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