The Jefferson R. Voss Education Fund

PLEASE READ – It is important that you read ALL eligibility requirements before proceeding to the online scholarship application.

Eligibility for Scholarships

• Preference will be given to those that self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.
• Current resident and planning to attend school in the Central Florida area (Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk or Seminole Counties). Proof of acceptance is required.
• Must participate and be engaged regularly in programming and activities at Zebra Coalition (i.e. workshops, social activities, support groups, youth council, receiving services, etc).
• Must be 24 years of age or younger at the time you are applying.
• Sign acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application.
• Must qualify for the program and educational institution they are applying for.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Must submit a personal essay of no more than 500 words explaining how you will “give back” to the LGBT+ community.
• Complete online application in full by required deadlines.
• Must attend the annual awards ceremony.
• A picture and short biography of each scholarship award recipient will be used on Zebra Coalition's website, social media, print, etc.

    General Information

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    Personal Information

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    Family Information

    Please tell us about your family circumstances.
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    Degree Information and Future Plans

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    School Information

    Enter up to 3 school choices that you are applying to
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    High School Information

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    Essay

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    Extracurricular and Volunteer Activities

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    Professional/Work Experience

    List either professional or work experience that is current as well as any other professional or work experiences from the past. You can list up to three.
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    Awards and Honors

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    Student Affirmation

    By clicking on the "submit" button below, I acknowledge that my entry and application becomes the property of the Zebra Foundation for Youth and the Zebra Coalition. If selected as the scholar for The Zebra Foundation for Youth and the Zebra Coalition may use my name, image and biographical information in promotional efforts related to the Jefferson R. Voss Education Fund. I give permission for Zebra Foundation for Youth and Zebra Coalition representatives to contact me at the mailing address, phone number and email I provided in this application. I certify that the information contained in this application is true.
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