eQuality Recent High School Graduate Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$6,545

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 31

Friday
Awarded By:

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Eleven or more awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must graduate or have graduated high school between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2018.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  3. Must identify as LGBT or demonstrate a commitment to working toward LGBT equality.
  4. Must be enrolling as a first time college freshman in 2018.
  5. This award is for U.S. students.
  6. Must reside in central or northern California. A full list of eligible counties is available at the eQuality website.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for residents of central and northern California who have recently graduated high school and are preparing to enroll in college as a first-time freshman student. Applicants must identify as LGBT or demonstrate a history of working toward equality of LGBT individuals.

Application requirements for the eQuality Recent High School Graduate Scholarship are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: A full list of eligible counties can be found online at the eQuality website by clicking on "apply" and following the map link. eQuality was originally formed through the joint effort of a group of individuals and organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization first began in 1989 as a scholarship program funded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company's lesbian and gay employee group, now PG&E PrideNetwork. The following year, the Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators joined the effort. Additional members have joined eQuality over the years, and more are always welcome. Over the past 26 years, eQuality has awarded over 280 scholarships totaling more than $925,000. Selection of awards will be based on academic excellence, financial need, and the applicant's history of advocating for the rights and inclusion of LGBT individuals.

Award Amount: $6,000 annually, non-renewable. One applicant will be selected to receive a total award of $12,000.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,545.

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.
Contact: n/a
Address: P.O. Box 191311 San Francisco, California 94119-1311

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