Mike Rhoades It's Okay to be Gay Scholarship

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Mike Rhoades
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$500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Apr 30, 2021
Winners Announced
May 31, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate

“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.” – Jason Collins

Coming out was not easy for me. I grew up in a conservative family that never considered the possibility that I could be gay. So I held my secret for 21 years.

When I finally came out in my last year of college, I finally felt at ease. I could be myself for the first time in my life. And while it’s still not always easy with my family, the acceptance and comfort I feel today is far greater than my first two decades of life.

The Mike Rhoades It’s Okay to be Gay Scholarship exists to promote more openness and acceptance of being a gay man in our world.

The scholarship is open to undergraduate students in any field of study. The only requirement is that you are a gay male who wants to promote more openness in our world.

To apply for the scholarship, you will need to write a short essay about challenges you’ve faced as a gay male.

LGBTQ+
Selection Criteria:
Passion, Impact, Empathy
$500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Apr 30, 2021
Winners Announced
May 31, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

How have challenges you’ve faced as a gay man shaped your understanding of the world?

500–1000 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 31, 2021.

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