About the Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Sam McVeety & Jordan Goldwarg in the year 2014 to support LGBTQ-identified students who are “out” leaders and play a varsity-level sport in college.

It is the foundation's hope that the community recognizes that this scholarship provides will inspire LGBTQ student-athletes to increase their own levels of involvement and leadership within their community.

Pride Foundation is able to offer a diversity of scholarships, which encourage students of different backgrounds and educational interests to apply. 


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • All applications must be submitted online application form which is available on the official website.

  • In addition to that, you are required to give contact information for two references who are familiar with her capabilities and potential for success in her education and community involvement.

  • You must also give an answer to six essay questions on the topics of education such as their career goals, giving back, challenges, and a quote that must be limited to 3,000 to 5,000 characters.

  • A student who is currently studying or plans to study visual arts, design, or music should submit two samples of his/her work.

  • You must send your music in MP3 or MP4 formats, and videos must be MOV or AVI files. The file size must be no more than 300 MB.

  • Students who are selected for an interview will be asked to bring a portfolio and a transcript.


Award Amount and Deadline

The scholarship award amounts to $4160 awarded to one eligible applicant per academic year based on his/her profile and academic achievements.

The deadline date that is set for this scholarship is on 10th January 2020. Please make sure that your scholarship application and the above-mentioned documents are submitted to the concerned department before the deadline to avoid your application being rejected.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student at the time of application.

  • A recipient must be a resident of one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska.

  • A selected candidate must be a legal resident of the United States.

  • In addition to that, applicants must have a background in participatory athletics at the varsity level.

  • Preference is given to students who are self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered; members of LGBT families; or allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBT community.

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