Juan Vazquez graduated from Garinger High Friday, still unsure whether he'll be able to afford his dream of becoming a high school English teacher.
But he is $2,500 closer this week, thanks to an unusual new Charlotte-based scholarship dedicated to students who have come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. Called The Griffin Scholarship, it is believed to be the first college fund in the Carolinas awarded on the basis of sexual orientation.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
And now ... financial incentives for teens to come out
Mark Price, "Scholarship for gay, lesbian, bi teens" (Charlotte Observer, June 16, 2008):