Understanding LGBTQIA 

Many of us are not quite sure of the letters that define our own community.  Surely a letter should not keep us or those that are in need of higher education from fully reaching the potential we are granted as human beings. Each letter is just a part of the journey. What matters is that we are all individuals and still require higher education to succeed in the industries we desire.



Empowering the future ​

One of the best ways to empower the future is by giving our young adults confidence through education. Because education can be costly, there are many potential students that won't have the resources to continue into higher education. We need to be that resource.


Who is affected 

Studies show that the number of individuals affected by lack of resources is at an all time high. We witnessed it ourselves when there were 49 applicants the first year, which is a large number in a small community. There are more of us that can help than those in need.


Success Stories

There are many success stories that we won't even know about. One of the greatest successes will be to first give to the project. The other great success is that there are and will be many more success stories through this project. We have witnessed a few already. Won't you want to also?

Getting the word out 

One of the most powerful ways to spread the word is to do just that.  When you are encountered with a moment of possibility and are able to share this project with someone that can benefit from it, please let them know.  Tell your friends, family, co-workers, community, company owners about the project.



Sharing your story 

If you are one of the students that benefited from the 2019 or 2020 scholarships and want to share your story, submit your story via this site. If you know someone that has a similar story, let them know they too can share with us.


" I will continue to be open and honest both in my personal and academic endeavors on campus. I intend to continue to answer questions about being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and I will still use the benefit of my age, 43, to provide a safe contact for anyone that wants to speak. As an older student, I have been most surprised to find that my younger classmates come to me with issues. As a scholarship recipient, I will still be a mentor, but maybe slightly more emboldened. As I finish my two years at College of the Desert and look forward to transferring to either UCLA or USC, depending on where I get the most financial assistance, I will take with me an experience I will treasure. Being able to be me in an academic environment has been a wonderful thing."