MAMA LINDA QUEER YOUTH FUND
Resident of North San Diego County at time of application
Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in high school, vocational school, community college, university, or other accredited educational program OR actively engaged in development of career skills through non-traditional experiences.
Identifies as LGBTQ+
About The Fund
In her memory, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center has established The Linda Johnson Queer Youth Development Award.
Beginning in 2023, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center will award $700 to five different individuals aged 16-22 to assist with educational related expenses.
To enter, youth will be asked to fill out a short application and submit a written, audio, or video composition answer to this topic:
"As a queer person, talk about a challenge you have faced and share how it has shaped the person you are today."
While this is primarily a needs- based award, all youth, who
identify (publicly or not) as LGBTQ+, are encouraged to
apply for this award. Complete details, including deadlines,
submission guidelines, and privacy considerations, can be
All applications received by the deadline of April 15, 2023, will be considered by the Award Committee, with announcements of the annual award recipients taking place at Pride by the Beach on June 3, 2023.
There are no specific GPA, test score, citizenship, or academic pursuit requirements attached to this award.
Recipients of the award can use the funds for any purpose that aids in furthering their education, including (but not limited to): tuition, books or other required supplies, technology
upgrades or additions, equipment or materials related to a
craft or career pursuit.
Submissions will be
evaluated on the following criteria:
Completed Application Form
Application essay (written, audio or video submission)
Priorities are given to those with financial hardship
Submitted in the language you are most proficient in