Campus Scene: Grads have first LGBT ceremony
Updated: March 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm
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Grads have first LGBT ceremony
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The inaugural Lavendar Graduation Celebration will be held on April 30, 6 p.m., at the Z. Smith Reynolds Auditorium at Wake Forest University through its LGBTQ Center. The community is invited to honor the students and allies for their contributions to the university.
Interested Wake Forest students are asked to register in order to gauge interest. Visit docs.google.com/forms/d/1Q9asZTxpx8tN86ZOfVaQK8duW-deOKnyo7_VQFZ_1s4/viewform to join in.
Scholarship database launched
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campus Pride announced the launch of the free National LGBT Scholarship Database in partnership with Point Foundation.
This service provides LGBT and ally students with the largest, most comprehensive source of LGBT scholarship and funding resources in the nation, Campus Pride said.
Campus Pride’s partner Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. Both organizations plan to improve the site and continue building it to be the nation’s premier source for information on LGBT scholarships.
— Campus Pride and the Point Foundation contributed
Camp scholarships available
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy will be held from July 15-20 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
In its eighth season, the camp provides leadership skills building, organizational tools, as well as learning how to become a social justice advocate and leader on one’s campus.
During this educational week, there is also an LGBT Professional Academy for Advisors, also known as Advisor Bootcamp. This will be the fourth year that it has taken place. LGBT and ally students are encouraged to bring their staff advisors.
Registration for Camp Pride and the Bootcamp is $845 each until April 30 and includes room/board, educational program materials and meals. Sign up is available online.
Scholarships are available for each track. They are made available through individual donations, grants and corporate sponsors. Application is available online.
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