Campus Pride Announces Scholarships

Campus Pride Announces Scholarships
for Summer Leadership Camp 2010
Full & partial scholarships available to LGBT and ally college students across U.S. specifically in NC, SC, GA and InterMountain West Region thanks to grants from the Gamma Mu Foundation, Alliance for Full Acceptance & B.W. Bastian Foundation

(Charlotte, NC, March 10, 2010) –Campus Pride announced today that full and partial scholarships are available to attend the fourth annual Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp.  Lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally undergraduate student leaders may apply for the scholarships to attend camp from any college across the country. This year camp will be hosted by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee from July 20th through July 25th, 2010.  Apply online at www.campuspride.org/camp.asp
Numerous scholarships are available to help interested college students who are unable to pay the full camp registration fee. Full and partial scholarships are made possible by grants from the Gamma Mu Foundation (Non-Region Specific), Alliance for Full Acceptance (SC, NC & GA) and the B. W. Bastian Foundation(InterMountain West Region). Campus Pride seeks a diverse cohort of student leaders and these grants assist in this commitment across race, socio-economic, religion and geographical lines. First priority consideration is April 16, 2010 and rolling decisions thereafter.
“Building the next generation of LGBT and ally leaders is our first priority. Campus Pride is very appreciative of these grants to support camp and seek more LGBT and ally youth representation from specific regions of the country — and which reflect a greater diversity of our movement across all identities,” Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride, said.

Students interested in social justice, human rights, and civil rights advocacy will be particularly interested in this leadership opportunity. Unlike any other camp,the Campus Pride Camp blends social justice leadership training with the traditional kind of bonding opportunities and lifetime friendships that only can be found at camp. The camp mission states that “At the heart of a remarkable leader is a passion and a vision for change.”
The 2010 Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp provides a safe space for LGBT and ally leaders to develop and enhance their leadership skills and understand the importance of social change, education and activism. Campus Pride coordinates the camp with a dozen expert faculty and educators to plan the camp. These faculty and peer educators deliver the five day curriculum of skill building in leadership development, social justice and civic involvement.
For more information about the Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp, please visit www.campuspride.org/camp.asp. Scholarship applications can be found at: www.campuspride.org/campscholarships.pdfAlso, Campus Pride provides ideas and tips for fundraising to go to camp: (www.campuspride.org/campfundraising.pdf). Online registration and more information are available at www.campuspride.org or by emailing info@campuspride.org.
 
 
Believe In — Campus Pride.Campus Pride is the leading national nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) for student leaders and campus organizations working to create safer, more LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to give “voice and action” in building future LGBT and ally leaders. More info online at www.campuspride.org.

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