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SpeakOUT

SpeakOUT Boston Scholarship

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Any
Disciplines
500 USD
Grant
United States
Location
31 Mar 2024
Application deadline

About

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Overview

Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award

Multiple

Grant

$500

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction

Description

SpeakOUT Boston is a community of speakers working to create a world free of homo-bi-transphobia and other forms of prejudice by telling the truths of our lives.

Since 1972, they have been doing so by:Conducting educational programs about LGBTQ+* lives and issues;

Training individuals and organizations to use public speaking as a means of creating positive cultural change;

Sharing the lives and experiences publicly in order to support those struggling with sexuality and gender identity; and

Educating within the communities we represent about issues that divide us.

SpeakOUT Boston engages audiences in honest dialogue, and in keeping with the motto "Ask Us Anything," they invite any questions that may challenge harmful stereotypes and misconceptions. Speakers visit middle and high schools, colleges, workplaces, faith communities, public libraries, community organizations, and many other venues in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

Applicable programmes

Benefits

Conducting educational programs about LGBTQ+* lives and issues.

Training individuals and organizations to use public speaking as a means of creating positive cultural change.

Sharing our lives and experiences publicly in order to support those struggling with sexuality and gender identity.

Educating within the communities we represent about issues that divide us.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be an undergraduate LGBTQ+ student or a high school student entering college/university, community college, or training program by the fall, living in New England, and holding a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
  • The high school or college you are enrolled in at the time you apply must be in New England. But if you are a high school student and you will be attending a college outside New England in fall you may still apply.
  • Grade transcripts including grade point of 3.0 or higher.
  • The student must submit proof of enrollment in a college/university/community college in fall of 2023 before the award will be made.

Scholarship requirements

Disciplines

Any

Locations

United States

Nationality

Any

Study experience required

High school

Age

Unknown

Application

Application deadline

31 Mar 2024

A type-written personal story (approximately 2 pages or 600-800 words) discussing how you have grown to understand, accept and/or take pride in your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Include your name, pronouns, home address, telephone number and email address at the top of your essay.

A letter of recommendation from teacher/professor/mentor.

Grade transcripts including grade point of 3.0 or higher.

The student must submit proof of enrollment in a college/university/community college in fall before the award will be made.

Financing

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