The Peggy Rudd Transgender Scholarship Fund was created to recognize outstanding transgender students and to contribute toward their continuing education. The members of HTUC recognize that the transgender community strives harder to reach higher education, and that these individuals are worthy of our support.
In 2011, two $1000 scholarships will be offered. Students chosen must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA out of 4.0 to assure eligibility.
Qualifications for Scholarship Award
To qualify for this award, the TG individual must
- demonstrate achievement in the areas of academic excellence and leadership;
- demonstrate financial need;
- complete the attached forms (see below);
- provide a short bio that
- portrays the goals that the individual hopes to achieve in his or her education;
- describes the applicant’s community involvement.
A panel of community members will review the applications and make preliminary selections. Finalists will be interviewed by the panel for the final selection.
Schedule for Scholarship Application
Applications must be submitted no later than April 1, 2011, and must include the most recent high school or college transcript, or vocational school equivalent. Students applying should be certain that all completed forms, including references, are sent to HTUC by that date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications should be mailed to:
P. O. Box 542287
Houston, TX 77254
The two students selected will be notified in April 2011, and will be invited to attend an award ceremony at the Unity Banquet on 30 April.
Apply for the HTUC Scholarship
Download a scholarship application HERE.