The Patrick Rush Service Award seeks to remove the financial barrier for students who demonstrate the drive and determination to reach their education goals despite the challenges that are presented by a positive HIV status and on-going addiction recovery. This is a merit-based scholarship of up to $5,000 awarded each year by Alliance for Housing and Healing, in conjunction with the Best in Drag Show. The award is paid directly to the winner’s accredited educational institution to help cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. The award may be paid in established increments. The winner also receives referral services and other support that encourages a continuing recovery and future success.
Candidates for the Patrick Rush Service Award should be: