Youth Pride Inc. (YPI) is proud to announce that applications for the 2021 Lipsky/Whittaker Scholarship Fund will be accepted now through May 28, 2021! 
The scholarship was established through the estate of John Lipsky and George Whittaker who were life partners for more than 50 years.  The two gentlemen passed away in 2005, just eight weeks apart.  Their dream was to see “young LGBT men and women grow up without the fear of rejection, violence, discrimination or exposure to HIV/AIDS.” The Lipsky/Whittaker Scholarships will be awarded to Rhode Island youth who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. YPI has established a scholarship committee of community members who will determine the scholarship recipients.
Scholarship recipients must be:
  •  A Rhode Island high school graduate (or a high school student graduating in the spring/summer of 2021), under the age of twenty-four, and
  • Enrolled (or planning to enroll) full-time in a post-secondary technical training program, two or four year college; and either
  • Identify as LGBTQ+, or
    • Be raised in an LGBTQ+ household, and
    • Have a substantial history of activism in support of the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and families.
Scholarship applications is linked below.
Please e-mail us at for questions or concerns.


LWS Information and Flier 2021

LWS Application 2021