8eQuality is the joint effort of a group of individuals and organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area (see list on Home page). It began in 1989 as a scholarship program by Pacific Gas and Electric Company's lesbian and gay employee group, now PG&E PrideNetwork. The following year, the Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators joined the effort. Additional members have joined eQuality over the years, and more are always welcome.
Over the past 28 years, eQuality has awarded over 330 scholarships totaling more than $1,222,000.
eQuality is a volunteer-led effort, keeping administrative costs low. We are a fiscally sponsored project of Horizons Foundation.
Member of the National Scholarship Providers Association.
"Thank you again for helping me get through college to serve my community. My passion for raising awareness and creating visibility for the LGBTQ community continues to grow each day."
2010 eQuality Scholar