Joseph Towner Fund For Gay And Lesbian Families

Horizons Foundation

This scholarship fund was provided by Joseph Towner for the purpose of awarding post-secondary students who have at least one LGBT parent residing in one of the nine Bay Area counties

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Applicant must be 25 years of age or younger
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Residence:
    Must reside in one of the following nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano.
  • College:
    Must be enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution
  • Organization:
    Have a strong history of activism within LGBT communities;
  • Miscellaneous:
    Must carry a full-time academic work load (minimum 12 units per term)Applicant must be the child of a lesbian or gay parent
  • Other Benefits:
    Reapplication required for renewal. Renewable to a maximum of $4,000.

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Tell us about a significant challenge in your life that has helped shape you into the person you are today;How are you currently active in the API and/or LGBTQ community? Which contribution are you most proud of?;What is one issue or challenge that LGBTQ/API community is facing today? If you had unlimited resources (yes, literally unlimited resources), what is something you would do to help solve this issue?
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Attach at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, counselor, employer or community leader highlighting community activism and leadership skills

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