The LEAGUE Foundation is a national scholarship fund and provides financial hardship scholarships to LGBT high school seniors entering college. The time to apply is now. Application forms are available online and closes on April 15, 2018. All awards are distributed in the summer of each year.
Since 1996, the foundation has awarded 132 college scholarships totaling $285,500 to self-identified LGBT graduating US High School Students based on their individual achievements. The scholars must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited U.S. college or university.
Beginning as a grass-roots organization with the generous support of LGBT employees at AT&T, The LEAGUE Foundation has since grown in the last two decades into a national scholarship fund reaching all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. Territories. The organization has support from corporations, individuals, and other LGBT organizations all across the U.S.
The current LEAGUE Foundation 2018 awards include: The Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship, The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship, The Stonewall Empowerment Scholarship, and in 2018, the Carmen Nava Memorial Scholarship. The foundation also awards up to nine other scholarships yearly.
High school seniors and others interested in finding out more may visit leaguefoundation.org.