Each scholarship will be worth up to $2,500. “Our goal is to give out as many as we can possibly fund,” said Herb Sosa, president of Unity Coalition, a Hispanic LGBT equality group based in Miami.
In addition, scholarship recipients will become junior board members of Unity Coalition, “to foster and encourage community service, leadership and involvement,” according to the application form.
Since 2010, the Anita Priest foundation has awarded four scholarships. Priest, a longtime South Florida interior designer, died in 2008. Her life and business partner, Sandra Holiday, launched the foundation to perpetuate Priest’s name.
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Scholarship applications for 2016 will be accepted through Feb. 15.
For more information, contact Unity Coalition at 786-271-6982 or www.unitycoalition.org.
▪ You must be a resident of the U.S.
▪ Submit a completed and signed application and recent photo or digital photo in .jpg, .gif, or .bmp format.
▪ Most recent academic transcript to be sent by the school by email or U.S. mail.
▪ At least two and no more than three letters of recommendation. At least one of these must be from an individual familiar with your academic work and no family members.
▪ A scan of driver’s license or state- issued ID.
▪ Authorize the UC | CU Anita Priest Memorial Scholarship Committee to review and discuss your grades and other information concerning you that are maintained by your school or submitted by you for consideration, or of public record.
▪ Scholarship recipients will be invited to serve a 12-month junior board member position on UC | CU, to foster and encourage community service, leadership and involvement.
▪ Winning applicants are awarded up to a $2,500 scholarship for tuition expenses related to design, the arts or education, paid directly to the school.
Applications accepted Jan. 1 through Feb. 15, 2016.