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Bashert Scholarship Fund

Interest: Advocacy, Education, Human Need
Audience: Teens, College Students, Adults, Older Adults, Intergenerational, Families, Singles

A scholarship for students who identify as both Jewish and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer (LGBTQ) in Washington State.

$3,766 Raised out of $6,000
44 Funders
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Pride Foundation is proud to announce the formation of the Bashert Scholarship—the only scholarship in the country designated specifically for students who identify as both Jewish and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer (LGBTQ). 

While Pride Foundation has been providing scholarships to help make the educational dreams of LGBTQ and ally students come true for over 21 years, this will be the first scholarship specifically for Jewish LGBTQ students.

The Bashert Scholarship will provide important support for Jewish LGBTQ students—both financially and emotionally. All too often LGBTQ students do not have the family, financial, and community support in place to pursue their education.

While the Bashert Scholarship will provide much-needed financial assistance for students, it is about so much more. It is about building a sense of belonging and connection that we all need, especially students facing multiple barriers in their lives. The scholarship is also about honoring and celebrating our whole selves and the multiple identities we hold.

In establishing this scholarship, Pride Foundation’s goal is to raise the visibility of our vibrant Jewish LGBTQ community in the Northwest. We want those who identify as both LGBTQ and Jewish to know that both communities support them for their full selves and believe in their full potential.

If we reach our fundraising goal of $6,000, we will be able to provide scholarships to two Jewish LGBTQ students during the 2015 academic year. If we surpass our goal, that money will go directly towards supporting additional students.

We hope that you will join with us to show your support for the talented, diverse, and vibrant students that make up our community.

Kris Hermanns
Pride Foundation Executive Direc
Robin Boehler
Pride Foundation Board Member
Karen Mudd
Pride Foundation Interim Directo
Katelen Kellogg
Pride Foundation Interim Communi
Rachael DeCruz
Pride Foundation Communications
Gunner Scott
Pride Foundation Director of Pro
Craig Williiams
Pride Foundation Educational Pro
Zoey Brodsky
Pride Foundation Administrative
Tom Jewell
Pride Foundation Database Manage

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