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Pride Scholarship

The Pride Scholarship is awarded annually to 2 eligible applicants between the age of 17-25, who are residents of Ohio, and are seeking scholarship money to any university, community college, technical school, art school, or para-professional program. While only 2 recipients are awarded each year, applicants may apply annually as long as they are eligible for consideration. Any eligible candidate with a relationship to the LGBTQ+ community is invited to apply; this means LGBTQ-identified, ally, or family and/or friend of LGBTQ-individuals.

The recipients will receive a check for $500 with the stipulation that the money is used for tuition, books, or other costs and fees associated with post-secondary education.

Criteria for selection: Recipients will be chosen based upon the entirety of their application packet. Though we do ask for the applicant to submit their GPA and list of strengths, the LGBT Pride Scholarship is not purely an academic scholarship. Rather, the committee is tasked with awarding this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates how their goals, personal character, and achievements are currently making a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community in general.

Application deadline: May 1, 2019

The scholarships will be awarded at Pride in the CLE on June 1st.

If you have any questions, please email Chris McNulty at CMcNulty@lgbtcleveland.org

Pride Scholarship Application 2019

  • Contact Information

  • Parent/Guardian Information (if applicable)

  • Academic Destination

  • Academic Preparation

  • Additional Materials

    Below, please upload one letter of recommendation and your personal essay. The essay should be 2-3 pages in length and answer the following prompt: Who is an advocate or ally for the LGBTQ+ community whom you admire and why? How do you plan to make an impact on your community as an advocate or ally in the future?