Aqua Foundation’s 2014 scholarship cycle has closed. Our next cycle opens in 2015.
You can learn about the current and past scholarship recipients here.
2014 applicants will be notified in June of acceptance.
To be eligible for an Aqua scholarship you must identify as an LBT woman and live and go to school in the south Florida area (exceptions are made if you are attending school remotely and living in Florida). Additionally, you will need to have and maintain at 3.0 gpa or above. We are also looking for women who are budding leaders in their communities. Our scholarship awards are typically $2,500 -$ 5,000.
If you are selected as a scholarship recipient you won’t only receive funding but you will also have a mentor who will meet with you throughout the school year. You will also have the opportunity to get to know the other recipients during the quarterly meetings the mentors and scholars all attend together. Additionally, you will attend an Emerging Leaders Conference to learn new skills and tools as well as wonderful networking with successful women leaders.
Please contact the Program Director 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)
For more information about the scholarship program’s requirements, please visit our information page.
You may also contact the Program Manager via email or phone (305.576.2782) for more information or if you have any questions about the program.