TAGG SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In partnership with Whitman-Walker Health and SMYAL
Help us make a difference: Touch, Advance, Give, and Grow
A New Possibility
Since Tagg’s inception, it has been our dream to establish a scholarship fund for young queer women who are pursuing a college education.
Given the lack of diversity in leadership roles in companies across the country, Tagg recognizes the importance of identifying future business leaders in our community.
According to a study by the Williams Institute, fewer LGBTQ people of color have completed college than their non-LGBTQ peers — 17 percent compared with 25 percent, respectively. That report also states: “Without access to the same educational opportunities as their heterosexual black counterparts, LGBTQ African Americans aren’t given an equal shot at thriving — professionally, physically, mentally, or emotionally.”
Furthermore, Tagg recognizes that lesbians of color are less likely to be hired than their white counterparts, especially women who identify as masculine of center. Even within our own LGBTQ community, people of color — women, in particular — are underrepresented in leadership roles. For this reason, our scholarship fund will focus specifically on young queer women of color.
Every year, at least two college-bound queer women of color who demonstrate community involvement, academic achievement, and financial need and express an interest in leadership will each receive a Tagg Scholarship.
This is an opportunity for Tagg and the LGBTQ community to provide outstanding queer women of color with access to a college education, while enhancing their chances for a successful future as business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Our Fundraising Goal
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000 each year, which will allow at least two young women to receive scholarships.
Your donation will enable Tagg Scholarships to be awarded annually. Thanks to the support of SMYAL, each year, one recipient will be a Washington, D.C., area resident. Within just five years, you can help us make a real difference in the lives of 10 young queer women of color.
Application process will open in fall 2016.
The first Tagg Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2017.
The Tagg Scholarship Fund is completely separate from Tagg Communication LLC’s business operations. Of the proceeds raised, 10 percent will be allocated to the fund’s legal and administrative fees.
**ALL DONORS will be listed and thanked in the January/February 2017 issue of Tagg Magazine