Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship Program
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Past awards have gone to a broad range of recipients including graduating high school seniors entering college for the first time, continuing university students, community college students, trade school students, and those reentering the work force or advancing their professional goals through continued professional training.
NOTE: The Foundation has received several inquiries regarding the 35YO age limit. We certainly understand that in today's world there are many gay men who seek education later in life, and that the problem is very acute for gay men in isolated, rural areas. Quite often the discrimination and marginalization endured in these areas results in individuals not being able to earn a college degree in their early 20's. And it is also true that many gay men are seeking higher education or re-training later in life, well after their 35th birthday. However, the main mission of our Program is to target young people who are just starting out in life and have no previous work history, income, or resources to help finance higher education. We wish we had the funds to consider applicants of all ages, but we do not. Therefore the focus of our program is to target young men in rural areas who are just getting their start in life.
Payment of Scholarship Awards
If selected as a recipient, a student will receive an award of between $1,000 and $2,500 to use during the following year of under- or post-graduate study or in the vocational program in which they are enrolled. Payment is made in one installment on July 15th for Colleges and Universities, and subject to the program requirements for vocational and other professional training programs. Checks are made payable to the particular institution for benefit of the recipient.
Awards are for one year only. Students must submit applications each year for consideration for funding the following academic year.
Use of Scholarship
Scholarships may be used
to defray tuition, books and fees or other
college-related costs at an accredited college,
university, trade or professional school. All funds will
be issued to the institution. The scholarship must be
used during the Fall and/or Spring term immediately
after receipt by the applicant. No continued scholarship
support for the student is implied or stated beyond the
granting of a single award.
Applications must be post-marked by March 31. Applications must be mailed to the address listed on the application. Applications are not accepted via fax or online. Application forms can be downloaded from this web site by going to the tab on this web site marked "Downloads". Applicants may complete page one of the application in printed, legible hand-writing. Responses to essay questions on page two must be typed. Please remember to write your name and city at the top left hand side of each page. Completed applications and essay answers are to be mailed to:
Gamma Mu Foundation
PO Box 23520
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33307-3520
Applicants will receive acknowledgement of
application receipt via email.
Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, please answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and becomes the property of the Gamma Mu Foundation.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Selection of Recipients
Selection of recipients is made by the Gamma Mu
Foundation. All applicants agree to accept the decision
of the Gamma Mu Foundation as final.
Applicants will be notified by May 31 of the Foundation's decision. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Obligations and Revisions
Recipients have no obligation to the Gamma Mu
Foundation. They are, however, required to supply the
Gamma Mu Foundation with complete transcripts when
requested and to notify the Foundation of any changes of
address, school enrollment, or other relevant
information. The Gamma Mu Foundation reserves the right
to review the conditions and procedures of this
scholarship program and to make changes at any time
including termination of the program.
If awarded a scholarship, we request that the student supply us with a photo to publish in our Foundation Annual Report and agree to have their name listed in Foundation news publications.
For additional information please contact the Foundation by email at: email@example.com.