Charlotte Pride Scholarship

Summary

The Charlotte Pride Scholarship aims to improve economic mobility for LGBTQ and Straight Ally college students from the Charlotte metro area by funding college scholarships. Recipients will be awarded up to $2,000 over four years to attend an accredited two or four-year college.

THE CHARLOTTE PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Please note: We suggest that you compile all the information you will need, including any necessary high school or college transcripts, essay or artwork materials, or other materials, before beginning the online application process.

Click here to read our press release about the scholarship and learn more about its creation.


Eligibility

Applicants must be/have:

  • A high school senior or college student from the Charlotte metro area (see count map and list below) with a GPA of 2.8 (high school) or 2.5 (college) or above on a 4.0 scale
  • An LGBTQ or Straight Ally student who has demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community or a desire to serve the LGBT community
  • Taken the SAT or ACT
  • A significant unmet financial need
  • Enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited two or four-year college in North or South Carolina for the Fall term of the 2017-18 academic year
    • Note that preference will be given to full-time students and to part-time students in their junior or senior years of college; other part-time students who demonstrate the passion, willingness and ability to complete their degree will be considered
    • Note that preference will be giving to students attending college in North or South Carolina, but all applicants will be considered
  • Applicants must be from one of the following counties: Mecklenburg, York, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Cleveland, Lancaster, Lincoln, Stanly, Chester, Catawba, Chesterfield, Alexander, or Anson.

Scholarship Details & Requirements

  • While we consider your GPA and test scores, we place greater emphasis on your passion for education and demonstrated service to the LGBT community or a desire to serve the LGBT community
  • Multiple applicants will be selected; the final number will depend on applicant volume and qualifications
  • The Charlotte Pride Scholarship provides up to $2,000 over four years and may be used to cover your tuition, fees, on-campus housing or books at an accredited non-profit academic institution beginning in the 2017-18 academic year
  • The scholarship is renewable for up to four years; scholarship recipients need not reapply, but must continue to meet eligibility criteria, including continued enrollment for 9 or more credit hours per term and a cumulative 2.5 GPA or above

Timeline

  • Application open date: Sunday, April 9, 2017
  • Application due date: Monday, May 15, 2017, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time
  • Award notification date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
    • Note that applicants will be notified via email

QUESTIONS: All questions can be sent to scholarships@charlottepride.org

Please note: We suggest that you compile all the information you will need, including any necessary high school or college transcripts, essay or artwork materials, or other materials, before beginning the online application process.

Share the news!

We invite you to share information about the Charlotte Pride Scholarship with your networks on social media, in your community organizations, student clubs and on campus!

Click here for a downloadable and printable flyer (PDF).

Click here for a downloadable and shareable graphic for social media (PNG).