Scholarship Funds

Henderson Equality center scholarship funds

Henderson Equality Center is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to foster the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders in Henderson and beyond.  All scholarships will be submitted on the same form.

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Guidelines: 

  • Applicants must identify as LGBTQ+
  • Applicants must be residents of the State of Nevada or be enrolled in an accredited vocational, undergraduate or graduate program in Nevada leading to a degree, certificate, license, or diploma in their field for the 2020-21 academic year.
  • High School applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative average of a C+ in all prior coursework.

Application:

  • Completed Application Form  (link opens on December 2, 2020)
  • Written Statement of Intent / Essay
  • Academic Transcript
  • Copy of FAFSA paperwork (for needs-based scholarship only)

Submission:

Please submit all of your materials through the online application form. If you need to mail any of your materials please send to :

Henderson Equality Center Attn Scholarship Fund, 1490 W Sunset Rd, Suite 120 Henderson, NV 89014

Henderson Equality Center Scholarship Funds

Total amount: $2,500.00
Award Amounts: $500
Number of Available Scholarships: 5

Equality Nevada Scholarship Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

Equality Nevada Scholarship Program proudly supports two-year colleges along with four-year colleges. The Program awards 5 individuals annually in the amount of $500.00 per individual.

Equality Nevada Scholarship Program is committed to aiding as many students as we can. However, due to the large number of applications and our limited resources, we are able to award only a small percentage of students scholarships.

For the Equality Nevada Scholarship Program, please click on the application button located above!

Total amount: $2,500.00
Award Amounts: $500
Number of Available Scholarships: 5

Henderson Equality Center and Las Vegas Trans Pride will be teaming up on bring together a Trans Scholarship Program to assist the Transgender community in Nevada.  Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their communities.

The Trans Scholarship Program proudly supports two-year colleges along with four-year colleges. The Program awards 5 individuals annually in the amount of $500.00 per individual.

The Trans Scholarship Program is committed to aiding as many students as we can. However, due to the large number of applications and our limited resources, we are able to award only a small percentage of students scholarships.

For the Trans Scholarship Program, please click on the application button located above!

Support Henderson Equality Center’s Scholarship Funds

With support from the community, Henderson Equality Center has been able to grow our scholarship funds.

With the communities support, we are able to offer various scholarships each year. While these scholarships might be seen as relatively small in the ever increasing cost of higher education, sometimes a scholarship that helps students buy books or pay for a meal plan can make all the difference in the world. A portion of the funds raised at various events during the year help support the Center’s scholarship funds as well as individual contributions and fundraisers throughout the year.

There are two ways you can help contribute to the Scholarship Fund : 

1. Donate to the existing Scholarship Funds.

A contribution of an amount helps maintain and advance availability of scholarship funds, helping us support the future LGBTQ+ leaders of tomorrow.  To make a contribution to the scholarship funds account please go to:

2. Start a NEW Scholarship Fund

The Center is committed to creating different opportunities for LGBTQ+ students. A Center Scholarship Fund is a great way for you to support the future of the LGBTQ+ community or to remember or honor a loved one. To create a named scholarship fund we ask you to make a minimum of a one-time contribution or a multi-year pledge of $2,500. To start the conversation about establishing a new fund please contact the Center’s Executive Director Chris Davin at Chris.Davin@HendersonEqualityCenter.org or 855-955-5428, Ext 806.