PFLAG San Jose/Peninsula Scholarship Program 2021

As a family-oriented organization, PFLAG is deeply committed to making the world a better place for our loved ones. Thanks to our generous donors, we're thrilled that we can support local youth who are committed to the same goals, and every year we award several scholarships to students -- of any gender identity or sexual orientation -- who have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ+ community.

Now Collaborating with eQuality

This year we are continuing our partnership with eQuality Scholarship Collaborative. Since joining the collaborative as a member organization in late 2018 we've made a few changes to our scholarship program, starting with our 2019 program, to bring our policies into agreement with eQuality's other member organizations and to take advantage of eQuality's well-established electronic application and review system. Here are the most important changes, all of which we are continuing for the 2021 program:

Other changes since 2018 include a broadening of eligibility rules, disbursement of funds through each recipient's school, and a different format and venue for the awards ceremony. (Usually eQuality's awards ceremony is a dinner event in San Francisco, with free tickets for a limited number of recipients' guests. However, in 2020 we celebrated with an online Virtual Awards Celebration, and we may do the same in 2021.)

We encourage all eligible students to apply! Click here to start now. Your application must be completed by Sunday, January 31, 2021.

2020 Awards Celebration

Instead of our usual large, in-person event, in 2020 the Awards Celebration was entirely online. An abridged recording of the event is posted on eQuality's website. Or you can just watch PFLAG's portion below: