2018-09-06: Mission-Focused Grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation Enables NOGLSTP to Support Four Students through Scholarships

For Immediate Release

Pasadena, CA, Sept. 6, 2018—A recent grant of $25,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) helps this professional society support four education scholarships. NOGLSTP educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people and their allies (LGBTQ+) in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Through the grant, NOGLSTP will fund two undergraduate and two graduate student scholarships for deserving LGBTQ+ STEM students and continue its partnership with MentorNet, a division of Great Minds in STEM, to provide a virtual mentoring program for LGBTQ+ STEM students. Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as NOGLSTP, that support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives.

“These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in STEM programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or an active ally of the LGBT community,” said Rochelle Diamond, chair of the NOGLSTP Board of Directors. “The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBT students in STEM careers.”

Funded at $5,000 and $2,500 each, the scholarships will be for the 2019 fall academic year. As the embodiment of pride in LGBT and STEM communities, all scholarship applicants will receive a complimentary student membership in NOGLSTP. The scholarship winners will attend NOGLSTP’s biennial Out to Innovate™, a two-day summit for LGBT students, faculty and professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

This year, grants from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., will support programs helping more than 3 million students, teachers, first responders and community members around the globe. A specific focus is providing grants to programs that impact underrepresented populations, including females, minorities, people with disabilities, veterans and others.

“The Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to and privileged to support the work of NOGLSTP,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in organizations that are fostering innovation, building partnerships and driving change, and we’re proud to be part of the positive impact they’re making in communities.”

For additional information on Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, visit: motorolasolutions.com/foundation.
For more information on NOGLSTP please visit noglstp.org.