SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Scholarship Eligibility & Terms

    • Priority is given to LGBTQ youth, however LGBTQ students up to the age of 35 are eligible to apply.

    • Priority will be given to first time recipients. Only past recipients who have received only one Santa Fe PFLAG scholarship are eligible (i.e. you are not eligible if you have received it twice).

    • Scholarships designated for a Straight Ally may be available.

    • Must attend a post-secondary educational institution within one year.

    • Resident of the state of New Mexico.

    • Must submit an application (in full, following all directions) with required supporting materials by the application deadline.

    • Awards will be paid by check jointly to the student and the institution and may only be used for education expenses (i.e. course registration fees, lab fees, books, university housing, etc).

    Applications for the Santa Fe PFLAG (Northern NM) 2019 Scholarships are now open!
    The Scholarship Program provides an important positive statement to a segment of our population that is frequently deprived of needed support. There are many critical issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth including discrimination, depression, alienation, and the highest rate of suicide among all teenagers.

    The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth; to encourage continuing education for self-identified LGBTQ youth; and to foster a positive image of LGBTQ people in society.

    The Santa Fe PFLAG (Northern NM) Chapter is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic year. Since May 1997, when the scholarship program for LGBT youth was established, we have awarded scholarships in the total amount of $335,500.

    Criteria for Awarding Scholarships

    • Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight ally.

    • Demonstration of integrity and honesty.

    • Participation in community activities.

    • Determination and potential to achieve goals.

    • COMPLETE application submitted on time

    IMPORTANT DATES

    APPLICATION DUE DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

    REFERENCE LETTER DUE DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

    DECISIONS ANNOUNCED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019