For additional information contact Joey Kerns, Programs Director at 503.231.5759 ext 521 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Please note that each scholarship fund has its own committee. Please be sure to include with each application the materials that each committee may review themselves. We are not responsible for making copies of your application materials for other committees.
The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to third-year law students dedicated to keeping Oregon a hate-free state. The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year has past.
David M. Crawford Memorial Scholarship, was created in 2012 in memory of David M. Crawford by Mr. Crawford’s partner Scott Mason. Mr. Crawford was the former Treasurer of Equity Foundation and alum of Portland State University. The scholarship is intended for LGBT students or students actively involved in an LGBT rights organization attending Portland State University. The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is June 30, 2013. Download the application here: 2013 Crawford Memorial Scholarship Application.
Jessica Dolin Memorial Scholarship: Leigh and Leslie Dolin have established the Jessica Dolin Memorial Scholarship, in memory of their daughter, who passed away May 14, 2003. The scholarship is intended for residents of Oregon or Clark County, WA who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender student or a student actively involved in an LGBT rights organization. The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is June 30, 2013. Download the application here: 2013 Jessica Dolin Memorial Scholarship Application
Portland Area Business Association Scholarship
Portland Area Business Association Scholarship provides financial assistance for post-secondary education to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and their children. The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year has past.
Portland Latino Gay Pride Scholarship, established in 2012 by the Board of Directors of PLGP, offers scholarships to students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT), or are the children of GLBT parents, who reside in Oregon or Clark County Washington, and need financial assistance to attain their post-secondary educational goals with preference placed on Latino/a candidates. The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is July 1, 2013. Download the application here: 2013 PLGP Scholarship Application.
The Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Scholarship Fund The Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Scholarship was created in 2010 through a bequest from Jim McBroom. The scholarship is funded by the Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Charitable Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. The scholarship is intended for gay and lesbian students in or from Oregon who are attending four year colleges, preferably but not exclusively for those studying fine arts and humanities. The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is July 30, 2013. Download the application here: 2013 McBroom Weston Scholarship Application.
The Pride of the Rose Scholarship Fund The Pride of the Rose Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for post-secondary education to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and their children residing in the quad-county area of Portland, OR and Clark County, WA. The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is July 31, 2013. You can download the application here: 2013 Pride of the Rose Application
Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship
The Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship was founded in May 2007 by Gregori Jakovina and Larry McDonald to encourage and facilitate post-secondary education in the arts for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). The Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship is administered through Equity Foundation.
Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship applicants may include mid-career adults who are returning to school to pursue a new career in the arts, as well as young adults who have recently completely high school or their G.E.D. and are pursuing their education beyond the secondary level. To be eligible, individuals will be Oregon residents and need financial assistance to attain their educational goals.
Please indicate which scholarship you are applying for:
- The Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship is for students majoring in the arts who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and/or children of LGBT parents enrolled in post-secondary education. Students shall be residents of Oregon or Clark County, Washington. The deadline to submit an LOI is June 30, 2013.
- The Larry McDonald Scholarship is intended for adults in mid-life who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender who seek to make a significant change in their lives or vocations by majoring in the arts and/or humanities, which includes ancient and modern languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion, fine arts, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre. The deadline to submit an LOI for the Larry McDonald Scholarship is June 30, 2013.
Students who wish to apply for either McDonald or Jakovina scholarships must submit a letter of interest (LOI) to Equity Foundation detailing the following:
A) Name & Permanent Residence Address
B) Qualification within the GLBT community (orientation or status as dependents of GLBT persons)
C) Current enrollment status
D) Institution they plan to attend
E) Course of study
F) Ideal amount of scholarship funding
If the student qualifies based on the information in the LOI, Equity
Foundation will ask the student to submit a full application to be
considered for a scholarship.
Deadline to submit an LOI for the Jakovina Scholarship is June 30, 2013. Letters can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Equity Foundation, PO Box 5696, Portland, OR 97228.
Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing Scholarship Match
Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing (LGSSON) has developed a scholarship match agreement with Equity Foundation (EF) to financially assist students who are under-represented in Oregon’s nursing workforce. LGSSON will annually match one EF scholarship listed above awarded to a LGSSON student with an annual maximum of $5,000. There is no need to submit an additional application to be considered for this match.
The scholarship award will be renewable for up to two years, when appropriate. Eligible students will meet all Equity Foundation Scholarship requirements and be enrolled in the Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing making satisfactory academic progress.
Note to applicants of University of Portland and Concordia University:
When a student is awarded a scholarship, Equity Foundation requires the student’s school to sign an agreement stating, among other stipulations, that the school will not discriminate against the student based on sexual orientation and gender identity. If the school does not sign the agreement, an award cannot be given to the student unless classes are taken at a different educational institution.
The University of Portland has repeatedly refused to sign our contracts thereby preventing their students from receiving scholarships from Equity Foundation. Similarly, Concordia University does sign our contracts, but always issues an accompanying letter negating the discimination language to which they just agreed. Students attending these schools are welcome to apply for scholarships, but Equity Foundation does not guarantee that the schools will accept a scholarship from Equity Foundation.
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