Follow the submission instructions on the application.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  April 1, 2017

 

 

2. The Kathie Braun Youth Leadership Development Fund Scholarship – PFLAG Boulder County

The Kathie Braun Youth Leadership Development Fund Scholarship was created to allow LGBTQ (youth) community members and allies to participate in leadership growth opportunities.

Scholarship amount:  Expenses related to the conference, training, lecture, or workshop such as registration fees, transportation, etc.

Who may be awarded the scholarship?

  • Youth ages 16-21 residing in the Boulder and St. Vrain Valley School districts and attending high school or post-secondary institutions geographically in these districts.
  • Any LGBTQ community member and ally residing in Boulder County.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be an LGBTQ youth community member or an ally and wish to participate in a leadership training, lecture, workshop or conference.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must submit either high school transcripts, a GED transcript, or their most recent post-secondary transcripts and have achieved a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
  • Submit a one-page personal essay (requirements for the essay are on the application form).
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from an adult.
  • Submit a resume/list of activities.
  • Once applicant has attended the event, they will:
    • Submit receipts from the event to the Treasurer.
    • Provide a written article or short video about their experiences, what they learned, and how they will utilize it. Boulder County PFLAG will own all rights to the article or video and has permission to use it as they see fit.
  • To download the application, click here. Follow the submission instructions on the application.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: At least 30 days prior to the event applicant wishes to attend.

 

3. The PFLAG National Scholarship Program

The PFLAG Scholarship program is a critical component of our “Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All” program, rewarding hard work and leadership in the next generation. It is an opportunity to reach out to young people and acknowledge their role in building our community. What better way to show our commitment to students than to provide support for role models and pioneers around the country that are making schools safer for all students?

PFLAG’s local and national scholarships are one of the many ways PFLAG supports LGBT and ally youth. Support the students in your community by encouraging them to apply for the PFLAG Scholarship Program. Many PFLAG chapters have scholarship programs as well. Students are eligible to receive scholarships from both their local chapter and the national office so encourage students you know to apply for both.

PFLAG National Scholarships are made possible by several generous donations: The Palmer B. Carson Trust, which established the program, and The GLAD (Gays, Lesbians, and Allies at Dow) Employee Network.  In addition, many individual donors have contributed to the fund.

Scholarship amount:  $1,000 – $5,000

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Applicant is a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time this calendar year (if you graduated in the past year and took time off you are still eligible to apply).
  • Applicant self identifies as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an ally.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community.
  • Applicant must have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution.

Application and accompanying instructions may be found online at the PFLAG National website, www.pflag.org/scholarship.

 

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