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American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship

The American Atheists awards the $1,000 O'Hair Scholarship and four $500 President's Scholarships to atheist students attending college or university. American Atheists is proud to also award two $500 Chinn Scholarships for LGBT Atheist Activism. These scholarships recognize activism in the area of LGBT equality. You do not have to be a member of the LGBT community to receive this scholarship; allies are encouraged to apply. You do not have to be a member of American Atheists to apply for a scholarship, but you do have to be a member to accept a scholarship if you win. All applicants are offered a free one-year membership to American Atheists.

Contact Information

American Atheist Center
PO Box 158, Cranford, NJ 07016


A&S LGBTQIA Scholarship

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)

The LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally) Scholarship is designed to support students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex, who are enrolled in any degree program at UMKC, who maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA and who demonstrate support of the LGBTQIA community

Contact Information

5100 Cherry St. Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64114
United States


A. Gordon Rose Scholarship

Nova Southeastern University

Funds scholarships for CPS graduate psychology student committed to research and professional work to increase self and community accpetance for gay people.

Contact Information

Nova Southeastern University
Center for Psychological Studies
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Acorn Equality Fund Scholarships

Funds scholarships for LGBT students, allies or children of LGBT parents who have permanent residence in specific Illinois counties.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 6286
Peoria, IL 61650-6286

Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

The Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship is a $10,000 award, for undergraduate students at UC San Diego who are majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, and who are active in supporting the LGBT community. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Contact Information

Center for Networked Systems
9500 Gilman Dr MC 0404
La Jolla, CA 92093

Alexander G. Gray, Jr., Scholarship Award

The Alexander G. Gray, Jr., Scholarship Award will be awarded each academic year to a law student who demonstrates a commitment to and involvement in the LGBTQ community, leadership, maturity, and responsibility.  Other indicia of excellence (including positive personal, professional or academic traits) will also be considered.

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ALLIES Scholarship for Student Leadership Development

Northern Michigan University

Funds scholarships for NMU student who has demonstrated leadership in or service to the GLBT community at NMU.

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Anna & Hyman Greenberg Scholarship

Cornell University

This scholarship will support gay or lesbian students at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, or direct descendents of Anna and Hyman Greenberg seeking the same degree.

Contact Information

Office of Student and Academic Services
S2009 Schurman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853


APIQWTC Scholarship

Funds two $400 scholarships for Asian Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or higher education.

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Aqua Foundation for Women Family of Scholarships

Funds scholarships for residents in South Florida who have a history of leadership in the LBT community and plan to be an LBT leader in the future.

Contact Information

Aqua Foundation for Women
4500 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 340
Miami, Florida 33137


Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance Scholarship Funds

Funds scholarships for Arlington, VA public high school seniors who are active in their school's gay/straight alliance.

Contact Information

Arlington Community Foundation
P.O. Box 100324
Arlington, VA 22210

Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Sisters (APIQS) Scholarship

Funds Asian/Pacific Islander lesbians, bisexual females, and trans people (both MTF and FTM spectrum).

Asian/Pacific Gays & Friends Scholarship

To be eligible, you must be a male Asian/Pacific Islander involved in gay community leadership/activities in Southern California (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura). The scholarship amount is $1,000. The deadline is September 15.

Contact Information

The Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships
PO Box 48320
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Association of Latino Men in Action Scholarship

Gives two $1,000 scholarships to qualifying men who identify as gay, bisexual, queer, or transgender. Recipients must also be Illinois residents and of Latino/Hispanic origin or heritage.

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Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund

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

Contact Information

P.O. Box 90986
Atlanta, GA 30364


Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund

Funds needs-based scholarships for undergrad who is GLBT or the child of GLBT parents and is a resident of Oregon or southwest Washington.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8854
Portland, OR 97207-8854

Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund

Funds needs-based scholarships for undergrad who is GLBT or the child of GLBT parents and is a resident of Oregon or southwest Washington.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8854
Portland, OR 97207-8854

Barney Frank Equality Scholarship

Bridgewater State College

Provides emergency scholarship funds for Bridgewater students who have funding cut off by parents due to sexual orientation/gender identity.

Contact Information

Rondileau Campus Center, Room 006
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 2325


Barry H. Marshal Scholarship

Pennsylvania State University

Funds needs-based scholarships for students enrolled or planning to enroll at PSU who advocate for or contribute to the LGBT community.

Contact Information

Penn State LGBTA Resource Center
101 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802


Barry H. Marshal Scholarship

Penn State University

The Barry H. Marshal Scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State University who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses and who advocate for or contribute to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community. Preference shall be given to students from New York State.

Contact Information

LGBTA Resource Center
101 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802


BATTELLE/NOGLSTP Out to Innovate Scholarships

Funds scholarships for LGBT or ally students currently enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics related fields.

Berklee GLBT Leadership Fund

Berklee College of Music

Fund provides support to Berklee students working to benefit the LGBT community at Berklee and beyond.

Contact Information

GLBT Leadership Fund c/o Office of Cultural Diversity
Boston, MA 2215


Betsy Lou Robson

Lansing Community College

Recipients must reside in the LCC district; be lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender; be under the age of 25; and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have prior involvement with a LBGT advocacy group.

Contact Information

309 N. Washington Square, Suite 201
Lansing, Michigan 48933
United States


BIGALA (Bisexual Gay and Lesbian Alliance) Scholarship

City College of San Francisco

Provides financial assistance to students demonstrating service to or achievement in, the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at City College of San Francisco and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. The deadline is early October for the Fall term, early March for the Spring term. The scholarship amount is up to $200 per year.

Contact Information

Yvonne Safwat, Faculty Advisor, BIGALA
City College of San Francisco, Alemany Campus


Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship

Gives funds to GLBT students pursuing a career in human services, health sciences, or visual arts.

Contact Information

Pride Foundation
1122 E Pike St., PMB 1001
Seattle, WA 98122 USA


Bill Kidder Fund Award

University of New Hampshire

The Bill Kidder Fund Award is given to a University of New Hampshire (UNH) student each year who, through their scholarship, leadership or other outstanding efforts, fosters greater understanding concerning sexual orientation and gender identity in the UNH community. The award provides for a $1,500 scholarship. To be eligible for award, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at UNH and demonstrate service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The deadline is in early March.

Contact Information

Bob Coffey
LGBT Program Coordinator
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
University of New Hampshire
Memorial Union Building [MUB] 327
83 Main St
Durham, NH 03824


Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award

The Bisexual Foundation Scholarship is an annual fund awarding up to $1000 per award to selected graduate students to advance research on the psychology of bisexuality. This new award recognizes the growing importance of research on bisexuality to the field of LGBT issues in psychology and offers concrete support and encouragement to emerging scholars in this field. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in a Department of Psychology at the graduate level. Applications from students in allied disciplines, such as social work and sociology, cannot be considered at this time.

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Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship

Funds scholarship for Contra Costa County high school graduate who contributes to the community by improving the environment for GLBT youth.

Contact Information

1924 Grant Street, Suite 4
Concord, CA 94520

Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund

Texas State University

Funds scholarships for LGBT undergraduate and graduate students at Texas State University who have demonstrated academic achievement.

Boots & Ray Reed Scholarship

Funds $1,000 scholarship for a GLBT or allied student who is an Arizona resident and plans to enroll at or currently attends a post-secondary educational institution.

Contact Information

PFLAG Phoenix Scholarship Selection Committee
7550 N. 16th St. #6121
Phoenix, AZ 85020


Boseman-TenHuisen Scholarship

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Funds scholarships for UNCW students who are members of B-GLAD.

Contact Information

601 South College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403

Bruce Miller and Dean LaVigne Trustee Scholarship

Pennsylvania State University

Funds needs-based scholarship for students enrolled or planning to enroll at PSU who have demonstrated an interest in advocating for or contributing to the LGBT community.

Contact Information

Penn State LGBTA Resource Center
101 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802


Bruce Wade Memorial Scholarship

University of California-Irvine

Funds scholarships for grad and undergrad UC Irvine students who contribute to improving the campus environment for LGBT students.

Contact Information

UCI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
106 Gateway Commons
Irvine, CA 92697-5125


Bulldog Pride Scholarship Fund

California State University-Fresno

Funds scholarship for any entering, existing, or graduate Fresno State student demonstrating pride in the LGBT community.

Contact Information

Bulldog Pride Scholarship Fund, Fresno State Alumni Association
2625 E. Matoian Way, SH 124
Fresno, CA 93740


Cal Alumni Pride Leadership Scholarship

University of California-Berkeley

Funds four $1,500 scholarships for continuing UC Berkeley students who have demonstrated leadership in the LGBT community and have a strong record of academic excellence, volunteerism and achievement.

Contact Information

Cal Alumni Pride
PO BOX 193531
San Francisco, CA 94119

Cal Poly Pomona Pride Book Scholarship Award

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Funds $150 to the Bronco Bookstore and is available to Cal Poly Pomona students.

Cal Poly Pomona Pride Center Scholarships

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Funds scholarships for CSUP students based on leadership and activism in the LGBTQIA community.

Contact Information

The Pride Center
3801 West Temple Avenue, Bldg 26-107
Pomona, CA 91768


Carlos Enrique Cisneros Scholarship

American University

Funds scholarships benefitting LGBT undergrad and grad students of disctinction at American University.

Contact Information

201 Mary Graydon Center
4400 Massachusetss Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8164


Carolinas Gay & Lesbian Scholarship

Duke University

Funds needs-based scholarships for gay or lesbian residents of North or South Carolina who attends Duke University and is involved in the community.

Contact Information

Duke U. Center for LGBT Life
02 West Union Building, Box 90958
Durham, NC 27708


Carolinas Gay & Lesbian Scholarship

Duke University

Funds needs-based scholarships for gay or lesbian residents of North or South Carolina who attends Duke University and is involved in the community.

Contact Information

Duke U. Center for LGBT Life
02 West Union Building, Box 90958
Durham, NC 27708


Catawba Valley Pride Scholarship

Catawba Valley Pride is pleased to be offering a scholarship for academic year 2014-2015. The scholarship funds $500 to a Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell or Lincoln County resident and must be either a student who is LGBT or a straight ally. The applicant must demonstrate service to the LGBT community or a desire to serve the LGBT community. The applicant must be a high school senior.

CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship

Wayne State University

Provides financial support and hope to meritorious students in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) who demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT issues.

Contact Information

Lezlie Hart, CFPCA, Wayne State University
5104 Gullen Mall
Detroit, Michigan 48202


Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of LGBT Concerns

University of Illinois-Chicago

Funds scholarships for graduate or undergraduate student at UIC who promotes a positive identity for LGBT students.

Contact Information

1180 Behavioral Sciences Bldg., M/C 369
Chicago, IL 60607


Chrysler Fund Reaching Out MBA Scholarship

Funds scholarships nationwide for LGBT first year students enrolled or planning to enroll in a two-year graduate business school program.

Cleveland Youth Leadership Initiative

Dare2Care’s student/teacher leadership opportunity is part of an initiative by Dare2Care designed to support new and courageous conversations around, gender, sex, diverse identities, respectful communities, and discrimination. The leadership program is fully-funded, (including travel and accommodation), and provides 4 students and 2 teachers with the chance to develop their leadership skills in a creative, challenging, and culturally diverse environment.

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Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards

Each year, the Colin Higgins Foundation salutes and celebrates courage in the face of adversity and discrimination by awarding $10,000 individual grants to:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirit, Queeand Questioning youth activists 
(through age 20) who have transformed their experiences with bigotry and discrimination into opportunities to inspire others by taking action, rallying support, building community, and working to change the systems and institutions that impact their lives.

Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award winners receive: an individual grant of $10,000; a trip to Los Angeles for an honorary celebration with special guests; and an all expenses-paid trip to attend the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change presented by the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce in 2015.

Contact Information

55 Exchange Place, Suite 402
New York, New York 10005

Committee on LGBT History

The $200 Joan Nestle Prize is awarded every other year for the best undergraduate paper on LGBTQ history. The Gregory Sprague Prize is awarded every other year to a graduate student.

Contact Information

Harvard University
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Compassionate Care Scholarship 

Funds LGBT students committed to offering compassionate support services to those dealing with illness, death, grief or trauma, especially where violent acts such as suicide must be addressed.

Cruden-Riggs Scholarship

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Funds needs-based scholarships for UMD students who have made supportive contributions to LGBT people and issues.

Contact Information

273 Darland Administration Bldg.
Duluth, MN 55812

CTA GLBT Safety in Schools Grants & Scholarships

Support projects and presentations that promote understanding and respect for GLBT persons.

Contact Information


CU Boulder GLBT Scholarship Fund

University of Colorado-Boulder

Funds a scholarship for undergraduates who have a record of service in making CU Boulder a more hospitable place for GLBT people.

Contact Information

GLBTQ Resource Center
105 UCB, Center for Community
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0103


CUNY Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Awards

City University of New York

Funds scholarships available to students in the CUNY system.

Contact Information

CLAGS, The Graduate Center / CUNY
365 Fifth Ave, Room 7115
New York, NY 10016


Dan Allen Memorial Scholarship

City College of San Francisco

Funds scholarship for publicly-identified gay, lesbian, or bisexual CCSF student.

Contact Information

Scholarship Office
50 Phelan Avenue Batmale Hall, L-366
San Francisco, CA 94112


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Funds needs-based scholarships for students actively working toward peace and justice at an accredited institution.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307

Deaf Queer Youth Scholarship

Funds a $500 scholarship for deaf lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer students who are out about their sexual orientation/identity. Candidates must be currently enrolled in high school or college, be under the age of 25, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. US Citizenship is required. Deaf Queer youth of color are especially encouraged to apply. Selection is based on a written or video essay.

Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship

Funds women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBTQ community and are pursuing a degree in education, women’s health, or dance.

Dennis Coleman Scholarship

Funds  LGBTQ students studying choral conducting or music with preference given to those committed to creating social change through music.

Dennis W. Cabaret Scholarship

Funds scholarships for residents of Orange County, CA who have completed 1 full year of post-high school education and whose roots of activism are evident in the OC lesbian & gay community.

Contact Information

12752 Garden Grove Blvd.
Suites 101/103/106
Garden Grove, CA 92843


Derivative Duo Scholarship 

Funds LGBT residents of Washington studying mental health or human services.

Dillenkoffer Endowment Scholarship

Funds a four-year scholarship for GLBT students who are residents of Kansas or Missouri, have at least a 2.75 GPA and have made a difference through involvement in community and school activities.

Contact Information

The Dillenkoffer Endowment
10109 N. Lane Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64157-7863


Dillenkoffer Endowment Scholarship

Funds a four-year scholarship for GLBT students who are residents of Kansas or Missouri, have at least a 2.75 GPA and have made a difference through involvement in community and school activities.

Contact Information

The Dillenkoffer Endowment
10109 N. Lane Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64157-7863


Disability Awareness Scholarship is pleased to offer scholarships in support of disability awareness. Every year, a prospective or current college student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school.

Applicants should submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great. This year’s potential award winners will be judged by the editorial staff of and selected on February 10th, 2015. Applications for this scholarship period will close one month prior to the announcement date on January 10th, 2015.

Applications are welcome and accepted from anybody who meets the Application requirements. Whether or not you have a disability, we would love to review your application, as the scholarship is not restricted – only meant to bring awareness.

Disability is proud to support the advancement of disability awareness and hopes to be able to contribute to continued disability support and improving the schooling of those with disabilities.

Please review the Application Requirements and submit all necessary information if you wish to apply. Applications, questions and any inquiries should be sent to

Scholarship Details and Requirements

$1,000 annual scholarship to be awarded to applicant chosen.
Scholarship shall benefit any person 17 years of age or older who is currently accepted to a college program but not yet started, or any current undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in and attending an institution of higher education.

  • Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and be accepted to and/or attending a full-time higher education program at an accredited institution of learning.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA based on the previous year’s academic performance.
  • Application Process
  • Download the Scholarship Application Here. Download Application
  • Attach the completed application in an email, and send to
  • Selection
  • Once the winner is decided and notified of the award, he/she will receive a mailed a W9 tax form to be completed and returned.  Upon return of the W9 form, the scholarship check will be delivered to their address. The winner of the scholarship award will be fully responsible for the taxes incurred from receiving the award.
  • will not contact individual applicants unless they are the scholarship recipient. Applicants should visit our website after the closing date to verify the winner.

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DISCO Interdisciplinary Minors Scholarship

The Ohio State University

The Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO) offers several scholarships to support students who are enrolled in any of the DISCO interdisciplinary minors, including the Sexuality Studies minor. Approximately five scholarships of $500 each will be awarded.

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Diversity Promotion within Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (“GLBT”) Community Scholarship

Butler University

Funds scholarship to provide financial support for LGBT Butler undergraduate students.

Contact Information

Office of Student Affairs, Atherton Union 200
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Donald O. Coffman Scholarship

Funds current and future LGBTQ and straight-ally leaders and role models.

Dowers Family Scholarships

Funds two $750 scholarships for GLBT or allied students who are Arizona residents and plan to enroll at or currently attend a post-secondary educational institution.

Contact Information

PFLAG Phoenix Scholarship Selection Committee
7550 N. 16th St. #6121
Phoenix, AZ 85020


Dr Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications

Awards $5,000 annually for up to two candidates pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies who have demonstrated a commitment to community service or used the visual arts or media to convey culturally-appropriate health messages on behalf of a disadvantaged population.

Contact Information

Adams Scholarship Fund
1724 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036


Dr. Connell Persico Scholarship

Alliant International University in California

Alliant International University in California will award the Dr. Connell Persico Scholarship of at least $2,500 to a student who is making or has made significant contributions to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.

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Dr. Ronald G. Morrow Scholarship

Western Carolina University

This scholarship is for Health and Physical Education majors who intend to conduct research in the area of diversity, specifically with issues related to sexual orientation. Students must have outstanding academic qualifications and may be undergraduate or graduate students.

Contact Information

Western Carolina University College of Education and Allied Professions
Cullowhee, NC 28723
United States


Elliot Jones Scholarship for GLBT Activism

University of Alabama

Funds scholarships for University of Alabama grad or undergrad students who demonstrate commitment to and support for GLBT students on campus.

Contact Information

David Ford ATTN: GLBTA Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 870225
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


Emory GALA Leadership Award

Emory University

Funds $2500 scholarship for an undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership to positively impact the LGBTQ communities at Emory University.

Contact Information

246E Dobbs University Center
P.O. Box 24075
Atlanta, GA 30322


EMU Stonewall Scholarship

Eastern Michigan University

Funds scholarships for undergrad or grad EMU student who has demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in promoting a positive gay/lesbian environment.

Contact Information

Eastern Michigan University
Stonewall Scholarship Committee, 701 Pray Harrold
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Enrichment Scholarships

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst College places a high value on the diversity of its student body. In fact, we’ve created a scholarship specifically for members of underrepresented groups, including LGBT students. The enrichment scholarship offers a one-third reduction in tuition to students who qualify. More than that, it underscores our commitment to embracing and supporting students of every description. The enrichment scholarship is renewable with the maintenance of a 2.50 grade-point average and full-time enrollment

Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296


Equality Leadership Fund Scholarship

Awards $1,000 to Utah students pursuing secondary education who have demonstrated leadership in advancing equality for LGBT people.

eQuality Scholarship

The eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Scholarships may be used for post-secondary education at accredited institutions - colleges, universities, and trade schools. Some of the scholarships are specifically for nursing or medical school.

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Equity Foundation Scholarships

The Equity Foundation provides a host of various scholarships that you can apply for. To be eligible for our scholarships, students must be:

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or the child of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender parent(s);
  • Students in Oregon and Southwest Washington; in need of financial assistance and able to provide clear financial need statements;
  • Be enrolled or intending to enroll in an accredited educational program beyond the secondary level which has an established non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity;
  • Able to provide supporting evidence to prove they are capable of successfully completing a degree program.

Here are other points to consider:

  • Basic information to have ready for most scholarship applications include: transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a statement of financial need. Personal statements are also requested for all applications.
  • Scholarships have been previously awarded to students who have more than six months of experience as activists or who have otherwise demonstrated leadership within the LGBTQ community, have a GPA above 3.0, and have a clear financial need statement.

Contact Information

221 NW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97209


Eric Collins Memorial Award

The award is a one-time $250 stipend. Applicants must be a senior, graduating this calendar year, from a school system in Franklin or Hampshire counties. Applicants must either self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexed, or be an ally who demonstrates outstanding support directly to the LGBTQI society and supports equality for all and demonstrates an interest in service to the LGBTQI community and participates in community activities.

Applications are available through high school guidance counselors, college scholarship coordinators or directly from PFLAG Franklin-Hampshire Chapter.

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Eugene Moore Memorial Scholarhip

Funds scholarships specifically for LGBT students who are active in the LGBT community and plan to attend or are current students at an institution of higher education.

Contact Information

PFLAG Tucson Scholarship Application
P O Box 36264
Tucson, Arizona 85740-6264


First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship

Provides $2,500 scholarships for LGBT and Allied high school seniors entering college who have demonstrated an effort to combat homophobia and are residents of Iowa.

Contact Information

Jonathan Wilson, c/o FFBC
215 10th Street, Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309


First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship

FFBC awards annual scholarships to outstanding Iowa high seniors who fight homophobia and educate their schools and/or communities about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement also factor into the awards.

The scholarships are $2,500 each. The number of awards varies each year based on the number and quality of applicants and the funds available.

Applicants must be Iowa residents and plan to pursue post-secondary education. There is no restriction on the type or location of the institution where post-secondary education is obtained. Scholarships are awarded without regard to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, race, religion, marital status or employment status of the prospective recipient.

Contact Information

Jonathan Wilson, FFBC President
c/o DavisBrown Law Firm
215 10th St, Suite 1300
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Phone: (515)


Funds college LGBTQI identifying freshman and high school seniors from the Sacramento area attending college in the fall.

Frankel-Adair Scholarship for LGBT Students

$1,500 for post-secondary education for LGBT-identified student coming from and studying in the Greater Philadelphia area

Contact Information


Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships (FLAGS)

 This fund provides financial assistance to gay, lesbian, and bisexual
                                students involved in the community. The scholarship amount varies and
                                depends on financial need. The deadline is mid-September for the current
                                school year. 

                                The fund's Youth Project Scholarship Program also awards grants to
                                tenth and eleventh graders who plan to pursue postsecondary education.
                                The scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic
                                achievement, and school or community involvement. The scholarship
                                amount varies. The deadline is mid-January.

                                For more information about either of these programs, or an application,
                                send a self-addressed stamped envelope to
                                The Scholarship Fund
                                PO Box 48320
                                Los Angeles, CA 90048-0320
                                Phone: 1-213-650-5752

Contact Information

P.O. Box 48320
Los Angeles, CA 90048-0320


Fund for Thought


Fund for Thought awards college scholarships based on the student's essay submission describing what they have achieved and how they plan to make a difference in their field of study

Contact Information

PO Box 369
Somers Point, New Jersey 08244
United States


GALA-ND/SMC Leadership Scholarship

University of Notre Dame & St. Mary's College

This annual scholarship sends a ND or St. Mary's College student to Campus Pride Leadership Camp over the summer. Provided by GALA-ND/SMC, in honor of Michael Lyons, a ND student who ended his own life in response to homophobia.

Contact Information

GALAA Scholarships

Funds scholarships for Los Angeles students who have shown a commitment to the advancement of civil rights in the LGBT community.

Contact Information

3510 Garden Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

GALAS Scholarship

Funds a $1000 scholarship for LGBT students of Armenian decent who are actively involved in an organization that benefits the LGBT community and are attending a college or university in California.

Contact Information

8721 Santa Monica Blvd
Box #654
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarships

The Gamma Mu Foundation awards $19,000 in individual scholarships to gay men who want to continue their education beyond high school at a college, university, or through a vocational or professional training program. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, as well as Associate's, Bachelor's and graduate degrees. The deadline is March 31.

Contact Information

The Gamma Mu Foundation
PO Box 23520
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-3520

Gammu Mu Foundation Scholarships

Funds scholarship for gay men who are either living in or have come from a rural area and plan to attend a post-secondary institution or a vocational program.

Gay and Lesbian Business Association of Santa Barbara Scholarship

This non-profit organization provides financial assistance to lesbian, gay or bisexual undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in postsecondary institutions in Santa Barbara County. Applicants must show financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and extracurricular activities. The award amount varies. The deadline is July 1.

Contact Information

Gay and Lesbian Business Association of Santa Barbara
PO Box 90907
Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0907


Gay Asian Pacific Alliance/George Choy Memorial Scholarship

Funds scholarships for LGBT Asian & Pacific Islanders who are Bay Area residents entering their 1st or 2nd semester of higher education.

Contact Information

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance
P.O. Box 421884
San Francisco, CA 94142-1884

Gay/Lesbian Adoptive/Foster Parent Scholarship

Win a $750 scholarship--$500 towards your tuition and $250 towards living expenses.

We'll also give a $250 donation to an adoption or foster-related non-profit organization.

Write 500-650 words supporting this prompt, "My adoptive/foster parent is gay/lesbian and I wouldn't change it."

Application Deadline: 11:59pm PST on September 30, 2016


Requirements and Tips

  • Your adoptive or foster parent is gay or lesbian.
  • You are at least 18 years old when applying.
  • You are enrolled in am institution of higher learning. Your course load must be at least 6 units / credits. Applicants from community, public, and private colleges, as well as graduate schools are invited to apply.
  • Must provide government issued proof of identity and school registration.
  • Must maintain, and provide proof of, a cumulative 2.0 G.P.A.


  • Grading is based on responsiveness, clarity, and organization.
  • We will use to verify your word count--we suggest that you do the same.


  • Applicants who do not win will not be notified.

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  • Applications received after the deadline will be disqualified. We will not respond for requests to consider late submissions--it isn't fair to applicants who follow the rules.
  • Do not include your name or college in your essay.
  • Cannot be related to any principals or agents of

Personal Information

  • Information submitted by students will not be used, sold, or rented for marketing. Additionally, this information will not be used for any purpose other than the function of this scholarship.
  • Information gathered may be used for the purpose of evaluating applicants, determining eligibility,  contacting award winner, and distributing funds, and evaluating the efficiency of the scholarship's operations.


  • By applying for this award, you give us permission to publish your response. Publication options are not limited to
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Contact Information

Gender Alliance of the South Sound Scholarship Fund

Opportunities for gender identity minorities are in short supply, and the need for positive role models acute. This fund is intended to celebrate the achievements of individuals with "gender identity" minority status.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 496 98335
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Gender Alliance of the South Sound Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to out transgender individuals and is based on a combination of achievements in the areas of academic excellence, leadership, extra-curricular activities, and on financial need.

Contact Information

The Rainbow Center
741 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98402


Gill Fellowship for GWU Semester in Washington

George Washington University

Funds scholarships for GLB students to participate in George Washington University's Semester in Washington program.

Contact Information

GWU Semester in Washington
1922 F St., NW Ste.404B
Washington, DC 20052


Gill Foundation Scholarship

Funds scholarships for GLBT students with past involvement in GLBT issues who are attending Colorado colleges. For more information, contact your college's financial aid office or dean of students office.

GLBA Santa Barbara Scholarship

Provides financial aid to LGBT undergrad or grad students enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Santa Barbara County.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 90907
Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0907

GLBT Leadership Eduction & Advocacy Program Scholarships

The Leadership Education & Advocacy Program awards scholarships to build leadership and promote diversity in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities. Awards may be used for any post-secondary education, including nontraditional/alternative programs and vocational training.

Applicants must be a resident of Texas, but may study elsewhere. Preference is given to students who self-identify as GLBT, members of GLBT families, and allies who have been strongly supportive of the GLBT community.

Contact Information

GLBT Leadership Education & Advocacy Program, Inc.
3824 Cedar Springs Road, #417
Dallas, TX 75219


GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ College Scholarship

$500.00 college scholarship given to an entering college freshman, and made out to the entering college with the students name.  A letter will also follow to the college explaining the essay contest.

Writing an essay of 1,000 words, you will have a choice between two topics:

1) Where would you want to see the GLBT community progress to in 10 years?
2)  What prominent member of the GLBT community inspired you the most and why?

Contact Information

GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ
Clinton, NJ 08809, USA


GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ Scholarship Essay

A $500 college scholarship will be given to an entering college freshman and made out to the entering college with the students name. Essay topics include: Where would you want to see the GLBT community progress to in 10 years? What prominent member of the GLBT community inspired you the most and why?

Contact Information