Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund

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The 4th annual Drag Out Funny event is just around the corner!

Read all about the event here.

You can also stay up to date with details as they develop by joining our Facebook event page.

Congratulations, April!

April Hudson is our spring 2015 Academic Achievement scholar!


Thanks to our incredible donors, we were able to provide her with $2,000 to help offset educational expenses this spring. April is pursuing her M.A. in Sociology and will be graduating from Texas State in May. For the past several years, April has been conducting sociological research regarding the GLBTQIA community. She also serves as a statistics tutor, graduate assistant, and mentor. We are happy to have her as our recipient! Way to go, April!

 

Want to join the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund™ team?  We are currently accepting chair positions and committee members!  Click here for more information!

Please take a moment to fill out our questionnaire about your interest in getting more involved with BPSF. We would love to hear from you!
Our New Initiatives

This fall BPSF unveiled two additional initiatives to support LGBTQ students: 

  • Emergency Stabilization funding is available NOW, providing one-time funding to LGBTQ Texas State students who have experienced an unforeseen financial crises that could negatively impact their ability to stay enrolled at the university  Our goal is to start each fiscal year with $5K set aside for this fund.   

  • For the first time we are offering 3 PAID internships for LGBTQA Texas State students or recent graduates.  We are excited to welcome these talented Bobcats to the leadership team while providing them with work experience and mentoring. 
This growth has increased our fundraising needs to cover all our initiatives to support LGBTQ Bobcats through FY16 including: Academic Achievement Scholarships, Leadership Development Scholarships, Emergency Stabilization funding, and internship stipends. 

Final Stretch for our FY14 Goals

During our Fall Soiree, BPSF Executive Director, Dr. Heather Aidala, shared what is needed to close out our FY14 goals. Each year we set goals to meet our commitment to sustain a balance of funds for the following 2 years.  Please consider how your involvement and support can help us achieve them.

  • Raise $24,000
    • Click here to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation that fits your giving needs.  Follow us on Facebook or through our newsletter to learn about upcoming fundraising programs.

  • Increase our donor pool by 20%
    • Introduce your friends, colleagues, and family to BPSF.  Please talk to them about BPSF, forward this newsletter to them, share our Facebook posts, bring them to an upcoming event, or introduce them to a board member.  Word of mouth has been our most successful way of increasing our BPSF community of supporters. 

  • 2 donors host a "Birthday Wish"
    • Celebrate your next big event by asking those close to you to contribute to BPSF in your honor.  BPSF works with you to create a personalized celebration for you.  Learn more here.

  • 10 current donors move into the Spirit Level ($351+) of giving or higher
    • Connect with our Financial Director, Jenni Ward, to find out what donation amount would move you up in the Rainbow Giving Levels or Legacy Circle.  Details about these levels and the benefits are listed on the website.  Email Jenni today.

  • Reach a new attendance record of 500 people at Drag Out Funny 2015
    • Mark your calendar now for Sunday, February 8th!  Bring your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, dog-walkers, and mail carriers to our biggest community event!  Stay up-to-date as it unfolds by following the Drag Out Funny Facebook page.

Our FY14 ends February 28th, 2015 and we are counting on YOU to be a part of BPSF's success!

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, Feb 8 at 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday, Mar 31 All Day
Friday, Apr 17 All Day
Sunday, May 17 All Day