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American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship

Funds scholarships for students who are atheists, awarded primarily based on activism.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 5733
Attn: Scholarship
Parsippany, NJ 7054


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

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 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 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 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 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

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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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.

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.

BATTELLE/NOGLSTP Out to Innovate Scholarships

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

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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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.

Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards

Colin Higgins Foundation awards grants to youth activists ages 13 to 21 that have shown courage in fighting for LGBT human rights in their communities. To be considered for a grant, one must be nominated.

Contact Information

c/o Tides Foundation NY Office
55 Exchange Place, Suite 402
New York, NY 10005


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 theNational Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change presented by the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce in 2015.

Submission Guidelines


Mailed or faxed nominations MUST BE RECEIVED before Wednesday, February17th, 2013 OR SENT THROUGH THE ONLINE NOMINATION SYSTEM BY 5pm (Eastern Standard Time) ON THAT DATE. Before filling out this form, please note:

  1. Nominations MUST be received by:Monday February 17th 2014 at 5pm Eastern Standard Time.
  2. Nominations received after the due date/time will NOT be considered
  3. Self nominations are NOT accepted
  4. Multiple nominations of one nominee  ARE accepted
  5. Nominees must be 20 years or under at the time of nomination
  6. Awards are open to LGBTQ youth living in the US only
  7. Please do not call or email the Foundation regarding the status of your nomination

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


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.

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


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

Here are other points to consider:

  • The majority of our scholarship deadlines fall in May.
  • We’ll be posting 2014 scholarship applications at the beginning of February.
  • 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.

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


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.

GLBT LEAP scholarship

The GLBT Leadership Education & Advocacy Program works to support youth and nurture the development of leaders in the GLBT community.

Contact Information

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


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

Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship

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.

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Joan Nestle Prize

The $200 Joan Nestle Prize is awarded every other year for the best undergraduate paper on LGBTQ history.

KarMel Scholarship

Awards scholarships for written or artistic work on a GLBT topic.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 70382
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize Competition

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.

LBGT Physician Assistant Student Leadership Award

Two $1000 grants to support the development of future LGBT Physician Assistant (PA) leaders. These grants are awarded to openly LGBT PA students who are committed to LGBT healthcare equality.

Contact Information

LBGT PA Caucus
c/o AAPA Constituent Organization Development
Alexandria, VA 22314

LEAGUE Foundation Matthew Shepard Scholarship

Funds scholarship for a student who demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and understanding in the community.

Contact Information

LEAGUE Foundation
One AT&T Way, Room 4B214J
Bedminster, NJ 07921-2694


LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships

Funds scholarships for LGBT high school seniors planning to attend an institution of higher education.

Contact Information

LEAGUE Foundation
One AT&T Way, Room 4B214J
Bedminster, NJ 07921-2694


LGBT Foreign Affairs Scholarship

A $2,500 scholarship for a disadvantaged student who plans to intern in a foreign affairs-related field.

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Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship

Funds scholarships for graduating seniors who identify as LGBT and are pursuing higher education.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 312
New York, NY 10113


Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award

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.

Contact Information

Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship

Funds scholarships for GLBT students pursuing a degree and/or career in journalism.

Contact Information

80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1504
New York, NY 10038

Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

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.

Contact Information

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


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
PO Box 91803
Pasadena CA 91109

NGPA Education Fund Scholarships

Funds scholarships for members of the gay and lesbian community who are pursuing careers as professional pilots.

Contact Information

PO Box 7271
Dallas, TX 75209-0271


NLGJA Kay Longcope Scholarship Award

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.

Contact Information

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
1420 K St NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005

NLGJA Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

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.

Contact Information

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
1420 K St NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005

NLGLA Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

Awards scholarships to law students writing about cutting edge legal issues affecting the LGBT and/or intersex community.

Contact Information

601 13 St, N.W., #1170 South
Washington, DC 20005-3823


NWSA Women’s/Gender Studies Student Scholarships and Awards Lesbian Caucus Scholarship

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.

Contact Information

National Women's Studies Association
11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21202


Out to Protect Scholarship

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.

Payroll Human Resources Scholarship, 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.

PFLAG National Scholarships Program

Funds scholarships for LGBT and Allied graduating high school seniors entering higher education who have demonstrated an interest in service to the LGBT community.

Contact Information

Suzanne Greenfield, Safe Schools Coordinator
1726 M St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036


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.

Point Foundation

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.

Contact Information

5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 370
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Pride Law Fund Fellowships

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.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 2602
San Francisco, CA 94126-2602


Queer Foundation Scholarship

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.

Contact Information

Joseph Dial, Ph.D.
Executive Director
3213 W Wheeler St., #145
Seattle, WA 98199


Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants

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

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.

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

The Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund

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.

Contact Information

Bee's Fund
119 West 24 Street
New York, New York 10011

The Diversity in Teacher Education Fellowship Award

Columbia University

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


The Gene and John Athletic Scholarship

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.

Contact Information

Gene and John Athletic Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011

The Gregory Sprague

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

The Harry Bartel Memorial Scholarship Fund

Funds gay male students who are 23 years or younger with a record of community service

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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


The LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship at Teachers College

Columbia University

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


The Ruth Benedict Prize

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.

Tidal Wave Scholarship Fund

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.

Contact Information

3467 Foxcroft Circle
Oviedo, FL 32765

Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship

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.

Contact Information

Pride Law Fund
P.O. Box 2602
San Francisco, CA 94126-2602


Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

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.

Contact Information

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship, Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011-1995


Wayne F. Placek Grants

Funds various grants nationwide for graduate, pre- and post-doctoral scientific research on issues of concern for lesbians, gay men & bisexuals.

Contact Information

American Psychological Foundation
750 First St., NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242


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