“The civil rights struggle never ends. The more we know about the struggles of the past, the more prepared we are about the struggles for the future. Civil rights are a lifelong struggle. I am counting on all of them (youth) to take a little bit of what we have done and make it their own, moving the LGBT lifestyle forward.” –Larry T. Baza
What: Larry T. Baza Memorial Scholarship Fund
Who: This scholarship provides a measure of financial stability to students living in and attending a community college or trade school San Diego, Northern Baja California and/or Imperial County region who are both LGBTQ+ and one of the following identities: Chicana/o/x, Latinx, or Chamorro (Guamanian).
Why: Larry T. Baza was a fierce advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, and for the arts and artists—especially BIPOC artists. He frequently called on LGBTQ+ youth to carry on the legacy of those who came before him. This scholarship has been created in his honor as a way to support youth/young adults in their path to seeking education and training.
This Scholarship is currently restricted to students attending community college or trade school. Students attending a four-year university are not currently eligible.
Donate to the Larry T. Baza Memorial Scholarship Fund here.
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2023
Recipients Announced: June 1, 2023
To be eligible, applicants must:
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