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PFLAG Newport Beach to award scholarships

PFLAG Newport Beach is a non-profit organization building on a foundation where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Beginning this year, PFLAG Newport Beach will be awarding up to four scholarships to the Class of 2022 graduating LGBTQIA seniors in the amount of $500. Applicants identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or straight ally who will continue in higher education, have a 2.0 minimum GPA and reside in Orange County are eligible to apply.

Applications are due by June 15 and decisions will be announced July 7. An awards ceremony will be held July 21.

The awards are made possible by donations from the Blaze Bernstein Memorial Fund/#BlazeItForward and Newport Beach resident Carrie Williams Freitas.