With more than 60 different scholarships, Pride Foundation’s Scholarship Program is open to all students who meet Pride Foundation’s fundamental criteria of LGBTQ+ leadership and state residency.
Each year, a team of 200 dedicated Pride Foundation volunteers throughout the Northwest review more than 800 scholarship applications. The scholarship review cycle takes place between January & April and volunteers are instrumental in all aspects of the review process.
Phase 1 (Jan through Feb) is our Community Scholarship Review.
Phase 2 (Feb through March) is our Donor-Funded Scholarship Review.
Both of these roles include a commitment to:
- Attend an online volunteer training.
- Read and review approximately 20 applications online, according to program guidelines.
- Meet with a small team, in person or on the phone, once for about 2 hours to make recommendations.
Volunteers can choose to sign up for one or both phases of review. The total time commitment for each phase is about 25 hours over the course of the timelines listed above.
For returning volunteers, there is an opportunity to step in a leadership role as a Review Team Facilitator. This role supports the process of their review team and is an add-on to the roles listed above. The commitment includes attending an additional online training and about 3 extra hours.
Every Pride Foundation volunteer is asked to commit to our volunteer agreements at the beginning of the application process.