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Winners will be contacted no later than June 8, 2022. 

Scholarships and grants

The major highlight of every Girls Rising Music Festival happens midday each year when we have the opportunity to present a Girls Rising Outreach Panel Discussion and introduce all of our Girls Rising Grant and Scholarship winners to attendees. Be sure to get to Morgan Park by 3PM so as not to miss our biggest Scholarship and Grant Ceremony to date. Girls Rising partnered with the following entities to create Grants & Scholarships: 

The following scholarships will be awarded to a female or LGBTQ graduating high school senior attending college in the fall of 2022:

 Girls Rising Milt Okun Scholarship: $2,500  - WINNER - Kaitlyn Verdugo, Hicksville High School 

Girls Rising Sheila Primont Scholarship winner: 2,500 - Sofia Garcia, Glen Cove High School 

 The following grants will be awarded to any K-12 girl or LGBTQ person, including graduating seniors attending college in 2022, or organization that aligns with the Girls Rising mission to empower and inspire girls and LGBTQ people:

Joan Jett Grant: $1,000 - Janaiya Bethea, Glen Cove High School 

Melissa Etheridge Grant: $500 - Meraxis Altamirano, Hempstead High School  

Paula Cole Grant: $500 - Zoe Lemos, The New School 

Carnie Wilson Grant:$500 - Angela Zabala, Locust Valley High School  

Girls Rising Primont-Camps family Grant winners, established in memory of Sheila Primont: Ivy Lian - Calhoun High School & Holly Farnan - Glen Cove High School 

McDonalds Castiglione Grant $500 - Tionna Hubbard, Glen Cove High School 

McDonalds Castiglione Grant $500 - Ayana Stevens, Glen Cove Middle School 

Girls Rising Celebrity Grants

Girls Rising Melissa Etheridge Grant winner: Max Dahlke-Moll, Finley Middle School 6th grade , Glen Cove, NY to be used to help debate team travel to Albany, NY to combat anti-LGBTQ legislation

Girls Rising Carnie Wilson Grant winner: Gabriela Joya, Finley Middle School 8th grade

Girls Rising Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Grant winners: The entire rising 1st Graders at Deasy School Elementary, Glen Cove, NY

Our first two girls rising scholarships

2019 - Alondra Schuck, Glen Cove High School to attend SUNY Binghamton

2019 Girls rising brooke jackman scholarship winners

Girls Rising Melissa Etheridge Grant Winners

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Grant Winner

Girls Rising Carnie Wilson Grant Winner

Brand new in 2022- Girls Rising Paula cole Grant

Girls rising primont family grants