Scholarship Opportunities

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​ALSO Youth is proud to offer five scholarship opportunities to provide financial support and encouragement to LGBTQ+ youth who are pursuing continued education.

Scholarship applications open now and are due on March 31, 2024. These opportunities are merit/needs-based scholarship, open to all applicants regardless of immigration status. Learn more about the available scholarships below!

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ALSO Youth Betsy Nelson Scholarship

Formerly known as the ALSO Youth scholarship, the ALSO Youth Betsy Nelson Scholarship honors one of our founding members. Betsy led a group of individuals who were alarmed at the high rates of suicide among LGBTQ+ teens. In cooperation with Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and other youth organizations, volunteers created the safe space drop-in center, services, & programs to form ALSO Youth.

Betsy was the first President of ALSO Youth and was instrumental in sustaining and growing it through the first decade. Her leadership and courage helped ALSO Youth navigate the challenges of the 1990s which included the turmoil of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, the “Defense of Marriage Act”, and bans on Same-Sex adoption in Florida.

Betsy's dedication to providing support for LGBTQ+ youth made an impact that we will continue to celebrate and honor with the very special scholarship!

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Greg Jung Scholarship

The Greg Jung Scholarship was created by a group of Greg's friends who were looking for a special way to celebrate their friend's life. Greg passed away on October 23, 2019 leaving behind his husband Chris Covelli and many family members and friends throughout the country. He was born in Illinois and began his teaching career in Missouri where he was an outstanding teacher, mentor, advocate and leader. He served the Missouri NEA as a Board member, Vice-President and eventually President. Greg was a founding member of the NEA's LGBTQ+ Caucus, a safe place for LGBTQ+ educators to advocate and learn together. In Sarasota, Greg was active with Equality Florida and Project Pride SRQ and supported many other organizations including ALSO Youth.

​The Greg Jung Scholarship is an award to a high-school senior or college student under the age of 22 who is planning to pursue a degree in the field of education from an accredited college or university.

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Project Pride SRQ STEM Scholarship

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Project Pride SRQ Education Scholarship

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Project Pride SRQ General Scholarship

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