"These people are going to make amazing changes in our world.”

We were unable to come together for in-person Scholarship Celebrations this spring, and later made the decision not to hold the virtual celebration that had been scheduled for June 4th. We’re excited to share a virtual event experience with you—one that brings the stories and brilliance of scholars from across our region to life.

Below, you can embark on a self-guided event experience through videos from 2020 Scholars across the region, and two of our lovely Scholarship Fundholders. I hope you’ll take some time to watch these incredible stories, learn more about their lives and dreams, and consider the impact that supporting these leaders will have on the future of our world. 


Maxwell Storm Blue

Maxwell Storm Blue (he/him) is studying Studio Art at the College of Western Idaho.


Alex Fay

Alex Fay (she/her) is interviewed by Elan Robinson (they/them), Pride Foundation’s Event and Donor Relations Coordinator. Alex is originally from Boise, Idaho, and is studying Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Pomona College.


Trisha Fey Elizarda-Miller 

Trisha Fey Elizarda-Miller (she/her) is studying music and counseling in Portland, Oregon.


 Bri Mango

Bri Mango (they/them) is attending Montana State University to study Welding and Fine Arts. 


Nick Takahashi

Nick Takahashi (they/them) is studying instrumentation and automation in Yakima, WA.


Gayle Stringer and Nancy Nickelson

Gayle Stringer (she/her) and Nancy Nickelson (she/her) are interviewed by Alli Auldridge, Pride Foundation Director of Community Engagement. Gayle and Nancy are longtime Pride Foundation supporters, and created the All My Relations Scholarship Fund at Pride Foundation that supports LGBTQ+ or Two-Spirit indigenous students pursuing social justice work with indigenous communities.


Maryam Meshkattehrani

Maryam Meshkattehrani (she/her) lives in Portland, Oregon where she is studying architecture at Portland State University. 


Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ+ and allied student leaders across the Northwest. Since awarding our first scholarship in 1993, we’ve invested more than $5 million to nearly 2,000 students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. This is made possible thanks to the generous support of our business partners, scholarship fundholders, and supporters who understand the importance of investing in our future community leaders.

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