Founded in 1981, The Alexander Foundation is a public, non-profit, philanthropic organization. Through emergency, catastrophic, and holiday assistance, as well as educational scholarships, the foundation has created a tradition of caring for the LGBT community. Applicants must identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, be residents of Colorado, and be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Colorado. Awards are available for students pursuing degrees in education, counseling, social work, mental health or general education.
Each scholarship has additional eligibility and application requirements, though all applicants will be eligible as long as they fulfill the aforementioned criteria. Applications for all scholarships require: a completed online application form; a photocopy of a state or federally issued ID; two recommendation letters (including at least one academic reference on school letterhead); and a personal essay that tells us about you and your goals, how the scholarship will help you achieve them, elaborate on your financial need, and your current or future plans for supporting the LGBTQ+ community.