Scholarship Applications for the 2022 Indy Pride Scholarships and the 2022 Cary Thomas Memorial Athletic Scholarships are NOW OPEN!

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Deadline: 12/5/22 @ 11:59pm

Statement of Purpose

Indy Pride, Inc. established an educational scholarship program to reward future and current students attending an accredited Indiana-based college, university or trade school who are making significant contributions to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, and Straight Ally (LGBTQ+) community through their academic pursuits.

Scholarship Process

Once the application is released, the applicant will have approximately 30 days to submit. After the deadline, the Scholarship Committee, made up of members of the Indy Pride Board of Directors and community volunteers, will meet to begin vetting the applications and to verify letters of recommendations and enrollment. The committee chair will then distribute the verified applications for evaluation to members of the Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee will evaluate the applications and submit a recommendation to the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors will discuss the recommendations and decide which applicants will be awarded scholarships. Spring scholarships will be awarded at Indy Pride Fest and fall scholarships at the Annual Meeting.

How Money is Distributed

Scholarship funds will be distributed directly to the university for the next eligible semester.


You must wait one year before applying for an Indy Pride, Inc. scholarship if you received one previously. For example, if you received a scholarship in 2018 you can apply again in 2020. If you received one in 2020 you can apply again in 2022.

Please note: Volunteering with Indy Pride, Inc. is not a requirement for consideration. Any volunteer work done with Indy Pride, Inc. will be considered as part of an applicant’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, but is not any more/less important than any other signs of community commitment. Individuals who hold volunteer positions within Indy Pride, Inc. (committee or director positions) are not eligible to apply.