Inclusive School Network
It is important to know that you are attending schools that will recognize your value. That especially applies if you identify as an LGBT student. Our inclusive school network includes schools that have GSTA student groups, assigned educators for the program, and diversity training for staff that helps everyone ensure that the educational experience is positive for every student.
The scholarship network will help you take advantage of every funding opportunity when planning a college strategy. Programs that participate in our network are not administered by Proud Scholars. Qualifications and restrictions will apply for each program.
The interfaith network plays a vital role in the community in identifying religious organizations that embrace diversity. We believe that every human should have the freedom to identify as their true self and have faith in a higher power without feeling judged or pressure to be someone that they aren't.
Mentorship – Proud Scholars is building a professional resource pool of experienced community volunteers to partner with students to help them through their educational and career decisions. If there are organizations in the community that provide these programs Proud Scholars will help foster a relationship between LGBT students and existing programs. A mentoring program is a process that always involves communication, is relationship based and is an informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development and is sustained over a period of time.
Social Services – The social services network is designed to help connect students with service providers that understand their individuality and needs. Providers are screened to ensure that highest quality services that will help students manage social issues related to family rejection, social injustice, substance abuse, and any outstanding issue that they are struggling with.
Volunteering – The Proud Scholars Volunteer program is designed to help individuals with student loans to connect with our community support partners, log volunteer hours and Proud Scholars will send a payment to your Navient student loan account. This program is designed to balance our financial strategy to help student as they go into collage and when they finish their degree program.