Applications Open Jan/Feb 2023

“Educating Our Community”

The Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program is a charitable program to provide scholarships to High school seniors, current college students, and adult re-entry students in our community who identify as LGBTQ+ and our allies attending any type of FAFSA accredited postsecondary school. The funds for this program are administered by the Arizona Community Foundation. Since its inception in 2005 (created by Linda Hoffman), the Phoenix Pride Scholarship Fund has awarded $437,500 in scholarships. In 2022 we are slated to award over $53,000 in scholarships

The Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program continues to be supported by contributions from Phoenix Pride and community members who are committed to expanding the educational opportunities for the LGBTQ+ and ally community. The program is currently seeking to increase partnerships with philanthropic individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations to raise scholarship funding for LGBTQ+ and ally students in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

A Word From Past Awardees

Growing up as a queer minority doors have always be closed shut in my face. I have really lost hope working from 3-12 everyday, and now thanks to you all, my whole fate and dreams have been reawaken and I am excited to start a new chapter in my life. From the bottom of my heart thank you to each and every single one of you that saw and have faith in me. You all are not only furthering my education but bettering my life so I could have a better future. Thank you!

Jesus

Thank you so much for your generous scholarship award. As a previous recipient of the Phoenix Pride scholarship, I have continued to work hard at Barrett, the Honors College at ASU to ensure that your investment in my education is utilized to its fullest extent. Your investment in my education has allowed me to deepen my learning through unique experiences and the addition of the LGBT studies certificate on top of my rigorous curriculum.

Issac

Financials surrounding college have been a stressor for me since I began high school. This scholarship means the world to me. Not only does it further my pride as an LGBTQ+ person, but it takes a big burden off my shoulders, and places me one step closer to a less stressful college experience. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity, and can promise you than in the future you will see me making big differences in my community, and can know that you chose the right person. In the purest sense of the phrase, thank you.

Comet

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2022- $53,000

    Lauren Salaz – Dan Galloway Pride Scholarship
    Francesca Pease-Wingenter – Pamela L Kirby Pride Scholarship
    Jordan Davis-Wiley – Tito’s Handmade Vodka Pride Scholarship
    Adrashanti Iyer – Momentum Worldwide Pride Scholarship
    Samuel Cisterna – Hensley Beverage Company Pride Scholarship
    Epiphany Jones – Four Peaks Pride Scholarship
    Kiara Smith – ADP Pride Scholarship
    Riley Haveman – Embry Health Pride Scholarship
    Lennon VanAusdal – Waste Management Pride Scholarship
    Robert Wooten
    Shukuru Mocha – Swire Coca-Cola Pride Athletic Scholarship
    Mia Enriquez – Pride Athletic Scholarship
    John Kubrock – Dr. Ryan A Starzyk Pride Veteran Scholarship

  • 2021- $37,000

    Diego Ruiz Quiroz – Dan Galloway Pride Scholarship
    Peter Somoza – Pamela L. Kirby Pride Scholarship
    Issac Roush – Hope McMullen Pride Scholarship
    Jesus Gonzales – Progressive Leasing Pride Scholarship
    Shane Canitz
    Comet Robinson
    Heather Hillenbrand
    Isaiah Kaitschuck – PGFFL/Swire Coca-Cola Pride Athletic Scholarship
    Christina Cecena – PGFFL/Pride Athletic Scholarship

  • 2020 – $52,000

    Sarah Drennon – Dan Galloway Pride Scholarship
    Albert Alan – Pamela L Kirby Pride Scholarship
    Shane Canitz
    Boki Wang
    Aryanna Chutkan
    Issac Roush
    Ci’mone Rogers
    Austin Fast
    Peter Somoza
    Anthony Soliz
    Alex Barraza Leon – PGFFL/Swire Coca-Cola Pride Athletic Scholarship
    Jeremy Andia – PGFFL/Smirnoff Pride Athletic Scholarship

  • 2019 – $47,000

    Albert Alan – Dan Galloway Pride Scholarship
    Pelyuan Wang – Pamela L Kirby Pride Scholarship
    Issac Roush
    Peter Somoza
    Chloe Koebel
    Logan Mitchell
    Tillie Jones
    Chase Ford
    Jordan Montgomery
    Issac Roush – PGFFL/Swire Coca-Cola Pride Athletic Scholarship
    Karen Rivas – PGFFL/Smirnoff Pride Athletic Scholarship

  • 2018 – $41,000

    Jordan Montgomery – Miss Gay Arizona America Scholarship Award
    Issac Roush – Dan Galloway Scholarship Award
    Jordan Davis
    Andres Bautista
    Rocque Perez
    Krista Davis
    Tillie Jones
    Cesar Manjarrez
    Madison Piper – PGFFL Pride Athletic Scholarship

  • 2017 – $35,000

    Gabriel Ogbonnaya – Dan Galloway Scholarship Award
    Brett Armstrong
    Sidney Aronsohn
    Juan Hinojos
    Cody Holt
    Tillie Jones
    Jimmie Munoz

  • 2016 – $30,000

    Alex Geiger – Dan Galloway Scholarship Award
    Tanner Bollman
    Nemanja Demic
    Juan Hinojos
    Cody Holt
    Juan Pedroza Reyes

  • 2015 – $30,000

    Katie Curiel – Dan Galloway Scholarship Award
    Nemanja Demic
    Joseph Florez
    Cody Holt
    Allison Knuth
    Joseph Margolias

  • 2014 – $30,000

    Michael Howard – Dan Galloway Scholarship Award
    Cody Holt
    Cylee Gutting
    Samantha Espinoza
    Steven Belvel
    Thang Vu

  • 2013 – $25,000

    Trudie Jackson – Dan Galloway Scholarship Award
    Joseth Hermosillo
    Michael Howard
    Emily Johnson
    Roberto Valadez

  • 2012 – $24,000

    Tristan Fehr
    Milo Neild
    Andrew Lopez
    Joseth Hermosillo
    Melissa Conrad
    Elizabeth Martin
    Mathew Watson
    Casey Clowes
    Emily Johnson
    Cylan Shaffer
    Trudie Jackson
    Suzanne Stepp

  • 2011 – $15,000

    Kaylene Dawn Almy
    Mathew Luray Watson
    Amanda Lin Taylor
    Alejandro Ramirez
    Jesus Feliciano Alvarez
    Marcus Jones II
    Stephanie Birnbaum
    Tristan Fehr
    Ashlee Stierstorfer
    Chay Mayer

  • 2010 – $10,500

    Joshua Judd
    Laine Evans Nelson
    Michael Anthony Gonzales
    Kaylene Dawn Almy
    Tracy J. Geiger
    Trudie Jackson
    Mathew Luray Watson

  • 2009 – $6,000

    Terry Tyrone Jones
    Joshua Judd
    Laine Evans Nelson
    Jessica Jarrel
    Taylor James McDonald

  • 2008 – $2,000

    Hector Ramirez
    Stephanie Roberson