PFLAG Cedar Rapids is proud to announce the Lorinda Ampey PFLAG Scholarship to outstanding Iowa high school seniors or non-traditional students who advocate and educate their schools, communities, themselves and/or their families about human rights. Academic persistence, extracurricular activities, specifically active in their school’s GSA and community involvement also factor into the awards. The scholarships are $100.00 minimum each. The number of awards varies each year based on the number and quality of applicants and the funds available.
Applicants must be Iowa residents and plan to pursue post-secondary education. There is no restriction on the type or location of the institution where post-secondary education is obtained. Scholarships are awarded without regard to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, race, religion, marital status or employment status of the prospective recipient.
The student must have a faculty member or other adult write a recommendation for them putting their name forward. If you are a non-traditional student this scholarship may be exactly what you are looking for to make ends meet. There is no deadline for submission. Funds may not be available based on how many students apply. Student names may be submitted to PFLAG Cedar Rapids at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the application HERE.
Read a testimony HERE from an applicant after receiving the scholarship and what it did for them.