2024 Scholarship Application

The Queer Connect Scholarship was established in 2021 and awards a local high school senior $500 toward the college, university, or any post-secondary program (example: trade and apprenticeship) of their choice. This year’s scholarship is currently open and due by May 10, 2024. Please check the PDF above with detailed instructions. Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must be planning to attend a post-secondary school or program (ex: trade or apprenticeship) fall of 2024
  • 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.

Grace Lajeunesse
Grace Lajeunesse2023 Winner
Hoosick Falls Central School, Class of 2023

Enrolled at Bridgewater State University studying Social Work

Madison Ostrowsky
Madison Ostrowsky2022 Winner
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School, Class of 2022

Enrolled at Maine College of Art + Design studying Animation & Game Art

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

Enrolled at the University of Connecticut studying Neurobiology & Behavior