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History of the INBA Scholarship

INBA Outreach is the philanthropic arm of the Inland Northwest Business Alliance. Its goals are to promote and reward academic excellence, and the development of leadership skills in teen and adult students who demonstrate a commitment to their LGBT community and themselves.

INBA awarded its first scholarships in 1998 when two students shared a $500 award. Today the INBA Scholarship awards over $6,500 to multiple winners. In 2006, INBA Outreach was formed as a 501(c)3 nonprofit to allow donors to claim their donations as charitable tax-deductible gifts.

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We inspire the LGBTQA business professionals and leaders of the future

INBA Outreach is the philanthropic arm of the Inland Northwest Business Alliance. Its goals are to promote and reward academic excellence, and the development of leadership skills in teen and adult students who demonstrate a commitment to their LGBT community and themselves.
The INBA Outreach Scholarship is a locally funded scholarship awarded to LGBTQA students from eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and the Tri- Cities. It is administered through the Pride Foundation. To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be from the Inland Northwest or currently attending college in the Inland Northwest
  • Identify as LGBT or be a straight ally with involvement in the LGBTQA community OR have LGBT parents
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Attention Students and Business Organizations!

We will be awarding paid internships this year to local students active in the LGBTQ community. You can now apply for the INBA Outreach Internship Program as a host business or as an intern below

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Past Scholarship Winners

2016 INBA Scholarship Recipient

Everyday, I am inspired by people who are living their truth authentically, as well as by people who assist others in doing so. I have benefited tremendously from other people who have helped me along the way and I hope to be able to do that for others in the future. I think it is so important to have the resources to be able to live to your fullest potential. There are plenty of obstacles in people’s way as they walk through live.

I am very passionate about mental health and the self-worth of all individuals. The INBA scholarship donors have been tremendously generous and I am so grateful for their support. In large part, because of them I am able to pursue my goals of becoming a mental health counselor for LGBT youth.

I am currently a Junior at Whitworth University. It took me some time to find what I was passionate about, but when I landed on Psychology, I knew that it was right. Everyday, I am inspired by people who are living their truth authentically, as well as by people who assist others in doing so. I have benefited tremendously from other people who have helped me along the way and I hope to be able to do that for others in the future. I think it is so important to have the resources to be able to live to your fullest potential. There are plenty of obstacles in people’s way as they walk through live. Socioeconomic barriers, mental health barriers, social factors like homophobia, transphobia, and such that promote shame, hurt, and a denial of one’s true self. Providing the resources to help people work through some of those things is truly what I aspire to do. If I can do that in my life, I consider that worth it.
Endless thanks to the donors who help make it possible for students to pursue what they love and to make a difference!

2015 INBA Scholarship Recipient

My friends told me about the INBA Outreach and said that they were a good part of the community and I should take a chance and believe that there are people out there who support dreams of students and others trying to make a difference.

Things haven’t always been easy for me. I have always had to fight for what I wanted, so when it came time to do this scholarship I wasn’t really sure. My friends told me about the INBA Outreach and said that they were a good part of the community and I should take a chance and believe that there are people out there who support dreams of students and others trying to make a difference.

I feel that their team has gone above and beyond to make me feel like I have support. I feel that it’s an amazing honor to be the 2015-2016 scholarship recipients. Thank you for choosing me to be one of the select students. Now with the ability to concentrate on my education I can fully develop my ideas and talents to their highest potential, and one day open my own business thank you.

Tito Ellis


2011/2012 INBA Scholarship Recipient

INBA has not only helped my financially but given me a great deal of confidence knowing I have a strong support system in Spokane that I can depend on.

The INBA scholarship has gone a long way to helping me achieve my educational goals in a way that’s allowed me to grow as an LGBT activist. Because of their financial support, I haven’t needed to take out any loans during my Undergraduate career and I’ve gotten to spend a significant amount of my time leading organizations on campus and getting politically oriented internships.

INBA has not only helped my financially but given me a great deal of confidence knowing I have a strong support system in Spokane that I can depend on.

