Tarr's Stars College Stipend Essays
Eligibility Criteria: Youth up to age 24 who are enrolled, or planning to enroll in post-secondary school. Qualified schools include public or private colleges and vocational schools.

Stipends will be between $1000-$2,500 and will be paid directly to the school. Formal acceptance into the school will be required before stipend will be sent.

Deadline: Submissions must be completed by Friday, March 2nd at 11:59pm.

Non-Discrimination Clause: Tarr's Stars does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, or disability status.

Background Information:
Please provide brief biographical information that will help us know you as a person, including your involvement in school and community organizations as well as your prior experiences within the LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, or straight Ally) community.

Your response to this question will be used to help the Committee know a bit about you, and will not be used as a part of the selection process.

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Essay Questions
Complete THREE of the following essay options with no fewer than 300 words and no more than 750 words on each.

We recommend completing the three essays in a Word document, to ensure proper word count and spell check accuracy. Once completed, copy and paste the corresponding Word Document into the designated response box, below.

1. A school can be a place that is inclusive and friendly for LGBTQ youth, or not. Describe what your experience has been in your school as a straight or LGBTQ student, including at least one example of how your school has affected you.
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2. If you were talking with a younger person, what lessons from your life would you like to share with that person? What advice would you give them on how to live his/her life?
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3. Identify an inspiring book or article or “post” on the internet which you have recently read. Discuss how it inspired or challenged you to think or to live differently?
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4. What career path would you like to pursue, why have you chosen it and what motivates you to pursue that path. Tell us a little bit about how the stipend provided by Tarr's Stars will help you along that path?
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5. Identify the individual in your life who has been most important to you, to your becoming who you are today and will become tomorrow. Why and how is this role model most important and meaningful to you?
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6. Now that the Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage, what do you think the next issues will be that will require continued advocacy and legal action by the LGBTQ community?
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Is there anything else that you would like the Selection Committee to know, which you believe would help us evaluate your application materials?
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What school or vocational program are you interested in attending? *
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Please provide your email address *
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Please provide your phone number *
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