About the Scholarship

Brian M. Day set up this scholarship in 1993 to support gay men of color in the Puget Sound area who have significant financial need and demonstrate activism in the LGBTQ community and color communities.

The scholarship is offered by Pride Foundation whose work is motivated by the fundamental belief that each individual's humanity deserves recognition, protection, and appreciation.

Application Process

  • All applications must be filled and submitted online.

  • It is expected that applicants will receive post-secondary education requiring a community college, four-year public or private college or university, certification or degree program.

  • If selected, students are required to bring a transcript and submit their ACT/SAT scores to prove their excellence in academics.

  • Participants must be leaders of the LGBTQ and their supporters.

  • Students must apply by providing contact information for two sources, one should be an educator, mentor or another professional representative with their abilities and potential.

Scholarship Amount

The amount of the monetary reward varies, and it is determined by the Pride Foundation. For particular, scholarships given through the foundation are a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $12,000. In previous years, each recipient's average award amount was $4,160. The award is given every year and can not be renewed.


All the necessary documents and application forms must be sent to the official financial ais department on or before 10th January of 2020 to receive the scholarship amount.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates are required majoring in interior, fashion, or graphic design.

  • A candidate must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student at the time when applied.

  • An applicant must be a legally recognized citizen of the United States to avail the scholarship benefits.

  • A student must be a resident of any of the cities such as Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.

  • Students who are self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered; LGBT family members; or friends who have strongly supported the LGBT community are given priority.

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