The David Womack Memorial LGBT Scholarships are available to any gay or lesbian undergraduate student who is a resident of Alabama or West Virginia. The scholarship applies to attendance at any institute of higher learning in the United States. An essay and proof of college attendance/acceptance is required. The essay should be no more than five pages and discuss the applicants background, educational history, goals for the future and why the applicant believes they should receive the scholarship.
While the IanThom Foundation makes grants throughout the year, the vast majority of our funds are distributed at the start of each calendar year. Many referrals come from friends and associates, and we encourage suggestions from our friends and applications from any qualified organizations. A number of arts grants are direct designated by the donors in memory of Thom and so do not go through the grant process. The IanThom Foundation is committed to the support and enhancement of GLBT life and rights, the arts and progressive causes through strategic donations to select national organizations and smaller, community organizations where small grants can make a big difference.