About the Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The scholarship was established in the year 1999 by Alex Pava which was designed to be awarded to East King County High School seniors who have demonstrated their ability to promote leadership in the LGBTQ community through their action as volunteers and advocates.

How to apply for the Scholarship?

  •  All application must be submitted online.

  •  The individuals must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but can study elsewhere. 

  •  Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education which includes a community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificates or diploma program, etc

  • Must be a graduating high school senior at the time of application.

  •  Applicants must be physically disabled with limited economic resources.

  •  Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community.

  • Must be attending a high school in East King County, Washington.

Scholarship amount 

The total of the financial reward varies and the Pride Foundation decides it. Generally speaking, the scholarships given through the foundation are at least $500 to a total of $12,000. Last year's cumulative award amount was $4,160. The award is declared every year and is non-renewable.

Deadline for the Scholarship

Deadline for the scholarship is Friday, January 10, 2020. Students are required to submit all documents related to information available online on the official website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

  • Must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or as a straight ally dedicated to LGBT causes.

  • Must reside in one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.

  • This award is for U.S. students.


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