Kia’s Gift is a scholarship that provides registration for two people to attend a future Southwest Leather Conference.
Kia’s gift was created in 2014 in memory of slave kia, an active member of the Phoenix Leather community, Dragon clan member, and dedicated volunteer for APEX, Butchmanns Experience, and SWLC. Kia lived a life of service and generosity in every aspect of her life. She was never one to sit back and let others do the work. Her passion was to serve others not only where people would see her but also behind the scenes, doing things that needed to be done. She never asked to be acknowledged for what she did as her reward was being able to do for others. It is in that vein that this gift was created.
To be considered for Kia’s Gift candidates must meet the following requirements.
Must be 18 years of age or older by January 15, 2018.
Age (other than the minimum age requirement), race, sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity, physical ability, financial need, religion or spiritual practice(s), and kink/fetish practice(s) shall not be considered in awarding of Kias’s Gift.
Recipient agrees to use the gift to attend SWLC 2018.
Recipient agrees to submit a write-up (approximately 500 words or more) within 30 days after attending SWLC 2018.
SELF APPLY OR NOMINATE SOMEONE ELSE
To self-apply, complete the application below on or before December 17th, 2016.
To nominate someone who you think exemplifies the qualities of giving to others or ‘paying it forward’ by volunteering to help their local community send an email outlining why you think this person should receive Kia’s Gift. This must be received on or before December 17th, 2016.
SELECTION AND DISTRIBUTION
The scholarship is managed by the Kia’s Gift Committee. The recipients will be acknowledged at the Sunday Awards Ceremony. Only recipients of Kia’s Gift will be announced. Applicants not selected will not be known to anyone outside of the Kia’s Gift Committee.
Kia’s Gift is only valid for the chosen recipients and cannot be transferred or sold.
To apply for the Kia’s Gift for 2018 (to be announced at SWLC 2017) please fill out this webform and click on apply. Deadline for application submission is midnight (Arizona time), December 17th, 2016.