ALSO Scholarship

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​ALSO Youth, Inc., is offering scholarships to provide financial support and encouragement to LGBTQ+ youth, who are seeking to attend a continuing education institution in the field of their choice. This is a Merit/Needs-based Scholarship (open to all applicants regardless of immigration status).

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IF YOU ARE UNDER 22 YEARS OLD AND CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION IN THE 2021 - 2022 SCHOOL YEAR, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN ALSO SCHOLARSHIP.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY

  • Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be an LGBTQ+ youth under the age of 22 as of August 1st of the year of application.
  • Be a resident of a county that ALSO Youth serves in Florida (currently Sarasota and Manatee counties).
  • Be enrolled at an accredited non-profit academic or vocational institution in the summer or fall of the year of application.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Scholarship applicants must submit the following to ALSO Youth by the deadline posted on ALSO’s website
  • A completed application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Transcript(s) of grades for the applicant’s most recently completed coursework. This may include high school transcripts, GED score report or any postsecondary transcripts.
  • Two recommendation forms from non-related adults such as instructors, employers or mentors.
  • An up-to-date, typed resume.
  • A one-to-two page typed personal statement expressing why the applicant is applying for the scholarship and the applicant’s educational and career goals.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • The Executive Committee of the Board of ALSO Youth will consider the following when selecting scholarship recipients:
  • Leadership/Involvement with ALSO Youth, LGBTQ+ Advocacy, and/or school GSA or Diversity Club.
  • Academic achievement.
  • Financial need. Finalists may be required to attend a personal interview with the selection committee.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

  • Proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance will be required prior to checks being released.
  • Scholarship funds are paid directly to the recipient’s school and are designated for tuition, required fees, books, and supplies only.
  • Multiple scholarships will be awarded, with $500 being the minimum award.
  • All applicants must submit these materials by May 30, 2021.

If you have any questions about the ALSO Scholarship, feel free to call our center (941)951-2576, or email info@alsoyouth.org.

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