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David Womack Memorial Alabama & West Virginia LGBT Scholarship

$1,000

June 30, 2021

Awards Available: 1

  • Scholarship Description
  • The David Womack Memorial Alabama LGBT Scholarship is available to any lesbian or gay undergrad student from the state of Alabama. An essay and proof of college attendance/acceptance is required by June 30th. The essay should be no more than three pages and discuss the applicants background, educational history, goals for the future and why the applicant believes they should receive the scholarship. The essay can be mailed to the IanThom Foundation or sent via email. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • Scholarship Committee
  • 44 Blossom View Court
  • Shepherdstown, WV 25443
  • IanGibsonSmith@IanThom.org
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larry thomas  on 1/15/2021 10:29:50 AM

All throughout my life I had struggled to find my identity and be true to myself. I had also always had a low-self esteem. It has been about three months since I decided to finally be true to myself and to acknowledge that what I was feeling was exactly the right thing. I had always been afraid of others knowing that I was attracted to boys. I would compensate by always saying I wanted a girlfriend. Even though that was something I really did not desire. As I think back to the middle of fall quarter it brings tears to my eyes. I remember sitting waiting for the bus and wondering if what I felt was correct. I had feelings for a queer friend that were so intense I felt I could no longer suppress what I felt. I was blessed enough to confide in a close friend and she was great support.

Natasha L  on 3/12/2015 10:15:30 PM

My whole life I have always been different. I was never interested in the opposite sex. I was the very fist girl from my school to take a girl to prom. I had to get lots of permission for them to even allow me to do so. Everyone around me has been supportive for me being out. I could not be happier to be able to be who I am and not hide from being with who I love. Living in Alabama, it is hard to be lesbian. I work as a certified nursing assistant and I have to hide who I am, because most are against it. I have been out since I was 14, I am now 22. I could not be more happier with myself, than I am being out to all my friends and family.

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