Jes Sellers PFLAG Cleveland Scholarship


Applications Now Being Accepted for the Jes Sellers PFLAG Cleveland Scholarship

The scholarship is open to college students and high school graduates. The amounts awarded range from $500 to $2000. Details are available on the downloadable application, including eligibility, requirements and a downloadable application, found here: In addition to the application, a 500-word personal statement is required, along with 1-2 (optional) letters of recommendation.

The Jes Sellers PFLAG Cleveland Scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding students, enrolled or admitted to a college, university or institute of higher education as a undergraduate, graduate or professional school student. This can include community college students and high school graduates. Applicants must demonstrate:

  • An exceptional interest and support in the mission of PFLAG by advancing equality for LGBTQ individuals through support, education and/or advocacy

  • Participation in school or community activities which promote diversity and positive institutional change

  • Enrolled or admitted as a student in good academic standing with their institution

Any eligible candidate with a relationship to the LGBTQ+ community is invited to apply; this means LGBTQ-identified, ally, or family and/or friend of LGBTQ-individuals in our community.

The annual scholarship opens on MARCH 1st | DEADLINE for receiving applications is JUNE 30.

About Jes Sellers

Co-founder of PFLAG Cleveland & advocate for the creation of a PFLAG Cleveland Scholarship.

As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Sellers dedicated his professional life to advancing mental heath care for struggling students and saw the extraordinary benefit that human kindness and financial support can bring to students in need.

He earned degrees from Penn State University and the University of Florida and professional training through the University of Iowa's American Psychological Association approved internship in counseling psychology. Jes served as the director of counseling services for more than 32 years at Case Western Reserve University and is currently a licensed psychologist in private practice in Cleveland Heights, OH.