Our Academic Achievement Scholarship application deadline is December 15th! Apply today!
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
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"
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
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!
Fillippa is our fall 2014 Academic Achievement Scholarship recipient!
Fillippa is not only an outstanding student but also a dedicated activist
and advocate. On campus Fillippa has been involved with Bobcat Equality
Alliance, Feminist United, Texas State Women's Rugby Club, Bobcat Build,
and Lambda of Texas State. Fillippa plans on attending Medical School
after graduating from Texas State to pursue a career as a surgeon.
Fillippa aspires to promote trans-safe spaces in hospitals and assist
young individuals struggling with their identities to find a safe space
to realize themselves. We are excited and honored to have such a
dedicated and motivated student receive this scholarship.