Self-love and acceptance are critical to a full life, but unfortunately, with many existing forms of homophobia today, it can be extremely difficult for those in the LGBTQ+ community.
With social media being so accessible today, we are more connected than ever. That doesn’t always mean it’s for the better, though.
Daily, millions are ridiculed and belittled because of their identity, their beliefs, or how they may express themselves. Seeing that LGBTQ youth are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth, there must be significant social change to combat the hateful rhetoric against their community and to encourage LGBTQ+ youth to love themselves for who they are.
To contribute to necessary social reparations, The Unicorn Scholarship exists to support LGBTQ+ students in their journey toward self-love and acceptance. This scholarship is open to all undergraduate students who identify as LGBTQ+.
To apply, please write a short essay about the first time you felt like you truly loved yourself or struggled to love yourself and how you plan to make a difference in the social realm around LGBTQ+ awareness and positivity.
Please write a short essay about the first time you felt like you truly loved yourself or struggled to love yourself and how you plan to make a difference in the social realm around LGBTQ+ awareness and positivity.
The application deadline is Jul 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Sep 15, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 15, 2021. 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 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.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.