In collaboration with existing national partners, the National Education Association will explore the opportunity to create a Stonewall LGBTQ Scholarship for tuition assistance to an openly LGBTQ student attending graduate school who demonstrates a commitment to research and practice surrounding LGBTQ issues and awareness in our schools.  This would be a tribute to the Stonewall riots that led to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States.

Rationale/Background

We are experiencing a shift in social structures as LGBTQ+ populations advocate for full acceptance.  With this comes the need for increased awareness and education on the issues affecting LGBTQ+ students, their parents, educators, and support professionals.

Contact

Charles Shannon - CA

Cost Implications

This item can be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget at no additional cost.