The PFLAG Scholarship Portfolio
Since 1998, PFLAG San Diego County has overseen the awarding of over 80 scholarships in the amount of $116,000 to LGBT scholars. The portfolio of scholarship awards over-seen by the PFLAG Scholarship Committee continues to increase, including scholarships funded through former and current PFLAG members, the Rob Benzon Foundation, San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, and the Raytheon LGBT STEM Scholarship, among others. The scholarships are awarded to LGBT high school seniors continuing on to higher education or full-time undergraduate and graduate students through a competitive application and essay process. The scholarship committee selects recipients based on com-mitment to their chosen field, financial need and academic achievement. It is worth noting that one of the earliest recipients of a PFLAG SDC scholarship was San Diego City Council Member, Todd Gloria. “Launching Leaders” produced in partnership with San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, serves as both a platform to honor our recipients and a primary fundraiser for future scholarships!
PFLAG San Diego County Mission Statement: By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG SDC realizes its vision through: Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ; Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ; Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.
The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation is proud to support over 35 organizations in San Diego County that work in the LGBT and HIV communities. It is our mission to con-tinue to support organizations through our various fundraisers, grant cycles, and initiatives to better the city we live in and love.