The application is now open for the Acts of Greatness LGBTQ Youth Community Award!


The Acts of Greatness LGBTQ Youth Community Award is open to LGBTQ youth 24 and under from around the world. Applicants must demonstrate community leadership qualities, past involvement and a continued interest in service to the LGBTQ community. This award isn’t based on academics or financial need – it’s all about community leadership.

Community leadership comes in many forms – from starting a new project, leading your classmates through a presentation about our community, or by volunteering with an LGBTQ organization. All these examples give people an opportunity to engage with the our community in ways that may be new to them.


For this award cycle we have 2 x $500 awards and 2 x $250 awards to give out. 


The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm EST on Tuesday, April 30 2019.

Personal Essay

In 500 words or less, please tell us why you should be selected as the recipient of the Acts of Greatness LGBTQ Youth Community Award.

You may wish to consider how your studies, volunteer experience, community activism or future work will contribute to the improvement of the LGBTQ community. Check out past recipients to learn more about the type of work we’ve recognized in the past.

Feel free to provide us with any other information you feel we should know about you that makes you the right candidate for this award.

In the form below, please submit paste your personal essay. You must submit your personal essay in order for your application to be accepted.


An award committee made up of LGBTQ community members from around the world makes the decision about who will receive the award. Selection will be based on your essay and community involvement.

We anticipate announcing the recipients of the award in June 2019.


Acts of Greatness is built upon the importance of an individual’s ongoing commitment to the LGBTQ community, and the idea that the actions of one person can lift others to even greater achievements. As such, we expect Acts of Greatness champions to work in the community as we do to inspire the generation behind them, as we strive to do ourselves.

For those selected to be an Acts of Greatness champion, we will post a picture and short biography of each award recipient on our website. We ask that all award winners keep in touch and update us on their progress.


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