Who Can Apply:
- Pursuing higher education can be demanding, and LGBTQ+ students often face additional challenges relating to their identity and health. Maintaining physical and mental health can be especially important to their personal and academic success. Discrimination and prejudice can create significant stressors that impact their overall well-being. In the face of these challenges, LGBTQ+ students display remarkable resilience and determination to lead healthy lives.
- Prioritizing health is an act of self-empowerment that allows LGBTQ+ students to take control of their own well-being in an environment where they may feel marginalized or stigmatized. Many LGBTQ+ individuals become advocates for inclusive healthcare, raising awareness about the unique health needs of their community and working to eliminate disparities in care, which is so needed in today’s society. Those who prioritize wellness can serve as role models for their peers, encouraging others to take control of their health and seek the support they need.
- This scholarship aims to support and empower LGBTQ+ students who exemplify the importance of self-care and well-being.
- Any LGBTQ+ high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident working on their mental and physical health may apply for this scholarship.
Submission: To apply, tell us why your mental and physical health is important to you and what challenges you face when trying to maintain your wellness.
Deadline: May 1, 2024