Our first round of scholarship grants were awarded on February 29th, 2020.
The second round of Scholarships were awarded on Christmas Day, 2020.
The FINAL round of Scholarships were awarded on January 8th, 2021.
In anticipation for the summer of 2021, we are happy to announce that we have awarded 58 scholarships to people in need. Many of our recipients were from the TriState area and several were from around the world. Special thanks to our Gay & Sober patrons for their generous financial support.
A special note about scholarships: Scholarship recipients are treated no different from a paid participant. Only the Registrations Chair, Volunteer Coordinator and Conference Chair will know who has been awarded a scholarship. We find that this practice adds to a healthy and spiritual experience for everyone at GSM.
*Scholarships are granted to anyone, anywhere in need. However, newcomers are given high priority. Scholarships are for all Conference events, meetings, and activities. Scholarships do not include food, travel, or lodging at the host hotel. We recommend sharing a room at the host hotel to save on costs. Scholarships also do not include the separate RoundDown on Fire Island.
**NEW YORKERS: To those in the New York City area that never heard about tickets or scholarship opportunities...
That is because certain admins, individuals and fellows prevented the information from getting announced in meetings or posted on sober Facebook groups such as See Amazing NYC and NYC Sober Buddies and other pages. We encourage you to make your voice heard at your home group's business meetings and demand that these type of recovery related announcement be allowed in meetings, groups and Facebook pages.
Participants that received a scholarship in 2019 will rotate to the bottom of the consideration list for a 2021 scholarship. This gives new people a chance to enjoy the events we offer.