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 90 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.

 

Upcoming scholarship cycle schedules are as follows:

For Spring 2025 Semester:

Applications open: June 1st- September 1st, 2024
Review process until: October 1st, 2024
Present to Board: October 9th, 2024
Announce results: October 21st, 2024

For Fall 2025 Semester:

Applications open: December 1st, 2024 – February 1st, 2025
Review process until: March 9th, 2025
Present to board: March 12th, 2025
Announce results: March 17th, 2025

 

How Money is Distributed

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

 

Ineligibility

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 2020 you can apply again in 2022. If you received one in 2022 you can apply again in 2024.

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.

Questions?

Apply Now – EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

2024 Indy Pride Educational Scholarship Application

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Apply Now – ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP

2024 Indy Pride Athletic Scholarship Application

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