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VIA Fund for
Southern Communities:

FSC is our Fiscal Sponsor for a tax deductible donation. Under "Donation," please put in amount and select other. Under "Comments," please enter Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund or ZAMI NOBLA General Support.

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Click on the button below. This is a great way to make a quick and convenient contribution.


Make your check payable to ZAMI NOBLA with the notation General Support or Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund in the memo field, and mail to the address below.

P.O. Box 90986
Atlanta, GA 30364

Thank you!

Please note: If you want a tax deduction, you must contribute through our fiscal sponsor, The Fund for Southern Communities.



The Audre Lorde
Scholarship Fund

From 1995- 2008, the Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund, administered by ZAMI: Atlanta’s Premiere Organization for Lesbians of African Descent based in Atlanta, Georgia awarded over $200,000 in scholarships and expenses to out LGBT students of color globally. In 2013, the scholarship fund was re- launched by ZAMI NOBLA to provide scholarship assistance solely to black lesbians 40 and older in the United States.


The Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards are designed to recognize out* black lesbians making significant contributions to their communities. ZAMI NOBLA wants to support and encourage their continuing education by providing scholarships to those women enrolled in accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs.

*Out is defined as an acknowledgement of lesbian identify to self, and to family, friends, and community.


  • An out black lesbian who is 40 years old or older attending any technical, undergraduate or graduate school located in the United States

  • Accepted or registered at a post-secondary educational institution for full or part-time attendance as defined by the institution

  • Cumulative high school/college/or technical school grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Please do not submit an application if you do not meet the eligibility requirements as your application will not be reviewed. No exceptions to the eligibility requirements are considered. The Fund does not offer scholarships for weekend programs, summer sessions, research, special projects, or for study out of the country.


  • Submit official/unofficial up- to- date academic transcript (s) supporting the GPA entered on your application. You may send transcripts only from your most recent school(s), provided two semesters of study are included.

  • Acceptance letter if you are an entering freshman or transfer student.

  • Completion of two of five essay questions outlined in the application. Do not combine answers. Each essay answer must be at least a page in length.

  • Three letters of recommendations~ one must be from a teacher/ professor, one must be from a supervisor/ mentor, and one from an activist/organizer in the LGBT community. NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • A recent photograph suitable for publication; i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality headshot photograph. We prefer to receive¬† photographs by email. Application will not be accepted if a clean headshot is not enclosed. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

All application materials must be postmarked by June 30, 2015.

Scholarship Amount: $1000


Please download the scholarship information form and application for more details:

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