Lee Avenatti Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
Heartland Healing Counseling & Consultation
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$2,500
1 winner$2,500
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
Identity:
LGBTQ+
Background:
Has spent time in a group home or foster care
Education Level:
Identity:
Background:
High school or undergraduate student
LGBTQ+
Has spent time in a group home or foster care

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.

Published May 14, 2022
$2,500
1 winner$2,500
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

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?

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2022.