2013 Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarships
Columbus – The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation has announced it application process for the 2013 Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburg Scholarships that will be awarded for the 2013-14 academic year. This scholarship program was created through a generous bequest to The Legacy Fund and is a tribute to the lives and legacies of Howard Short and Burdette Augsburger.
The Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarships are dedicated to students who have contributed to the GLBT community through strong personal character, leadership and service.
Scholarships are open to gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students pursuing a post-secondary education at a central Ohio (Franklin and contiguous counties) college or university or WilmingtonCollege in Wilmington, Ohio. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
Since 2010 The Legacy Fund has awarded $43,000 in college scholarships. Scholarships awarded for the 2013-2014 school year will be for a minimum of $2500 each.
The Legacy Fund Honors Steven Shellabarger
On September 13, 2012 The Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation was pleased to welcome hundreds of Central Ohio residents to the 2012 Legacy Fund Honors Award event. At this event Steve Shellabarger was honored for his thirty plus years of dedicated service in furtherance of LGBT rights. Distinguished guests included Columbus Foundation President and CEO Doug Kridler, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, Columbus City Council President Andy Ginther, Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, Columbus City Council Members Eileen Paley and Zac Klein, Ohio State Representatives Mike Stinziano and Ted Celeste, and Franklin County Court of Appeals Judge Lisa Sadler.
The Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation wishes to thank our one hundred plus private sponsors, as well as corporate sponsors Outlook Media, Union Café, L.A. Catering, Detail! Florabunda Design, Inc. and WVKO radio who broadcast the ceremony live. Steve joins past Legacy honorees Rhonda Rivera (2006), Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns (2008), and Lynn Greer (2010). Be sure to see our list of sponsors and read Steve’s inspirational acceptance speech.
Thanks to all who made this a night to remember. Special thanks to Steve Shellabarger who has been a driving force for LGBT equal rights for the past three decades. We commend and celebrate him as a relentless champion of equality and for his tenacious devotion to the LGBT community and its allies, both in Central Ohio and nationally.
Click here to read Steve’s Remarks
Click here to see our Sponsors
Click here to view Steven Shellabarger’s Bio
2012 Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarship
Application deadline May 4th 2012
Applications are now being accepted for the Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarship of The Legacy Fund. Read more…
Legacy featured in Cue Magazine
Cue Magazine has published an in-dept profile on the work of The Legacy Fund. Please follow the link below to read more.
The Legacy Fund Grants $17,500 to Stonewall Columbus for “Trailblazers” Initiatives
The Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation is pleased to announce that it awarded a grant of $17,500 to Stonewall Columbus for a year-long comprehensive initiative in 2012 to address the unique challenges of aging in the LGBT Community. The “Trailblazers” effort will include classes for seniors to improve computer literacy, financial planning seminars and classes on the unique legal challenges for LGBT seniors and their families. In addition, the initiative will educate caregivers of LGBT seniors. Stonewall Columbus will also host arts and leisure activities and outings for local LGBT seniors. Read more
About The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation:
The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation is one of just a handful of permanent funds across the country which specifically addresses the needs of the GLBT Community. Our main service area is Central Ohio (Franklin and its contiguous counties), although we are permitted to help charitable organizations in Ohio and beyond.
With the advice of trusted community leaders, The Legacy Fund:
- Makes strategic investments (grants) to help new and existing organizations become financially sustainable and achieve programmatic excellence;
- Provides technical support to develop strong community leadership and strengthen our institutions; and
- Ensures through permanent, planned gifts that our community can face any challenges—now and for generations to come.
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