Safe Schools Desert Cities is committed to being there for our LGBTQ+ students while they are in valley schools. But that commitment doesn’t end at graduation. Our organization offers financial assistance to our students as they take the next step in their education.

Financial assistance is provided in the form of scholarships in the amounts of $500 to $1500. Recipients are selected solely on the basis of an application and references. The question we ask students is why do you want to go to college and how can we help? The deadline for this scholarship application is Thursday, January 31. The funding can be used to cover such things as tuition and course fees, on-campus living expenses, books and other educational materials, computers, and enrollment costs. The awards will be presented at a special ceremony on March 26. Don’t wait to apply! Go to for the application.

An imminent deadline is out there for the Burton/May Pride Award administered by Safe Schools Desert Cities. Also given out in amounts from $500 to $1500 this scholarship can provide support for educational expenses in college or vocational school or training program. The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 31 and, like the other financial assistance program (above), the announcement of awards will be made on March 26. The link above will also take you to the application for the Burton/May Pride Award.

While the deadline for this year’s scholarship is just days away, we are already soliciting funds to increase our awards for next year. Your generosity in helping our students reach their occupational goals is very much appreciated. Please reach out to Gloria Kapp to donate at .

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