Scholarship Database

State

  • TSER Trans Visibility Scholarship

    The Trans Student Visibility Scholarship highlights the activism of one trans youth who has made significant change to the trans community through visibility or media-based organizing.

    Eligibility:
    • Has made contributions to the trans community through visibility/media work

    Contact Information:

    TSER@transstudent.org

  • TSER Trans Student of Color Scholarship

    The Trans Student of Color Scholarship highlights the activism of trans youth of color whose work focuses on intersection of race and gender identity and is working to end racism and transphobia.

    Eligibility:
    • Is a trans person of color
    • Has made contributions to the trans people of color community

    Contact Information:

    TSER@transstudent.org

  • TSER Trans Activism Scholarship

    The Trans Activism Scholarship highlights the activism of trans students whose work has helped make it better for other trans students.

    General Eligibility Rules and Requirements:
    • Student will be enrolled in an accredited nonprofit United States college for the 2015-2016 school year (you may also request deferment for up to 1 year).
    • Openly identifies as trans, gender diverse, two spirit, Hijra, and/or within the trans community (please contact us if you feel that you/your identity should also be included in this list)
    • Has made contributions to the trans community in some way
    • Is not someone and is not related to someone who works at or volunteers for Trans Student Education Resources (TSER)
    • Can be documented or undocumented

    Contact Information:

    TSER@transstudent.org

  • Bill Kidder Fund Award

    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

    603.862.4528

    bob.coffey@unh.edu

  • 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

    805.568.3995

  • 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

    213.650.5752

  • University of California LGBT Alumni (UCGALA) Scholarships

    The University of California LGBT alumni (UCGALA) scholarships are awarded to UC Berkeley students for academic achievement and leadership in campus, community or job activities. Multiple awards are given each year in the amount of $1500. The deadline is generally near the end of September with applications available end of August.

    Contact Information:

    Scholarship Office
    California Alumni Association
    University of California, Berkeley, Alumni House
    Berkeley, CA 94720-7450

    510.643.2315

    scholarship@alumni.berkeley.edu

  • Barry H. Marshal Scholarship

    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

    805.863.1248

    lgbta@psu.edu

  • BIGALA (Bisexual Gay and Lesbian Alliance) Scholarship

    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

    415.561.1875

  • Jonathan Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men

    The Lax Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by the late entrepreneur and inventor Jonathan R. Lax for the express purpose of encouraging gay men to obtain additional education, aspire to positions in which they contribute to society, be open about their sexual preference, and act as role models for other gay men with similar potential.

    Tuition scholarships are awarded either in the sum of $20,000 (at least one per year) or $5,000 (multiple awards) and are for men from the five country Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional schools anywhere, or men attending such schools within the Philadelphia region.

    Contact Information:

    Bread and Roses Community Fund
    1500 Walnut St, Suite 1305
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    215.731.1107

    info@breadrosesfund.org

  • Minnesota GLBT Educational Fund

    This award recognizes outstanding gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and friends, and supports their continuing education. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Minnesota or a resident from elsewhere who is attending (or planning to attend) a Minnesota educational institution. The award ranges from $1,000 to $2,000. Applications must be postmarked by February 1. The application form is available on the web site.

    Contact Information:

    Awards Committee
    Minnesota GLBT Educational Fund
    1409 Willow St, Suite 305
    Minneapolis, MN 55403-3251

    612.870.1806

    philanth@scc.net

  • 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

    scholarships@gammamufoundation.org

  • Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship

    The Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship provides five $5,000 scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students who have shown exceptional leadership, courage, and achievement. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in the tri-state area (NY, CT, NJ). Award selection is based on leadership and community service involvement. Students will be asked to submit a completed application, six short essays and two letters of recommendation. Finalists will be brought to our office for an interview. The deadline is in mid-March.

    Contact Information:

    1500 Broadway, 19th Floor
    New York, NY 10036

    646.519.3290

    info@liveoutloud.info

  • Lesbians for Change Scholarship

    This award offers assistance to lesbians in New Mexico pursuing higher education. To be eligible, you must be a resident of New Mexico involved politically in the lesbian community. Two scholarships of $500 each are awarded each year. Applications are available in June and scholarships are awarded in August.

    Contact Information:

    Lesbians for Change
    PO Box 27664
    Albuquerque, NM 87125

    505.292.2219

    bettkand@highfiber.com

  • 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

    908.300.1058

    matthewl@student.fdu.edu

  • The New Road (NR) Scholarship

    Provides financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students to help fund their college education.

    Each applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

    • Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT)
    • Attending or will attend one of the 9 Bay Area county universities/colleges (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano)
    • Has a cumulative high school grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.25 or better (on a scale of 4.0)
    • ​Demonstrates financial need

    Contact Information:

    newroadscholarship@gmail.com

  • Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship

    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

    cns@ucsd.edu

  • The Pride Scholarship

    Welcoming students LGBTQ-identified, ally, family and/or friend of LGBTQ-individuals to apply. The Pride Scholarship is for Ohio resident students between 17-25, seeking scholarship for any university, community college, technical or art school or para-professional program.

    Contact Information:

    6600 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, Ohio 44102
    United States

    2166515428

    CGibbons@lgbtcleveland.org

  • The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund

    The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship provides financial assistance to third-year and fourth-year law students who wish to advance equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

    Contact Information:

    5032315759

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

    6179632554

    Robert.Quinan@state.ma.us

  • Queer Advocacy Scholarship

    Critera: 

    1. Must be a matriculated student at CSULB.
    2. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
    3. Must be planning to enroll in Fall 2015. Students that do not plan on attending during the Fall 2015 semester will not be eligible to receive the scholarship.
    4. Must submit a personal statement (500 words or less) answering the following questions:
        --How have you overcome adversity based on queer identity?
      --What have you accomplished to create positive changes in the LGBTQI+ community?
    5. Must submit one (1) letter of recommendation.

    Contact Information:

    scholarships@csulb.edu

  • GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ Scholarship Essay

    A $500 college scholarship will be given to an entering college freshman of fall 2015, 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:

    908-300-1236

  • MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship Award

    The MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship provides academic financial support for an undergraduate Temple student active in the LGBTQ community. Preference shall be given to students with financial need, but active leadership and advocacy for LGBTQ causes is paramount.

    Contact Information:

    215-204-7188

    Andrea.caporale@temple.edu

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

    413-625-6636

    jcmalinski48@gmail.com

  • PFLAG Aiken Scholarship

    The scholarship is awarded annually to students who have shown leadership-quality participation in an organization that supports the LGBT community. Students do not have to themselves identify as LGBT; however he, she or they has to show active pro-LGBT accomplishments.

    Contact Information:

    PO Box 5951
    Aiken, SC 29804
    United States

    803-644-8930

    JulieEvonna@gmail.com

  • MiraCosta College Gay Straight Alliance Scholarship

    This annual scholarship awards $1,000 to a current MiraCosta College student who identifies as a member of - or an ally to - the LGBTQ community. Scholarship may be used at MiraCosta college or at transfer institution for students transferring.

    Contact Information:

    1 Barnard Drive
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    United States

    760-795-6751

    ddanielewicz@miracosta.edu

  • A&S LGBTQIA Scholarship

    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

    816-235-1639

    lgbtqia@umkc.edu

  • The Empowerment Scholarship

    This scholarship provides support for LGBTQ students who are experiencing financial difficulty due to loss of support from family. The LGBTQ Scholarship Program believes that LGBTQ students should be supported in harnessing and commanding their own extraordinary power.

    Contact Information:

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

    816-235-1639

    lgbtqia@umkc.edu

  • UMKC LGBTQIA Leadership Scholarship

    The UMKC LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally) Leadership Scholarship supports all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and sex, who are or will be enrolled in any degree program at UMKC.

    Contact Information:

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

    816-235-1639

    lgbtqia@umkc.edu

  • UMKC LGBTQIA Leadership Scholarship

    The UMKC LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally) Leadership Scholarship supports all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and sex, who are or will be enrolled in any degree program at UMKC.

    Contact Information:

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

    816-235-1639

    lgbtqia@umkc.edu

  • Betsy Lou Robson

    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

    517-483-1985

    foundation@lcc.edu

  • PFLAG PRIDE Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship made possible with proceeds from the Little Rock Pride Fest will be awarded annually to honor and encourage Arkansas students for their ideas and service to the LGBTQ community. LGBT students as well as Allies are eligible.

    Contact Information:

    P.O. Box 7242
    Little Rock, AR 72207
    United States

    479-274-0231

    centralarkansaspride@gmail.com

  • IBA/DVLF Scholarship Program

    Benefits LGBTQ students or allies currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in the Philadelphia area, New Jersey, or Delaware working towards an undergraduate degree in a business program/major and able to demonstrate leadership roles

    Contact Information:

    1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1132
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    United States

    215-557-0190

    TomC@independencebusinessalliance.com

  • 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:

    pcurchack@aclupa.org

    215-592-1513

    frankelscholarship@aclupa.org

  • Virginia Pride

    VA Pride’s Board of Directors is proud to assist members of the LGBTQ community and their friends, family and supporters with the expenses of post high school education. This year we
    will be awarding two $1000 scholarships

    Contact Information:

    PO Box 17706
    richmond, va 23226-2614
    United States

    (804) 592-10

    scholarships@vapride.org

  • Disability Awareness Scholarship

    MilitaryVALoan.com 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 MilitaryVALoan.com 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 ScholarshipsMilitaryVALoan.com 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@MilitaryVALoan.com.

    Scholarship Details and Requirements

    Premise:
    $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.
    Requirements:

    • 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 scholarship@MilitaryVALoan.com.
    • 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.
    • MilitaryVALoan.com will not contact individual applicants unless they are the scholarship recipient. Applicants should visit our website after the closing date to verify the winner.

    Contact Information:

    scholarship@MilitaryVALoan.com

  • MyMortgageInsider.com Next Step Scholarship

    If you wish to apply, please review the application requirements and submit all the information to scholarships@mymortgageinsider.com

    Interested applicants should submit a 500-1000 word essay describing what they hope to accomplish with their degree.  Applicants and potential scholarship winners will be critiqued by the editorial staff at MyMortgageInsider.com and selected annually on Sept 10th,  Applications for this year’s award are due by Aug 10th, 2014.

    Applications are open to anybody who meets the application requirements.  If you are currently accepted and or enrolled in any university or college program you are eligible.

    Scholarship Details and Requirements

    Premise:

    • $1,000 annual scholarship to be awarded to the chosen applicant.
    • Scholarship shall benefit any person 17 years of age or older who is currently accepted to any program but not yet started, or any current undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in and attending a full-time program at an accredited institution of learning.

    Requirements:

    • Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and be accepted to a full-time program, but not yet attending because the established start date of the program has not arrived.
    • Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and be accepted to and attending a full-time program at an accredited institution of learning.
    • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, based on the previous year’s academic performance.

    Application Process:

    • Applicant shall submit all contact information as contained within the application, including name, address, phone number, email, date of birth and sex.
    • Applicant shall submit proof of age. A photocopy of a driver’s license or other valid ID is acceptable.
    • Applicant shall submit proof of enrollment or acceptance to an accredited institution of learning. A photocopy of transcripts or acceptance letter is acceptable.
    • Applicant shall submit an essay of at least 500 words but no more than 1000 words that explain what they hope to accomplish with their degree and how they will impact the lives of others with the education and knowledge they acquire while in training. Essay will also include the student’s opinion of why they feel they should be selected to receive the scholarship funds.

    Selection:

    • Applications will be reviewed by a panel and winner selected based on criteria set forth in the requirements section of this document.
    • Once the winner is decided and notified of the award, he/she will receive a mailed 1099-MISC tax form and the 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.

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    Contact Information:

    scholarships@mymortgageinsider.com

  • 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County LGBT Rainbow Scholarship

    LGBTQI students must be Sonoma County residents when they apply. Awards based on: Financial need; and demonstrated perseverance and motivation to attend and complete post-secondary school. Essay should address LGBTQI experience, perseverance through personal difficulty and motivation to complete college.

    Contact Information:

    lcarreno@10000degrees.org

  • William A. Nist Scholarship

    The William A. Nist Scholarship is for high school seniors or current college students that are making a positive impact on their community. Western PA is defined as Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Indiana, Fayette, Westmoreland and Washington Counties. 

    Deadline is May 1st. One winner will be chosen and awarded $5,000.

  • The Queens of Castro

    The Queens of the Castro invite you to apply for a $1000 scholarship for a post-secondary opportunity of your choice (college, vocational education, career or other) in an effort to recognize your dedication to the LGBTQ community.
    We are seeking applicants who identify as members of the LGBTQ community. At some point in your high school career, you should have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness about LGBTQ issues, combating homophobia and/or bullying or educating your community about similar topics.

    Where: All high school seniors in California may apply. Winners will be invited to an award ceremony in June.

    When: Applications are due May 15, 2014.

  • 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.

  • Payroll Human Resources Scholarship

    HRPayrollSystems.net, a website managed by Lucerna, LLC is happy to award one $1,000 scholarship to a college student who has demonstrated scholastic achievement and a commitment to a career in human resources.

  • Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Association

    Ohio States' LGBT Alumni Association offers seven different scholarships for LGBTQ students

  • Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarship

    Women in Medicine will present three $5,000 academic scholarships for LGBTQ female medical students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.

    Contact Information:

    Women in Medicine, Inc. P. O. Box 107
    Colchester, VT 05446
    United States

    wim.doctors@gmail.com

  • Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund

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

  • AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

    Open to currently enrolled students working twd a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Not LGBT specific

  • AfterCollege Rehabilitative Therapies Student Scholarship

    Open to currently enrolled students studying to be a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, SLP or Audiologist. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Not LGBT specific

  • AfterCollege Finance & Accounting Student Scholarship

    Open to currently enrolled students working toward a bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree in: Accounting, Actuarial Sciences, Economics, Finance, Financial Management or related business majors. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Not an LGBT specific scholarship. 

  • AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship

    Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS,AAS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in a field of engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Not an LGBt specific scholarship 

    Contact Information:

    98 Battery St
    Ste 502
    San Francisco, California 94111

  • AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship

    Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in a field of business. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Not an LGBT specific scholarship. Open for anyone to apply 

    Contact Information:

    98 Battery St
    Ste 502
    San Francisco, California 94111

    (415) 263 13

  • AfterCollege Analytics Student Scholarship

    Data intelligence is becoming increasingly more important to organizations in all sectors. This scholarship supports current students developing the necessary skills for a career in Analytics through their studies. This is not an LGBT specific scholarship, and is open to anyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, etc

  • 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)

    info@ffbciowa.org

  • 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

    503-231-575

    info@equityfoundation.org

  • 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.

    *Out is defined as an acknowledgement of lesbian identify to self, and to family, friends, and community.

  • 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

    info@colinhiggins.org

  • Stonewall Levin-Goffee Scholarship

    The Levin-Goffe Scholarship Fund was established to cover up to two years of schooling for immigrants here in New York City who identify as LGBTQI. Scholarships from this fund are intended to provide a measure of economic stability for those who stand at the intersection of marginalization that can be created by being both LGBTQI and an immigrant.

    Contact Information:

    446 W. 33rd St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001

    (212) 367-11

    Patrick.yacco@stonewallfoundation.org

  • The LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship at Teachers College

    Today we are experiencing a shift in social strutures as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations advocate for full acceptance in societies across the globe. With this comes the need for increased awareness and education ont he issues affecting the LGBTQ community from both an individual and socal context. The LGBTQ diversity Scholarship will award $18,000 in tuition assistance to selected recipients who demonstrate a commitment to research and practice surrounding LGBTQ issues and awareness.

    Contact Information:

    525 West 120th Street
    New York, NY 10027

    2126783000

    tcinfo@tc.edu

  • The Diversity in Teacher Education Fellowship Award

    Teachers College ahs created a unique opportunity for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as part of our dedication to recruiting, training, and supporting excellence in teacher education to achieve social and educational equity in America. 

    The Diversity in Teacehr Education Fellowship awards full tuition scholarships to up to three graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), who best demonstrate an outstanding commitment to teacher education in urban areas. 

    To submit an appliation for consideration to the fellowship, you need to complete

    - TC Online Application

    - Personal Statement

    - TC Scholarship Application

    Contact Information:

    Teacehrs College, Columbia Univeristy
    Office of Enrollment Services
    525 W. 120th Street, Bx 303
    New York, NY 10027

    2126783710

    tcinfo@tc.columbia.edu

  • Pink Ink: High School Seniors Essay Contest

    The purpose of the high school seniors English essay contest is to promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth.

  • Scott Rohlf Presidential Leadership Initiative Award

    Funds juniors and seniors at Iowa State University with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.  This award is $1,000 and awarded to students who demonstrate leadership and involvement in the GLBT community at Iowa State University.  The student must not be employed by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Student Services office.

    Contact Information:

    lgbtss@iastate.edu

  • PFLAG Pueblo

    Funds up to $600 per semester for school-related expenses for students at Pueblo or Fremont Community Colleges.

  • LGBTQIA Scholarship Fund

    The LGBTQIA Scholarship Fund is a $2000 a year award ($1,000 per semester) for undergraduates who have a record of service in making CU-Boulder a more hospitable place for LGBTQIA people. Preference will be given to first year students who have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress. Applicants do not have to demonstrate financial need.

  • Sheldon Oppenheim Memorial Scholarship

    Funds students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and attend SUNY Rockland Community College.  Students should send an essay detailing any obstacles they may have overcome, their educational goals, any community service, or special circumstances and optional letters of recommendation.  The committee will give out up to four scholarships ranging from $250-$500 per year.

    Contact Information:

    esilvers@sunyrockland.edu

  • Rainbow City Band Scholarship 

    Funds LGBT students pursuing degrees in music or music education.

  • National AIDS Memorial Grove Young Leaders Scholarship Program

    Awards up to $2,500 to high school seniors or college undergraduates who have demonstrated leadership in HIV/AIDS awareness and advocacy.

    Contact Information:

    National AIDS Memorial Grove
    c/o Steve Sasager
    PO Box 2270
    San Francisco, CA 94124-2270

    415-765-0497

    ssasager@aidsmemorial.org

  • Equality Leadership Fund Scholarship

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

  • Portland Latino Gay Pride Scholarship

    Funds students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT), or are the children of GLBT parents, who reside in Oregon or Clark County Washington.  Preference placed on Latino/a candidates.

  • PFLAG Richmond

    Funds an annual $500 scholarship for Virginia youth ages 16 – 24 enrolled or accepted into an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Social Work Scholarship

    Social Work Scholarship for LGBTQ students enrolled or admitted to a Council on Social Work Education baccalaureate or masters program in social work. Students in a doctoral program in Social Work can also apply. Preference given to students of color.

  • Speak Out Against Prejudice Scholarship

    Awards $5,000 to students pursuing careers that will affect positive change for the LGBT community by combatting bullying.  Relevant disciplines include LGBT Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, among others.  Money is awarded towards non-tuition purposes such as living expenses, textbooks, and other school supplies.

  • Portland Latino Gay Pride Scholarship

    Funds students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT), or are the children of GLBT parents, who reside in Oregon or Clark County Washington.  Preference placed on Latino/a candidates.

  • PFLAG Salt Lake City

    Funds five $1000 to students entering college. Email for more information. 

    Contact Information:

    slcpflag@gmail.com

  • The Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Scholarship Fund

    Funds gay and lesbian students in or from Oregon who are attending four year colleges, preferably but not exclusively for those studying fine arts and humanities.

  • 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

    253-383-2318

    contact@southsoundgender.com

  • LAMBDA Aloha/PFLAG Kauai LGBTQA Scholarship

    For graduates of Kauai High School entering college for the first time who have been involved in education, advocacy, or support on behalf of the LGBT community.

    Contact Information:

    pflagkauai@gmail.com

  • PFLAG Bellevue

    GLBT and straight allies may apply for PFLAG Bellevue's scholarship program through http://www.pridefoundation.org/.  Students qualifying as seniors in Bellevue's service area will be forwarded by the Pride Foundation to PFLAG Bellevue for review.  Depending upon the number, need, and strength of applications, the scholarship amount varies from $500 to $1,500. - See more at: http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=375#sthash.58QnngW4.dpuf

  • PFLAG Houston

    The scholarships in the Houston area are awarded by the PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation (HATCH stands for Houston Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals). Students must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and must either live in or attend a college in the Houston area. Amounts range from $2,000 over 2 years to $10,000 over 4 years. Deadline is May 1 each year and awards are presented in person at the July meeting of PFLAG Houston. 

  • PFLAG Sandusky/ Firelands

    Two scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors in the amount of $500 and $250. Applicants must write an essay on, "Tolerance in Their Community."  Because of the generosity of a member who recently passed away, we named the fund The Liz Rochester Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

  • PFLAG Cincinnati

    PFLAG Cincinnati has an extensive scholarship program. Since the program's inception in 1992, PFLAG Cincinnati has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to over 80 talented and deserving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight-supportive college students. Information on the program and application forms are available on athttp://www.pflagcinci.org/. The awards are for higher education but students may apply while still in high school. Applicants must be a resident of or attending college in the Greater Cincinnati area, be 17 years old by April 1st, and have proven record of positive involvement with the GLBT community. Applicants must not be a prior winner of this award and must submit an application with required supporting materials. 

  • PFLAG Greensboro Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship

    PFLAG Greensboro has established the Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually in the spring. An applicant must be a resident of Guilford, Rockingham, Randolph, or Alamance County in North Carolina and must be either a student who is GLBT 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 or an undergraduate college student. 

  • PFLAG Salisbury/ Rowan

    PFLAG Salisbury/Rowan will award two (2) $1000 scholarships each spring. The first scholarship is the Anne Stanback-Charlotte Kinlock Scholarship, awarded to a GLBT student. The recipient must be a student from Rowan County. Named for Anne Stanback, a Salisbury/Rowan County native and her partner of 24 years, Charlotte Kinlock. Anne is the Executive Director of Love Makes A Family in Hartford, CT and lobbies diligently for marriage equality. The second scholarship is the PFLAG Salisbury/Rowan Founder's Scholarship, named in honor of the founder of the chapter, Michael Clawson. This scholarship will be awarded to a straight ally student from Rowan County. 

  • PFLAG New York City

    Since 2001, The Richard Ashworth and Robert Benov Memorial Scholarship has been offered to LGBT students graduating from New York City High Schools and entering college or University.

  • PFLAG Detroit

    PFLAG Detroit offers three $500 scholarships to college students who are connected directly with GLBT issues. Applicants need not identify as GLBT, but must work in areas that are related to the GLBT community. Applicants must complete an application form, the deadline for which is May 31st. Applications are screened by the Scholarship Committee and awards are made by July 31.

  • PFLAG Greater Boston

    The PFLAG Greater Boston scholarship program was founded in 1998 and awards $10,000 in scholarships to Massachusetts high school students who will be attending: a 4-year, 2-year college or a technical/vocational school each year. There are three scholarships, one awarded for $5,000. The scholarships are awarded based upon an essay and involvement in a high school GSA or in a community-based GLBT youth organization. Awards are not based on grades or financial need.

  • PFLAG Howard County

    PFLAG Howard County offers one $2000 scholarship each spring to recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) and straight ally students. This scholarship aims to encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education for self-identified LGBT and straight allies and foster a positive image of LGBT young adults in society. identified LGBT and straight allies and foster a positive image of LGBT young adults in society. Application packets, with outlined eligibility criteria, can be found on the PFLAG Howard County website.

  • PFLAG Lawrence/Topeka

    The PFLAG Lawrence/Topeka (Kansas) is awarding a $500 scholarship on May 30th to a LGBT individual or straight ally. The student must be a resident of Kansas, a graduating senior with plans to go to college. The application form may be downloaded from our web site: www.pflagnekansas.org. The application form, copy of Kansas drivers license or ID card, photo, 2 references and copy of high school transcript must be submitted by May 1st. This scholarship was made possible by a donation from the Washburn University School of Law, Gay Straight Legal Alliance in honor of the memory of Jason Dockins (1985-2008), a human rights advocate. Tragically, Jason's life ended too soon; however, his voice and message continue to live on through the many individuals he inspired to continue to advance the ideals for which he was a strong advocate, "all humans deserve rights...and gays and lesbians are asking for equal rights, not special rights." - See more at: http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=375#sthash.ApvGyHyx.dpuf

    Contact Information:

    sffeist@msn.com

  • PFLAG Indianapolis

    PFLAG Indianapolis offers one $500 scholarship for students accepted for enrollment by an institution of higher education or a vocational institution.  The deadline for applications is July 15th each year, and the awards are made in September.  Applicants must self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender, be graduating high school seniors or must hold a high school diploma or GED, and demonstrate an interest in service to the GLBT community.

    Contact Information:

    info@indypflag.org

  • PFLAG Hartford

    The Brill Scholarships are named for Bob and Helen Brill, who co-founded PFLAG Hartford in 1981. Awarded annually, these scholarships are a joint project of True Colors and PFLAG Hartford. They are open to Connecticut students who are age 16-21, allies or members of the LGBT community, are involved in support, education and/or advocacy in their school or community, and are attending or planning to attend a post-secondary higher education institution. 

  • PFLAG San Jose / Peninsula

    Seniors attending high school or residing in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties are invited to apply for $2000 scholarships to attend two-year or four-year colleges or business/technical schools in the fall. Several scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors of any gender identity or sexual orientation, whose history, activities and personal plans demonstrate support for justice and equality for the GLBTQQ community. Generally, applications are available in late January, and the deadline for submission is in late March. Winners are notified in mid-April, and they are celebrated at a chapter meeting in early May.

  • PFLAG Tuscon

    PFLAG Tucson founded the Eugene Moore Memorial Scholarships in 2003.  Each year the fund offers several $1,000 scholarships.  The number of scholarships offered has increased each year and is dependent upon the amount donated to the fund. Scholarships are available to LGBT students accepted to an institution of higher education. 

    Contact Information:

    PFLAG Tucson Scholarship Application
    P O Box 36264
    Tucson AZ 85740-6264

    (520) 360-37

    pflagtuc@pflagtucson.org

  • PFLAG Phoenix

    PFLAG Phoenix awards two scholarships each spring. The Boots & Ray Reed Scholarship (named for PFLAG Phoenix chapter founders Boots and Ray Reed) is a single $1,000 scholarship. Self-identified gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) youth, or a straight ally youth (i.e., a heterosexual youth who demonstrates outstanding direct support to GLBT youth and/or the GLBT community) and at least 16 years old as of May 1st are eligible. Applicants must reside in Arizona at the time of scholarship application and must plan to attend (or currently attend) a post-secondary educational institution. The Dowers Family Scholarship is also available under that same criteria. Either one $1,500 scholarship, two scholarships of $750, or three $500 scholarships will be awarded as determined each year by the Dowers family.

  • Anna & Hyman Greenberg Scholarship

    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

    607-253-3766

    vetfinaid@cornell.edu

  • Johnson-Bates Respect and Inclusion Endowed Presidential Scholarship

    The scholarship is awarded annually to students who are taking a leadership role within the LGBT communities and displaying academic excellence within the Jackson School of Geosciences.

    Contact Information:

    The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
    Gender and Sexuality Center
    1 University Station A4400
    Austin, TX 78712

    512.232.4680

    rosal@austin.utexas.edu

  • The Joshua Dunning Powell (JDP) Scholarship

    The scholarship is intended to help Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) students who are in need of financial support to defray the cost of a college education.

    Contact Information:

    Pride Center of the Capital Region
    P.O. Box 131
    Albany, NY 12201

    518.462.6138

  • LifeWorks Scholarship

    LifeWorks awards $40,000 to eligible LGBTQA youth who have demonstrated passion for community involvement/volunteerism

    Contact Information:

    L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
    The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
    1125 N. Mccadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038

    323.860.7373

    lifeworks@lagaycenter.org

  • National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

    These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering,or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community.

    Contact Information:

    Scholarship Committee
    NOGLSTP
    PO Box 91803
    Pasadena CA 91109

    scholarships@noglstp.org

  • OutTexas Foundation Scholarship

    OutTexas Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Texas LGBT and allied students to seek further education. 

    Contact Information:

    OutTexas Foundation
    c/o Anne Russey
    PO Box 570176
    Houston, TX 77257

    apply@outtexasfoundation.org

  • The Terry Kuseske LGBT Youth Scholarship

    The Terry Kuseske LGBT Youth Scholarship has been established for the purpose of awarding an annual scholarship to a southwest Michigan LGBTA graduating senior who plans to attend college in the state of Michigan in the fall following their graduation.

    Contact Information:

    629 Pioneer St.,
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008

    tracy@kgrlc.org

  • Team DC’s Student-Athlete Scholarship

    The Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship is awarded to a self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) student-athlete who has made a contribution to the sport(s) he or she is a part of and, as a result of his or her contributions and involvement, has enhanced the perception of the LGBT community. Awards are made to graduating high school seniors in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area who will be attending a fully accredited two or four year college/university.  Candidates should demonstrate dedication to both academic and athletic excellence, as well as show promise of serving as a positive role model as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individual. The Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship will provide up to $2,000 of financial support to offset the cost of educational expenses including, but not limited to, tuition, housing, room and board or books. A minimum of one scholarship will be awarded annually in July of each year.

    Contact Information:

    Team DC
    Attn: Student-Athlete Scholarship Award Committee
    2910 Sycamore Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22305

    scholarship@teamdc.org.

  • Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence

    The Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence is an integral part of our diversity recruiting effort, helping to attract Black, Latino, and Native American undergraduate sophomore and junior students to careers in Finance. The Scholarship is a reflection of our Business Principles and is awarded to recognize outstanding students and the achievements they have made.

    Contact Information:

    Yannil Estrella
    Goldman Sachs
    200 West Street, 25th Floor
    New York, NY 10282

    Iris.Birungi@gs.com

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