Fernandina Beach Pride has announced that its yearly Fernandina Beach Pride Scholarship, which celebrates service to the LGBTQ community, is open. It aims to improve economic mobility for LGBTQ and ally students from Nassau County by funding college/vocational school scholarships.

Recipients will be eligible for up to $1,500 for the 2023 school year at an accredited post-secondary vocational/technical school or college/university. Questions may be emailed to [email protected]

Applicants must be/have:

  • A high school senior from Nassau County
  • An LGBTQ or ally student who has demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community
  • Acceptance at an accredited vocational/trade school or college/university for the fall term of the 2023 academic year


  • Application open date: Feb.15
  • Application due date: March 24
  • Award notification date: April 14 via email
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Dave Scott
Dave Scott (@guest_67288)
1 month ago

This is exactly what I’m trying to tell people that we need to be careful about. Read the blog and let’s get DeSantis on this.

Kent Piatt
Kent Piatt (@guest_67301)
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave Scott

This organization is free to give scholarships to whomever it pleases based on whatever criteria it chooses to utilize. More twisted nonsense from the “freedom for me but not for thee” brigade.

Jeff (@guest_67305)
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave Scott

This guy is still around? What a pathetic old, angry white man.

Brad Borden
Brad Borden (@guest_67309)
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave Scott

This is a disgraceful comment.

Tom smith
Tom smith (@guest_67292)
1 month ago

A scholarship based on sexual orientation is just wrong. What happened to merit, hard work or just those in need. What’s next, scholarships for atheist and demonic worshipping only. Sorry for the rant but, just got to me the wrong way this morning.

Jeff (@guest_67304)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom smith

Instead of apologizing, why don’t you do some soul searching and reconsider who you really want to be and how you can help make the world a better and safer place for all. Hatred and bigotry isn’t the answer.

Tom smith
Tom smith (@guest_67312)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

Not sorry. Standing firm on my convictions.

Joshua Goldstein
Joshua Goldstein (@guest_67323)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom smith

Help the rest of us understand exactly why you think that it is wrong for an organization formed to support the LGBQT community to offer a scholarship to ANY young person that it feels is deserving as a result of that person’s service to that community? Straight kids can participate.

CoCoNUT Harry
CoCoNUT Harry (@guest_67328)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom smith

Are those felony convictions? Are you still on probation?

Faye Salzburg
Faye Salzburg (@guest_67307)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom smith

If you need to apologize as part of making a comment, then perhaps you should rethink it before you post!

Chris subleski
Chris subleski(@oldtimehockey)
1 month ago

Good grief! When will the insanity stop?

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