PFLAG Deerfield Jean Paul Ohadi Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One or more awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a resident of Illinois.
  2. Must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
  3. Must be between the ages of 17 and 22.
  4. Must be accepted as or enrolled as an undergraduate student at the time of application.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  6. This award is for U.S. students.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students who reside in Illinois. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 22 and must be enrolled as or accepted as an undergraduate student at the time of application.

Application requirements for the PFLAG Deerfield Jean Paul Ohadi Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Jean Paul Ohadi Scholarship was established by the Jean Paul Ohadi Foundation in memory of Jean Paul, who passed away in 1998. Jean Paul was a 19 year old boy who suffered from bipolar disorder and was also harassed because of society's prejudice against his sexual orientation. The Jean Paul Ohadi Foundation was formed to help organizations aid in the treatment, education, support and understanding of these issues. Each year the PFLAG Deerfield Chapter has helped in the selection of young people who have submitted evidence of their academic achievement and their involvement in the LGBTQ community.

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

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Applications and information about this award are available online at the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Deerfield Chapter website using the link provided. Students are advised to review the Description and Purpose document to familiarize themselves with the eligibility requirements and application procedures for this award. To apply for the Jean Paul Ohadi Scholarship, interested students must submit a completed registrar records request form so as to have official copies of all high school and/or college transcripts delivered to the scholarship coordinator at the address provided. These forms should be submitted to the applicant's registrar and not to the scholarship provider, and transcripts should be sent directly from the registrar to the scholarship provider. Students must also submit a completed application form that includes the applicant's personal contact information as well as the name, address, and telephone number of two references who can provide a recommendation for the student. In addition to this, students must also complete a Scholarship Questionairre that includes prompts for several short response questions. Responses must be limited to the space provided, and applicants should not attach additional paper for responses. Transcripts and application packages must be postmarked no later than the deadline date. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Contact: Cynthia Drey
Address: 745 Barton Springs Drive Fairview, Texas 75069

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