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ZAMI NOBLA is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Please include ZAMI NOBLA in your year round giving. Every donation counts.Your gift will help us increase the harvest of programs, resources, and scholarships we can offer.

We appreciate any level of support you can give. There are two ways you can
send a donation.

Click on the button below. This is a great way to make a quick and convenient contribution.


Make your check payable to ZAMI NOBLA with the notation General Support or Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund or Elder Crisis Fund in the memo field, and mail to the address below.

P.O. Box 90986
Atlanta, GA 30364

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The Audre Lorde
Scholarship Fund

From 1995- 2008, the Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund, founded by Mary Anne Adams and administered by ZAMI: Atlanta’s Premiere Organization for Lesbians of African Descent based in Atlanta, Georgia awarded over $200,000 in scholarships and expenses to out LGBT students of color globally. In 2013, the scholarship fund was re- launched by Adams, Founding Director of ZAMI NOBLA to provide scholarship assistance solely to black lesbians 40 and older in the United States.


The Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards are designed to recognize out* black lesbians making significant contributions to their communities. ZAMI NOBLA wants to support and encourage their continuing education by providing scholarships to those women enrolled in accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs.

*Out is defined as an acknowledgement of lesbian identify to self, and to family, friends, and community.


  • An out black lesbian who is 40 years old or older attending any technical, undergraduate or graduate school located in the United States

  • Accepted or registered at a post-secondary educational institution for full or part-time attendance as defined by the institution

  • Cumulative high school/college/or technical school grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Please do not submit an application if you do not meet the eligibility requirements as your application will not be reviewed. No exceptions to the eligibility requirements are considered. The Fund does not offer scholarships for weekend programs, summer sessions, research, special projects, or for study out of the country.

Scholarship application deadline is July 30, 2016.

Please download the scholarship information form and application for more details:

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