ORLANDO: Local Businessman Launches Scholarship Fund For LGBT Students In Honor Of Pulse Victims

The Associated Press reports:

An Orlando businessman is raising money for scholarships for gay students in order to honor the 49 patrons killed during the Pulse nightclub massacre. Barry Miller said Monday the fund would award 10 scholarships each year, each worth $4,900.

Students would have to self-identify as “out,” attend an institution of higher learning full time and have a 3.0 GPA. Pulse survivors or family members of victims who died will be given special consideration. Miller is working with the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and the Central Florida Foundation on The 49 Fund.

Annual in-state tuition for Florida’s state universities currently runs about $6500. Other fees and textbooks add another couple thousand.