Education Programs


Trainings and Workshops

PFLAG hosts a multitude of trainings and workshops for various businesses, organizations and government entities in Maryland. If you would like us to provide trainings or organize workshops for your organization please contact us at

PFLAG Columbia-Howard County Speakers Bureau

Engagement is one of the most effective ways to create change. Sharing the story of life has constantly helped open people’s minds, dismantled harmful myths and stereotypes, evoked empathy, and provided real life context to the intersectionality of our struggles. Join us in our ongoing effort to educate and inform the public and create unassailable safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community.

PFLAG Columbia-Howard County Scholarship for Outstanding LGBTQ+ and Allied Students

We are accepting applications for the 2022 PFLAG Columbia – Howard County Scholarship for Outstanding LGBTQ+ and Allied Students!
Amount of Scholarship: $2,000   APPLY TODAY!!  Download the Application here.


  • To recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer plus (LGBTQ+) and allied students.
  • To encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education for self-identified LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Scholarship Offered:

  • The Bayard Rustin Excellence in Education Scholarship for Outstanding LGBTQ+ and Allied Students
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000.00


  • Self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer plus (LGBTQ+) or as an ally who demonstrates outstanding support directly to the LGBTQ+ community and supports equality for all.
  • A resident of the state of Maryland who is currently attending, or planning to attend, a post-secondary educational institution during the 2022-2023 academic year, or
  • A student currently attending, or planning to attend, a post-secondary educational institution in the state of Maryland during the 2022-2023 academic year. Maryland residency not required if attending a Maryland educational institution. (Colleges/Universities, Trade Schools)
  • You must complete the application IN ITS ENTIRETY including all required supplemental forms (incomplete applications will not be considered).
  • You cannot be receiving full tuition remission from other sources to fund the education (e.g., other full-tuition scholarships, established college trust fund, etc.)
  • You cannot be a prior recipient of the PFLAG Columbia – Howard County Scholarship.

Deadline and Terms of Award:
If submitting by mail, the completed application must be postmarked by May 31, 2022 and mailed to:

PFLAG Columbia – Howard County
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1479
Columbia, Maryland 21044

Otherwise, applications and all supporting materials must be received by 11:59 PM, June 1, 2022. You can submit your application by email at any time to Use the Subject Line “2022 Scholarship Application Submission” when sending materials. Forms and supporting documents can be obtained online at

  • The Scholarship Review Committee will review all applications and make their final decision in the first two weeks of June. All applicants will receive written communication of the decisions made by the scholarship committee. All decisions will be sent in the mail.
  • Identity disclosure will be required as the scholarship recipient(s) will be announced in various press releases and other print or online media.
  • The scholarship recipient is responsible for providing PFLAG Columbia – Howard County with a copy of the acceptance letter for the intended post-secondary institution they will be attending. The award will be sent directly to this academic institution and will be sent in $1,000.00 increments (fall and spring semester).

Application and Supplemental Materials:

  • Application Form
  • Scholarship Questionnaire
  • Two sealed letters of recommendation (with at least one from a teacher/professor and one from an individual in the community) Note: RYA facilitators, PFLAG Steering Committee members, family and friends cannot serve as recommenders.
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial copies)

Download the Application here.

**All information is confidential and will only be shared with the scholarship committee**

PFLAG Howard County Maryland



I just wanted you to know that last night’s meeting was excellent. All of the kids on the panel and on the sidelines should be commended for their bravery at sharing thoughts about their very personal lives. - Joan Hynson

Thank you…

Thank you PFLAG for having such powerful presenters. Catherine Hyde was the opening speaker for a company Diversity & Inclusion event that focused on coming out in the work place. Catherine’s personal story of her journey in accepting and then supporting her transgender daughter was incredibly moving and heartfelt. Our employees were truly captivated as her history unfolded, and I know that there was much learning going on. This was there perfect launch for our panel discussion that followed. Keep up the great work!  - Ron Hokemeyer, Pride Employee Resource Group, Baltimore Gas and Electric