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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.
American Atheist Center
PO Box 158, Cranford, NJ 07016
Funds two $400 scholarships for Asian Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or higher education.
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.
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.
P.O. Box 90986
Atlanta, GA 30364
Funds scholarships for LGBT or ally students currently enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics related fields.
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.
Funds scholarships nationwide for LGBT first year students enrolled or planning to enroll in a two-year graduate business school program.
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, Queer and 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.
55 Exchange Place, Suite 402
New York, New York 10005
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.
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Funds needs-based scholarships for students actively working toward peace and justice at an accredited institution.
P.O. Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307
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.
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
$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 scholarship@MilitaryVALoan.com.
- 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.
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.
Adams Scholarship Fund
1724 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
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 Whitman-Brooks The Scholarship Fund PO Box 48320 Los Angeles, CA 90048-0320 Phone: 1-213-650-5752
P.O. Box 48320
Los Angeles, CA 90048-0320
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
PO Box 369
Somers Point, New Jersey 08244
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.
The Gamma Mu Foundation
PO Box 23520
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-3520
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.
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.
200 West Street, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10282
George Washington University
The George Washington University graduate certificate program in LGBT Health Policy & Practice is accepting applications. The certificate is a 12-credit, combined online/on-campus interdisciplinary program that trains medical and mental health professionals to better care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Tuitions is dicounted significanlty from standard GWU tuition rate.
2125 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
This scholarship awards $1000 to a well-qualified LGBT candidate interested in pursuing a career in patent law. Applicants must be a second-year law student (or third year part time) and be eligible to take the patent bar exam.
Awards scholarships for written or artistic work on a GLBT topic.
P.O. Box 70382
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
The Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize is presented each year by the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) to a graduate or undergraduate student in acknowledgement of outstanding anthropological work on 1) a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered topic, or 2) a critical interrogation of sexualities and genders more broadly defined. Papers are judged according to the following criteria: use of relevant L/G/B/T/Q and/or feminist anthropological theory and literature, potential for contribution to and advancement of queer studies and our understanding of sexualities worldwide, attention to difference (gender, class, race, ethnicity, nation), originality, organization and coherence, and timeliness.
The Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually) typically $2,500
The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually) typically $2,500
The LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship (up to 5 awards annually) typically $1,500
208 S Akard Street Room 251012
Dallas, TX 75202
A $2,500 scholarship for a disadvantaged student who plans to intern in a foreign affairs-related field.
The LGBT Liberation Scholarship honors students courage in the face of adversity and discrimination by awarding $1,000 - $2,500 individual grants to LGBTQIA activists who have transformed their experiences with bigotry and discrimination into opportunities to inspire others.
365 H Street #18817
Blaine, WA 98230
Funds scholarships for graduating seniors who identify as LGBT and are pursuing higher education.
P.O. Box 312
New York, NY 10113
The Malyon-Smith Scholarship is named for two founding past-presidents of the Division, the late Alan Malyon and the late Adrienne Smith. It is a fund that annually awards up to $1000 to selected graduate students in psychology to advance research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity. The award represents one of the Division's major efforts to mentor and support science in LGBT psychology by encouraging the work of young researchers. Faculty members are strongly encouraged to inform students of this award so that we can continue to insure the future of LGBT research in psychology. 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.
Funds scholarships for GLBT students pursuing a degree and/or career in journalism.
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1504
New York, NY 10038
Writing competition open to all students attending an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must submit a paper on a cutting edge legal issue affecting the LGBTI community.
If you wish to apply, please review the application requirements and submit all the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- $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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Awards up to $2,500 to high school seniors or college undergraduates who have demonstrated leadership in HIV/AIDS awareness and advocacy.
National AIDS Memorial Grove
c/o Steve Sasager
PO Box 2270
San Francisco, CA 94124-2270
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.
PO Box 91803
Pasadena CA 91109
To be eligible for an NGPA-EF Scholarship, an individual must be pursuing a career as a professional pilot, or seeking to enhance their professional piloting skills, be at least 18 years old at the date of application, and have earned at least a private pilot certificate. The scholarship award will be based on an individual's demonstrated excellence in personal and aviation accomplishments including motivation, teamwork, history of achievement, attitude, leadership, and involvement in volunteer and LGBT activities.
For additional information please contact Gregg Smith.
PO Box 11313
Norfolk , VA 23517
Funds scholarship for an LGBT person of color planning to pursue a career in journalism. Applicants must attend or plan on attending a U.S. community college or four-year university.
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
1420 K St NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005
Funds $5000 scholarship for an LGBT student planning to pursue a career in journalism. Applicant must attend or plan to attend a U.S. community college or four-year university.
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
1420 K St NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005
Awards scholarships to law students writing about cutting edge legal issues affecting the LGBT and/or intersex community.
601 13 St, N.W., #1170 South
Washington, DC 20005-3823
The purpose of the annual NWSA Lesbian Caucus Award is to provide a $500 research award in recognition of a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation research project that resonates with the mission of NWSA and the goals of the Lesbian Caucus.
National Women's Studies Association
11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21202
Awards a $500 Law Enforcement Scholarship to LGBT individuals or straight allies pursuing a career in law enforcement as a means of supporting "out" individuals serving as positive role models in law enforcement.
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.
Funds scholarships for LGBT and Allied graduating high school seniors entering higher education who have demonstrated an interest in service to the LGBT community.
