Eastern: Pride scholarships available

Carolinas News Notes

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — Sandhills Pride, has announced that it is providing scholarships for high school seniors, The Pilot reported.

In its second year, scholarships totaling $10,000 will be awarded to four recipients, with each one receiving $2,500 each.

Funds for the scholarship comes from contributions, as well as Sandhills Pride fundraising efforts. Applicants are confined to the Sandhills region only who attend an accredited high school.

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Monies received are to be used for educational expenses only.

Criteria for eligibility includes: high school graduate entering a higher institute in the fall; resident of Sandhills region; identify as LGBTQ student or straight ally who has worked as an advocate for equality and support of the LGBTQ community; acceptance to a four-year college, community college or vocational school for the 2017 academic year; willingness to be interviewed in the event of a tie; completed scholarship application form; copy of high school transcript with a 2.5 GPA minimum; 500-word minimum essay describing life as an LGBTQ student or involvement with and in support of the LGBTQ community as an ally; signed and completed release form, including parent or guardian signature; and two non-familial letters of recommendation.

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Selected individuals will be required to attend a presentation of awards at a banquet in early May.

Deadline for applications is March 31.

info: sandhillspride.org. thepilot.com.

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