Human Rights Campaign Unveils Comprehensive Scholarship Database for Students

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New resource aims to support students facing financial hurdles.

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today released a comprehensive database of more than 160 scholarships available to LGBT and allied students. The list, which includes national, statewide and school-specific scholarships, was created by the Youth and Campus Outreach Program at Human Rights Campaign Foundation. To view the online database visit: www.hrc.org/scholarships.

"All too often, LGBT students face obstacles in the pursuit of education, whether it be from a lack of family support or negative experiences in the classroom or on campus. This database is aimed at connecting students to the funding that they need and deserve," said Candace Gingrich, senior manager for the HRC Foundation's Youth and Campus Outreach Program. "In these challenging economic times, it's important that current and perspective students know these resources are available to them."

To increase awareness about these vital resources, organizations and schools that provide scholarships for LGBT and allied students are encouraged to add their scholarship information to the database. To learn more about the Youth and Campus Outreach Program at Human Rights Campaign, visit: www.hrc.org/generationeq.

The Youth & Campus Outreach Program provides tools, facilitates connections, and empowers GenEQ to fight for LGBT equality on campus and beyond. Generation Equality, the current group of high school and college-aged young people, is more supportive of LGBT equality than any other generation in our country's history. As young people work to attain the goals of the queer community on their campuses, it is the aim of the Youth and Campus Outreach Program to provide tools and help facilitate connections with other LGBT student activists across the country.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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