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.
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.
Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund®, a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is private and independent from Texas State University and any of its organizations. All donations are tax deductible. All donors receive a verification letter they may use for tax purposes.
Achievements Since Our Inception:
Through social advocacy, Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund® aspires to: