The Models of Excellence scholarship program began in 1994 as a single award named in memory of Peter Kaufman, the son of Alvin and Irene Kaufman. As time passed, more commemorations were made, and the name was changed to the Models of Excellence Scholarship competition.

Friends of Project 10 Inc. will be awarding $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 scholarships to senior high school students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, from public, private and parochial schools who have advanced the civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. Graduating students must be going onto higher education.

Eligibility: Applicants are limited to graduating senior high school students residing in these Southern California counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Ventura.

Click here to view the 2019 Scholarship Ceremony photos!
Click here to download our 2019 Program!

Friends of Project 10 Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible unless otherwise noted. Tax ID # 95-4080446.