The 2011 Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship

Application deadline March 18, 2011 - Apply Now!

The Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship was created to provide financial support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youth who are pursuing a college degree. Through this scholarship, LGBT youth can apply for funding to pay for educational expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program. This year Live Out Loud is awarding 4 scholarships for $ 2,500 each.

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  • This award is open only to Graduating High School Seniors who identify as LGBT, and to those LGBT graduates who may have deferred attending an educational institution for one year following graduation.
  • Applicants need to be from the Tri-State area, including New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
  • Award criteria are based on the demonstration of past leadership and community service involvement, academic credentials, personal essay, an individual interview, financial need and future goals.
  • Applicants must send (a) the completed application form; (b) TWO letters of recommendation.
  • Finalists must participate in an individual interview that will be scheduled in early April 2011.
  • The scholarships will be awarded at a ceremony on April 25, 2011.
  • All applications must be complete for consideration.
  • Live Out Loud must receive all applications no later than March 18th, 2011. Any incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Live Out Loud is not required to award all 4 scholarships annually. Awards are given only to applicants approved by the Scholarship Committee based on the criteria above.

    Download the application form

    SCHOLARSHIP AWARDING PROCESS Scholarship awards will not be distributed until Live Out Loud receives all required documentation, including copy of acceptance letter from the institution the student will be attending and verification of attendance by the relevant admissions office. Live Out Loud will distribute awards directly to the educational institution only, and only upon verification of attendance.Completed applications should be submitted to Live Out Loud for review and consideration. Send your application to:

    Live Out Loud
    Attention: Scholarship Committee
    570 7th Avenue 9th Floor
    New York, NY 10018

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