Betsy Frabotta Educate and Engage Scholarship for Q+ Youth

As a lifelong public school teacher and creator of community especially for FOLX who were traditionally marginalized, Betsy Frabotta saw and sought out the best in those with whom she connected. A proud resident of Dayton, Ohio for over 40 years, Betsy loved this city and those who worked diligently to create strong ties and her relationship with the Rubi Girls brought her much joy. This scholarship was established in her memory and to honor the work of the Rubi’s to to see an end to HIV/AIDS, an end to discrimination, and an end to intolerance and injustice while looking forward to a day when everyone can live a more fulfilling life while being the person they were born to be. Applicants should demonstrate a love of learning and commitment to community. Outstanding high school or current college students in the Miami Valley who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or an ally, identify as a person of color, and who has a track record of working for equity are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Applicant’s must:

  • Be a current resident of the Miami Valley (Preference will be given to a Dayton Public School graduate)
  • Be accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited two-or four-year college, university or trade school as a full-time student
  • Have a history of academic success including engagement in clubs, organizations, community-wide efforts, etc. that demonstrates diverse approaches and opportunities for learning
  • Should be currently and actively involved in at least one of the following: membership in a campus or community based LGBTQ+ or supportive organization; volunteer advocate in LGBTQ+ or other equity seeking group; or be a vocal and proactive activist on issues related marginalized identities
  • Financial need may be used as a tiebreaker

Betsy Frabotta Educate and Engage Scholarship for Q+ Youth
Current College Students Scholarships, LGBTQ+, Miami Valley (includes the following counties: Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Darke, Preble, and northern Warren)
Supplemental Questions
  1. In a traditional essay, Powerpoint or podcast/TED-style format, please answer the following questions: *What efforts have you made to uplift and prioritize LGBTQ+, BIPOC, or other marginalized identities in the Miami Valley area? *Describe in detail the education you have provided and/or engagement you have made with equity-seeking focused activities/organizations. *While specifically considering your LGBTQ+, BIPOC, etc. identities, discuss how you would like/expect/demand others see you. In other words, from your personal lens, what do you think those who oppress need to move away from. *When considering the phrase, "In a perfect world", what is your call-to-action plan for co-creating a community where all identities are encouraged to thrive?