About the Scholarship

The Jabez Legacy Scholarship is sponsored by the Pride Foundation that was established with the main motive to bring transformation in the life of LGBTQ people in all the communities.

The scholarship program was started by Steve Parson in the year 2013 to support the LGBTQ-identified individuals who are economically backward with disabilities. The foundation aims to ensure the people live safely as whole selves in the communities. It serves in the Norwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • A student must first fill in the online application form that can be found on the scholarship's official website.

  • If selected, students are required to bring their official transcripts.

  • Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  • Students must submit contact information for two references, one should be a teacher, counselor or another academic representative who is familiar with capabilities and potential.

  • Applicants are required to answer six essay questions such as educational goals, career goals, activities, challenges and a quote (limited to 5000 characters).


Scholarship amount and Deadline

The scholarship amount typically ranges between $500 to $12,000 annually and are non-renewable. The average amount awarded last academic year was $4,160.

All the above-mentioned documents must be submitted to the financial aid division on or before January 10, 2020, to be among the eligible candidates to receive the award amount.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a resident of one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska, in order to avail the scholarship.

  • candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students at the time of application.

  • In order to receive a scholarship, a recipient must provide relevant documents showing their medical disability.

  • An applicant must be identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or as a straight ally dedicated to LGBT causes.


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