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Equality In Education Program

The Equality in Education Program is funded by community efforts to provide equity, inclusion, and diversity in the Loudoun County community through a variety of initiatives including: 

  • Equality in Education Scholarships: Each year, EQLOCO selects from four local Loudoun County graduating high school seniors to provide a $1,000 scholarship for continuing education. Starting in 2022, 4 scholarships have already been awarded.

  • ChangeMaker Grants: To support the incredible work of Loudoun's PTO's, GSA's, teacher organizations, parent's groups, and more, the Board of Directors selects an annual group to receive a grant to support their mission. Congratulations to our past winners: 

    • 2021: Leesburg Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Organization​

    • 2022: Briar Woods H.S.'s Gender-Sexuality Alliance

  • Love & Learn Workshops: Providing accurate information and perspective on a variety of topics is the key to educating those who need to know, including parents a families, educators, elected officials businesses, and more. With understanding comes acceptance. The Workshops are an effort to provide free professional and personal development that expands that understanding. Learn more here.

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LGBTQ+ Scholarships

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The Equality in Education Scholarships

The Equality in Education Scholarships are designed to help members of the LGBTQ+ community in Loudoun County who have ambitions of higher education to achieve their goals, thereby benefiting society by lifting up a diverse and inclusive group of educated voices to become the 21st century leaders of tomorrow. As a charitable non-profit organization, Equality Loudoun envisions an inclusive community where LGBTQ+ people and other marginalized groups are fully embraced by active allies and can live safely and openly.

PUBLIC LGBTQ+ SCHOLARSHIPS

Study.com recently developed a scholarship guide for LGBTQ students to help them find the resources they need to afford college. The College Scholarship Guide for LGBTQ Students guide was designed to help this often underserved student population find financial aid resources. This guide offers in-depth information in several areas, including:

  • Information on finding and applying for scholarships

  • A list of scholarships for LGBTQ students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels

  • An extensive FAQ for LGBTQ students looking for financial aid

  • A guide to choosing an LQBTQ-friendly school

Students may also be interested in the College Guide for LGBTQ Students, which offers even more advice and tips to help LGBTQ students succeed in college.

*Provided by Study.com without compensation. Not endorsed  or evaluated by Equality Loudoun.