Two Gretchen Marcroft Paretzky Scholarships
for 2023 Have been Awarded!

Sponsored by PFLAG Norwalk

PFLAG Norwalk is happy to announce the first Annual Gretchen Marcroft Paretzky Scholarship of $400 for qualified candidates.


  • A high school student or high school graduate, 16-24 years of age, attending, or intending to attend, an accredited college, university or technical institution in the Fall of 2023
  • Identify as LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-binary, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, etc.) or as an LGBTQ+ Ally
  • Be active within the Triangle Community Center, OR
    • Have families active with PFLAG Norwalk, OR
    • Be actively working on LGBTQ+ social issues within school or community
  • If still in high school or its equivalent, candidates must expect to graduate by July 1, 2023, and must have a record sufficient to be accepted by an accredited college, university or technical institution

Previous Paretzky Scholarship scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply. Awards must be used toward post high school education. Judges will take into consideration the candidate’s support, education, advocacy, service or activity in the LGBTQ+ community, recommendations and other factors. One scholarship of $400 will be awarded on June 1, 2023 to a qualified candidate. The judges’ decision is final.