Scholarships offered by Salisbury PFLAG

News Notes: Carolinas

SALISBURY, N.C. — Four $1,000 scholarships are being offered by the Salsibury/Rowan Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) for the 2012-12 academic year, The Salisbury Post reported.

Rowan County lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and/or their straight allies are eligible. Applicants may be private, public or home-schooler seniors.

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to honor four champions of LGBT equality. They are: the Anne Stanback-Charlotte Kinlock Scholarship; the Founder’s Equality Scholarship (which honors the chapter’s founder Michael Clawson); the Linda Ketner Community Service Scholarship; and the Bob Page-Dale Frederiksen Business Scholarship (which honors Replacements, Ltd. of Greensboro’s founder and CEO and his life partner).

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The Autumn Soirée helps to fund the scholarships, along with other supporters. Scholarship Advisory Committee Chair Carol Williams-Swoope shared that students do not have to go to a four-year school to qualify. Community colleges or trade schools are also included in the offering.

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Deadline for application is March 14, 2012. Notification will be made by April 14, 2012.

To obtain an application or for more information, call Williams-Swoope at 704-212-2215, email or visit


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Posted by Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at and 704-531-9988, x205.