Pride of the Rose Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$3,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 10

Friday
Awarded By:

Pride Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually, depending on the number of qualified applicants and funding available.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be self-identified as or be the child of a gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered person.
  3. Must be a resident of the Portland, Oregon Quad-County area (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington or Columbia counties) or Clark County, Washington for a minimum of one year prior to submitting an application.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  5. Must be accepted for enrollment or be currently enrolled in an accredited educational program beyond the secondary level in one or more of the following areas: college/university, trade/vocational, or the arts.

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

Description: U.S. students who are residents of the Portland, Oregon Quad-County area (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington or Columbia counties) or Clark County, Washington and plan to pursue or are pursuing studies beyond the secondary level are eligible for this scholarship. Students must self-identify as or be the child of a gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered person.

Application requirements for the Pride of the Rose Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Interview (may be required of finalists)
Additional Information: Applicants must be in demonstrated need of financial assistance to attain their educational goals. A scholarship committee composed of task force members designated by the Equity Foundation will review the application of each candidate. If the committee deems necessary, personal interviews may be arranged. The recipients of the Pride of the Rose Scholarship will be chosen on the completion of the scholarship application (and interviews if deemed necessary) which demonstrate the applicant's apparent financial need; ability to meet eligibility guidelines; and clarity of educational objectives. The Pride of the Rose Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient(s) in the month of September, at an annual benefit for the fund.

Award Amount: The monetary award amount varies annually and is dependent on the availability of funds. In the past, the foundation has awarded a $3,000 non-renewable scholarship.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

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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