• We are one of the largest community based, multipurpose lesbian and gay membership organizations in Illinois.
  • We produce and sponsor events and activities aimed at the Oak Park area LGBTQ community, our families and friends.
  • OPAL Gala, our annual fundraising banquet, celebrates the outstanding efforts of our supporters.
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2014 Scholarship Program

Application Deadline is April 1, 2014.
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OPALGA is pleased to announce a new scholarship program designed to provide financial support for the continuing education for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning students; children of LGBT parents; or allies of the LGBTQ community. The 2014 scholarship amounts are $2,000 and are paid directly to the post-secondary education institution.

There are 2 types of scholarships. The first is for graduating high school students who have shown service, activism, and an understanding of the LGBT community. The second is for continuing education students (for advanced degrees) who are planning to work with the LGBT community and its issues.

Scholarships are open to graduates of area high schools: Oak Park River Forest High School, Proviso East, Proviso Math & Science, Morton East & West High Schools, Elmwood Park High School, Steinmetz Academic Centre, Fenwick High School, or Trinity High School.

Application Deadline is April 1, 2014.
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Apply Now to the OPALGA 2014 Scholarship Program

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