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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Zaquel Major Emporia State University Library Science Federal Way, Washington
AJ Casaus Northwest College of Art and Design Graphic Arts and Design Gig Harbor, Washington
Konneytha Touch Western Washington University Chemistry Kent, Washington
Melissa Guzman Columbia Journalism School Journalism and Documentary Specialization Moses Lake, Washington
Ariyanna Fernandez Seattle Pacific University Music and Communications Olympia, Washington
Simeon Howard Evergreen State College Integrated Philosophy Olympia, Washington
Max Bidasha Institute of American Indian Arts Indigenous and Decolonial Arts Port Townsend, Washington
Esther Grosz Washington State University Agriculture Business Rochester, Washington
Alex Gonzalez Sandoval University of Washington Psychology Royal City, Washington
Marion Reader University of Washington Social Work Seattle, Washington

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