Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$12,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 8, 2021

Friday
Awarded By:

Pride Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This scholarship is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  3. Must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or as a straight ally dedicated to LGBT causes.
  4. Must reside in Kitsap County or Bainbridge Island, Washington.
  5. Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student at the time of application.
  6. Must be majoring in art or the humanities.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for LGBT students and straight allies who are studying art or humanities at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Preference is given to students residing in Kitsap County or Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Application requirements for the Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
Additional Information: All scholarships emphasize demonstrated commitment to human and civil rights for all people.

Award Amount: Up to $12,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $12,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 8, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 8, 2021

The student only needs to submit one application to be considered for all Pride Foundation scholarships. All applications must be submitted online. As part of the online application, the student must submit the following: contact information for two references who are familiar with her capabilities and potential for success in her education and community involvement (recommended that one reference be a teacher, counselor, or other academic representative); and answers to six essay questions concerning the topics of education goals, career goals, activities, giving back, challenges, and a quote (limited to 3,000 characters except for activities, which is limited to 5,000 characters). Further details on the essay topics are available on the online application. A student who is currently studying or plans to study visual arts, design, or music should submit two samples of his/her work. Picture samples can be in the following formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, PDF, DOC; Music must be in MP3 or MP4 formats; and videos must be MOV or AVI files. The file size must be no more than 300 MB. Students who are selected for an interview will be asked to bring a portfolio. Students who are selected for an interview will also be asked to bring a transcript. The complete application must be submitted by 5 p.m. PST on the deadline date.
Contact: Anthony Papini
Address: 2014 E. Madison St. Suite 300 Seattle, Washington 98122

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