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Application submissions are closed for 2023. 

PFLAG Sacramento is pleased to offer scholarships of $2,000 or more to qualified students from the Sacramento area. The scholarship is named in honor of The Rev. and Mrs. Merrill Follansbee, and Jean Hansen, our chapter's co-founders and proud parents of LGBTQ+ individuals.


Eligible scholarship recipients must meet the following requirements:

  • Have applied to or are presently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, including vocational and technical schools. 

  • Self identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community

  • Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ+ community

  • If applicant is currently enrolled in school, they must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Must live in the Sacramento region


Applicants will be asked to provide the following documents:


  • Complete the online application form by clicking the link below.

  • Unofficial copy of the most recent school transcript showing a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5

  • One letter of recommendation to testify LGBTQ+ status and community involvement.  Please note that family members cannot write the letter of recommendation.

  • An essay on the topic “My Vision for the LGBTQ+ Community”. Essays are an integral part of the application. Please be thoughtful.

  • If available, provide an updated resume, list of extracurricular activities or brag sheet.

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Email if you have any questions. 

Graduation Ceremony

Scholarship Recipients

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“There’s magic in being seen by people who understand – it gives you permission to keep going.
Self-expression sometimes requires other people. Becoming ourselves is a collective journey.”
- Alok Vaid-Menon

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