Apply for Live Out Loud’s 2015 Scholarship



THE 2015 APPLICATION CLOSED MARCH 4, 2015.

NOTE: Please read through all questions on the application first and allot the appropriate amount of time to complete it. If you browse to another page, you will NOT be able to save your answers. We suggest downloading the application, answering questions on a separate document, and copying and pasting answers below to ensure your work is not lost.

If you have any questions, please contact Cardozie Jones at cardozie@liveoutloud.info or (212) 651-4220.

Any information provided on this application is strictly confidential and will not be disseminated for any reason other than determining eligibility for the Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship or as required by state or federal agencies.

STUDENT INFORMATION

First Name:
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Home Mailing Address:
Apartment No. :
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Phone:
Cell Phone:
Are we permitted to leave a message at either of these numbers regarding our organizational name or purpose? (If not, we will contact you via email.)
Email Address:
U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident:
If not U.S., country of birth:
Date of Birth:
Is English your first language?
If not, what is?
Do you self-identify as LGBT?
If yes, are you "out and open" to your community?
How did you hear about the Live Out Loud Scholarship Program?
What is your ethnicity?AsianBlack/African AmericanLatino/aCaucasian (non-Hispanic)Other
If other, please specify:

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

High School (do not abbreviate or use nickname)
Special Program, if any:
Street Address, City/State, ZIP Code:
Expected graduation date (Month, Year):
Contact Person/ Admissions Counselor:
Contact person's phone number:
Grade point average in the units used by your school:
Out of a possible:
PARENT/GUARDIAN:
Title:
First Name:
Last Name:
Relationship to student:
Occupation:
Highest Level of Education (check only one):
NoneSome grade schoolGrade school graduateSome high schoolHigh school graduateSome collegeAssociate's degree (2-year college)Bachelor's degreeSome graduate schoolGraduate degree
PARENT/GUARDIAN:
Title:
First Name:
Last Name:
Relationship to student:
Occupation:
Highest Level of Education (check only one):
NoneSome grade schoolGrade school graduateSome high schoolHigh school graduateSome collegeAssociate's degree (2-year college)Bachelor's degreeSome graduate schoolGraduate degree

The following information should be provided if known. If not, then the information should be provided upon awarding of the scholarship in order to facilitate the distribution of scholarship funds.

Anticipated college, university, or technical/vocational school:
Street Address, City/State, ZIP Code:
Admissions Counselor:
Phone number:

STUDENT CERTIFICATION

I certify that the information contained in this application is true.

Applicant's Signature:
Date:
1. Please describe your most important activities and achievements, including academic honors, community service, and other volunteer opportunities, extracurricular activities, and work experience.
2. Please explain your financial need. Are there any extenuating circumstances that will impact your ability to pay for school?
3. How has your LGBTQ identity impacted your life at home, school or in your community? What, if any, challenges have you encountered as a result of these experiences? How have you chosen to face these challenges?
4. Please indicate your intended academic major in college or tech/vocational school. Why are you choosing this particular area of study? If you are unsure, please describe what interests you plan to explore and why.
5. Please describe the activities in which you plan to participate during your college tenure (i.e., campus/community service, extracurricular activities, paid/unpaid work experience).
6. Please describe your career aspirations after you graduate from college or tech/vocational school.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Students must submit two letters of recommendation that attest to their leadership, courage, and commitment to LGBT issues from academic and/or organization professionals (teachers, directors, advisors, etc). Please have recommenders send their letters directly to:

Live Out Loud
c/o Cardozie Jones
570 Seventh Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018

ESSAY
In two separate essays of no more than 1,000 words each (typed and double spaced), please answer the following questions:
1. An integral part of Live Out Loud’s mission is to connect LGBTQ youth with role models. Who is your role model? Why? How have you been a role model in your school and/or community?
2. How have you distinguished yourself as a leader in, or on behalf of, the LGBT community? What leadership roles have you shown during your high school years? Describe a situation or project you have initiated. What were the results? What challenges did you come up against while executing this project? How has this project impacted your community?