Photo by Jim Austin
The PFLAG Denver Chapter began its scholarship program in 2011, and has since awarded 14 student scholarship awards, allowing them to advance their leadership and scholastic pursuits as pro-LGBTQ+ advocates.
Deborah Stone, a local parent of a gay son, began the Denver PFLAG Scholarship Program in 2010 as part of our ongoing commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. The program recognizes, assists, and encourages outstanding LGBTQ+ and student allies who demonstrate leadership, and direct support to our community in their schools and outside activities—and who advocate equality for all.
Our NEW $5,000 top award honors Elinor and Tom Lewallen, Denver pioneers of the national PFLAG movement.
We have distributed $19,000 of scholarship awards since 2011 to 14 students, and this year we want to increase our scholarship awards to keep pace with rising college costs. We plan to offer two $2,500 awards, and one $5,000 scholarship to LGBTQ+ high school seniors and their straight allies to recognize these beacons in our communities, to encourage them to pursue post-secondary education, and to promote leadership and a positive image of LGBTQ+ youth.
Can you help us match our award amounts for 2016-2017?
Every donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the wonderful Dean Lewallen and Rex O’Neal.
Our expectation is that these exceptional students will continue to create meaningful change on campuses and in their communities. We will create a new generation of advocates and leaders for the LGBTQ+ community with this local, one-of-a-kind program. We believe that identifying students who desire to increase their learning, while advancing the health and prosperity of our diverse community is of the utmost importance.
Please plan to attend our scholarship fundraiser with early entry at 6pm for all PFLAG members!
Wash Park Studio, 900 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO 80209, 6pm to 10pm
Your $30 ticket provides hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, exciting local speakers, scholarship application highlights, music, and exciting burlesque performances in the 9pm hour!
Our event theme of the Chinese Fire Monkey is sure to delight you. We’ll see you there!
If you can’t attend our fundraiser, please donate on our Denver PFLAG website under Scholarship!
Each dollar donated will be matched, allowing our program to stay vibrant and relevant. Thank you!