Dear Pride Scholarship Applicant: The members of Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc. congratulate you on your initiative to apply for a 2017 Pride Scholarship. Enclosed you will find four pages that make up the application. Please read through them carefully and visit our website should you wish to have further information about LBLGP, Inc., its history, programs, and mission statement. Upon receipt of all completed applications received by the deadline of Friday September 22nd, 2017, the Grants & Scholarship Committee will review and make its recommendation to the LBLGP, Inc. Board of Directors. Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed or notice given to the applicant. The Board of Directors is expected to vote on the recommendations of the Grants & Scholarship committee. Recipients will be notified via U.S. mail of their awards shortly thereafter, but such a timeline is not guaranteed. Should your mailing address or contact information change during this period; it is your responsibility to notify L.B.L.G.P., Inc. We look forward to receiving your application by the Sept. 22nd. 2017 deadline. In Pride, DeniseNewmanPresidentLong Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc. supports a variety of organizations that work to promote charitable activities, educational programs, and cultural arts in Long Beach and the surrounding communities. Our mission is to engage in and support bridge building activities that educate, encourage, and celebrate LGBTQ inclusion and pride.
Scholarship Funding Range: $500-$3,000 All questions with regard to eligibility should be made in writing to the L.B.L.G.P., Inc. scholarship committee prior to the deadline. Inc. reserves full discretionary rights as to the interpretation of eligibility and completeness of all applications. L.B.L.G.P. ,Those with ineligible or incomplete applications will be notified and a correct application must be submitted within five (5) business days of notification. You must qualify under one of the following items; you must check one:Student attending California State University, Long Beach (Graduate & Undergraduate)Student attending Long Beach City CollegeResident of Long Beach attending a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college, outside of the City of Long Beach.
GUIDELINES FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP ESSAYS Essays should be no more than 500 words (double spaced; 12pt font). All submissions become the property of Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc. (L.B.L.G.P., Inc.). Essays should include, but not be limited to, the following information:
A brief history/herstory of yourself.Description of educational /career goals.Description of how your extracurricular activities and scholastic achievements contribute to successfully obtaining your educational/career goals.Explanation of involvement, if any, within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer, HIV/AIDS and related communities.Explanation of how awarding you this scholarship will benefit the Long Beach community and how it would be in alignment with the purpose of this scholarship.Any other pertinent information. Funding Process Completed applications received on or prior to deadline shall be reviewed and scored by committee through September of each year.Applicants are asked to participate in the Pride Volunteer Grant Program in order to ensure eligibility.Ineligible applicants and incomplete submissions will be notified in writing no later than September of each year.Scholarship agreements outlining the terms of the scholarship shall be distributed along with award letters in September of each year.Upon receipt of the signed scholarship agreement, monies shall be distributed to the school scholarship department. Conditions of scholarship Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of no more than 500 words (double spaced), which best describes the items listed above. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. Do not staple application to essay. Decisions of the Scholarship committee are final. A list of winners will be available upon request. Awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender identification or sexual orientation.All scholarship recipients must agree to allow LBLGP, Inc. to use their names, likeness, and essay content in all publicity. If chosen but not attending the academic year identified above, all scholarship monies must be returned to LBLGP, Inc. or applicant will instruct the Financial Aid Office or Scholarship Office to return the monies to LBLGP, Inc. Scholarship recipients must make a commitment to participate in LBLGP, Inc. volunteer program. Please read and sign the following statement: I CERTIFY THAT THE ACCOMPANYING ESSAY IS MY OWN WORK. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CONDITIONS SET FORTH ABOVE. I AGREE TO ACCEPT THE DECISIONS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE AS FINAL. I HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSORS, PROMOTERS, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SCHOLARSHIP. I UNDERSTAND THAT ALL SUBMISSIONS BECOME THE PROPERTY OF LONG BEACH LESBIAN & GAY PRIDE, INC. AND I AGREE THAT L.B.L.G.P., INC. MAY USE MY NAME, LIKENESS, AND ESSAY CONTENT IN ITS PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc. supports a variety of organizations that work to promote charitable activities, educational programs, and cultural arts in Long Beach and the surrounding communities. Our mission is to engage in and support bridge building activities that educate, encourage, and celebrate LGBT inclusion and pride. The following student is an applicant for the Pride Scholarship. It is a requirement that each candidate submit three (3) letters of recommendation in order to be considered for the scholarship award. Letters on stationary or in a different format are acceptable. How long have you known the applicant? Under what circumstances?What leadership qualities come to mind that best describe the applicant?How do you see that granting this applicant a scholarship would be in line with our statement of purpose?