Pride Foundation Scholarship Programs

In 1993, Brian M. Day, an activist and community leader, established the first scholarship fund at Pride Foundation to support gay men of color who are leaders in their communities and are experiencing significant financial need. Brian understood first-hand the challenges that black gay men face while pursuing a post-secondary degree.

More than 25 years later, Pride Foundation’s scholarship program continues to be guided by Brian M. Day’s legacy. Today, there are more than 60 different scholarship funds covering a wide range of characteristics and majors. We encourage all LGBTQ and allied students of all backgrounds and educational interests to apply.

Pride Scholarship Program

Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ and allied student leaders in the Northwest—particularly those who face barriers due to race, economic circumstances, identity, ability, location, or lack of family support.

Do you identify as LGBTQ, questioning, or an ally? Do you currently live, have recently lived, or study in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington? Great news! You are likely eligible to apply for a Pride Foundation Scholarship when our application opens back up in October 2019.

For more information on scholarship details and guideline check out their site.

Update to Post 9/11 GI Bill

  1. The following announces the significant changes to Post 9-11 GI Bill transfer of education benefits (TEB) eligibility implemented in Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 1341.13.
  2. The Department of Defense (DoD) has updated reference DOD Instruction 1341.13 to reinforce Post 9-11 GI Bill transfer of education (TEB) benefits as a retention incentive that requires members to be eligible for and agree to serve 4 additional years of service on active duty or in the selected reserve beyond the date they elect to transfer their benefits. Members must complete the full 4-year service obligation to retain TEB unless involuntarily separated. Failure to complete this obligation will result in the amount of any transferred entitlement that is used as of the date of such failure being treated as an overpayment of educational assistance and shall be subject to collection by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  3. Changes listed in this instruction do not impact servicemembers whose TEB applications submitted in the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) milConnect web portal via (https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil) and have been approved.
  4. TEB Eligibility
    • Effective immediately, all members requesting to transfer unused education benefits to eligible dependents must meet eligibility requirements to serve 4 additional years on active duty or in the selected reserve from the date of election in DMDC milConnect.
    • Former exceptions that permitted individuals with at least 10 years of service to obligate less than 4 years of service if precluded by statute or standard policy (DoD or Service) in return for TEB are cancelled.
    • Effective 12 July 2019, TEB will only be available for members with at least 6 years of service up to a maximum of 16 years of service who are eligible for and agree to 4 additional years of service beyond the date they elect to transfer their benefits.

THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE THAT IMPACTS SENIOR SERVICEMEMBERS WITH 16 OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE.  ACTION IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO 12 JULY 2019 TO PRESERVE THE ABILITY TO TRANSFER BENEFITS OR THEY WILL BE LOST.

What is Forever GI Bill?

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” was signed into law on August 17, 2017, and brings significant changes to Veterans’ education benefits over the next few years. Most enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, servicemembers, families and survivors. Here’s a list of the changes and when they go into effect.

Check out U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for what changes are effective immediately.

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act “Forever GI Bill” fact sheet provides an overview of what updates to this policy.