We’re not sure if you’ve heard, but college can get expensive. Thus, it should come as no surprise to hear that thousands of high school graduates opt out of higher education to focus on stuffing their coffers for future academic endeavors. Hoping to stem the trend among homos, North Carolina gay couple Tim and Neil Griffin founded the Griffin Scholarship, $2500 awarded to two Carolinian gay students annually.
Though PFLAG and other organizations have been doing similar scholarships for years, but Tim Griffin says more must be done, particularly because of discrimination among particular institutions:
There are kids out there who can’t get access to military scholarships, or church scholarships, or even the financial support of their family, because they have come out as gay. I want these kids to understand that there are people who want to help, even when other organizations turn them away.
Two kids will benefit each year, and this year the prize went to Juan Vazquez and Azze Waldron, who are psyched to attend school this fall. Whether they’ll be so enthusiastic after the scholarly madness begins remains to be seen…