Scholarship Programme Announced by PARIS 2018 And Federation Of Gay Games

Screenshot 2016-08-04 21.57.29Paris 2018 and the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) have announced a scholarship programme for Gay Games 10.

Starting Monday, 1 August 2016, applications for Gay Games 10 Scholarships will be accepted.

The Gay Games Scholarship Program was established to encourage financially challenged participants from underrepresented populations around the world to take part in the Gay Games, with support from the Roy M. Coe Scholarship Fund. The Roy M. Coe Scholarship Fund was endowed to the FGG in 1995. Since 1998, over 800 scholarship candidates have participated in the Gay Games.

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The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is 1 October 2017. Applications will be reviewed during the next several months, and decisions will be finalized and communicated on or before 1 January 2018.

Values of the Gay Games Scholarship Program
Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best™ are the guiding principles of the Gay Games, with no requirements regarding health, disability, or level of experience.  The Gay Games Scholarship Program aims to recognize deserving candidates who may be financially challenged.

Donations to the Gay Games Scholarship Fund
Every four years, the number of applications for Gay Games scholarship assistance far exceeds the number that can be funded. We deeply regret having to decline so many applications, and wish we could fund all requests. A global call for individual donations will directly translate into helping bring more individuals to Paris.

Without donations, the Gay Games Scholarship Fund could not exist. Special thanks go to Foundation Inclusion Paris 2018 and the NGO Contribution (Marseille), generous supporters of the Gay Games 10 Scholarship program. The average scholarship costs $2000 for travel and accommodation.

Donations to the Gay Games Scholarship Fund may be made at:

Alternatively, French donors will receive tax credit by donating at:

Conceived in San Francisco by Dr. Tom Waddell, the Gay Games have had a dual objective of breaking down discrimination in culture & sport and to provide an ‘Olympic-like’ experience to the public. The only condition for participation in the Gay Games is to be 18 years or older.

Registration is open for the biggest sport and culture event open to all, Paris 2018-Gay Games 10, to be held from 4 to 12 August 2018:

For any questions about the Gay Games 10 Scholarship Program, contact:

Built upon the principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best™ since 1982, the Federation of Gay Games exists to promote equality in sport and culture for all. The Gay Games was conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and was first held in San Francisco in 1982. Subsequent Gay   Games were held in San Francisco (1986), Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), Sydney (2002), Chicago (2006), Cologne (2010), and Cleveland+Akron (2014). Gay Games 10 will take place in Paris in 2018 from 4-12 August.

Paris 2018 is the tenth edition of the Gay Games, the largest international sport and culture event open to all. From 4 to 12 August, 2018, Paris will welcome 15000 participants from around the world for a festival of sport and culture with 36 sports, 14 cultural events, and an academic conference (from 1 – 3 August, in Paris City Hall).  Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 is organized by a volunteer team, with support from the City of Paris, the Île-de- France Region, the national Ministry of Cities, Youth, and Sports, the Inter-ministerial Delegate for Large Sporting Events, 36 national French Sport Federations, and in partnership with FSGL, the Fédération Sportive Gaie et Lesbienne, the LGBT Centre, Inter-LGBT, l’Autre Cercle, and the national student federation, FAGE.

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