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Pride Scholarship Returns for Third Season: College-bound students eligible for $1,000 prize

By Republic FC Communications, 06/07/21, 6:30PM PDT

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This year’s winner will be announced at the June 26 match against Phoenix Rising FC

Sacramento Republic FC and the Sacramento LGBT Center are partnering for the third time to highlight a college-bound student. Through the partnership, a regional student who serves as an LGBTQ+ activist, will receive $1,000 prize to help them in their first-year collegiate studies this fall. 

Candidates must be an incoming college freshman, beginning studies this fall, and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Applicants should exhibit leadership skills in the LGBT+ community, as well as a passion for academic growth. 

All interested candidates should reach out to Assistant Director of Youth Programs – Jesse Archer – at jesse.archer@saccenter.org before the June 18 deadline. Candidates need to email Jesse a one page or less letter on why they believe they should be the recipients of the scholarship. This year’s winner will be announced during the June 26 match at Heart Health Park against Phoenix Rising FC.  

Last year’s winner was Mercedes Torres who in 2020 was the President of the Gender and Sexuality Acceptance Club. Last fall, Mercedes was a freshman at the University of Pacific where she kicked off her college career studying Psychology. When Mercedes applied for last year’s scholarship, she noted, “I want to be able to empathize, better understand, and I think studying Psychology will help me do just that.” 

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