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  • The Keith Williams Law Group Annual Scholarship

    The Keith Williams Law Group Annual Scholarship seeks to help students who have fought through adversity in their lives in order to better themselves through education.  Understanding that, for many possible reasons, not everyone has been a straight A student with perfect test scores, we seek to help those who have had difficulty in school and fought through it—whether it be the result of a difficult home life, socio-economic disadvantages, learning disabilities, ethnic/racial/gender or other biases, just plain stubborn orneriness and misbehavior early in life, or any other reason.

    Whatever issues you have overcome in the past (and might be continuing to overcome at the present), those issues do not determine your future.  We at the Keith Williams Law Group are living proof of that, and the Keith Williams Law Group Annual Scholarship therefore seeks to help you as you work to overcome whatever issues you might have faced and to create a bright, successful future for yourself through education.

    The Keith Williams Law Group Annual Scholarship provides a $1,500 scholarship, with one winner to be chosen each year.  The winner will receive $1,500 to use toward pursuit of their higher education.


    High School seniors who have been accepted to a college or university.
    Currently enrolled students in any college or university, including graduate/professional schools.
    No minimum GPA required to qualify.
    Applicants must have overcome adversity in their lives and difficulty in school.
    One entry per person, per year.

    How To Apply

    Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 800 words written by the applicant that explains the adversity in your life and difficulty in school that you have overcome and fought through to get where you are today, and how your continuing education will help you continue to create your own bright future.
    Submit your essay in the below form. Include your full name, a contact phone number, the name of the high school you are currently attending or graduated from, and the name of the college/university in which you are currently attending or have been accepted into.

    Application Deadlines

    Entries Close December 1, 2019. 

    Winner Announced

    December 15, 2019, The winner will be notified via email and announced on this page.

    Recognition of Winner

    As an additional reward for your hard work, the winners will be recognized on our website with a photo and 500-word bio.  This will allow you, your friends and family one more way to brag on you, as well as provide an opportunity for potential employers to see your accomplishment on the web.

    Contact Information:

    Nashville Office

    511 Union Street #1820, Nashville, TN 37219
    Phone: (615) 313-3999
    Fax: (615) 444-6516

  • Otterbein LGBTQ+ Scholarship

    Otterbein University awards the Otterbein LGBTQ+ Scholarship to 1 entering first-year student each year. The award is $1,000 and is renewable for up to 4 years. Students who apply by December 15th are sent a link to a scholarship questionnairethat allows them to be selected for consideration for endowed scholarships based on individual traits. For this scholarship, students provide a short answer to teh question "How was your experience as a LGBTQIA+ person informed your education, individual goals or aspirations?"

    Contact Information:

    102 W. College Ave.,
    Westerville, OH 43081

  • SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Award

    The SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Awards are individual college scholarships of up to $2,000 for Washington, DC Metro Area students who have demonstrated leadership in their school or community.

    Contact Information:

    410 7th Street SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    United States

    (202) 567-3165

  • Victor Agnoni Visual Arts Foundation - VAVAF

    VAVAF is excited to announce our first scholarship! This scholarship is open for LGBTQ high school seniors entering college with a qualifying visual arts portfolio. Recipient will receive a $1,500 award. Applicant need not major in arts in college. 

    Contact Information:

    P.O. Box 1030
    Winter Park, FL 32790
    United States

    (321) 436-7534

  • SpeakOUT Scholarship

    Award: $500 plus the opportunity to take SpeakOUT’s Speaker Training. Requirements for the Scholarship: be an undergraduate LGBTQIA+ student or prospective student entering college/university by the fall 2018 semester, live in New England, and hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. 

    Contact Information:

  • Scholarship Essay Writing Contest for Students

    We are extremely excited to announce our first scholarship contest for students, which will be held on an annual basis. We give you an awarded chance to show your writing skills. This scholarship is open for LGBTQ students. 

    Contact Information:

  • The Make It Safe Project Writing Scholarship

    Funds scholarships for writers of stories/poems containing queer and trans characters (under 2,000 words). Winners receives $500 and publication. All queer and trans youth ages 13-18 residing in the United States are eligible to submit.

    Contact Information:

    San Francisco, CA
    United States

  • The J. Tracy Hermann LGBTQ Center Youth Scholarship

    This scholarship was created to provide financial support for a college-bound high school graduate who displays leadership toward LGBTQ equality. Candidates must identify as LGBTQ or as allies and must reside in Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan or Ulster County.

    Contact Information:

    PO Box 3994
    Kingston, New York 12402
    United States

    (845) 331-5300

  • Ritchie C. Miller, III Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    The scholarship is established to aid students who are members and/or allies of the LGBTQ community, Mississippi residents, have demonstrated financial need, and completed at least 59 hours of coursework. An essay and letter of recommendation are also required. 

    Contact Information:

    P.O. Box 6149
    Mississippi State, MS 39762
    United States

    (662) 325-7000

  • Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

    The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship is open to current high school seniors, and undergraduate college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate a commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership.

    Contact Information:

    P.O. Box 2270
    San Francisco, CA 94126-2270
    United States

    (415) 765-0446

  • Jackie Anderson Scholarship Fund

    Longtime Chicago civil-rights activist Jackie Anderson will be remembered in a more permanent way, after her passing Jan. 7. Her family has established a scholarship in her name at Roosevelt University. Thanks to initial donations, the $5,000 scholarship is now endowed, but donations are needed to be used toward students.

    Roosevelt University held a special place in Anderson's heart. One promise she asked Torrence ( her grandson ) to keep was to start a scholarship fund for young African-American female students to help continue their pursuit of higher education. She understood that $1,000 could be the difference between degree completion and dropping out. Therefore, a donation to the Jackie Anderson Scholarship Fund is being sought by family and friends.

    Contact Information:





  • Veronica Marcum Scholarship Fund

    The Veronica Marcum Scholarship Fund was created by Candy Marcum and Carolyn Hall, long-time leaders in the LGBT equality movement, to honor Candy’s mother, Veronica Marcum.

    Mrs. Marcum was a Registered Nurse (RN) who served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After the war, she married and dedicated her time to her family. Known as “Mickey” to her many friends, she kept her RN license current for twenty-five years, eventually working at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She remained at Methodist Hospital until she retired in 1993. In retirement, she volunteered at MD Anderson Medical Center for another twenty years.
    Mrs. Marcum passed away on January 24, 2018, two weeks before her 95th birthday.

    The Veronica Marcum Scholarship Fund honors Veronica "Mickey" Marcum by providing scholarships to LGBT students in or entering nursing programs in Texas.

    Contact Information:




  • LULAC Lambda Scholorship

    LULAC Lambda invites current and future college students in the District of Columbia to apply for its brand new scholarship.

    Contact Information:

    1133 19th St NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    (202) 374-9227

  • The Peter L. Page Scholarship

    Contact Information:

    The Serpentine Society
    University of Virginia Alumni Association
    c/o Travis Robertson
    PO Box 400314
    Charlottesville, VA, 22904

  • Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship

    All too often, underrepresented minorities have to work extra hard to gain the same respect / status as a non-minority individual in a similar position. To this end, we at Everipedia have created a list of individuals that we believe deserve recognition for their work. The Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship aims to bring awareness and recognition to these men and women working tirelessly across the globe in search of the truth in science and technology.

    Contact Information:

  • My First Blush LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship

    The LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship by My First Blush is a $1,000 to $1,500 grant available to LGBTQIA honors students who have taken action to support or advance the rights of the LGBTQ community. 

    Contact Information:

  • The 49 Fund

    “The 49 Fund,” is an endowed scholarship fund that will be administered by The Central Florida Foundation (CFF), in honor of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. This unique scholarship will be offered specifically to LGBT students in Central Florida.  The scholarships will be awarded to students who strive to by leaders and want to make a positive impact on our community.

    Please join us in our quest to offer up to ten (10) $4,900 scholarships annually to deserving gay students in Central Florida.  All donations are appreciated and will ensure that the 49 who lost their lives will always be remembered.

    Contact Information:

  • Charlotte Pride Scholarship

    Aims to improve economic mobility for LGBTQ/Ally college students from the Charlotte metro area. Recipients must have an unmet financial need and demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ community. Up to five scholarships of up to $2,000 over four years are awarded

    Contact Information:

  • Ramblers Scholarship for Student Athletes

    We're proud to expand the Ramblers family to include student athletes pursuing higher education who are committed to serving the LGBTQI community as either members or demonstrated allies. We hope that this financial support will positively reinforce their pride in our community and will assist them as they follow their educational and career ambitions.
    Awardees receive a one-time scholarship, paid directly to their school, covering tuition and fees. Up to two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded and publicly announced by the New York Ramblers Soccer Club. The annual deadline to apply is June 1. 

    Contact Information:

  • Hampton Roads Pride Scholarship

    The Hampton Roads Pride Scholarship program is dedicated to helping students nationwide access educational opportunities regardless of their financial situation.

    -Three $1,600 scholarships available
    -3.0 GPA preferred
    -Social justice work in LGBTQIA community preferred
    -Deadline May 1, 2017

    Contact Information:

    Hampton Roads Pride, P.O. Box 41082,
    Norfolk, Va., 23541-1082

  • Gayborhood Scholarship

    Gayborhood, the nation’s #1 guide to finding LGBT-supportive businesses and events, provides a total of four scholarships per year.  Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded for the Spring and Fall semesters each year to help with the costs associated with continuing education.
    Application Process:
    Submit an essay (500 words maximum) outlining your service and passion for the LGBT community along with full name, mailing address, email address and telephone number via the form below or via postal service to the address outlined below.

