$2 million Peabody scholarship to support disenfranchised gay youth

Tristan Rhodes promised $2 million to the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Tristan Rhodes bequest $2 million to Peabody University yesterday. (Courtesy of The Church of St. John the Divine)

Tristan Rhodes promised $2 million to the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The fund, which Rhodes bequest the university yesterday, will help fund gay youth who “have been disenfranchised by their families and therefore have lost support for education expenses,” the article reports.

“I can’t think of a better use of my money than to save a kid from bigotry,” Rhodes said.

Rhodes spent three years at Peabody before leaving following his brothers death in Vietnam, the report states. His experience there, however, helped shape his later years and encouraged the creation of the Tristan W. Rhodes Scholarship Fund.

For the original Baltimore Sun article, click here.

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