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LGBT Chamber Foundation2022 - 2023 Scholarship Application




The LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships to build leadership and promote diversity in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied community. Scholarships may be used for any post-secondary education, including nontraditional/alternative programs and vocational training.
   
GENERAL CRITERIA FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Applicants must be Texas resident. Proof of residency required. 
  • Applicants may study at any accredited school or Certificate program. However, preference may be given to those studying in Texas and/or North Texas. 
  • Preference is given to students who self-identify as LGBT, members of LGBT families, and allies who demonstrate significant activities in support of LGBT equality.
All applications must be completed by
March 15, 2022
   
APPLICATION COMPONENTS
To complete your application, you must upload the following documents:
  • A copy of your Texas Drivers License or state issued ID. 
  • Two reference letters from two individuals who know your capabilities and potential for success in your educational program. We recommend one letter be from a teacher, counselor or other academic representative.
  • A copy of your most recent school transcript. Unofficial transcripts ARE acceptable.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
  • If necessary, scholar interviews may be held during the week of April 4, 2022. [Subject to change.] 
  • Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend the Scholars Gala on April 30, 2022.

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 SECTION A: BASIC INFORMATION
Your Legal Name

Please provide your Legal First Name. You may enter your Preferred First Name in the Preferred Name field below.






Email & Phone



Mailing Address






Permanent Street Address (if different)





If you answer "yes" to previously receiving a scholarship, you must complete Previous Recipients section on Page 7.
On Page 7, in the Previous Recipeints section, please describe your experience since receiving the scholarshp.
How did you learn about these scholarships?
Your Demographic Information

The following information is required to ensure that scholarships reflect the diversity in our community.

mm/dd/yyyy


If yes, you will be required to answer Discussion Question #17.

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SECTION B: YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Some of our scholarships have been set up by donors to have additional criteria, such as for those studying a certain subject or living in a certain geographic area. To help us determine your eligibility, please check all boxes that apply. 

(NOTE: Even if you do not check any of the boxes you may still qualify for one or more scholarships.)



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 SECTION C: YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES

Beginning with the most recent, please provide information the last four schools you have attended. These may be high school, college, university, or other educational institution (add as many sections as necessary).


Please provide the following information about the school(s) or program(s) that you will be attending, or are considering attending, during the next school year. (add as many sections as necessary).

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 SECTION D: YOUR FINANCIAL NEED AND RESOURCES

 PART 1: INCOME

Some but not all of our scholarships consider financial need. Please provide a brief explanation of any possible financial resources you and/or your family may have to cover your educational expenses.

YOU MAY BE ASKED TO PROVIDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR THESE QUESTIONS AT A LATER DATE. Generally, your school’s catalog or Web site will provide estimated expenses.

* NOTE: If you are invited for an interview you will need to provide updated financial information.

500 Word Maximum
Please estimate the total amount of funds from work, family, scholarships, etc. you expect to have/receive for the coming academic year.
TOTAL ESTIMATED FUNDING/INCOME                                                                                                
Do NOT enter a dollar sign $. Enter a whole number, no decimal.
   

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 PART 2: EXPENSES
Our scholarship funds may only be used for items that are charged to your student account such as tuition and fees and, in some cases, books and supplies and on-campus room and board (depending on the school). Our scholarship funds do not go directly to you; checks can only be made out to your school to be put into your student account and used for these items.
Estimated Expenses
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This is a calculated field. Do not attempt to enter a number.
YOU MAY BE ASKED TO PROVIDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR THESE QUESTIONS AT A LATER DATE. Generally, your school’s catalog or Web site will provide estimated expenses.
Dependents

Please enter the number of dependents you will have
during the academic year.
 PART 3: SPECIAL FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

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 SECTION E: ESSAY QUESTIONS

The following discussion questions are a critical part of your application. Please answer EACH of them fully to the best of your ability.
 PERSONAL ESSAY

In the space provided, please write a comprehensive essay. Suggested areas to include are

  • Educational & career goals
  • School activities and/or community involvement
  • Challenges
  • Achievements

In addition, please also share how the LGBT Chamber Foundation Scholarship will help you achieve your goals, as well as enable you to strengthen the LGBT community.

(Max word count 800)

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL (limit to approx. 400 words)
Please share anything else you want us to know about you. You may also elaborate on any of your previous responses. 
 TRANSCRIPT DOES NOT REFLECT ABILITY - OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL (limit to approx. 300 words)
If you indicated on Question #8 that your transcript does not reflect your ability, please explain how you will still succeed in your educational plans.
 PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF A CHAMBER FOUNDATION (or GLBT LEAP) SCHOLARSHIP
(limit to approx. 600 words)
Tell us about your experience since receiving a Chamber Foundation scholarship by addressing these areas: 
 Your educational experience and academic achievement 
• Your involvement with any GLBT groups or activities on your campus or in your community 
• The impact receiving this scholarship has had on your life. 

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 SECTION F: OTHER REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS

   

2. Please attach your letters of recommendation.
Letter of Recommendation #1




Letter of Recommendation #2