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Application for 2024 is open!!

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.



Individuals who:

  • self-identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and

  • demonstrate an interest in service to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and

  • currently live in the Greater Sacramento Region (El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, San Joaquin, Amador, or Calaveras County), and

  • will be enrolled at a college, university, or technical school for the 2024-25 academic year, and

  • have a minimum GPA of 2.5


This year 2 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 each

While completing this form, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Unofficial copy of your most recent school transcript showing a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, or equivalent certificates of completion

  • A letter outlining why your reference recommends you for this scholarship (family members may not write the letter of recommendation)

  • An essay on the topic "What are your dreams for your future and how would this scholarship help you achieve your dreams and/or higher education goals?" (essays are an integral part of the application, please be thoughtful)


  • The application will be open from March 31st - April 30th

  • Scholarship recipients will be announced on May 31st

*** If you have any access needs regarding this application, or if you have any questions/concerns, please reach out to

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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