PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship

Our Mission:  By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through:

  • Support for families, allies, and people who are LGBTQIA
  • Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues & challenges facing people who are LGBTQIA
  • Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes & create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQIA

Additional Selection Criteria


  • 2.0 Overall GPA
  • Must be a resident (or a parent must be a resident) of Orange County at the time of the application.
  • Must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or straight ally.
  • LGBTQIA high school senior continuing to higher education OR LGBTQIA full-time undergraduate OR LGBTQIA student attending or planning to attend a vocational/trade school. 
  • Ages 17 to 24.
  • Involved in LGBTQ support, education and/or advocacy in their school or community.

Application Process


  • Awards will be paid directly to the student.
  • PFLAG website will be open to receive applications beginning February 15, 2023
  • Application and essay must be received by PFLAG via email by May 6, 2023
  • Letter of recommendation must be received via US mail and postmarked or by email by May 6, 2023
  • Decision will be announced by May 26, 2023. Recipients will be notified by email.
  • Recipients will be asked to attend the Wednesday, June 14, 2023 (via zoom or in-person if available), South OC PFLAG meeting to accept their awards personally. Attendance at award ceremony is not mandatory to receive the award.


May 6, 2023

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