The Houston GLBT Community is now accepting applications for its new John Lawrence and Tyrone Garner Scholarship, LGBT students from across Texas can apply.
The scholarship is named for the two men who were plaintiffs in the lawsuit Lawrence v. Texas, which ended with a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that abolished the Texas sodomy law.
Burton Bagby-Grose, treasurer for the Houston GLBT Community Center board, said applicants should have already demonstrated a commitment to public service, already demonstrated leadership in the fight for equality for LGBT people, engaged in significant extra-curricular activities, have a record of service in community organizations and have demonstrated a financial need.
Application deadline is May 14. The inaugural scholarship will be awarded in June during the community center’s annual commemoration of the Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court ruling, which was handed down in June 2003.
To download an application and get more information about applying go to the Houston GLBT Community Center Web site.