Friday, September 05, 2014

Application Deadline For HBCU LGBT Leadership and Career Summit

LGBT students and allies from HBCUs, historically black colleges and universitiesA September 8 deadline is quickly approaching for the 2014 HBCU LGBT Leadership and Career Summit which will take place October 4-7 in our nation's capitol. 

According to Samantha Master, there are currently 8 remaining slots for LGBTQ students at historically Black colleges that need to be filled and you are encouraged to apply for.  Summit participants are provided a full scholarship to DC which includes travel, lodging and meals.

Additionally, the Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York's Lourdes Ashley Hunter will be keynoting this year. She is the first trans woman to keynote this important summit.

If you are an LGBTQ undergraduate or graduate student at an HBCU, please apply

• Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of the summit.
• Applicants must be enrolled at an HBCU. • Applicants must be committed to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. • Applicants must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning.
Students who have either demonstrated high achievement or show the potential for high achievement will be given strong consideration. Some considerations for achievement include, but are not exclusive to the following examples:

• Participation in an LGBT student group on their HBCU campus (if applicable) • Demonstration of a commitment to LGBT equality and social justice issues • Showing a willingness and desire to develop personal leadership skills

One letter of recommendation from a school faculty member, counselor, or administrator that will be uploaded to this form. The letter of recommendation must be from someone who has worked directly with you as a supervisor or professor. Letters should be no longer than a page and should include specific examples of your leadership achievements or potential, including campus and community work, your passion for LGBT equality and social change, and your willingness to work with others.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Samantha Master at 202-772-3887 or

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