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Pride Foundation awards $438,000 in scholarships to 108 student leaders.

SEATTLE -- Pride Foundation announced scholarships to 108 students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington totaling $438,000--the largest total award in the organization's history.

Pride Foundation is the largest source of scholarships to LGBTQ students in the country. These scholarships, which range from $3,000 to $14,000, seed the next generation of leaders in the LGBTQ community.

Students supported include:

Miki Cabell grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and dropped out of school in 6th grade. Cabell is now enrolled in a Ph.D. program in education with the goal of becoming a teacher.

Lexi Bergeron is pursuing a degree in psychology at the University of Oregon. Bergeron is one of the first openly transgender women to be accepted to a national sorority--Kappa Alpha Theta.

Cynthia DeVille will study Industrial Electronics Technology at Lewis and Clark State in Lewiston, ID. DeVille is the first openly transgender athlete in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

Caption: Miki Cabell, left, who grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, received a Pride Foundation Scholarship.

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Date:Jun 1, 2017
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