Spelman College Announces LGBTQ Advocacy Scholarships

by Krystal Franklin

July 24, 2017

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Spelman College announced a new scholarship program for its students who advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning issues.

Spelman professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall, who is the founder of the school’s Women’s Research and Resource Center told The Root, “The Levi Watkins Jr. Scholars Program will call attention to the importance of making visible the courageous and significant work of LGBTQ scholar activists within and beyond the academy, especially at HBCUs.”

According to the college’s website, two  sophomores who self-identify as LGBTQ advocates will be awarded renewable $25,000 scholarships. The winners will be announced Fall 2017.

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