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LaKish and friends at The Empress Coronation, January 28, 1978La Kish Hayworth Memorial Scholarship Awards:
The purpose of the La Kish Hayworth Memorial Scholarship Award is to motivate and assist Greater Sacramento’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and other supportive “community ally” students in pursuing and completing an educational degree and/or further study in the performing or visual arts.

Applicants must reside in or plan to attend a university, college or vocational school in one of the following Counties within CGNIE’s territories: Alpine, Amador, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.

The student must be enrolled in the 12th grade of high school or in a university, college, or a qualified vocational school, or intend to be so enrolled in September 2017.

The student must submit a fully completed scholarship application. Applications that are not fully completed will be disqualified. The student must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Application Deadline:
We will be awarding scholarships at Sacramento Rainbow Festival on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The completed application must be postmarked (if mailed) or transmitted electronically to CGNIE no later than July 31, 2017.

Awards and Conditions:
Scholarship winners will be notified in writing on or by August 25, 2017.
At least one scholarship will be awarded, of no less than $500 for the 2017 season.
Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to attend Sacramento’s Rainbow Festival on September 3, 2017 as CGNIE’s guest; in order to be formally introduced, presented with their scholarship awards, and to make brief remarks if desired.

Scholarship recipients agree that CGNIE may post their photographs, names, goals and objectives on CGNIE’s website.

An applicant may, without any adverse impact on the consideration of his/her application, indicate in writing on the application that any award remain confidential. In such event, attendance at Sacramento’s Rainbow Festival will not be required, the recipient will not be identified by name at the Festival, and CGNIE will not place that recipient’s information on CGNIE’s website. However, CGNIE cannot further guarantee confidentiality.

Scholarship award decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee of CGNIE’s La Kish Hayworth Memorial Scholarship Fund. Finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement based on grade point average
  • Life experiences and ambitions
  • History of involvement with the LGBT community or in related issues and activities
  • Quality of written expression
  • Financial need or necessity

Please submit your completed application NO LATER THAN July 31, 2017 to:

The Court of the Great Northwest Imperial Empire
c/o La Kish Hayworth Memorial Scholarship Fund
Attn: Garett Reid, Scholarship Director
P.O. Box 19451
Sacramento CA 95819

For Information – Contact the La Kish Hayworth MSF Director & Community Chair, Garett Reid


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