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PFLAG SCV is proud to announce...

...the establishment of the Peggy & Jeff Stabile PFLAG SCV Scholarship, a tribute to the founders' unwavering dedication to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1988 when they founded the PFLAG Santa Clarita Valley Chapter.


Peggy and Jeff Stabile have long been champions of equality and inclusion, working tirelessly to create a more inclusive and accepting community for all.. Through their leadership and advocacy, they have inspired positive change and touched the lives of countless individuals here in Santa Clarita Valley since moving here in 1979.


The Peggy & Jeff Stabile PFLAG Scholarship aims to continue their legacy by providing financial assistance to LGBTQIA+ individuals pursuing higher education. The scholarship will be awarded annually to students who have demonstrated a commitment to advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights and promoting diversity and inclusion.

Purpose: To provide unrestricted, post-secondary scholarship funds to eligible LGBTQIA+ students in the Santa Clarita Valley.

To donate to this scholarship program, click HERE!


Scholarship Requirements:


     1. Applicant or their parent must live in the Santa Clarita Valley or Antelope Valley at the time of application.
     2. Applicant identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. 
     3. 2.5 overall GPA (unless extenuating circumstances), with documentation to support GPA required. 
     4. Applicant is a high school senior who is planning to attend an approved non-profit community/junior college, 4-                         year college/university, or trade school educational institution. OR applicant is a LGBTQIA+ continuing student                             attending an approved non-profit community/junior college, 4-year college or trade school educational                                           institution. Graduate level students are also eligible applicants.  
      5. Applicant should be involved in support, education, and/or advocacy in their community or school.
      6. Awards will be sent to the student’s college or institution, (never to the student).
      7. PFLAG SCV scholarship webpage has been updated for the 2024-25 academic year and the scholarship                                            application is currently available. 
      8. Applications may also submit applications and essays via email or postmarked through U.S. MAIL no later than                           May 15, 2024, and Letter of Recommendation should be mailed with a postmark no later than May 15, 2024.


          Email to:   info@pflagscv.org 
          If emailing, please use ‘PFLAG SCV Scholarship Application’ in the subject.
          Mail to: PFLAG SCV 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia, CA 91355
          If mailing, please address envelope to PFLAG SCV Scholarship Application

 

Click HERE for the online application.


You will need to provide the following information during the application process: 


      1. Current resume. Or a list of extracurricular activities, volunteer work, leadership positions.


      2. Most recent transcript.

Official or unofficial high school transcripts or if applicable your most current official or unofficial post-                                secondary transcripts.  


      3. Proof of Residency. 

 Documentation to support that you reside in or have resided in the Santa Clarita Valley or Antelope Valley                           within the last two years. Examples of acceptable documentation includes recent transcripts, utility bill in                        your name,  driver’s license,  passport, rental/lease agreement, etc., showing your SCV address. For questions or if you are unsure if you have acceptable supporting documentation, please email info@pflagscv.org


      4. Proof of Acceptance.

Letter of acceptance required only if school for the upcoming term is different than the one your transcripts are from. If you are maintaining enrollment in the same institution, a copy of your academic schedule will suffice. NOTE: If you are awarded the scholarship, proof of enrollment will be required before any disbursement can be made for both the fall and spring terms. Full-time is defined as 12 semester hours or more for undergraduate and 9 semester hours or more for graduate. 


      5. Three (3) References & Letters of Recommendations.
                 Reference persons may include one family member or friend and should include at least two teachers, 
                 school counselors, school administrators, employers, or agency leaders. References should be submitted 
                 directly to PFLAG SCV. You are responsible for ensuring that all references are mailed or emailed by the 
                 deadline.


      6. Details explaining how you found the scholarship and why you are applying


      7. Response to Five (5) Essay Questions


Scholarships will be selected using the following criteria:  

  • Academic potential and/or evidence of academic achievement of grades C or higher.

  • Evidence of participation and leadership in school and community activity.  

  • Clarity of future goals and determination to achieve them. 

  • Sense of personal integrity, ethical judgment, and honesty.  Maturity and positive sense of self as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.  

  • Service to the LGBTQIA+ community.  

  • Financial need and participation in efforts to supplement educational costs. 

  • While preference will be given to full-time students, in some instances part-time students and those enrolled in continuing education programs may be considered.  
     

Additional Information:

  • Scholarships will be $500 paid before August 1, 2024.  

  • Preference will also be given to applicants who have not previously received a PFLAG scholarship.  

  • Deadline for submitting a scholarship application to PFLAG SCV is May 15, 2024.    

  • Recipients will be requested to attend the PFLAG SCV meeting on June 26, 2024, to be congratulated by its members. 


Letter of Recommendation Instructions:

  • Please request that the individual writing your recommendation include the following information along with the signed letter of recommendation: 

  • Name of student.

  • Name of individual writing the recommendation.

◦ Address.
◦ Email.
◦ Phone number.
◦ Relationship to the student.
◦ How long have you known this student?
◦ Is the student able to set goals and pursue them to completion?
◦ Why would this person be a good recipient for a PFLAG SCV scholarship? 
◦ Letters of recommendation must be mailed to the following address and postmarked no later than May 15, 2023: 

 

Email to:   info@pflagscv.org 

  • If emailing, please use ‘PFLAG SCV Scholarship Application’ in the subject.

Mail to: PFLAG SCV 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia, CA 91355

  • If mailing, please address envelope to PFLAG SCV Scholarship Application
     




Additional Scholarship Resources:
 

National Scholarships

There are a number of National scholarships you may choose to consider.  A partial listing is below:
 

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s LGBT Scholarship Database

Information on national and local scholarships available to LGBT and allied students

 

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

 

The LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarship Fund is for graduating high school seniors

who have identified themselves as LGBT. Qualification is based on GPA and community involvement.

 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force administers the Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program which offers $10,000 scholarships to LGBT students who are studying journalism and communications at four-year colleges. Scholarship recipients are also required to take part in a summer internship program in Washington, D.C.

 

The Point Foundation provides scholarships in varying amounts to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students. Of particular interest to scholarship administrators is the ability to help those students whose sexual orientation has led them to be isolated and/or abandoned by family, friends, and separated from traditional support systems.

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