Thelma Fisher Dewitty Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,160

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 10

Friday
Awarded By:

Pride Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. In the past, one scholarship has been awarded. Students may receive more than one scholarship.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must reside in of one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.
  2. Must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  4. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
  5. Must be African-American.
  6. This award is for U.S. students.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for African American undergraduate and graduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). Applicants must reside in of one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.

Application requirements for the Thelma Fisher Dewitty Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: Recognizing the tremendous financial need of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, as well as straight ally students in the region, Pride Foundation began its scholarship program to help develop tomorrow's leaders that work for social justice. Since 1993 the foundation has helped more than 550 students achieve their educational goals.

Award Amount: The monetary award amount varies and is determined by the scholarship provider. Generally, scholarships offered through the foundation are a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $12,000. The average award amount per recipient last year was over $4,100. The award is offered annually, and is 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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