ALSO Youth Scholarships
ALSO Youth
Award: $500 - $2,500
Deadline: March 31, 2024

ALSO Youth, Inc., offers multiple scholarships to provide financial support and encouragement to LGBTQ+youth and allies who are seeking to attend a college, university or trade school recognized as accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or a similar accreditation body. This is a merit/needs-based scholarship program (open to all applicants regardless of immigration status). There are 5 different scholarships available, described below. An applicant may be eligible for more than one award, and awards will be determined by the ALSO Youth Scholarship Program Committee.

Scholarships available:

-ALSO Youth Betsy Nelson Scholarship (Any major, multiple minimum awards of $500)
-ALSO Youth Greg Jung Scholarship (Education major only, multiple $1000 awards)
-Project Pride SRQ STEM Scholarship (For STEM major only, one $2500 award)
-Project Pride SRQ Education Scholarship (For Education major only, one $2500 award)
-Project Pride SRQ General Scholarship (Any major, one $1000 award)


1. LGBTQ+ youth and allies under the age of 24 as of August 1st of the year of application.
2. A resident of Sarasota or Manatee County.
3. Enrolled at an accredited non-profit academic or vocational institution in the summer or fall of the year of application.
4. Not a relative of ALSO Youth or Project Pride SRQ Board member or staff.
5. Previously received fewer than two (2) ALSO Youth scholarships


Scholarship applicants must submit the following to ALSO Youth by March 31, 2024.

  • A completed application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • A current, typed resume including jobs, school club and/or volunteer experience, sports awards.
  • A one-to-two page typed personal statement expressing why the applicant is applying for the scholarship, listing leadership positions or involvement in LGBTQ+ advocacy, their school GSA, Diversity Club, or ALSO Youth involvement, and the applicant’s educational and career goals.
  • Copy of FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Student Aid Report (SAR) OR equivalent (financial information such as sources of support/income, including family if relevant)
  • Transcript(s) of grades for the applicant’s most recently completed coursework. This may include high school transcripts, GED score report or any postsecondary transcripts.
  • Two recommendation forms from non-related adults such as instructors, employers or mentors (excluding ALSO Youth and Project Pride SRQ Board members or staff).

ALSO Scholarships Application


Important Information

What high schools does this scholarship apply to? All
Number of Available Awards: Varies
Intended Major: Varies based on scholarship
Scholarship Criteria: Merit-based, need-based, major
Scholarship Location: Local
Minimum GPA:
Minimum SAT Score:
Minimum ACT Score:
Is the scholarship renewable? No
How to Renew:
Is an essay required? Yes
Are service hours required? No

Organization Information

Becky McDonough
(941) 951-2576
1470 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota, FL

Additional Information

Ethnic Background:
National Origin:
Student Groups: LGBTQ+youth and allies
Grades: 12th
Class Rank: