Belonging to the LGBT community is not as easy as it sounds. The difficulties do not come from being a part of this community, but the inequality, the behavior of others, and the stereotypes give rise to them. Needless to say, LGBT students face many hurdles in every step of their lives, from education to career. Although they are talented and have potential and skills, most LGBT students are judged and undervalued based on their community tag. They are not given the same opportunities and fair chances they deserve and are denied a qualified education and the fulfillment of their dreams. With this in mind, Out to Protect has launched an amazing scholarship for them, with the goal of getting a helping hand for such students. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a basic criminal justice program in the United States.
The Out To Protect scholarship will be awarded in June 2021. All candidates are required to be visible, positive law enforcement role models and have completed a law enforcement training program. This scholarship appears to be a wonderful support for LGBT students in need who wish to pursue a successful career in the field of law. The contribution of LGBY individuals to the field of law has been undervalued and has not received the recognition it deserves. There are very few individuals from the LGBT community who have worked in this field around the world. As most of them do not even get the chance to showcase their talent in a field like law. In such a scenario, Out To Protect aims to promote and encourage the participation of such students in this field through its scholarship program.
Out To Protect is a tax-exempt organization that aims to provide 90% or more of every dollar donated in scholarships to LGBT students who wish to attend a law enforcement academy in the United States. It also supports educational programs and projects that promote awareness and success for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender law enforcement officers. The purpose of the organization is to improve the condition of LGBT people and to inspire and support them to serve in the field of law enforcement.
Get quick information through this table:
|Organization||Out to Protect|
|Amount||$500 to $1000|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||May 28, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible?
- Applicants must identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender.
- Aspirants must be currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program in the United States (sponsored or self-sponsored in a law enforcement academy, corrections academy, or 9-1-1 dispatcher academy).
- Candidates should demonstrate being a visible, positive role model for law enforcement
- Individuals must demonstrate being able to graduate from a law enforcement training program.
How to Apply
Aspirants can apply by completing an online application form with all correct and complete information, give at the official website of Out to Protect.
Applicants must provide a recommendation at the time of application from fellow students and academy staff. Letters should be submitted on academy letterhead and speak specifically to the scholarship criteria. Simply scan the letter(s), save them in PDF form, and submit them using the upload field at the bottom of the application form.
Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000. Candidates can use this amount to cover their educational expenses and move their learning journey, that got stuck due to lack of money, forward. This will give students a leg up on their peers and take away their financial concerns.
Applications are open until May 28, 2021. Get ready to send your entry! Early applications might lead to better consideration.