Aqua Foundation for Women - Aqua Foundation

Scholar Focus

Each year Aqua sponsors your LBTQ women who are pursuing a degree – bachelors, masters, doctorate and more. We not only help pay for their education, we support them in their leadership training. Each scholar is paired with a mentor, and they meet quarterly as a group in a workshop environment. This year we have 10 scholars and mentors.

Charisse Mellison

Charisse Mellison is a graduate student at Florida International University pursuing a dual master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health with a concentration in Health…

Kelly Nair Rojas

Kelly Nair Rojas is pursuing her BS degree in Biomedical Engineering at FIU. She is 21-year-old political refugee from Venezuela. She plans to apply to graduate…

Pamela Lopez

Pamela Lopez graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University in 2016 with a double major in Political Science and International Relations along with…

About Aqua

The mission of Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve and support the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives.

Mission

The mission of Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve and support the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives.

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Support

Aqua is an organization of volunteers. We only have two paid staff members as we want to maximize individual and corporate donations to support our programming.

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Resources

Learn about South Florida and National organization available to LBTQ women. We can refer you leaders in adoption, advocacy, law, culture and more.

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History

Aqua was the brainchild of Alicia Apfel based on her belief that South Florida needed an organization for and by LBTQ women. Alison Burgos, the founder of Aqua Girl [a women’s festival fundraiser], had already been donating the proceeds…

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