Niagara Pride is accepting applications for its 2022 Niagara Pride LGBTQ+ youth scholarship.
The program was established in 2021 and consists of an annual $500 award to help aid in the costs of pursuing educational opportunities beyond high school. This scholarship is aimed primarily at benefiting those LGBTQ+ young adults, and allies, who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing social justice, reducing inequities, and increasing the overall health of their community.
Niagara Pride invites all students who meet the following criteria to apply:
√ Must be 18 years of age, or able to provide parental consent to apply for the scholarship;
√ Currently a senior in high school with a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 or a minimum B average;
√ Must be pursuing full-time registration for the fall semester of the 2022-23 school year at an accredited community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate program, or vocational/technical/trade program;
√ Identify as LGBTQ+ and/or has demonstrated support of the LGBTQ+ community; and
√ Reside in Western New York.
To apply, visit www.niagarapride.org/scholarship. The application deadline is May 1.
Once the application window closes, the Niagara Pride scholarship committee will review all submissions. The scholarship recipient will be notified by June 1, and a public announcement will be made by June 15.
For more information, contact the scholarship committee at [email protected].
Niagara Pride is an independent, 501(c)(3) organization serving LGBTQ+ individuals and families in Niagara County and the surrounding Western New York area. It said, “We believe in the power of education, and recognize that finances remain a critical barrier for all students, even more so for those who are LGBTQ+.”