The Pine Tree Scholarship was created in 1995 through generous donations. It is a need-based scholarship that is awarded to individuals who "identify as being gay or lesbian or express an interest in gay and lesbian studies." While it doesn't specifically reference transgender, bisexual, or questioning individuals, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply if they meet the need-based and interest criteria.
The amount of the scholarship varies, and award amounts depend on how much money is available on an annual basis, the number of recipients, and the level of financial need. Undergraduate Students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and who meet the criteria should send a personal statement to:
c/o Office of Scolarships and Student Aid
P.O. Box 1080
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
For more information please contact: Dan Thornton by email or call 962-4168