Living Leadership College Scholarships 

The Leather Leadership Conference was honored to be able to award the first Living Leadership Scholarship named for Jack McGeorge in Philadephia, PA, which recognizes students for their achievements in academics, leadership, and service to their community. We thank the community for its support as LLC has been able to expand the scholarship program through the generosity of our community.

Scholarship Application Form


Current Legacy Scholarships

  • Jack McGeorge Scholarship ($2000) - Applied to graduate level degrees (Masters or Doctoral) at an accredited university (2 Available)
  • Sir Alan Penrod Scholarship ($2000) - Applied to undergraduate level degrees at an accredited university (2 Available)
  • Heinz and Judy Scholarship ($1000) - Applied to Diploma or Associate degree level programs at an accredited career college or technical school (1 Available)


Scholarship Timeline

Submissions Open: January 31, 2021

Submission Deadline: Received by May 31, 2021

  • Scholarship recipient(s) will be notified June 15, 2021
  • Recipients will be formally awarded and acknowledged during the August 2021 Virtual LLC educational series class
  • Scholarship awards may only be applied to accredited schools



To qualify, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Current student who enrolled in Fall, Spring or Summer of current year
  • Exemplify the ideals of scholastic academia, leadership, and service
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Previously attended Leather Leadership Conference (not required but preferred)


Submission Guidelines

Applications should include the following:

  • LLC scholarship application
  • An essay of 500 to 1000 words describing your personal and professional goals and how those goals will be used to better the kink community from the local to global level. This may include information such as your reasons for pursuing your studies, service activities, employment experience, and accomplishments not otherwise noted on this application.
  • A list of scholastic honors, awards, & extracurricular activities (campus & community) and offices held
  • Two letters of recommendation to support your application.
  • A letter from your program advisor verifying enrollment.
  • Include bursar office info - student ID number, school form and address.(enclose school form)


Recipient(s) Will Receive

  • Scholarship award funds will be sent directly to the school bursar's office to be applied to their student account.
  • Scholarship recipient(s) will receive a special guest registration package +1 to attend the full 2021 virtual LLC educational programming series.


Expectations for Scholarship Award Recipient(s)

Scholarship recipient(s) must agree to the following requirements:

  • Send email notification to the Scholarship Chairperson accepting the award. (Scholarships will be formally awarded during the August, 2021 (3rd Sunday of the month) virtual LLC educational monthly programming class)
  • Attend a minimum of two classes over the course of the 2021 virtual LLC educational programming series in addition to the August class (3rd Sunday of the month) for award recipient announcements.
  • Send an email notification to the LLC Scholarship Chairperson (Master Triskelan) confirming your registration for the educational programming series classes you plan to attend
  • Schedule a virtual meeting via Zoom with designated contacts (LLC Scholarship Chairperson/Committee Member) to share your 2021 LLC educational programming experience
  • Create a 5-10 minute video presentation summarizing your experience as a LLC award recipient, describing how it has contributed towards meeting your personal, professional, and community related goals, including how those goals will be used to improve the Leather/BDSM/Fetish/Kink communities across local and global levels

Encouraged but not required: 

  • Please share your LLC Living Leadership scholarship awards and event participation on your social media platform accounts. Video submissions may be posted with award recipient's consent on the LLC Website or YouTube Channel for historical archive purposes.