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SCHOLARSHIP OBJECTIVE

The Pride Houston Scholarship Fund is looking to:

  • Help the next generation of LGBTQI+ community activists & influencers achieve their
    dreams
    • Encourage LGBTQI+ high school and college students to share how their everyday
    experiences can transform their futures to positively impact the community at large
    • Award need-based scholarships to LGBTQI+ high school and college students annually
    • Award Trans Youth of Color the Monica Roberts Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a self-identified member of the LGBTQI+ community
  • Must be a current Houston-area (which includes Harris or a contiguous county) resident or
    currently attending a Houston-area high school or college at the time of application
  • Must be planning to enroll, or currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution
    (including trade schools and non-degree seeking certifications and programs
  •  In good academic standing (no failing current classes or academic probation or suspension)
  • Able to provide your most recent official transcript (college freshmen must send their official
    high school transcript)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Ability to attend scholarship award presentation on [TBD October 2021]
  •  Must respond to all essay questions
  • Applicants will be required to complete the attached application. Incomplete submissions will
    not be considered for a scholarship.

TERMS

  • Awards will be made payable to the post-secondary institution selected by
    the candidate for the benefit of the candidate.
  • The award must be applied within the next academic year’s FALL
    semester
  • All information submitted to Pride Houston will be strictly confidential
    and will not be shared outside of the Pride Houston Scholarship
    Committee and Board of Directors

AWARD & DEADLINE

  • Application Deadline: June 4, 2021 (Postmarked)
  • All high school Seniors and collegiate LGBTQI+ youth are encouraged to apply
  • Academic-based and need-based scholarships will be awarded on overall merit
  • A completed scholarship application form must be submitted along with all required
    supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, to be emailed together to
    scholarships@pridehouston.org by June 4, 2021. Pride Houston is not responsible for lost or
    misdirected emails. A confirmation email will be sent letting you know that we have received
    your application packet.
  • All selected recipients will be notified via email/phone call by July 19, 2021
  • Awards will be presented at the Pride Houston Heritage Gala event [Tentatively scheduled for
    October, 2021]
  • If selected, candidates must RSVP for the Gala
  • Your official electronic transcript must be emailed to Scholarships@PrideHouston.org or
  • Your official sealed transcript must be mailed to:
    Pride Houston, Inc
    Attn: Scholarship Committe
    401 Brandard St.
    Suite 100
    Houston, Texas, 77006

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Good Academic Standing (no failing current classes or academic probation or suspension)
  • Two letters of recommendation showcasing participation and leadership in community
    activities
  • Responses clearly articulate the student’s answer to essay questions
  • A completed application

 

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