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The Black, Gifted & Whole Foundation, a Black LGBT-owned nonprofit is making a revolutionary attempt to change the collective narrative of Black Queer men by offering four $4,000 scholarships to queer students attending an HBCU or college university majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers.
From undergrad to post-grad opportunities, BGWhole is committed to helping by acknowledging, celebrating and affirming Black Queer men in higher education accomplish their academic goals.
Students interested are encourage to submit an application before the priority deadline on July 1st, 2022. The scholarships will be dispersed twice throughout the school year. In addition to financial support, recipients will have access to (1) the growing network of previous BGWHole Ambassadors and (2) a robust mentorship program, lead by Dr. Deion Hawkins.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:
18 years or older
Accepted or currently enrolled at a Historically Black College and/or University
A STEM major
A Black Queer man
CEO/President Guy Anthony shared exclusively with Gaye Magazine that,
"We are excited to engage Black Queer People through initiatives that promote growth in higher education, sexual health, advocacy, intersectionality, and emotional wellness."
"The impact Black Queer People have on the world is extraordinarily
multifaceted and diverse. Racial inequities and stigma are present and play a
major role in the opportunities available Black Queer People, however, we
are dedicated to combatting the consequences that arise from the presence
of those factors. Through Black, Gifted & Whole Foundation’s multi-pronged
approach, we create avenues to higher education, sexual health, and career
resources that can dramatically affect the trajectory of our ambassadors."
All queer HBCU-attending students are encouraged to apply. Upon submission, BGWhole will assess their needs, provide financial assistance, and connect students with reputable community resources such as mentorships, internships, scholarships, and healthcare. BGWhole will also provide support to advocate for issues that
affect student's communities.