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Adam S. Kaplan Scholarship

Scholarships are not available for the 2017 year. Please check back for 2018. Thank you.

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. 

Support the Adam S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship with a donation today. 

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