Congratulations to the 2023 Pride Foundation Scholars!

Pride Foundation invests in LGBTQ+ student leaders across in the Northwest—particularly those who face barriers due to race, economic circumstances, identity, ability, location, or lack of family support.

Since 1993, Pride Foundation has awarded over $8.5 million to more than 2,400 scholars. In 2023, Pride Foundation awarded scholarships to 113 students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington totaling $759,600!

*Please note: the list below is not all 113 Scholars. Only scholars who are comfortable sharing their information publicly have been listed.

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2023 Scholars

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Maurlucuaq Belleque Alaska Pacific University Creative and Professional Writing, Counseling Psychology Anchorage, Alaska
Layla Bagwell Boise State University Social Work Boise, Idaho
April Rowberry Boise State University Social Work Boise, Idaho
Lincoln Nere Central Washington University Education Wenatchee, Washington
Jordan Taylor Central Washington University Music Education and Performance Seattle, Washington
Luis Valencia Central Washington University Computer Science Wenatchee, Washington
David Mariani Clinton School of Public Service Public Service Great Falls, Montana
Wilver Coria College of Western Idaho Nursing/Healthcare Administration & Policy Notus, Idaho
Melissa Guzman Columbia Journalism School Journalism and Documentary Specialization Moses Lake, Washington
Solaris Rai Discovery Point School of Massage Massage Therapy Clinton, Washington

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