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SCHOLARSHIPS

The Alexander Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships awarded from The Alexander Foundation provide financial assistance to those seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree of higher education from an accredited institution in the State of Colorado. Selection for awards are based on merit, need, and service to the LGBTQ+ community. Annual scholarship award amounts range from $300 to $3,000.
ELIGIBILITY

In order to be considered, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must identify within the LGBTQ+ community

  • Applicants must be residents of Colorado

  • Applicants must be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Colorado. Exceptions may be made in certain instances; if you would like to apply for an exception, please elaborate in your personal essay (i.e., online program, continuing education over the summer, etc)

  • Applicants may apply as often as they wish; however, recipients are limited to a cumulative maximum award limit of $9000

APPLICATION PROCESS

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Completed online application form

  • Personal essay. Your personal essay should tell us about you and your goals, how this scholarship will help you achieve them, elaborate on your financial need, and how you plan on or have already supported the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Two signed letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference on school letterhead.

  • A photocopy of a state or federally issued ID

The David and Sharon Alexander Scholarship

“Education is all a matter of building bridges." –Ralph Ellison
The David and Sharon Alexander Scholarship was created through a generous donation from the Alexander family. This scholarship, named for David and Sharon Alexander, serves to honor the contributions they made to furthering the education of their children, through providing funding to future generations of educators. Awarded annually to a student pursuing a degree that supports education and learning, recipients will receive a $1000 scholarship to be used on any school related expense.
ELIGIBILITY

To demonstrate eligibility for the David and Sharon Alexander Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be pursuing a degree in education, higher education, counseling, school psychology, social work, special education, or a teaching certificate*

  • Identify within the LGBTQIA+ community

  • Be Colorado resident

  • Be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Colorado
    Demonstrate financial need

 

*Students pursuing their first degree post high school will be given preference, however, any student pursuing a degree in an education related field is encouraged to apply.

Students who are awarded the David and Sharon Alexander Scholarship are eligible for a continued annual award of $1000 for up to four years.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please complete The David and Sharon Alexander Scholarship Application. Applicants who are not awarded the David and Sharon Alexander Foundation Scholarship will automatically be considered for all other Alexander Foundation Scholarships.

Complete Applications consist of the following:

  • Completed online application form

  • Personal essay. Your personal essay should tell us about you and your goals, how this scholarship will help you achieve them, elaborate on your financial need, and how you plan on or have already supported the LGBTQIA+ community.

  • Complete the David and Sharon Alexander Scholarship Supplement
    • This statement should address the importance of education and your goals for pursuing a degree in an education related field.

  • Two signed letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference on school letterhead.

  • A photocopy of a state or federally issued ID

Deadlines for scholarship applications TBD

Being a 2018 Alexander Foundation Scholarship recipient is a great opportunity and it makes me feel supported and loved.

Amaranta, 2018 Scholarship Recipient