Lee Avenatti was a devoted father and advocate who dedicated his professional life to working with young people who had been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. This scholarship seeks to honor Lee's memory by supporting students with a history of time spent in out-of-home care (group homes or foster care).
Young people who are removed from their familial home often experience many emotional and logistical obstacles, and in subsequent years, do not have access to the generational resources that many students benefit from. With fewer financial resources and guidance, these students need additional support to pursue higher education so they can pursue financial stability and create generational prosperity.
Any self-identified LGBTQIA+ high school or undergraduate student who is motivated, passionate, and has a history of time spent in a group home or foster care may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please answer the questions below about your life experiences, educational goals, and how this scholarship would support those goals.
How has living in a group home or foster care affected your academic success? How have your life experiences shaped your perspective on education and the future, as well as your goals? What are your goals and vision for the education program you are in/applying to? How would receiving this scholarship support your goals?
The application deadline is Aug 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 31, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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