Amigas Latinas—a support, education and advocacy organization for Latina lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning women—is seeking candidates for its annual Latina Les/bi/trans/queer Youth Scholarship Fund.
Current LBTQ high school seniors or college freshmen who are of Latina heritage and who are actively promoting understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ people in their school and/or community can apply for a college scholarship to be awarded this Spring.
Up to six scholarships ( $500-$2,000 ) will be awarded and include the final scholarships to be given in honor of Aixa Diaz, a founding member of Amigas who brought vision and commitment to the Latina community through her organizing efforts and knowledge and encouragement to Latino children through her dedication as a teacher. Past awards have also been given to gay-straight alliances ( GSAs ) in high schools with large Latino student populations and to the Mozart Elementary School, where Diaz taught first grade.
The deadline for submission is March 31. To receive an application, e-mail email@example.com .