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The mission of the Phoenix Foundation of Central Florida is to afford young people the opportunity to recreate themselves while pursuing their educational goals. As knowledge is the key to changing society, the Phoenix Foundation provides funds to enhance and supplement education.


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Phoenix Flight

One of the most critical social issues facing our nation today is the question of equality for our LGBTQ+ community. At the Phoenix Foundation, we recognize that it is through efforts in education and advocacy by allies of and members in the LGBTQ+ community that progress has been made in the pursuit of equality for everyone.

Phoenix Flight Criteria:

  • Be active in a recognized organization for the betterment of the LGBTQ+ community

  • Essay of no more than 500 words (See prompts below)

  • Scholarship reference form completed by someone familiar with your advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community

  • Read and submit signed terms and conditions page 

  • Pursuing a degree at a four-year college or university

  • 3.5 high school GPA or 3.0 college GPA

  • Minimum of 12 credit hours per semester

Essay Prompts:

  • First time applicant prompt:

    • How have you worked toward educating the public regarding the issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community?

  • Returning applicant prompt: 

    • How have you worked to build awareness and education in the LGBTQ+ community and ensure its inclusivity?

Additional Details:

  • You do not need to specify your personal sexual orientation or gender identity as it has no bearing on your eligibility

  • If you have questions regarding whether the organization you're involved in is recognized, please check our frequently asked questions page

  • Application should not include more than 3 references

  • Spring disbursement is contingent on submission of completed fall course load and maintained GPA

  • Scholarship due dates posted on home page

  • Completed documents must be mailed to:

    • Phoenix Foundation of Central Florida P.O. Box 541868, Merritt Island, FL 32954

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