Aqua Foundation’s 2016 scholarship cycle is now closed.
To be eligible for an Aqua scholarship you must identify as LBTQ and live and/or go to school in the south Florida area (exceptions are made if you are attending school remotely and living in Florida). In addition, you will need to have and maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or above. We are also looking for women who are budding leaders in their communities. Our scholarship awards are typically between $2,000 -$ 5,000.
Once selected as a scholarship recipient, scholars will be matched with a mentor. Mentors are typically leaders in the South Florida LBT community who are actively engaged and have a similar background to the scholar’s field of study. Scholars and mentors are then expected to meet on a monthly basis to check in on their academic progress, work or any topic they share. In addition to monthly scholar/mentor meetings, scholars will also be expected to attended four quarterly meetings. These meetings are mandatory and attendance is required as part of the program. Scholars will also need to attend the LBT Emerging Leaders Conference (August/September 2016) where they will learn new skills, as well as have the opportunity to network with successful women leaders. Lastly, scholars will need to complete 10 volunteer hours with Aqua Foundation for Women.
Please contact MJ Castells (email@example.com) for any questions about the scholarship or the Aqua Foundation.
Quotes from Scholars on the Impact of the Program
“The Aqua Foundation Scholarship allows me to continue to afford my legal education, and frees me to spend more time being an advocate, a mentor, and a voice, not only for myself but for all that are members of the LGBT community.” -Charrise Alexander (2012-2013)
“I am extremely excited to become more involved with Aqua Foundation for Women, and I can’t wait to meet my mentor. I’ve been waiting to give back to the LBT community and to be seen as a leader, and this is such an honor.” – Bridget Pelaez (2011-2014)
“Aqua Foundation has given me the opportunity to succeed in college which will, in turn, prepare me to become an activist for the LGBTQ community. Thank you, Aqua!” – Mageda Abdulhad (2010-2014)
You may also contact us via email or phone (305.576.2782) for more information or if you have any questions about the program.