Posted by: Rainbow411 / GSHRadio on 03/16/2017

Scholarship fund for LGBTQ students honors Pulse victims

Scholarship fund for LGBTQ students honors Pulse victims

Posted By Monivette Cordeiro Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 3:58 pm 

Photo: Monivette Cordeiro

To honor the 49 victims who were killed during a shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse last year, an Orlando businessman is raising money to provide scholarships for LGBTQ students. 

The 49 Fund will provide 10 scholarships annually, each worth $4,900, to Central Florida students who identify as "out" for tuition at a higher education institution, according to a press release. The fund, which will be administered by Central Florida Foundation, was created by Barry L. Miller, president of the Orlando-based firm The Closing Agent, in collaboration with the GLBT Center of Central Florida. 

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