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Pride Foundation/GSBA Team Up To Make Scholarship Application Easier

The GSBA and Pride Foundation team up to make applying for LGBTQ scholarships for the Pacific NW a breeze. Photo via Pride Foundation

The GSBA and Pride Foundation team up to make applying for LGBTQ scholarships for the Pacific NW a breeze. Photo via Pride Foundation

Are you a student (of any age) who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer seeking financial aid to attend post secondary (college, university, trade school, certification)? For that matter, are you a strong out ALLY of LGBTQ people? If you can answer yes to these queries, you should be filling out your application NOW to apply for scholarships from the Pride Foundation and the Greater Seattle Business Association. These two great groups have teamed up to make is easier for students to apply for 50 different scholarships with ONE web application.

The GSBA is one of the oldest LGBTQ groups in Seattle, that has provided scholarships for students while advocating for LGBTQ businesses in the Greater Seattle area. Pride Foundation, (which has NOTHING to do with producing yearly pride celebrations in Seattle or anywhere; many people confuse them with Seattle Pride or Seattle Pridefest) is “a regional community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington” dedicated to educating, informing and supporting LGBTQ communities and leaders.

You have until January 12, 2018 to apply. Here’s a ton more info with links to get you started.

Hello from Pride Foundation and

the GSBA Scholarship Fund!

 
We are excited to announce that our scholarship application opens TODAY!
These scholarships are for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally students of any age from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. This support is for students pursuing any kind of post-secondary education — including community college, public or private colleges & universities, trade schools/apprenticeships, or certificate programs.
Since 1990, Pride Foundation and GSBA have awarded more than $7.82 million in scholarships to support the educational pursuits of LGBTQ and ally students.
There are over fifty different types of scholarships,

but

only one web-based application

for students to complete.

Scholarship applications are completed online through
the Pride Foundation or the GSBA Scholarship Fund websites and
are due on Friday, January 12, 2018
at 4:00pm AKST | 5:00 pm PST | 6:00pm MST.
To assist students applying for these scholarships, we will hold Scholarship Application Workshops throughout the Northwest and online in the fall. See the Pride Foundation website for specific times and locations.
We look forward to receiving applications and to another year of partnering with our communities to support tomorrow’s leaders!
With hope,
Travis Mears,
Director of Development & Scholarship Programs, GSBA
Gunner Scott,
Director of Programs, Pride Foundation
About the GSBA Scholarship Fund
The GSBA Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations. The fund is a program of the Greater Seattle Business Association.

Mission
To invest in the education of a diverse group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students who have the capacity and vision to be the next generation of leaders working to create a better world for all.

Vision
Diverse leaders who have the vision, compassion and capability to solve global issues and secure human rights for all.
About Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation is a regional community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Mission
Pride Foundation inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest.

Vision
We envision a world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults, and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely.

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