Pride Center Youth Scholarship

Honoring the courage of LGBTQA Youth as they enter college.

2016 Pride Center Youth Scholarship Offerings

The Pride Center’s Youth Scholarship (One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded)
The purpose of the Pride Center’s Youth Scholarship is intended to help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning, Asexual (LGBTQA) students and their allies who exemplify leadership, academic achievement and commitment to LGBTQA equality.

The David, Gladys, & Candace Groudine Scholarship (Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded)
The purpose of the David, Gladys, & Candace Groudine Scholarship is intended to help LGBTQA students and their allies who exemplify leadership, academic achievement and commitment to LGBTQA equality.

The Gregg Stein Scholarship (One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded)
Gregg Stein was the brother of Nicole Stein, who established this scholarship in his name. Gregg was born in 1957 and joined the Stein family through a private adoption when he was just days old. Growing up gay in a small Westchester community was far from easy, as many sought to “fix” him. He struck out on his own when he was just 16 years old, moving to California. He was an artist, a bartender with a wicked sense of humor and, according to his sister, “the best older brother a girl could want!” Gregg died of AIDS in 1994 at the age of 37. His memory is a blessing to all who knew him.

  • Visual and performing arts – music, art, theater, sculpture, performance, teaching, etc.
  • Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Performance management
  • Design, production, direction, sound
  • Other related field

Information Pertaining to All Scholarships:
Interested applicants may apply for all scholarships, but if awarded, may only receive one.

Award Components: The Pride Center Youth Scholarship (one $2,500 scholarship to be awarded), the David, Gladys, and Candace Groudine Scholarship (two $2,500 scholarships to be awarded), and the Gregg Stein Scholarship (one $2,500 scholarship to be awarded) intends to offer scholarship(s) to 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 LGBTQA community as demonstrated by past activity and future ambitions, financial need, and the quality and content of their personal statement/creative personal work.

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 Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Apply for the 2016 Scholarship!

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

Background on Scholarship:  LGBTQA youth often face tough and complicated challenges in their high school years. The Pride Center Youth Scholarship was formed to assist LGBTQA youth by publicly recognizing the particular challenges they face and rewarding their successes. Since 2010, twenty-four awards have been given to local LGBTQA 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 LGBTQA 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 LGBTQA 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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