On February 29th, the online application process for Scholarships for the 2020 summer Pride experience ended.
If you are lucky enough to be randomly selected for a scholarship, you will be notified by March 5th, 2020.
In 2019, we were proud to have granted 57 scholarships to people in need. Many of our recipients were from the New York metropolitan 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. 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.
Participants that received a scholarship in 2019 will rotate to the bottom of the consideration list for a 2020 scholarship. This gives new people a chance to enjoy the events we offer.