The purpose of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Award is to motivate and assist Greater Sacramento’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and other supportive students in pursuing and completing an educational degree or vocational certificate.
Applicants must reside in or plan to attend a university, college, or school in one of the following counties: Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.
The student must be enrolled in the 12th grade of high school or in a university or college, or a qualified vocational school, or intend to be so enrolled in September 2013.
The student must submit a fully completed scholarship application. Applications that are not fully completed will be disqualified. The student must have a minimum 2.9 cumulative grade point average.
The completed application must be postmarked (if mailed) or transmitted electronically to the Rainbow Chamber Foundation no later than August 1, 2013.
Awards and Conditions
Scholarship winners will be notified in writing by September 5, 2013.
Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to attend, as guests of the Foundation, the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce and Rainbow Chamber Foundation Gala to be held on September 17, 2013, in order to be formally introduced, presented with their scholarship awards, and to make brief remarks if desired.
Scholarship recipients agree that the Foundation may post their photographs, names, goals and objectives on the Foundation’s website.
An applicant may, without any adverse impact on the consideration of his/her application, indicate in writing on the application that any award remain confidential. In such event, attendance at the dinner will not be required, the recipient will not be identified by name at the dinner, and the Foundation will not place that recipient’s information on the Foundation website. However, the Foundation cannot further guarantee confidentiality. Applicant must not have been awarded the scholarship in the past year.
Scholarship award decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee of the Rainbow Chamber Foundation. Finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Academic achievement based on grade point average
- Life experiences
- History of involvement with the GLBT community or in related issues and activities
- Quality of written expression
To apply for the Rainbow Chamber Foundation scholarship, you must complete all sections of the attached application completely. Please be sure to follow all instructions.