Scholarship

Allaina Humphreys' LGBTQ+ Youth Trailblazer Scholarship

 

The Allaina Humphreys' LGBTQ+ Youth Trailblazer Scholarship was created to provide an inspiring LGBTQ+ youth who has demonstrated initiative to better their community financial support as they pursue a degree from a technical/vocational program, accredited college, or university. This year we are awarding $500 to several individuals who meet the requirements and criteria. 

Allaina Humphreys is the epitome of honor. As a founding member of Bolingbrook Pride, she has dedicated herself to her community to create a better world. She is Vice-Chair of Bolingbrook Pride, a founding member of Will County Pride Coalition, an Accessible Community Task Force member, Chair of Abilities Alliance of Northern Illinois, and a Member of the Bolingbrook Arts Council. She will give every ounce of herself, pushing herself to the late hours of the night. Allaina is a genuine person through and through, and those around her hold her in the highest regard. Her commitment to advancing the non-profits she is involved in, the size of her heart, her willingness to assist anyone, and her passion for overall equality inspired us to name this Scholarship after her. 

This Scholarship is available to any student graduating in the current school year from Bolingbrook, Romeoville, or Plainfield High School who identify as LGBTQ+. Applicants must demonstrate past leadership and continued community involvement. Applicants must provide their official high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and proof of admission to an accredited college, university, or vocational school. 

Requirements for submission:

  1. Submit a 700 - 1,000-word essay describing your goal for improving the acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in your community. 

  2. Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from non-family on your efforts, and why you are deserving of this Scholarship (one can be from another student). 

  3. Also, provide a detailed list of community involvement. Activities and leadership roles relating directly to the LGBTQ+ community will shine in the selection committee's eyes. 

  4. Complete and document twenty-four hours of community service - preferably in LGBTQ+ related interest/organizations. 

Donors:

We are looking for donors to help us fund this great program for the LGBTQ+ youth. We have a concept we think benefit the youth, and honor you as well as Allaina Humphreys. We are accepting donations of any amounts. Those wishing to donate a full scholarship will get the option of what school they want the Scholarship to go to, a special thank you on our website and social media campaign, and recognition at Scholarship Award Presentation at the 2021 Pride Picnic. The Scholarship will also read as follows: Allaina Humphreys' LGBTQ+ Youth Trailblazers Scholarship Donated By (Insert Your Name Here). If you are interested in donating a scholarship, please reach out to Josh at 708-752-5949 or josh@bolingbrookpride.org.

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