Check out these additional scholarship opportunities… Deadlines March 1, 2020

Deadline for all applications is March 1, 2020

Achievement Scholarship for Refugees & Immigrants of Wake County, Up to $16,000 First-generation U.S. citizens, refugees, or immigrants, residents of Wake County, North Carolina who have completed at least one academic year at a high school in Wake County. High school seniors at the time of the application with a GPA of 2.5 or greater, planning to pursue a degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university in NC, and able to demonstrate family financial need.

Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship, $10,000 Graduating high school seniors in Wake, Durham, Orange, or Chatham counties planning to attend a 4-year public or private college or university in North Carolina. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with demonstrated commitment to community service and family financial need.

Citrix Scholarship, Up to $20,000 Students planning to attend or currently attending NC Central University, Shaw University, or St. Augustine’s University and pursuing a major in computer and/or information science.

Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship, $8,000 Graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of the Arts. Must be accepted into any public state university or college in NC, Watts School of Nursing, or Durham Technical Community College and have a minimum grade of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with demonstrated family financial need.

Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship, Up to $80,000 This scholarship’s purpose is to create a life-transforming opportunity for immigrant or first generation students who have overcome significant adversity, giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams and improve their lives through education or training. It will be awarded to students who have attended a Chapel Hill –Carrboro City Schools district high school.

GSK Opportunity ScholarshipUp to $20,000 Be a U.S. Citizen for a minimum of one year; reside in Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake counties for a minimum of one year; be eligible to receive NC resident tuition costs; attend a public state university or community college in NC and demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity as well as an exceptional desire to improve himself or herself through further education or training.

Jason and Jessica Evans Memorial Scholarship, $4,000 Be graduating high school seniors at Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC, plan to pursue a 4-year degree as a full-time student at any accredited public or private college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated family financial need.

Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship, $8,000 Be graduating high school seniors or alumni of Jordan-Matthews High School or Chatham Charter High School in Siler City, NC, and plan to continue an undergraduate or graduate education at an accredited public, private, or community college. Exhibit strong character through a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others through service. Be a Christian, demonstrate family financial need and demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity.

Joseph Nystrom Working Student Scholarship, Up to $16,000 Students in Orange, Wake, Durham, Chatham or Alamance counties who are working at least part-time while in school and have demonstrated financial need.

Juanita McNeil West End Scholarship, $2,000 Be a graduating high school senior in Durham County with a GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrated financial need. Residents of the West End Community (zip codes 27701 and 27707) are encouraged to apply and will be given preference.

NC American Indian Fund Scholarship$1,000 Be enrolled in a state- or federally-recognized tribe (with documentation), demonstrate sustained involvement in the American Indian Community and commitment to American Indian concerns and initiatives, have family residency in the state. Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution in NC, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and plan to pursue a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university.

Richard Whitted Scholarship, $1,000 Graduating seniors at Cedar Ridge High School, Orange High School, Carrboro High School, Chapel Hill High School or East Chapel Hill High School planning to enroll full-time at a 4-year college or university. Must demonstrate commitment to community service and academic excellence.

Umesh and Usha Gulati Scholarship, $2,500 Seniors at one of the following high schools in Durham, NC: Hillside High School, Northern High School, Riverside High School, Southern High School, Jordan High School, Durham School of the Arts, or City of Medicine Academy. Graduating with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and planning to attend a 2- or 4-year technical school, college, or university. Able to demonstrate financial need.

Van and Luella Thomas Family Scholarship$1,000 Graduating high school senior from Jordan Matthews High School, Siler City, NC who have motivation for educational success but are not receiving financial aid from other sources.

William L. Wall Family Scholarship, $4,000 Graduating high school seniors or alumni from Jordan-Matthews High School or Sage Academy in Siler City, NC who will be first-time college students at a public college or university in North Carolina in the coming fall.

Scholarships for Creative Teens: Deadlines Approaching

Deadlines vary by region, with the earliest deadline falling on December 1, 2019. You can visit our deadlines and guidelines page for information on when and how students can submit their work.

Are you a creative teen in grades 7–12? Apply to one of these scholarships from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! Deadlines are approaching quickly. Visit the links below to find your local deadline and how to apply.

Congratulations to this year’s Savannah Mull Scholarship recipient!

Savannah Mull was a member of our youth program that we tragically lost to suicide in 2017. In Savannah’s honor, we have a scholarship that we present each year to a member of our youth leadership team. This year’s recipient is Amelia Dalonzo-Baker. Amelia has been a participant of our youth leadership team for three years. They have worked with ASPYRE, QueerNC, and A Place at the Table. Amelia currently attends NC State University and is majoring in business. Their aspirations are to go into law. Amelia continues to contribute their time to the LGBT Center of Raleigh as an adult volunteer. Help us congratulate Amelia on their Scholarship Award!

Tragic loss of local LGBTQ+ Youth sparks scholarship fund

Yesterday, Center staff learned of the tragic passing of 14-year-old Scout Undercoffer. Scout’s loving parents reached out to set up a scholarship fund through the LGBT Center of Raleigh in their child’s name. We are deeply moved the Undercoffer family wishes to create a legacy of support for LGBTQ+ youth.

Mrs. Undercoffer shared, “Scout was about to be one of the world’s most fierce LGBT advocates.” We grieve the untimely loss of this young person, a champion for equity, and a compassionate soul. Please keep the Undercoffer family and all those who knew and loved Scout in your thoughts during this heartbreaking time.

We want to also remind youth if you need to reach out to someone during this time of grief you can call or text the Trevor Project’s 24/7 Hotline 1-886-488-7386 to speak with trained counselors who are here to support LGBTQ+ Youth.

Yee-Haw-Loween was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Yee-Haw-Loween event! We had 50+ youth attend last night. This has been our largest event to date. Big Thanks to our youth leadership team for all their hard work planning, promoting, and hosting the event. We hope to see everyone again in November when we attend the Triangle Pride Band Concert.



New Program: We are pleased to announce our Queer YA Book Club

Our 2019-2020 youth leadership team is proud to bring you a new youth program this fall!

Queer YA Book Club is a Bi-monthly book club that meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 3pm-4:30pm at the center to enjoy snacks, tea, and a discussion of queerness through books! The Modern landscape for young adult books is currently the best place to find queer narratives. Now more than ever it is easier to immerse ourselves in different ideas and perspectives. Youth can also check out the center’s vast collection of LGBTQ+ books and media. Ask us how to get a library card to check out titles for yourself!

Oct-november: Aristotle and Dante discover the secret of the universe
December-january: Dreadnought
February-march: Simon vs. the homosapiens agenda
April-may: Darius the great is not okay
June-july: miseducation of Cameron post
August-september: wish you all the best

Be on the look out for more exciting news about this new program and local partners!