The 2018 scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, with up to $35,000 being awarded. To be eligible, applicants must retain permanent residence in the AEF service area of downstate Illinois (all Illinois counties except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution.
Applications for 2018 must be postmarked by Friday, September 22. Click here for a PDF version of the application (or click here for a Word version).
AEF provides grants up to $4,000 to organizations that work with or support GLBT events. We currently have funds available for the 2015 calendar year.
Click here for a grant application.