About the Scholarship

The Scholarship was created by Ric Weiland in 1993 in memory of Robert Browning to support students studying health science or health-related services. Robert Browning started his journey by attending the University of Washington and then practicing Dentistry. He was a music enthusiast and loved opera. This scholarship was created to honor Robert's passion for music, health sciences, education, and the LGBTQ community.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Students need to submit only one application to be considered for all scholarship at Pride Foundation and these forms must be submitted online.

  • Applicants applying to study visual arts, design, or music are required to submit two samples for their work. Picture samples must be in GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, PDF, OR DOC, music in MP3 or MP4 format, and Video must be in MOV or AVI files.

  • Applicants must be high school seniors or college or graduate students from any community college, or private college or university.

  • Applicants should be from the LGBTQ community or within their field of study and demonstrate financial need.

  • Students with additional barriers to education as well as those who are economically, racially, socially, geographically backward will be given consideration as well.


Scholarship amount and deadline

The scholarship amount varies every academic year and last year the awarded amount was $4,160. The amount is determined by the Pride Foundation where a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $12,000 is offered to students.

Students are required to submit their information through online forms available on the website on or before Friday, January 10, 2020. For more information about how to apply for the scholarship, students are requested to go through the official website of the scholarship or contact the concerned department.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The scholarship award amount is only for US students. So, a student must be a legally recognized citizen to be eligible for the scholarship.

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

  • Those students who reside in one of these counties such as Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska and are pursuing a degree in Health Science are eligible for the award.

  • Students applying for the scholarship must be identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; member of LGBTQ families; or allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBTQ community.


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