Believe In A Dream Scholarship

General Information:

The Believe in a Dream Scholarship is an outreach program of the Empire of the Royal Sovereign Imperial Court of the Single Star, Inc. (ERSICSS); a straight / gay / lesbian / transgender social service organization founded in 1984 in Houston, Texas.  January of 2010 was the first year that this scholarship was awarded to a "rainbow" of people in order to assist in furthering their education.  The Believe in a Dream Scholarship in no way discriminates against anyone on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, or sexual orientation.



  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a resident of the State of Texas for the past year-365 days. (If permanent resident, please attach a copy of residency card)

  • Demonstrate financial need. (By submission of the first 2 pages of your personal and or parent’s federal tax return) furnish evidence of community involvement (i.e. school, church, civic, GLBT, etc)

  • Be admitted and enrolled in an institution of higher learning or attending an accredited technical or vocational school and have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, or high school diploma/GED. Please provide a current high school or GED and/or college transcript.

Application Process:

Submit 3 completed copies of the application, along with your artistic submission. You may take photos of your original art work if you do not want to submit the original, as the piece will not be returned.

Reminders: All requirements above must be net and all attachments must accompany the application or you will not be considered. Please ensure that your name appears on the top right corner of all application pages submitted. Unmarked pages will not be considered. Do not submit a photo, unless it is related to the artistic project.

Completed applications (pages 3-5) for an award of a Believe in a Dream Scholarship MUST be mailed to:

         The Kimberly Anne O’Neil Believe in the Dream Scholarship

         Attn: Scholarship Selection Committee

         P.O. Box 980444        

         Houston, TX 77098-0444


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