CGNIE Memorial Scholarship Fund
The CGNIE Memorial Scholarship Fund provides for two educational scholarships annually. The La Kish Hayworth Memorial Scholarship Award for the Arts & The Larry Macy Memorial Scholarship Award for General Education. The eligibility requirements for each award are identical in every aspect except the field of study. The application process for each award is, in turn, identical and applicants only need to complete the scholarship application provided and identify in such application their specific educational goals and which individual scholarship they are applying.
The current 2020 timeline is slated to award scholarships at CGNIE’s Annual Performance Gala & Coronation on April 18, 2020, and/or at Sacramento Rainbow Festival on September 6, 2020.
About Our Scholarships:
LaKish Hayworth Memorial Scholarship Award for the Arts:
The purpose of the Memorial Scholarship is to motivate and assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTQI) and other supportive community allies, who are pursuing and completing an education degree or further study in the performing or visual arts.
Larry Macy Memorial Scholarship Award for General Education:
The Award exists to provide financial support and assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTQI) and other supportive community allies, who are pursuing and completing an education degree or further study in any field of study.
Applicants must reside in one of the following counties within CGNIE’s territories: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.
The applicant must:
- Be a graduating high school senior or college/vocational student.
- Submit a fully completed scholarship application.
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
- Applications that are not fully completed may be disqualified from consideration.
Scholarship Applications intended for a Spring 2020 Award must be submitted by April 3, 2020. Spring 2020 Scholarships will be awarded at CGNIE’s Annual Performance Gala & Coronation on April 26, 2020. Attendance by awardees is not required for acceptance of a scholarship but is recommended. Scholarship applications intended for a Fall 2020 Award must be submitted by August 22, 2020. Fall 2020 Scholarships will be awarded at the Sacramento Rainbow Festival on September 6th, 2020. Attendance by awardees is not required for acceptance of a scholarship but is strenuously recommended.
Awards and Conditions:
Scholarship winners will be notified on or by April 10, 2020, for the Spring of 2020 recipients. For Fall 2020 recipients, Award winners will be notified on or before August 31, 2020. 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 remains confidential. In such an event, attendance at any will not be required, the recipient will not be identified by name publicly, 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 Board of Directors of CGNIE. Finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Academic achievement
- Life experiences and ambitions
- Quality of written expression
- Financial need or necessity
- History of involvement with the LGBTQI community or in related issues and activities