Fitz Fitzpatrick


2011 INBA Internship Recipient

The skills that I gained from my time interning with INBA and at PJALS have already proved to be beneficial and I know they will work to my advantage as I proceed in my career.

During the summer of 2011, I was awarded an INBA Outreach internship and when my hours had been fulfilled I became a volunteer with INBA during my fall semester to help produce the 2012 INBA Business Directory.

My INBA internship and volunteerism taught me valuable organization skills and gave me the ground level understanding of working with a database. As the VP of the Associated Students of Eastern Washington University, I have been able to apply those organizational skills to my education and as a campus leader.

The database knowledge and INBA membership interaction has become invaluable in being successful in doing similar work at my current internship with Peace and Justice Action League (PJALS). I had the opportunity to work on the R-74 Marriage Equality campaign through PJALS. Part of my job was to contact other organizations to collaborate on events. Some of the organizations I contacted were also INBA members , which made the communication process much easier because of my prior contact with them on the INBA Directory.

I currently plan on going to graduate school to get my Masters in Student Affairs.
The skills that I gained from my time interning with INBA and at PJALS have already proved to be beneficial and I know they will work to my advantage as I proceed in my career.

Justin Filla


2008/2009 INBA Scholarship Recipient

For me this scholarship isn’t just about money; for me this scholarship means a brighter future for myself. For me this scholarship means one day I will be able to help other people succeed as someone has helped me.

First and foremost I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who donate and are a part of the INBA Outreach!!!

For me receiving a scholarship has truly changed my life for the better. I never thought a college education was something that was in reach for me. I thought that High School was where I would end and go into the work force. This has truly been an emotional journey for me, and at times it still feels surreal. For me this scholarship isn’t just about money; for me this scholarship means a brighter future for myself. For me this scholarship means one day I will be able to help other people succeed as someone has helped me.

I’m currently studying at Spokane Falls Community College and loving every minute of class time I can get. I see myself expanding my world and views more than I ever
thought possible. I am learning a lot on a personal level and overcoming a lot of fears I have about school. Because you have given me this chance, I now know that I can do it.  Words cannot explain how THANKFUL I am for the amazing opportunity you have given me to go back to school. It’s people like you at INBA that are changing the world. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

Danielle Carver


2008 INBA Scholarship Recipient

[INBA’s] continued support has made me more driven in school as well as in my current and future aspirations for giving back to the GLBTQ community.

It has been a great honor to be a recipient of the Inland Northwest Business Alliance Outreach scholarship the last few years. With the help of this scholarship I have been able to pursue my education in the area of graphic design first at Spokane Falls Community College and now at Eastern Washington University.

Being awarded a scholarship from the INBA Outreach also has special meaning to me because it came from a regional group who believed in me, my goals, and my future plans.Their continued support has made me more driven in school as well as in my current and future aspirations for giving back to the GLBTQ community.
The INBA has truly helped shape my future and for that I am eternally thankful.

Jeremy Bolton

2016 Recipient
– Michael Burrows

2015 Recipient
– Tito Ellis

2014 Recipient
– Mick Stevens

2013 Recipient
– David Padilla

2012 Recipients
– Julian Chavez-Gamez
– Molly Fitzpatrick
– Angela Rak

2011 Recipients
– Adrian Bravo
– Molly Fitzpatrick
– Justin Filla
– Josh Foley
– Q Leighton
– Mo Nickerson

2010 Recipients
– Kelly Alderman
– Emily Juhre
– Shain-Camryn Miles
– Darlene Palmer
– Meredith Williams

2009 Recipients
— Danielle Carver
– Emily Juhre
– James Metcalf
– Carlos Ramirez
– Kristopher Schultz
– Jeffery Verlanic
– Jessica Vignali

2008 Recipients
— Shannon Bedard
– Jeremy Bolton
– Danielle Carver
– Nikki Hahn

2007 Recipients
— Sohyler Canfield
– Nikki Hahn
– Corey Nunn

2006 Recipient
— Khalil Islam

2005 Recipients
— Leonard Anderson
– Heather Hoberg
– Adam Cogswell

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