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Health and Support Services 
Pride Scholarship Application

Latinos Salud is proud to offer the Health and Support Services Pride Scholarship to members of the LGBTQ/A+ community who are pursuing higher education for a career in helping professions such as nursing, social work, psychology, or public health, and who intend to work in South Florida upon graduation. Latinos Salud’s scholarship is available to LGBTQ/A+ high school seniors for their freshman college year, and to continuing college / university undergraduate or graduate students.

Our Pride Scholarship will award up to $5,000 to each scholar selected for the 2024 – 2025 academic year. Our Pride scholars may re-apply each year for possible renewal scholarships in subsequent academic years.

The selection committee considers multiple factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including academic performance, financial need, personal goals, likelihood of progress toward a degree, and the applicant’s identification with and concern for the well-being of South Florida’s LGBTQ/A+ community.  

The selection committee is especially focused on those whose lived experiences and identity equip them to serve LGBTQ/A+ community members disproportionately impacted by medical and mental health conditions. Each candidate who applies is evaluated on the criteria listed in the application, as well as the totality of their situation.

Key dates:

May 15th, 2024      Applications are due.

June 2024              Finalist interviews

July 5th, 2024        Scholars selected. All applicants notified of status. 

Mid-August 2024   Award checks disbursed

Application Requirements and Criteria:

  • Applications are due May 15th, 2024. Must be accepted to enroll in or continue their academic career at an accredited college or university in South Florida’s Miami-Dade or Broward counties. (Attach your Letter of Acceptance from the college / university in your package).

  • Must demonstrate an intention to pursue a career in a helping profession such as nursing, social work, psychology or public health. (After the freshman year, this intention must be reflected in the chosen major and courses taken.)

  • Submit responses to the application questions, and other documents required.

  • Strong preference for applicants who include a copy of their Federal Student Aid report, known as FAFSA. (Application available at
    https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa)

  • Letter of recommendation encouraged. (See guidelines).

  • Must remain enrolled during the Fall and Spring semesters, taking at least 9 credits per semester for a minimum two full academic semesters after each scholarship award.

  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Must schedule a meeting with senior staff at one of Latinos Salud’s locations before the start of the academic year, to describe personal motivations and goals within the chosen helping profession. The purpose of the meeting is to seek opportunities to help the scholarship recipient with mentorship, and/or internship opportunities, potentially leading to employment at Latinos Salud upon graduation.

  • Attend one of Latinos Salud’s signature or Gala events each year, and represent the purpose and mission of the scholarship. (The scholar will not pay to attend the event).

  • Create a 30-60 second video each scholarship year, thanking Latinos Salud’s Health and Support Services Pride Scholarship for the award, and describing the ways it is assisting with your academic progress and career goals.

  • Post the video to the scholar’s social media pages / sites, and agree to be featured in the Latinos Salud’s social media and announcements.

Scholarship Recipient Expectations:

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