PFLAG San Diego has just launched its scholarship program for 2016, and to celebrate the season did so with two benefit concerts which served as fundraisers in support of the students. Now in its 17th year, PFLAG SDC has awarded over $125,000 to deserving LGBT scholars.
The scholarships are funded through former and current PFLAG members, the Rob Benzon Foundation, San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, the family of Stephen G. Bowersox and the Raytheon LGBT STEM Scholarship, among others.
The scholarships are awarded to LGBT high school seniors continuing on to higher education or full-time undergraduate and graduate students through a competitive application and essay process. The scholarship committee selects recipients based on a written essay, commitment to their chosen field, financial need and academic achievement.
PFLAG will announce the 2016 recipients at an event on Friday, May 13, 2016.
To learn more, visit pflag.com/scholarships.