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The SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Awards are individual post-secondary education scholarships of up to $5,000 for Washington, DC Metro Area youth who have demonstrated leadership in their school or community.
The SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Award Program will provide up to $20,000 of financial support to offset costs related to continuing ones education, including (but not limited to) technical, and trade school, and two and four year colleges/ universities. Individual awards range up to $5,000 and are paid directly to the student when they begin attending their program of choice.
Self-identified members of the LGBTQ community from the DC Metro Area, who have demonstrated personal growth and leadership in their school or community are encouraged to apply!
APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 7th, 2021
Join former YLA winner Monet and SMYAL Youth Leadership Manager, Ty Kitchen at a virtual info session to learn more about the Youth Leadership Awards, how to apply, and what kind these awards mean for young leaders like YOU!
Tuesday, April 20th @ 6 pm EST
Thursday, April 30th @ 4 pm EST
WHAT COUNTS AS LEADERSHIP?
We know that not every leader is the loudest voice in the room. Leadership can be, but is not limited to:
Applicants should also demonstrate personal growth and the desire to make a difference in the world.
WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?
To apply for the Youth Leadership Awards, you will need: