Our mission is to support LGBTQIA Texas State students, inclusive of all minority sexuality and gender identities, by providing scholarships and financial support in order to promote the retention of an underrepresented community.
This private fund was founded in 2010 by Texas State alumni and friends as they recognized the progress Texas State has made towards the inclusion of the LGBTQ community yet the lack of resources to support LGBTQIA Bobcats. This inspired the group to establish a scholarship fund with two goals: 1) to offer an academic achievement scholarship and 2) to offer a leadership development scholarship to LGBTQIA Texas State students. Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund® is the first ever, private scholarship dedicated exclusively to supporting LGBTQIA Bobcats. On September 10, 2018, BPSF and ALLIANCE at Texas State merged forming the very first endowed scholarship for LGBTQIA Texas State Students. This merger provided needed support, structure, and resources to our students and community partners. This decision to collaborate enabled the LGBTQIA Endowed Scholarship to reach the full endowment level, guaranteeing scholarship opportunities for Bobcat students indefinitely!
Achievements Since Our Inception:
Previous Scholarship Opportunities:
academic achievement scholarship is a way to celebrate the
accomplishment of a LGBTQIA Bobcat, recognizing the hard work it takes to
maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. The leadership development scholarship is
a way to promote social justice learning to develop strong student
leaders at Texas State. This scholarship covers the costs of attending
the LGBTQIA focused conference, Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp.
Through social advocacy, Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund® aspires to: