Christine Daniels Annual Scholarship

Christine was highly motivated when lecturing on transgender issues to high school and college students. It is therefore most appropriate that Founders-MCC presents awards befitting the legacy of Christine Daniels to our qualifying LGBT students. Since its inauguration, 29 students have each received an award of $500. Students will find the application forms and instructions on the website.

No matter your sexual orientation or your gender identity (for example, LGBTQqia2SH) – we are all born into a world that fragments and confuses our identity, and we are all somewhere on this journey. Christine Daniels, formerly was known as sports journalist Mike Penner, was a nationally recognized writer for the Los Angeles Times. Christine became a member of Founders-MCC in March of 2007. Her subsequent gender-transformation was viewed as the most significant event in decades (LA Times, 26th April 2007). Christine was much in demand for public interviews and speaking at national meetings. However public and personal pressures resulted in an emotional breakdown and led to her death on 27th November, 2009. Then on the Franklin Ave campus, Founders-MCC held Christine’s memorial service on 16th Jan. 2010.