Faculty & Staff Giving

Campaign Description and Goals

The Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign team invites colleagues to help create a scholarship to honor the Valencia student victims of the PULSE tragedy in Orlando. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $25,000 to endow this scholarship for Valencia students. An endowment level scholarship will guarantee the Valencia United LGBT+ Scholarship will live on to honor the spirit of those lost through student awards each year. Current Valencia College student, Josh McGill was a hero and survivor during the Pulse shootings. Read about Josh's story & learn how you can help by donating to the Valencia Foundation Valencia United LGBT+ Scholarship:

Valencia Nursing Student Saves a Life During Pulse Tragedy; Among Those Who Could Benefit from New Pulse Memorial Scholarship

Specifics about the scholarship:

The Valencia College Valencia United LGBT+ Scholarship supports students who desire to contribute or have contributed to the welcoming climate of all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and thus support their academic, personal and social development as a citizen in the community.

Scholarship candidates may be members or supporters of the LGBT and/or Latino community who promote diversity and social justice for all people. In all other respects, this scholarship shall be awarded without restriction to race, sex, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

Applicants will be screened based on this criteria:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Full or part time required
  • Preference may be given to students who are in a Health Sciences/Allied Health major


The scholarship will be awarded through Valencia Foundation's scholarship application website when available.