PFLAG Omaha

PFLAG Omaha Scholarship 2017

PFLAG Omaha Vision

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.



Purpose of the scholarship

  • To recognize outstanding LGBTQIAA+ and allied high school seniors and post-secondary students
  • To encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education for self-identified LGBTQIAA+ and allied students
  • To foster a positive image of the LGBTQIAA+ community

To be eligible for a PFLAG Omaha scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior or pursuing a first bachelor's degree, associate's degree or a vocational training degree
  • Have not received this scholarship in a previous year
  • Self-identify as LGBTQIAA+ or as an ally who supports LGBTQIAA+ individuals or groups and supports equality for all
  • A resident of the state of Nebraska or Western Iowa
  • Have applied to or be attending a post-secondary educational institution during the 2017-18 academic year
  • Be interested in service to the LGBTQIAA+ community

Deadline & Terms of the Award:

  • Scholarship amount: $2,500.00
  • Completed application (application form, essays, transcript and release form) must be mailed together in a packet and postmarked by April 3, 2017 and mailed to:

    PFLAG Omaha
    Attn: Carol Beaty - Scholarship Chair
    P.O. Box 390064
    Omaha, NE 68139

    Please note that if your transcript does not have your accurate name, you may blacken out your dead name (provided you leave enough identifying information to verify that the transcript is yours)

  • Any recommendation form(s) may be mailed separately to same address or included in the packet.
  • Scholarship winner will be selected by May 1, 2017. All applicants will receive written notification by mail that a final selection has been made. If the scholarship recipient consents, the recipient will be announced at the PFLAG meeting on May 11, 2017. Scholarship recipient is asked to attend this meeting (if out and can safely attend).
  • After a scholarship winner is selected, the recipient must provide PFLAG Omaha with a copy of the acceptance letter for the intended post-secondary institution they will be attending. The award will be sent directly to this academic institution.
  • Students receiving scholarships from other sources that are equivalent to full tuition and room & board will not be eligible for the PFLAG Omaha scholarship. If this should occur after the scholarship winner is selected, the PFLAG scholarship will be awarded to an alternate winner. All applicants agree to notify PFLAG Omaha upon award of any other scholarship(s) that is/are equivalent to full tuition and room & board.

Application Form and Supplemental Materials

Click here to download the application form and supplemental materials.

Any questions? Contact Carol Beaty at scholarships@pflag-omaha.org or (402) 332-8215.