Apply for a 2020 Pfund Scholarship

Frequently Asked Questions

We require for you to fill out the online application form. You will need two letters of recommendation from people who know you and can tell us about your commitment to leadership in LGBTQIA communities. References can include mentors, community members, school counselors or academic advisors.
No. We also grant leadership awards to people invested in the LGBTQIA community seeking to develop their leadership skills, maintain their work as a community activist or organizer, or need financial assistance to attend conferences and workshops that will enhance their skills.
All post-secondary institutions qualify including traditional four-year colleges and universities, technical and trade schools, and certificate programs.
We support people across the age spectrum, 17 years of age and older. If you are 17, we do require parental consent for confidentiality and press release.

PFund Foundation uses a community-driven review process to identify and recognize leaders. The committee is made up of LGBTQA and allied volunteers who diligently review applications, select finalist and recommend awards to the Board of Directors for approval. Once the Board approves the recommendations, we will notify all applicants via email and mail.

Scholarship application Opens – January 2020

Scholarship application Closes – March 2020

Scholarship Announced – June 2020

Scholarship Fund dispersed – October 2020 at the Moxie Awards

For question 11, we ask that you state the name of school or leadership development opportunity that you are enrolled in or are applying for. PFund Foundation’s scholarship is not a school or a leadership development opportunity.

Please look at the examples below:

Normandale Community College, North Dakota State University, Human Resources Certificate, Certified Welder Program, Rockwood Leadership Institute, Creating Change Conference, Wellstone Action, etc.

We would like to reiterate that we run a highly competitive scholarship program and want to ensure that all applicants have the same opportunity to fully articulate themselves. Our essay portion – question 17-19 requires the equivalent of three-pages written. Each question asks for a minimum of 1,000 characters and a maximum of 3,500 characters, equivalent to 1 page written.

You can find instructions for your letters of recommendation in the ‘Library’ tab of the application and also in the library section at the bottom of the directions. You will find instructions for you and for your references as pdf links.

2019 Pfund Scholars

Qui Alexander


Qui Alexander


James T. Lerold Memorial Award
Dennis Anderson


Dennis Anderson


Lyle Rossman Memorial Award
Denzel Belin


Denzel Belin


Holland-Federhart Outstanding Arts Award
Grant Berg


Grant Berg


James T. Lerold Memorial Award
Myra 
Billund-Phibbs


Myra 
Billund-Phibbs


James Quinn Award
Jazz Bordeaux


Jazz Bordeaux


Gilligan-Pospisil Award
Hayden Bui


Hayden Bui


Human Services Award
Katie Burgess


Katie Burgess


Beverly Cory Memorial Award
Xochi 
de la Luna


Xochi 
de la Luna


Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Memorial Award
Jerome Evans


Jerome Evans


Tony Leach Memorial Award
Buffy Jamison


Buffy Jamison


Howard Liebhaber Human Rights Award
Charlie Johnson


Charlie Johnson


Quorum Award
Ky Johnson


Ky Johnson


Kerstin & Winn Wyman Memorial Award
Lucia Kalinosky


Lucia Kalinosky


Joshua Kloek Memorial Award
Katie Killian


Katie Killian


Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Memorial Award
Sagan Lara


Sagan Lara


Lutheran Student Award
Anna Min


Anna Min


Linde-Ostrander Building Bridges Award
Diego 
Peña Guaman


Diego 
Peña Guaman


Meuwissen-Werb Leadership Award
Robel Ponds


Robel Ponds


PFund Foundation Award
 Brandy Rasche


Brandy Rasche


Human Services Award
Yesenia Sanchez


Yesenia Sanchez


Southeast Minnesota Community Award
Shruti Somasundaram


Shruti Somasundaram


James T. Lerold Memorial Award
Robel Tedros


Robel Tedros


Human Services Award
Autumn Templin


Autumn Templin


Manahan-Bohan Award
Cedar Thomas


Cedar Thomas


Kerstin & Winn Wyman Memorial Award
Chase 
Underwood


Chase 
Underwood


Human Services Award
Meghan White


Meghan White


James T. Lerold Memorial Award
Abel Woldu


Abel Woldu


All God’s Children Award

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