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Joining hands in fostering a more inclusive future, the annual WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship is a gesture of support to recognize and empower students who are proudly part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Scholarship Award: $1,000
About the Scholarship
“Equality means more than passing laws,” Barbara Gittings reminded us, emphasizing the importance of community in fostering inclusivity. LGBTQ+ students, when compared to their non-LGBTQ+ peers, face distinct challenges in higher education. According to the Williams Institute, LGBTQ+ students were four times more likely to choose a college away from home for a more welcoming environment and experienced higher rates of poor mental health, bullying, and harassment.
These adversities underscore the importance of supporting LGBTQ+ students in their academic journeys. The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship is a commitment to this vision in solidarity with these future leaders.
We acknowledge the unique challenges students face in a society often slow to embrace diversity. By supporting young scholars who are making important contributions to the LGBTQ+ community, we are working toward a future that values every individual's identity and rights.
This recurring scholarship is an investment in those who will build bridges to understanding and acceptance. We aim to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with higher education, enabling recipients to focus on their academic and advocacy efforts. Our recipients are not just students; they're change-makers reshaping society into a place where everyone is valued. The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship is our commitment to them and their mission to create a world of equality and LGBTQ+ celebration.
- Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community
- All high school seniors, undergraduate students, or graduate students
- Applicant must be a current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
Scholarship Contributions to Date
How to Apply
You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. Just set up a student profile on Bold.org, and submit your application.
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Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions
When is the scholarship deadline?
The application deadline is July 15, 2024.
What is the scholarship prize?
The scholarship award is $1,000.
When will the winner be chosen and notified?
Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
How will the scholarship be paid?
The prize check will be sent to the scholarship winner’s college institution in their name and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
Is this a recurring scholarship?
Yes, the LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship is an annual scholarship.
How will my scholarship application be verified?
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
How can I contact you with questions?
If you have any questions about the scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will my application information be used?
WiseGeek manages this scholarship with the support of the Bold.org scholarship platform. Bold.org takes student confidentiality and privacy incredibly seriously. Please refer to the application page on Bold.org for full details.
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