Educating Our Community
September 2015 Issue.
The Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program is a charitable program to provide scholarships to self-identified LGBTQ college students.
Since its inception in 2008, the Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program has awarded $112,500 in scholarships, in addition to the $30,000 it will award in 2015.
Phoenix Pride announced the 2015 scholarship recipients as part of this year’s Pride Gala, which took place June 20 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas.
Dan Galloway Scholarship Recipient
Originally from Phoenix, Katie Curiel completed her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University as part of the class of 2000. Curiel returned to ASU and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in global
technology and development.
In her various roles within higher education, government
and community organizations, Curiel has
traveled to 14 countries in four continents
and worked with people from more than 100 countries.
Curiel served on various ASU international-related committees, is a facilitator for ASU’s DREAMzone Ally Certification Program, an advisor to the ASU Saudi Students Club and
Women on the Move organization, an advisory committee
member for ASU Chavez Programs, an 11-year member
of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., and continues to
serve as a youth mentor and scholarship judge for various organizations in the Phoenix-metropolitan area.
In her various roles, she advocates for the equality and well being of local and global LGBT communities, inclusive environments and policies, provides insights into the LGBT-experience, especially for immigrants and international students. She supports LGBT-identifying people from around the world through informal mentoring, support network building and local and international resource providing.
Curiel plans to apply her degree toward a career in international public service and global development that focuses on solving the problems of both global and the local communities through sustainable global development, access to quality education, immigration, human rights, intercultural competence, peace building and the development of globally experienced, globally minded multicultural communities.