Phoenix Two-Spirit Native & First Nations Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,160

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 be of Native or First Nations heritage.
  2. Must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
  3. Must be a resident of one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  5. This award is for U.S. students.
  6. Must be a high school senior or undergraduate at the time of application.
  7. Must demonstrate leadership in the LGBT community.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students of Native American or First Nations heritage who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Applicants must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to community service and LGBT advocacy.

Application requirements for the Phoenix Two-Spirit Native & First Nations Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: All scholarships emphasize demonstrated commitment to human and civil rights for all people. The Phoenix Benner Native & First Nations Scholarship is awarded annually to recognize and financial assist LGBTQ Native and First Nations students who have demonstrated activism and/or leadership in the Native community.

Award Amount: Awards range from between $500 and $12,000 annually. Last year, the average award amount was $4,160. All scholarships are provided on a one-time basis and are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,160.

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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