The Queer Connect Scholarship was established in 2021 and awards a local high school senior $500 toward the college or university of their choice. We are currently working on nominating our second winner for this scholarship season. Please check back soon!


  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must be a resident of Bennington County, Rutland County, Berkshire County, or Rensselaer County

Winners of this scholarship had to write an essay that answered the question:

Describe how you plan to be a positive role model for the LGBTQIA community in your life after high school. Our readers love narratives that include your story and background, so please share what motivates you to be part of this important work, especially if your history informs your practices.

Madelyn Kasulinous
Madelyn Kasulinous2021 Winner
Hoosick Falls Central School, Class of 2021

Enrolled at the University of Connecticut studying Neurobiology and Behavior