Adam S. Kaplan Scholarship
The LGBT Network is proud to announce the 2019 Adam S. Kaplan Memorial LGBT Scholarship. The Scholarship recognizes two outstanding LGBT-identified youth advocates and leaders with scholarships of up to $1,000 each.
Scholarship funds can be applied to tuition, books, fees and/or room & board. The Scholarship is open to all majors.
Scholarship applicants must be graduating from high school and enrolling in college for the upcoming fall 2019 semester. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to impacting positive change for LGBT people, including other LGBT youth, through school and/or community leadership and involvement.
To apply for a scholarship, applicants should prepare and submit the following in one application package:
1. Scholarship Applicant Cover Sheet Form (Download below)
2. Personal Statement (please reference Application Instructions below)
3. Essay (please reference Application Instructions below)
4. Two letters of reference
Scholars are selected for an interview after careful review of the complete application, academic performance & interest, honors, and service to the LGBT community.
Click on the buttons to download the 2019 Application and Instructions:
Applications must be received by Friday, March 29, 2019 before 5:00 pm.
About Adam S. Kaplan
Adam S. Kaplan was the first youth member of the LIGALY Board of Directors in 1994 and went on to educate thousands of young people through speaking at more than 200 schools and appearing on numerous television shows to advocate for the rights and safety of LGBT youth. He was also involved with the opening of LIGALY’s first community center in 1995.
The Scholarship provides a legacy to Adam’s bright spirit and curious mind by giving other promising, young LGBT leaders on Long Island an opportunity to receive a quality college education.
About the Scholarship
Scholarships are educational in nature and can be applied to tuition, books, fees and/or room & board.
The Adam S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship is open to all majors. Scholars are selected for an interview after careful review of the complete application, academic performance & interests, honors, and service to the LGBT community.
Applicants will be required to submit an essay discussing: (a) their personal experience as a LGBT youth, (b) how they have helped create a better and safer society for LGBT youth and (c) how they hope to use their time in college and their education to further pursue their goals of creating safer spaces for LGBT youth through activism, education and community involvement in the future.