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QCPride Scholarship 2013
QC Pride, Inc. is proud to present an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a currently enrolled student at an accredited Quad City college or university. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate academic achievement as well as leadership, whether on their campus or in their community. The scholarship we have created is an expression of the core values of our mission as a charitable and educational organization.
This scholarship program is open to all students, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. Applicants must be currently enrolled at one of these schools to qualify: Ashford University, Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Carl Sandburg College, Eastern Iowa Community College (all branches), Kaplan University in Davenport, Knox College Monmouth College, St. Ambrose University and Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. Other guidelines for this scholarship are outlined on the scholarship application which can be downloaded in PDF format from this page. Completed applications are due on or before April 15, 2013.
In future years we hope to be able to expand this program and provide even more opportunities for students in the Quad Cities region. We hope each year to have a pool of candidates who represent the diversity of academic institutions in the Quad Cities region as well as the diversity of individuals which make our colleges welcoming environments.
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St. Ambrose Student Wins First
QC Pride Scholarship
Kyla Hadenfeldt, a Davenport native and senior at St. Ambrose University was announced as the winner of the first QC Pride Scholarship at the 2012 QC PrideFest. Ms. Hadenfeldt received a scholarship of $1,000 in recognition of her outstanding achievements both academically and as a leader for co-curricular activities on campus. QCPride, Inc. Vice President, Allen Bertsche, cited Ms. Hadenfeldt’s dedication to LGBT concerns such as anti-bullying, AIDS awareness, and stereotyping along with her work as a leader for campus events recognizing National Coming Out Day and Worlds AIDS Day as key factors in her selection, stating “Kyla is both an outstanding student and a fierce advocate for LGBT rights who we are proud to recognize with this award”.
2012 marks the first year for the QCPride Scholarship program, an outreach linking QCPride, Inc. with students attending Quad City and other local colleges and universities. The scholarship asks students to present not only evidence of academic excellence but also to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to LGBT advocacy, whether on campus, through religious organizations or volunteering in their communities. At the presentation ceremony during the 2012 QCPrideFest Ms. Hadenfeldt stood proudly on the event’s main stage to accept the requisite giant check and take photos with members of the QC Pride, Inc. Board of Directors. This year she will complete her studies in Psychology and Women’s Studies at St. Ambrose and hopes to continue her work on behalf of the LGBT community beyond graduation.