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Yonkers LGBTQ+ Pride Scholarship

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated leadership and/or service in the community

  • Member or ally of the LGBTQ+ community

  • Current Yonkers Public High School student who will be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school in US or Canada

  • Official transcript showing GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • Provide one letter of recommendation


SCHOOL OR COLLEGE: An accredited college, university, or vocational school

AMOUNT OF AWARD: $1,000

BASIS OF AWARD: Please answer the following two questions (500 words max).

  1. How have you demonstrated leadership and/or service in your community, specifically to the LGBTQ+ community if applicable.

  2. How has your identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community or allyship shaped your high school experience?


SPONSOR: Yonkers Pride

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications accepted February 2022 through May 15, 2022. Please submit the following to chair@yonkerspride.org no later than 11:59 PM on May 15, 2022:

  • Response to two questions above

  • Official or unofficial copy of a recent transcript

  • One letter of recommendation

  • College acceptance letter

  • Student Aid Report from FAFSA* consideration will be given to undocumented students who have not submitted a FAFSA

  • Award recipients will be invited to accept awards on June 10th and 11th 2022 at Yonkers Pride