Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 10

Friday
Awarded By:

Pride Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
  2. Must have been a resident of Oregon for at least one year before applying for the scholarship.
  3. Must be pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree at an accredited educational program which has an established non-discrimination policy that includes sexual and gender minority groups.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

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

Description: This award is for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students from Oregon who are pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree.

Application requirements for the Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
  • Application form
Additional Information: The Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Scholarship was created in 2010 through a bequest from Jim McBroom. The scholarship is funded by the Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Charitable Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. The scholarship is intended for gay and lesbian students in or from Oregon who are attending four year colleges, preferably but not exclusively for those studying fine arts and humanities.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 10

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 10

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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