In October of 1998 the world was shocked at the malicious hate crime that occurred against the young college student from Wyoming.
Since 1999, with the support of the Shepard family, the LEAGUE Foundation has honored Matthew’s memory by awarding at least one scholarship to a student who had demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and understanding in the community.
In the words of Judy Shepard…
“We at the Matthew Shepard Foundation applaud those who educate and inform others on the acceptance of one another, regardless of sex, national origin, race, religion, disability, gender identity or expression. Your annual scholarship is a shining example! Once again thank you for setting up this scholarship in Matthew’s name.”
All applicants are automatically considered for all LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships. The Laurel Hester and Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarships are the LEAGUE Foundation’s highest awards.