PFLAG Tucson / Alliance Fund 18th Annual Scholarship Program

2020 Scholarship Information and Application Process

Application deadline is March 31, 2020 for FALL 2020


It is that time of year again… time to apply for a PFLAG Tucson/Alliance Fund Scholarship! This project is supported in part by funds from the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. We anticipate awarding several $1,000 joint scholarships to LGBTQ+ persons or an active straight ally to attend an institution of higher education. These scholarships were founded in memory of Gene More, beloved past president of PFLAG Tucson, Mark and Art Woodland, and Norman “Mick” Meader, our invaluable past PFLAG secretary.

Applicants can be either a graduating high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student, and a resident of the Tucson Metropolitan area or Pima County, attending any college or university. The application deadline is March 31, 2020.

The requirements for a PFLAG/Alliance Fund Scholarship are:
-Must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person, or an active straight ally
-Must be accepted to an institution of higher education for the period for which the scholarship is requested.

A complete application packet shall consist of:
1. The application (personal information page).
2. An essay detailing the applicant’s plan for higher education, activities within the community, what will this scholarship mean to you and your family financially, and why PFLAG Tucson should award a scholarship to you.
3. Two letters of recommendation (one must be from someone other than a family member); and,
4. A copy of the student’s admission acceptance letter (if the applicant is a current student, an unofficial grade transcript).

The essay should be between 300 and 800 words and detailed enough to describe the applicant and their situation to the committee. Any information that is provided will be used only in the scholarship selection process, and will be kept in the strictest confidence. If you have any questions, please contact us by email or call us at (520) 360-3795.

All needed information must be submitted in one envelope and postmarked by March 31, 2020 to:

PFLAG Tucson Scholarship Application
P O Box 36264
Tucson AZ 85740-6264

You may send via email.

The applications for the PFLAG Tucson scholarships are reviewed by a select committee established by the PFLAG Board. Applications will be judged on an individual basis using only the information provided by the applicant. All applicants will be notified by email of the committee’s decisions by April 30, 2020.

The board of directors of PFLAG Tucson and their families are excluded from receiving or applying for this scholarship.


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