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Synergy Scholarship For LGBTQ+ Students

The Synergy Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Students is now open for applications.

Created by GT Dave of California in June 2021 in honor of Pride Month, the Synergy Scholarship is now open to current California high school seniors who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. The scholarship is designed to enable educational opportunities within this community while encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.

Inspired by his upcoming story at the age of 13, Dave wanted to create a scholarship to empower LGBTQ youth to help them pursue their dreams and achieve their full potential.

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“As a gay entrepreneur, I have experienced both personally and professionally” As a gay entrepreneur, I have experienced first-hand the personal and professional challenges associated with being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Dave states on their website. “Through the Synergy Scholarship, I hope to support and encourage this group to create their own path and realize their entrepreneurial dreams.”

Raised by parents who profess Eastern philosophy, GT adopted a spiritual view of the world at an early age. After receiving the gift of a mother SCOBY in the Himalayas in the early 1990s, the Daves family were fascinated by the ancient healing properties of Kombucha and began brewing their own infusions of fermented tea.

When his mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 1994, she drank kombucha throughout her recovery which inspired GT to begin packing small quantities of kombucha in the kitchen of his family’s Southern California home. Later that year, he sold his first two cases of Original to Erewhon, a Los Angeles health food store, making him the first to put kombucha on shelves in the United States.

While struggling with the problems of starting a business, Dave was also growing up as a gay man. Through strength and perseverance, he has channeled his creativity, unique perspective, and identity into the company that today ranks as the world’s #1 kombucha brand. Because of his expertise, he launched this scholarship so that he can give back to members of the LGBTQ+ community and raise them to their fullest potential.

In order for applicants to be considered for the Synergy Scholarship, they must meet the following eligibility requirements:

– Checking financial need

-Be a member of the LGBTQ+ community

Currently enrolled in high school and scheduled to graduate during the 2021-2022 school year

You have a commitment to education

Enrollment in secondary education

Have a GPA of at least 2.5

Must be legally residing in California

Pursuit of passion/interest/plans to pursue business or entrepreneurship

The Synergy Scholarship will fund a commitment of $250,000 to help winners pay for higher education over the next five years. The winners will be announced in 2022. For more information and/or to apply, visit https://gtslivingfoods.com/pages/synergy-scholarship

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