The Paula Ford-Martin Memorial Fund is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization. Our mission is to honor the life of Paula Ford-Martin, an advocate and loving mother of gay and transgender youth, by providing scholarship funds to outstanding young champions for the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage all those with an interest in LGBTQ+ advocacy to apply for our scholarship, regardless of their academic record. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of involvement with the LGBTQ+ community. Financial need, future plans, and academic/personal achievement are also considered. Applicants will be notified of the Paula Ford-Martin Memorial Fund’s decision no later than June 1st. Each scholarship recipient will receive a check made payable directly to them. The average scholarship is $1,000; however, final award amounts are flexible based on financial need.
Please submit a complete set of the following documents no later than 11:59PM Eastern Time on May 1st to apply:
A completed application form (paulafordmartin.org/apply), a resume, CV, or other documented history of employment and/or study and at least one letter of reference from an academic, professional, or personal contact. This letter cannot come from an immediate family member or peer. Must supply a current academic transcript, if available. Optional: any supplemental materials (e.g. writing samples, art pieces, music recordings). Applicant must be a resident of Middlesex or New Haven County, Connecticut.