The Boone Pride Scholarship is available to students from Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey or Wilkes County in North Carolina. You must be seeking a post-secondary education (including GED or high school diploma equivalent) and be registered for three-quarter time attendance at an educational institution. You must be a self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or ally. You must demonstrate academic potential and achievement, participation in community activities (with priority given to LGBTIQ experience), future goals, personal integrity, ethical judgment and honesty. You must have a positive image of the LGBTIQ communities and show financial need to be eligible for this award.