Gulfport’s LGBTQ Resource Center granted its second annual educational scholarship to Christine Grossman, a gay woman who returned as a student at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus (USFSP) in her 30s.
“Christine’s devastating experiences in a private rural high school only strengthened her resolve to create safe, growthful spaces for others,” said Susan Gore, LGBTQ Resource Center Board President.
The scholarship grants $1,000 for continuing education to one qualified Gulfport applicant a year.
In Grossman’s case, she attends USFSP as a peer coach for new students, is the president of the USF PRIDE Alliance and is an outreach coordinator for ALSO Youth which provides support for at-risk LGBTQ+ teens.
“She is a very impressive person, and we had lots of applicants,” Gore said. “Her reference letter was off the charts, just gushing.”
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