Eychaner scholarship for minority

Eychaner Scholarship

If you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) student, you are considered to be a minority student, and this makes you eligible for the Eychaner Foundation Scholarship Program, which was set up specifically to help pay for the educations of minority students – to the tune of $35,000. This is essentially a minority scholarship program and would make an excellent LGBT scholarship opportunity.

Founded in 1975, the Eychaner Foundation was started by Rich Eychaner as a non-profit organization. The purpose of the organization is to promote tolerance for people from all walks of life. The foundation does not just offer the Howard and Mildred Eychaner Scholarship for Minority Students, but also manages the Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program. Since these programs were started, more than one million dollars in minority scholarships have been awarded.

The Howard and Mildred Eychaner Scholarship is only available to minority students who graduate from DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Illinois. Those students who win this award must show academic aptitude and achievement, as well as community service. Financial need is also a consideration. Additionally, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or better, as well as an ACT score of at least 22. This is a renewable scholarship that will pay up to $35,000 over a four year period. The funds may be used for books, tuition, or fees, but it can only be used at Northern Illinois University.

The Matthew Shepard award was set up in memory of Matthew Shepard who was killed at the age of 21 because he was gay. The Eychaner Foundation set up the scholarship fund in his memory in 2000, in an effort to further promote tolerance and awareness. Winners of this award must attend high school in the state of Iowa. The same standards are required to win this award, but additionally, you must show that you are active in the LGBT community.

There are two levels of this award. The first is the Silver Eagle Award, which pays $7000 over four years, and the second is the Gold Eagle Award, which pays up to $35,000 over a four year period, if you are attending a college in Iowa. The Silver Eagle Award can be used at any college in the United States.

Applications for the Eychaner Foundation Scholarship and the Matthew Shepard Scholarship are available in January each year, and the cation deadline for both LGBT scholarship programs occurs in March of each year, with winners announced in May. It is important to note that the Matthew Shepard Scholarship is only available to LGBT students, while the Eychaner Foundation Scholarship is open to all minorities. It is also important to remember that the Eychaner Foundation Scholarship is only open to students of DeKalb, Illinois who will be attending Northern Illinois University, and only those students are welcome to apply.