Will a scholarship be awarded on the basis of an individual’s sexual orientation?
No. But the applicant should provide evidence of his or her contribution to the LGBT community. This can be accomplished in a number of ways including volunteer work for an AIDS organization; participation in groups that support LGBT rights, such as the American Civil Liberties Union; participation in local LGBT organizations; or participation in organizations that otherwise support the LGBT community, such as Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). The strength of the applicant’s commitment to supporting and bettering the LGBT community is one of the criteria established by the NGPA Education Fund, however, the scholarship will be awarded regardless of race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or other groups protected by non-discrimination laws.