The Pinnacle Foundation is a big community that welcomes you with open arms to a safe and caring family. I feel so privileged to be apart of such a wonderful foundation that supports and cares for young LGBT+ people. Having a mentor to talk to and let know about the good and bad times is something not many other scholarship foundations have, and it helps to ease the stresses that come along with tertiary studies. Being a member of the LGBT+ community in the past few years has come with adversity that has often affected my studies and having many of the burdens eased and a community of scholars and mentors to fall back on when times are tough makes such a difference to the external stressors of university.
I feel so honoured to be a recipient and voice for the Pinnacle Foundation and all that it stands for in 2018.