LGBTQ Pride Scholarship Fund
The LGBTQ Pride Scholarship supports scholarship awards for LGBTQ+ students and students who see themselves as LGBTQ+ allies that are pursuing post-secondary education.
“As high school teachers with Traverse City Area Public Schools, Marek and I believe strongly in the value of public education and helping students reach their full potential. That is why – along with the help of our community – we have worked to establish a LGBTQ Pride Scholarship for graduating seniors from TBAISD schools,” said Dan Rice, social studies teacher at Traverse City West Senior High School.
"Not only do many of our LGBTQ youth continue to struggle and face serious difficulties around identity, coming out, and bullying, they may also have limited financial resources due to lack of family support," said Rice."It’s important to help, encourage, and recognize LGBTQ youth with their own scholarship to support them in fulfilling their potential as students and community members.”