Since 1998, PFLAG San Diego County has overseen the awarding of over 140 scholarships in the amount of $280,000 to LGBTQ students.
Since 1998, PFLAG San Diego County has overseen the awarding of over 140 scholarships in the amount of $280,000 to LGBTQ students. The portfolio of scholarship awards over-seen by the PFLAG Scholarship Committee continues to increase, including scholarships funded through former and current PFLAG members: the Rob Benzon Foundation, Raytheon, Qualcomm, and the Stephen G. Bowersox Memorial Scholarship, among others.
The scholarships are awarded to LGBTQ high school seniors continuing on to higher education or full-time undergraduate and graduate students through a competitive application and essay process. The scholarship committee selects recipients based on commitment to their chosen field, financial need, and academic achievement.
Minimum scholarship amounts are $2,000, and more than one scholarship may be awarded in a given category. Applicants are encouraged to address the additional award factors considered for these named scholarships when submitting their essays.
Application deadline is March 30, 2021. Details, criteria, and the application are available here.
About PFLAG San Diego County
PFLAG San Diego County Mission Statement: By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG SDC realizes its vision through: Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ; Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ; Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.