SCHOLARSHIPS

The Alexander Foundation was founded in 1981 as a public, non-profit, philanthropic organization. Through our three education scholarships, the foundation has continued a tradition of caring for the LGBTQIA+ community to overcome barriers they may face in pursuit of academic success.

Applicants for ALL scholarships must:

  • Identify within the LGBTQIA+ community

  • Be residents of Colorado

  • Be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Colorado

Applications for ALL scholarships require:
  • A completed online application form

  • A personal essay that tells us about you and your goals, how the scholarship will help you achieve them, elaborate on your financial need, and your current or future plans for supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

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

  • A photocopy of a state or federally issued ID

 

Furthermore, each scholarship has additional eligibility and application requirements. Please see below for further details about each of the three scholarship opportunities.

Applications will be accepted through March 21, 2021.

 

The Alexander Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships awarded from The Alexander Foundation provide financial assistance to those seeking a higher education degree 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 and Process

In addition to the requirements listed above, each applicant must also:

  • Be pursuing a higher education degree within Colorado. However, 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 $9,000.

The David and Sharon Alexander Scholarship

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

 

Eligibility and Process

In addition to the requirements listed above, each applicant must also:

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

  • Demonstrate financial need in their application process.

  • Fill out an additional supplement, providing a statement that addresses the importance of education and your goals for pursuing a degree in an education related field.

 

Applicants who are not awarded the David and Sharon Alexander Foundation Scholarship will automatically be considered for all other Alexander Foundation Scholarships.

 

 

The Jordon Connor Memorial Scholarship

The Jordon Connor Memorial Scholarship was created through a generous donation from Michael & Gina Connor and Michael Alexander. The scholarship, named for Jordon Connor, serves to honor Jordon by providing funding to future generations of mental health providers dedicated to serving LGBTQIA+ communities.

Awarded annually to two students pursuing a degree in a mental health-related field, recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship for any school-related expenses. Students who are awarded the Jordon Connor Memorial Scholarship are eligible for a continued annual award of $1,000 for up to four years.

Eligibility and Process

In addition to the requirements listed above, each applicant must also:

  • Be pursuing a degree in a mental health-related field (social work, psychology, counseling, etc.) at an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Colorado Students pursuing their first degree post-high school will be given preference. However, any student pursuing a degree in a mental health-related field is eligible and encouraged to apply.

  • Demonstrate financial need in their application process.

  • Fill out an additional supplement, providing a statement that addresses the importance of education and your goals for pursuing a degree in a mental health-related field.

 

Applicants who are not awarded the Jordon Connor Memorial Scholarship will automatically be considered for all other Alexander Foundation Scholarships.

“It is a privilege and honor to have the support of Jordon Connor’s family and the Alexander Foundation. Everything I’ve learned of Jordon has shown he was an incredibly talented person full of ambition and compassion. As I continue my education and career, I hope to uphold his memory with the same spirit of ambition and compassion in the pursuit of better mental health for all.”

- Casey Williams, Scholarship Recipient

PO Box 1995, Denver, CO 80201

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