Please join us for the 2016 PFLAG Denver Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room behind the CHUN Mansion located at 1290 Williams Street, Denver.
We have doubled the award amounts this year, with our top Elinor and Tom Lewallen Award set at $5,000, and another two scholarships now valued at $2,500 each.
The committee is excited about our 2016 applicants! All applications are currently being evaluated using our rubric, and we have added phone interviews with the top candidates as part of our evaluation process. We had 14 students apply this year, including three straight ally students, two transgender, one gay, and six lesbian students. It gets better and more difficult to make our final choices every year. What a wonderful challenge to have!
All of our 2016 accomplished applicants have expressed themselves in wonderful personal essays that display incredible stories of personal growth, and indicate strong commitment to diversity while demonstrating leadership roles. We look forward to our final recipients speaking to us at the May 5 ceremony, where you can get to know them better and learn about their goals, passions, and influence as they travel into the world to further advance our LGBTQ community.
If our delicious spread of hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, punch, and sparkling conversation doesn’t lure you in, know that leaving this event will make you feel uplifted and thrilled for the future! Come out and support these wonderful award recipients, see for yourself why the future’s so bright, they’ve gotta wear shades.
The New Families Support Group will meet as usual at 6:30 p.m. and participants are invited to join the awards ceremony at 7:30.