Pride Center Youth Scholarship

Honoring the courage of LGBTQA Youth as they enter college.

2014 Pride Center Youth Scholarship

Purpose of the Scholarship: The Pride Center’s Youth Scholarship is intended to help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans*, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) students and their allies who exemplify leadership, academic achievement and commitment to LGBTQ equality.

Award Components: This program is intended to offer scholarships of up to $2,500 to each to at least four graduating high school seniors who have been accepted at two or four year accredited colleges or universities. Applications will be reviewed by a committee tasked with assessing the following; academic record, commitment to the LGBTQ community as demonstrated by past activity and future ambitions, financial need and the quality and content of the personal statement. Application materials that are not requested will not be reviewed by the committee.

Use of Scholarship Funds: The scholarship funds are intended to meet the needs of the award recipients and may cover tuition, books, supplies (including technology), room and board, transportation, or living expenses. Awarded funds may not be used for non-education related expenses or for expenses of the recipient’s family.

Deadline for Applications: Applications must be postmarked or time-stamped by Friday, May 2, 2014 (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Apply for the 2014 Scholarship!

To learn more about our scholarship recipients, please visit the links below!

Background on Scholarship:  LGBTQ youth often face tough and complicated challenges in their high school years. The Pride Center Youth Scholarship was formed to assist LGBTQ youth by publicly recognizing the particular challenges they face and rewarding their successes. Since 2010, twenty awards have been given to local LGBTQ high school seniors, ranging in geography from Glens Falls to Hudson, and entering a range of colleges from Skidmore to SUNY Plattsburgh.

Support the Scholarship!

The need to support LGBTQ youth has never been greater, so we invite you to donate to the Pride Center Youth Scholarship Fund, and together, we can support even more LGBTQ youth as they embark on the next phase of their life. Donating to the Pride Center Youth Scholarship Fund is easy and can be done multiple ways:

  • Click here to donate via our secure webpage - in the Comment field note that you are donating to the Scholarship Fund.
  • Call the Pride Center at 518-462-6138 and make your donation over the phone.
  • Send your donation to the Pride Center, 332 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY 12210.

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