The application deadline for the The PFLAG/H.A.T.C.H. Youth Scholarship Foundation isn’t until May 1, but interested students may want to start preparing now.
The program offers cash awards for GLBT students in the Houston area who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in high school or college. In 2003, the foundation awarded a total $119,000 in amounts ranging from $10,000 over four years to $2,000 over two years.
More information and the application is available at www.pflaghouston.org/scholarship.htm. To request information by mail, write PHYSF, P.O. Box 667010, Houston 77266.
In addition, the national organization of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), offers nine scholarships of $2,500 and 14 scholarships of $1,000. These awards are available to GLBT students and to non-GLBT students who demonstrate support for the community. The deadline is March 15.
Information and applications are available www.pflag.org/scholar_docs.htm or by mail by writing Dr. Roy Gilbert-Higginson, PFLAG National Scholarships Program, 1726 M Street, #400, Washington, DC 20036.