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Thaddeus Orlando Campbell Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ+ Youth


February 24, 2020

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Telephone (408) 899-1276



Thaddeus Orlando Campbell Scholarship Fund Announced

San Jose, CA – Silicon Valley Pride invites LGBTQIA+ high school and college students to apply to the Thaddeus Orlando Campbell Scholarship Fund. The newly announced scholarships are named in honor of the late Silicon Valley Pride President, and commemorate his contribution to the LGBTQIA+ community by supporting LGBTQIA+ students who have demonstrated deep contributions to their communities as well as aptitude for achieving their educational goals.

Five awards will be made in amounts ranging from $1000 to $3000. Applicants are invited to submit an essay of less than 10,000 characters addressing the question: “Why are you the right person to receive this scholarship, and how will the scholarship assist you in completing your educational goals?”

The scholarships are designed to support out and visible members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are planning to enroll in or currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college degree for the first time. Ideal applicants are be between 18 and 21 years of age at the time of application, reside in or attend a high school or college in Santa Clara County, California, and have completed or will complete high school or the equivalent between July 2016 and June 2020.

The deadline for applications to this newly established scholarship fund is 11:59PST, April 15, 2020.

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About Silicon Valley Pride

The Thaddeus Orlando Campbell Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by the Board of Directors of Silicon Valley Pride. For over 40 years, Silicon Valley Pride, formerly San Jose Pride, has honored the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community and its allies with a Pride parade and festival. The annual parade and festival is produced by the Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose (GPCCSJ, Inc.) an incorporated non-profit organization wholly organized and staffed by volunteers. We are the largest Pride organization in Northern California, outside of San Francisco. Attendees come from all over the Bay Area to participate in the festival and related events. The festival attracts thousands of guests each year and is the largest LGBTQ event held in the South Bay.

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