Education Fund

Zebra Coalition® recognizes the obstacles that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students often face when trying to access education. Through our scholarship program, The Jefferson R. Voss Education Fund, Zebra Coalition® identifies and supports LGBTQ+ students in the Central Florida area to achieve their full academic and leadership potential.

 The Jefferson R. Voss Education Fund provides:

Financial Support

We fill in the gaps for educational funding, therefore, scholars are expected to secure as much alternative funding as possible. Zebra Coalition® is not intended to be, and cannot be, the sole source of support because there is no guarantee that the financial support will be the same each year, or will be provided each year. Our education fund provides support for:

  • GED programming and testing
  • Community college
  • Career and technical school
  • Zebra Coalition® Scholarship at the University of Central Florida (must apply through the University of Central Florida)

Community Involvement

Giving back to the community is an important expectation of all scholars. We will work with each scholar to identify community partners and projects that match the scholar’s skill set and background.

  • Our Zebra Coalition® team provides scholars with support, confidence and encouragement along their education journey and pairs each scholar with a mentor from the Central Florida community

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The Zebra Coalition® is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Zebra Coalition’s registration number issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Consumer Services under Chapter 496 of the Florida Statutes is CH-37413. The Zebra Coalition engages no professional solicitors and receives 100% of all contributions. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA OR BY VISITING http://WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA.