LGBTQ Resource Center, Gulfport FL
Three $2000 Scholarships Available for 2024
Once again, the Resource Center is proud to partner with Raymond James’ Pride Inclusion Network (PIN) to support continuing education for LGBTQ students in Pinellas County. Three scholarships of $2000 each are available for the 2024 school year. This year’s awards target the Emerging Scholar, Continuing Scholar and Returning Scholar with different levels of work/life experience.
Applications OPEN August 15, 2023
Deadline to Apply is September 29, 2023
Winners to be Announced October 11 - National Coming Out Day
All applicants must live, work, and/or study in Pinellas County, Florida.
BranchOUT Emerging Scholar
Those starting their post-secondary education journeys (graduating high school seniors, recent high school graduates, recent GED recipients).
LGBTQ individual, graduating high school senior or graduated high school or received GED within the last two years.
Colleges and Universities, Career / Technical schools, Vocational / Trade schools, certification and licensing programs.
BranchOUT Continuing Scholar
JACKIE MERKIN Scholarship
Given in memory of Jackie Merkin—lesbian, social justice activist, Gulfport resident.
Those currently attending a post- secondary education program and looking to continue their education or gain new skills.
LGBTQ individual, currently attending a post-secondary program AND has been out of high school for at least two years.
Colleges and Universities, Career / Technical schools, Vocational / Trade schools, certificate or licensing programs, advanced degree programs, Law School, Medical School
BranchOUT Returning Scholar
Those who have been out of high school or post-secondary education for more than two years and planning / accepted into a program for a career change, additional certifications or licensing, retired person looking to expand their knowledge.
LGBTQ individual, has not attended an academic institution/program for more than two years.
Colleges and Universities, Career / Technical schools, Vocational / trade schools, certificate or licensing programs, advanced degree programs, Law School, Medical School
Scholarship funding will be paid directly to the school attended. Monies may be used for tuition, housing, books, computers purchased through the school.