Happy National Coming Out Day and opening day of Pride Foundation Scholarship season! We’ve been watching the leaves change color and recovering from our first colds of the school season, which means it is finally time—our 2023 scholarship application is now open.
Our scholarships fund LGBTQ+ students who are leaders—in their own lives, in their families, in their home communities, in their field of study, in their workplace, or in our movements for justice. Our program provides resources to students who need it most, regardless of school, major, or GPA.
Since awarding our first scholarship in 1993, we have awarded over $7 million to more than 2,300 students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Through the incredible generosity of our community, Pride Foundation has more than 60 scholarship funds—and students only need to complete one application.
Applications are due Friday, January 6th, 2023, and any LGBTQ+ student who is a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state is eligible to apply. You can find out more details about the basic requirements, process, and application here.
We know that school continues to look different this year for our current and future Pride Foundation Scholars, and for all students, and we’ll need more help than ever to get the word out about this opportunity. Please help spread the word to students in your networks—or apply yourself!
We cannot wait to meet the 2023 Pride Foundation Scholars!
Eden Shore is Pride Foundation’s Scholarship Program Officer