As part of Sioux Falls Pride’s ongoing mission to support and protect the rights and well being of the LGBTQ+ community and their families, we are pleased to offer our 2019 Spring Standing Proud Scholarship. Scholarship funding is provided by ongoing proceeds from the Rainbow buffalo stickers donations. To help support ongoing scholarship funding – click here to make a donation!

The recipient of this award will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting respect for equality with an emphasis on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and issues (LGBTQ+). This scholarship is open to all South Dakota residents, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Examples of Candidate Qualities

  • Demonstrated leadership in the school community.
  • Worked to improve their community.
  • Promoted racial, trans*, gender, and/or educational justice for LGBTQ+ people.
  • Faced and sought to overcome obstacles related to LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Helped form, continue, or build a GSA or an educational justice or similar club.
  • Consistently included LGBTQ+ materials in their coursework.
  • Actively participated in community efforts involving LGBTQ+ issues.

Eligibility

  • An applicant must be a current South Dakota resident attend a post-secondary school within the state of South Dakota.
  • An applicant must be a self identified LGBTQ+ student or ally.
  • An applicant must have a most recent GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • An applicant must be enrolled at least part-time at a College, University or Tech School within the state of South Dakota.
  • An applicant can be attending online classes from a South Dakota post-secondary school and consider themselves a non-traditional student.
  • An applicant must submit a completed scholarship application form.

Terms

  • Funds will be sent directly to the recipient’s school of attendance.
  • The award will be applied to the recipient’s 2019 Spring semester as a one-time award of $500.

Application Deadline: December 15th, 2018.

Scholarship Application

First Name

Last Name

Email Address

Phone Number

Street Address

City

State

Zip Code

Anticipated or Current School Enrolled In

Major or Field of Interest

Extracurricular Activities

How has your LGBTQ+ identity impacted your life at home, school or in your community? What, if any challenges have you encountered as a result of these experiences? How do you stand proud when facing those challenges?

Please explain your financial need.

The following questions do not influence the scholarship eligibility, and is solely for statistical purposes.

 

Gender (Optional)

Ethnicity (Optional)

Do you identity with any of the following? (Optional)

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For further information or questions please contact Sioux Falls Pride at info@siouxfallspride.org.

       

Contact Sioux Falls Pride

 

Sioux Falls Pride
P.O. BOX 2403
Sioux Falls, SD 57101

(605) 610-9206

There are no regular office hours as we are a volunteer board of directors.

Please call or email info@siouxfallspride.org with any questions.