The PFLAG New Orleans Scholarship Program began in 1989 when a local gay businessman approached the leaders of PFLAG New Orleans and suggested that a scholarship should be started for local gay and lesbian students. He donated $1000 to initiate the program and his business facility to host the first champagne reception. Since then, the PFLAG New Orleans Scholarship Program has given over $500,000 to more than 450 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students from Louisiana. The PFLAG New Orleans Scholarship Program has grown to become one of the nation's largest scholarship funds for gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (GLBT) students and a model for similar programs across the country.
The purpose of the PFLAG New Orleans Scholarship Program is to recognize outstanding GLBT students from Louisiana; encourage continuing education for self-identified GLBT students; and foster a positive image of GLBT individuals in society.
The PFLAG New Orleans Scholarship Program offers scholarships of between $1,000 and $10,000 (larger scholarships are payable over a period of four years) to eligible college students. The program is supported by the generous contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations.
PFLAG New Orleans will begin accepting scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic year on January 1, 2013. The application window will close on March 1, 2013. Please check back later and Good Luck!