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Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship for Jewish kids of LGBT Parents in the San Francisco Bay Area

22 Apr

Ronald P.Wilmot z”l, a gay real estate magnate and active member of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, established a scholarship fund at the San Francisco based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund specifically for the sons and daughters of queer parents before he succumbed to AIDS in 1997 at the age of 46. Although he had no children of his own, according to an article in the J. News Weekly, his friends said he was very concerned that smart kids in alternative families have less access to higher education than their traditionally raised peers.

Ronald P. WilmotThe Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship is intended for Jewish students from the Federation Service Area (San Francisco, Sonoma and Marin Counties as well as the areas north of Sunnyvale on the Peninsula) to supplement student and family contributions, as well as other financial aid, grants and awards. The scholarship is based on a combination of need and merit. The application deadline for this scholarship is generally listed in the late spring so please help spread the word that this unique scholarship exists in our community.

Questions? Students off to attend undergraduate or graduate programs at accredited, non-profit colleges or universities in the San Francisco Bay Area with LGBT identified parents should apply. For questions including how to receive additional information regarding the scholarship program contact Federation’s College Scholarship Program Manager at 415-512-6264.

 

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