Suzanne Greenfield, Safe Schools Coordinator
1726 M St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
The purpose of the high school seniors English essay contest is to promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth.
First established in 2001, Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization to LGBTQ high school, college and university students.
Through mentorship, leadership development and community service, Point Foundation seeks to empower promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full potential despite the obstacles often put before them. Point Scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis. In other words, Point Foundation fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs.
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 370
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Funds scholarships nationwide for law students working under the supervision of an attorney at a 501c(3) tax exempt non-profit organization anywhere in the country.
P.O. Box 2602
San Francisco, CA 94126-2602
The Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund promotes effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth. The Queer Foundation offers to the winners of each year's essay contest $1,000 scholarships to the U.S. college or university of their choice to study queer theory or related fields.
Joseph Dial, Ph.D.
3213 W Wheeler St., #145
Seattle, WA 98199
The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of LGBT family psychology and LGBT family therapy. Strong preference given to dissertation candidates.
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.
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.
STDcheck.com offers scholarships to HIV-positive students. Applicants must be HIV positive, be accepted or enrolled at a college or university in the US and studying or intending to attend at full-time status. Amounts vary between $250-$5,000.
5821 Southwest Freeway Suite 430
Houston, TX 77057
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.
446 W. 33rd St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Funds young women whose own families have withdrawn emotional and/or financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity by providing grants covering vocational/technical training, licensing fees, college application fees and the like.
119 West 24 Street
New York, New York 10011
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.
University of Louisville
Dawn Wilson Scholarship will be awarded to subsidize the cost of higher education at the University of Louisville for undergraduate LGBTQ+ students of color. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by funds available at the time the scholarships are granted. To apply you must plan to be seeking a degree at the University of Louisville in the upcoming academic year, identify as an undergraduate LGBTQ+ person of color, and be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours.
This scholarship program is for students who are suffering from a debilitating condition while continuing their education at a college institution. Conditions include any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life.
2875 South Orange Ave #500
Orlando, Florida 32806
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
Teacehrs College, Columbia Univeristy
Office of Enrollment Services
525 W. 120th Street, Bx 303
New York, NY 10027
Offers scholarships of $2,500 and $5,000 with a reliable pool of resources (both monetary and community-based)to gay and lesbian athletes looking to continue their education while pursuing athletics in order to help them reach their potential and realize their dreams.
Gene and John Athletic Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011
The Gregory Sprague Prize is awarded every other year to a graduate student for the best graduate paper on LGBTQ history.
Funds gay male students who are 23 years or younger with a record of community service
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.
Pride Center of the Capital Region
P.O. Box 131
Albany, NY 12201
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.
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
The Ruth Benedict Prize is presented each year at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting to acknowledge excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered topic. The Ruth Benedict Prize is awarded in each of two separate categories: one for a single-authored monograph and another for an edited volume. Submissions may be on any topic related to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, or other gender / sexual formations and categories from any world culture area. Topics may include the study of normativity, queer theory, and the social/historical construction of sexual and gender identities, discourses and categories. Authors may represent any scholarly discipline, but the material submitted must engage anthropological theories and methods.
This scholarship program is for students who are majoring in special education. The applicant is required to have a major in special education and must be scheduled to take at least one major-required class in the upcoming fall semester.
2875 South Orange Ave #500
Orlando, Florida 32806
These $1000 scholarships will be awarded to GLBT students, as well as to students of GLBT parents, who can demonstrate financial need, as well as a background of positive contribution to their local GLBT community.
3467 Foxcroft Circle
Oviedo, FL 32765
Funds scholarships for public interest law projects for law students eligible to graduate in the spring or lawyers who are within 3 years of graduating from law school.
Pride Law Fund
P.O. Box 2602
San Francisco, CA 94126-2602
Awards three $3,000 scholarships to lesbian-identified students in two categories: 1) Graduating high school seniors who plan on attending a recognized college or university; and, 2) Already matriculated college students in any year of study, including graduate school.
Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship, Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011-1995
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
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.
• Is a trans person of color
• Has made contributions to the trans people of color community
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.
• Has made contributions to the trans community through visibility/media work
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
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.
5100 Cherry St. Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64114
University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma LGBT Alumni Society is delighted to welcome applications for its inaugural scholarship competition! Scholarship funds will be awarded to one or more University of Oklahoma students to assist in defraying the costs of serving in a summer internship related to LGBT advocacy.
Funds various grants nationwide for graduate, pre- and post-doctoral scientific research on issues of concern for lesbians, gay men & bisexuals.
American Psychological Foundation
750 First St., NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
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.
Women in Medicine, Inc. P. O. Box 107
Colchester, VT 05446
ZipRecruiter is one of the largest job boards in the US and have recently launched a scholarship for college students. Every month they are awarding $1000 to the student that is crafting the most engaging and effective cover letter. To participate in the Creative Cover Letter College Scholarship Challenge, read official rules and upload your submission via the online registration form available at www.ziprecruiter.com. Eligible persons who complete the registration may submit one (1) cover letter in the form a written essay of between 130-500 words in any format, e.g., Word format, or a video or song. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Submission entries will not be returned. By entering the Promotion, registrants agree to abide by these rules, and represent and warrant that the Submissions are their own and original creations, and do not violate or infringe the rights, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights or rights of publicity/privacy, of any third party.
401 Wilshire Blvd., 11th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401.