GG Announces Scholarship Information

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 15, 2016) – California-based Growing Generations, a well-respected leader in the egg donation and surrogacy industry, is excited to announce details related to their annual scholarship essay competition.

The competition, open to both undergraduate and graduate level students, provides a non-renewable prize of $1,000 each to three qualified scholars. In order to qualify, candidates need to:

  • Be a legal U.S. citizen
  • Be accepted to, or already enrolled at, an accredited college or university within the United States as a full-time student
  • Hold a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

In addition, applicants will be asked to submit an original essay of no more than 1,000 words on what a family is, and what it takes to create one. Applicants are encouraged to draw on personal experiences and use evidence to support their claims and thesis.

Students wishing to apply should submit one complete application package including their essay, official transcripts, and one letter of recommendation via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required no later than December 31, 2016.

Applicants will be considered as follows:

  • Essay (70%)
    • Originality (20%)
    • Relevance to topic (25%)
    • Evidence-supported thesis (25%)
  • GPA (30%)

Winners are expected to be announced in January of 2017. For additional information on this round of applications as well as future scholarships, please visit: https://www.growinggenerations.com/scholarships/

About Growing Generations

Founded in 1996, Growing Generations is a Los Angeles-based company dedicated to creating lives and supporting families through egg donation, gestational surrogacy, and parental education. They aim to provide ethical, safe, successful, and cost-effective assisted reproductive services to individuals regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, or HIV status. Since their inception they have helped bring more than 1,400 babies into the world.

Dr. Kim Bergman

Kim Bergman, PhD, a licensed psychologist of 26 years, has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice and third party assisted reproduction for over two decades. Dr. Bergman has created a comprehensive psychological screening, support and monitoring process for Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors. She is the co-owner of Fertility Counseling Services and Growing Generations and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. She is on the national Emeritus board of the Family Equality Council. Dr. Bergman writes, teaches and speaks extensively on parenting by choice. Along with co-authors, she published “Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy: The Transition to Parenthood” (Journal of GLBT Family Studies, April 2010). Dr. Bergman’s is the author of the upcoming book, Your Future Family: An Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (Red Wheel Press 2019). Dr. Bergman created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 35 years. Her two daughters are in college.