ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri Courage Scholarship (MCS) has announced the launch of its 2018 scholarship application for students who demonstrate courage in the face of adversity and are dedicated to LGBTQ equality and social justice. The scholarship is open to college-bound seniors graduating from Missouri high schools. MCS has awarded over $25,000 since its founding in 2015.

The application is available at and is open until March 31, 2018.

MCS awards scholarships in three categories:

▪ Missouri Courage Award (MCA) is for Missouri students who have demonstrated their commitment and show great potential to work for change in their community that advances the lives of LGBTQ people and other social justice causes.

 ▪ Rural Courage Award (RCA) is intended for students residing in rural Missouri communities who meet the MCA qualifications. Applicants from Dent County will be given preference in the selection criteria.

• Trans Courage Award (TCA) is intended for transgender and non-binary students who meet the MCA qualifications.

Missouri Courage Scholarship Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000. MCS also performs outreach and application screening for partner organizations. This year, Pride St. Charles and GLSEN Greater Kansas City are funding scholarships for students from their respective regions based on 2018 MCS applications.

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