Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a high school graduate at the time of application.
  2. Must be a resident of Contra Costa, California.
  3. Must demonstrate a commitment to LGBTQ advocacy.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  5. This award is for U.S. and international students.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. and international students who have graduated from a high school in Contra Costa, California. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to advancing the cause of LGBTQ students through activism and social participation.

Application requirements for the Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: Since 1990, the Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarships have been awarded to Contra Costa County high school graduates who contribute to the community by improving the environment for LGBTQ youth. The award is provided annually in honor of Bobby Griffith, a gay youth from Walnut Creek, California, who committed suicide in 1983 after his family, friends, and community would not accept his sexual orientation. After his death, his mother, Mary Griffith, along with the rest of Bobby’s family, came to better and accept the pressures and injustices her son was forced to endure. She became an advocate for LGBTQ youth by joining PFLAG and working to provide educational opportunity for those LGBTQ students and allies who may not receive support elsewhere.

Award Amount: Up to $6,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Applications may be completed online, or if this presents a hardship for the student, paper copies may be requested as PDF files that may be printed out and mailed to the scholarship provider at the address provided. Students must also submit a personal statement describing his or her contribution to the social environment through advocacy for LGBT individuals. All applications must be completed online or submitted by mail no later than the deadline date. In addition to completing the application, applicants for all scholarships must be available for an interview in March - either by phone or in person.
About eQuality Scholarship Collaborative:
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Address: P.O. Box 191311 San Francisco, California 94119-1311

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