Our scholarship is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT+) persons in the Jacksonville metropolitan area (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties) to aid them in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.
Who is eligible?
LGBT persons who:
A) Are 16 years of age or older and have completed high school by June 2020.
B) Have a home address within the last two years in the Jacksonville metropolitan area (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties) or are currently attending a college or university in the same area.
C) Will be registered for full-time attendance (defined as 12 semester hours or more for undergraduate programs and 9 semester hours or more for graduate programs) at a post-secondary educational institution by August 1, 2020.
What is required of PFLAG Scholars?
All PFLAG Scholars MUST:
A) Consent to and participate in efforts to educate the general public. Such efforts may entail disclosure of LGBT identity in press releases and other print and visual media.
B) Deliver a brief speech (3-5 minutes) at the annual PFLAG Scholarship Ceremony held in August.
C) Submit proof of registration or a letter of acceptance from a post-secondary educational institution for the academic year.
D) Submit grades after the completion of the first academic term. Please note that in order to receive the second installment of scholarship funds, scholars must earn grades of C or higher in all subject areas.
E) At the end of the first academic term, submit a one page typewritten essay or a 2-3 minute video about how being a PFLAG scholarship recipient has made it possible for you to achieve or pursue your academic goals and to serve the LGBT community. Please include what you would say to potential donors as to why they should support the PFLAG scholarship fund. E-mail to Scholarship@pflagjax.org.
How are PFLAG Scholars chosen?
Scholars will be selected using the following criteria:
A) Academic potential and/or evidence of academic achievement of grades C or higher.
B) Evidence of participation and leadership in school and community activity.
C) Clarity of future goals and determination to achieve them.
D) Sense of personal integrity, ethical judgment, and honesty.
E) Maturity and positive sense of self as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person.
F) Service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
G) Financial need and participation in efforts to supplement educational costs.
A) While preference will be given to full-time students, in some instances part-time students and those enrolled in continuing education programs may be considered.
B) Preference will also be given to applicants who have not previously received a PFLAG scholarship.