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Brief: LGBTQIA Women and nonbinary student scholarship available

By Natalie Metcalf, Valley Life Editor

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association giving away $6,000 in scholarship funding for LGBTQIA Women and nonbinary students.

The Crimson Honor scholarship is for community college and university students in the Southern California area. In order to apply, Monarchs must be seeking a career in the entertainment industry. Rotten Tomatoes is funding the scholarship and GALECA is awarding $6,000 in financial assistance.

Eligible candidates include nonbinary students and women of color who identify as gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. The students must be studying journalism, film or communications. Qualified candidates need to submit three critical reviews or essays relating to film or television originally published this year by a newspaper publication, magazine, podcast or radio station.

In total, three students will be awarded scholarships. The first-place winner will receive $3,000 and the second and third-place scholarships will win $1,500. All three students who win will receive a $100 Fandango and VUDU gift card –– to watch movies in theaters or on streaming –– and a one-year membership to GALECA.

The GALECA is a society of LGBTQIA entertainment critics and home of the annual Dorian Awards. The organization was founded in 2009 and the association’s goal is to include members of the LGBTQIA community who are interested in media arts and entertainment. GALECA’s benefactors are called Dorians, which are inspired by Oscar Wilde’s only novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

There is no fee to apply and students can contact for more information. Monarchs can apply for the scholarship until Dec. 31. All candidates will be notified of their scholarship status and winners will be announced on Feb. 27 of next year.


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