The LGBT Rights Scholarship provided by Simpli Pleasure honors students courage in the face of adversity and discrimination by awarding $1,000 - $1,500 individual grants to LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally) activists who have transformed their experiences with bigotry and discrimination into opportunities to inspire others by taking action, rallying support, building community, and working to change the systems and institutions that impact their lives.
One (1) $1,500 scholarship shall be awarded to the winning applicant
Three (3) additional $1,000 scholarship may be awarded to runner-ups in the case of outstanding applications.
The scholarship is annual and applications are renewable
The full amount of the scholarship must be applied towards tuition, books, training materials, and/or costs associated with the recipient's education within 12 months of receiving the award.
Applicant shall be at least 18 years of age and be accepted to and/or attending a full-time higher education program at an accredited institution of learning.
Applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA based on the previous year’s academic performance.
Applicants must apply by the cut off date (June 30th each year)
The winning applicant will be mailed a W9 tax form that must be completed. Upon return of the W9 form, the scholarship winner will be mailed a check. Any taxes incurred from the award are fully the responsibility of the winning candidate
A representative from Simpli Pleasure will contact all scholarship applicants to notify them of results on July 30, 2017. Applicants may also visit our website for updates on the award.
Applicants must be able to provide supporting evidence they are capable of successfully completing a degree program.