The House of Blahnik Scholarship Fund was developed for members of the house/ballroom community. Members of the house/ball community are historically under-represented in post high school educational settings due to issues of sexual orientation, classism, gender presentation & identity and lack of biological family support among other things. The House of Blahnik is working to counter this by encouraging members of this community to pursue higher education and giving them financial support in that process.
Check back for details on the 2015-16 scholarship program.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants should be accepted into—or attending—a vocational program (i.e., cosmetology school, apprenticeships, etc.) or a formal post-secondary institution (i.e., college, university, etc.).
Applicants must complete a HOB scholarship application (see below), write a personal statement regarding their work and aspirations, submit unofficial transcripts and/or letter of acceptance to the institution you are planning to attend, and have at least two letters of reference, preferably at least one from their house mother or father in support of their application. The application submission deadline is (check back for more details) with an anticipated decision date in 2016.
Previous Scholarship Awardees:
- Daniel “Dada” Ebony (2013-2014)
- Ron Evisu-Lanvin (2012-13)
- Yubari Blahnik (2012-13)
- Shannon ex-Khan-007 (2011-12)
- Dray Ebony (2010-11)
- YB Chanel (2009-10)
- Boi Boi St. Clair (2008-09), Book Award Recipient
- Ajay Balenciaga (2008-09), Inaugural Award Recipient