Joint with the LGBT-Straight Alliance Fund
of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Scholarship Information and Application Process
deadline is March 31, 2014 for FALL 2014
This year again, at least six $1,000 scholarships will be
awarded through the PFLAG scholarship application process. These include the following:
Five Joint PFLAG/Alliance Fund $1,000 Gene Moore Memorial
(in memory of PFLAG's past president)
One $1,000 Mark and Art Woodland Memorial Scholarship
(in memory of the son and husband of Elaine Woodland)
For 2014 our scholarship program is again
supported in part by funds from the LGBT–Straight Alliance Fund,
a fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. PFLAG Tucson has
been awarded a $2,500 matching grant, allowing us to
award five joint $1,000
scholarships in the name Gene Moore, our past president, to LGBT persons from
southern Arizona to
attend an institution of higher education. We will also award one $1,000
scholarship in the name of Mark and Art Woodland, the son and husband of
long-time PFLAG member Elaine. Mark passed away in 2010 and Art in 2011. The application deadline is
March 31, 2014.
Scholarship requirements are as follows:
Must be a gay, lesbian, bisexual or
transgender person from southern Arizona, and
Must be accepted to an institution of higher
education for the period for which the scholarship is requested.
A complete application packet shall consist of:
- The application (personal information page).
You may download this here: Word document or
pdf document (to save to
your hard disk, right-click a link and choose "Save target as");
An essay detailing the applicant’s plan for higher education, activities
within the community, and why PFLAG Tucson and the Alliance Fund
should award a scholarship to them;
- Two letters of recommendation (one must be
from someone other than a family member); and,
- A copy of the student’s admission acceptance
letter (if the applicant is a current student, then a copy of the most
recent grade report).
The essay should be typed, double-spaced, no
longer than two one-sided pages or one front-to-back page, and detailed enough
to describe the applicant and his/her situation to the committee. Any information that is provided will be used only to select the
candidates and will be kept in the strictest confidence. If you have any
questions, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (520) 360-3795.
All information must be submitted to the following
address in one envelope and postmarked by
March 31, 2014:
PFLAG Tucson Scholarship Application
P O Box 36264
Tucson AZ 85740-6264
The applications for the PFLAG Tucson
Scholarships are reviewed by the Board of Directors, or by a committee
established by the Board. Applications will be judged on an individual basis
using only the information provided by the applicant. All applicants will be
notified by mail of the committee’s decisions by April 30, 2014.
The board of directors of PFLAG Tucson and
their families are excluded from receiving or applying for this scholarship.