Now in its third year, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality is offering scholarships for LGBT high school seniors who are going to school in the Fall of 2019. Open to all LGBT high school seniors in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties enrolled in an accredited university, college, vocational, or technical school for 2019-2020 as a full-time student.

To Apply:

  1. Letter of application answering the following: What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome in achieving your education (is financials, personal, medical, etc.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator at your current high school.
  1. Written verification from the university or technical school you will be attending. Documents such as course schedules, letters from academic advisers, or other school officials, or similar official verification are permitted.

Send materials to:

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality

301 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501

Application Deadline: Materials must be postmarked by May 3, 2019.

GEAE’s board of directors and advisory council will determine awards. GEAE will notify scholarship recipients by letter shortly after the deadline date. Applicants who do not receive a scholarship will also be notified by letter.

Scholarship money will be sent directly to the school for the student’s use as he or she wishes. The scholarships will be presented to students at GEAE’s Afternoon for Equality celebration June 2019. Students and their immediate families will be invited to attend as guests of GEAE.

* The immediate families of GEAE board or advisory council members are not eligible for GEAE scholarships.