Through a generous bequest from the Thomas T. Adair Trust, the American Civil Liberties Foundation of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the creation of the Frankel-Adair Scholarship for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Students. Named to honor the late Larry Frankel, former executive and legislative director of the ACLU-PA, and the benefactor, Thomas T. Adair, the scholarship will provide funding for post-secondary education to a student who resides in the Greater Philadelphia area. The first scholarship will be awarded for the 2014-15 school year.
According to the terms of the trust, the Frankel-Adair Scholarship Fund “shall be used for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students to enable or assist them to obtain post-secondary education of any type (college, technical, art, vocational or other education training programs) for students who reside in the Greater Philadelphia area.”
The Frankel-Adair Scholarship was designed with the goal of maximum inclusiveness: it is open to students studying part-time as well as full-time; it is available to students pursuing any post-secondary degree or certification program, and is not restricted to a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program; there are no limitations on the specific age of the recipient.
To be eligible, a candidate:
To apply, please submit:
◊ E-mail address
◊ Home address:
◊ Do you identify as gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender?
◊ Are you currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program? (yes, no, part-time)
◊ If you are the recipient, may we use your name in the publicity surrounding this award?
◊ If you are the recipient, will you be willing to attend events surrounding this award?
◊ Please list the names and contact information of the two (2) people whom you have asked to write a letter of recommendation for you (see instructions):
All materials (except letters of recommendation) should be assembled and sent as one complete application document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should be your full name and "Frankel-Adair Application."
Applications for the Frankel-Adair Scholarship for the 2014-15 school year will be accepted from February 1, 2014, until April 30, 2014. All application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
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