Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund

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Our Mission

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.

Our History

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.

The 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:

  • Earned 501(c)(3) status as a federal non-profit organization and started using "nonprofit" since 2011
  • Provided over $40K in student support
  • Funded 37 scholarship and internship opportunities; comprised of 16 Academic Achievement Scholarships, 5 Leadership Development Scholarships, and 16 emergency stabilization recipients
  • Created hallmark annual fundraising events such as the fall Soireé and Drag Out Funny
  • Developed relationships with donors leading to significant contributions and the creation of the Legacy Circle, inducting members at the Humanitarian and Benefactor levels

Our Vision

Through social advocacy, Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund® aspires to:

  • Support a culturally diverse community
  • Be accessible to all LGBTQIA students, inclusive of all minority sexuality and gender identities
  • Assist scholarship recipients and interns in fulfilling their educational goals
  • Promote leadership development opportunities
  • Support LGBTQIA students during unforeseen financial crises