    Fall 2018 Application Opens: February 1st, 2018
    Fall 2018 Deadline: April 30th, 2018
    Winner Selected On: June 1st, 2018

    Selection: Once the winners have been selected, they will be notified via telephone or email.  They will then receive a W-9 to complete and return to Gayborhood.  Once the completed W-9 has been received by Gayborhood, scholarship funds will be released via check and mailed to the recipient's address as stated in the application email.

    Contact Information:

    Attn: Scholarship Program
    1575 Northside Drive NW
    Building 300, Suite 330
    Atlanta, GA 30318

  • Simpli Pleasure LGBT Rights Scholarship

    The LGBT Rights Scholarship provided by Simpli Pleasure honors students courage in the face of adversity and discrimination by awarding $1,000 - $1,500 individual grants to LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally) activists 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.

    Contact Information:

  • HIV-Positive Scholarship Application offers scholarships throughout the year to college students who are HIV-positive. Scholarship amounts vary between $250 - $5,000 and will depend upon essays submitted as well as the following requirements.

    Contact Information:

  • Go Grad Scholarships and Financial Aid

    There’s no doubt pursuing a graduate degree can be a demanding and intense experience, and navigating your school options can be complicated and challenging. In addition to finding the best degree programs or schools, the rising tuition costs, existing student loan debt or financial constraints can make returning to school feel daunting.

    In this guide, you will find a variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) scholarships in popular career fields such as the arts, physical or social sciences, advocacy and education, tips and resources for funding your master’s degree, and a scholarship application checklist to help you succeed in your academic pursuits.

    Contact Information:

  • South Orange County PFLAG Scholarship

    Graduating high school seniors and college/vocational students. Awards up to $2,500.00 available to residents (or children of residents) of Orange County between ages of 17-24 who identify as LGBTQI, and to straight allies who have directly supported LGBTQI youth/community.

    Contact Information:

    PFLAG South Orange County, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 2808, Laguna Hills
    Laguna Hills, CA 92654
    United States

    (949) 677-7840

  • Papel Family Trust Scholarship

    Two scholarships ($2,500 each) for students who identify as LGBTQ, or whose parent(s) identify as LGBTQ, have completed high school (or the GED), been accepted to part/full-time programs at an accredited institution. (Community college, university, or graduate school level)  

    Contact Information:

    1200 N. La Brea Avenue
    West Hollywood, CA, 90038


  • ADODI Scholarship

    The ADODI Scholarship was established by Morehouse Safe Space to support the activism and radical scholarship of LGBTQIA undergraduate students. The scholarship was made possible by progressive Atlanta community partners. The deadline to apply is October 16.

    Contact Information:

  • J. L. Cleland GLBT Non-discrimination Scholarship

    A large scholarship for freshmen at K U available to rural Kansas high school seniors of high academic standards who have demonstrated a sincere desire and ability to foster understanding and acceptance of GLBT people.

    Contact Information:


  • Grand Rapids Trans Foundation Academic Scholarship

    Provides financial support for people of any age who identify as transgender (including agender, bigender, genderqueer, transsexual, and/or any other non-cis gender identity.). Award criteria are based on personal essay, financial need, and academic goals.

    Contact Information:

    PO Box 2674
    Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49501

  • LGBTQ Liberation Scholarship

    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.

    Contact Information:

    365 H Street #18817
    Blaine, WA, 98230



  • Dr. Ronald G. Morrow Scholarship- Western Carolina

    Entering or continuing graduate students studying in Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology, or Public Health Education, with intention to conduct research in the area of diversity, specifically issues related to sexual orientation (i.e., homophobia, heterosexism, safe/hate-free environments, pedagogical strategies and/or women's health and wellness) are eligible to apply.

    Contact Information:

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


  • Dr. Ronald G. Morrow Scholarship

    Entering or continuing graduate students studying in Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology, or Public Health Education, with intention to conduct research in the area of diversity, specifically issues related to sexual orientation (i.e., homophobia, heterosexism, safe/hate-free environments, pedagogical strategies and/or women's health and wellness) are eligible to apply.

    Contact Information:

    School of Health and Human Science
    University of North Carolina Greensboro
    Geensboro, NC, 27412


  • Mark J. Glancey and John G. Gray LGBT Scholarship

    $1,000 annual scholarship open to LGBTQ students of any age attending undergrad or grad school the following year regardless of grades, academic program or financial need. Applicants must submit a 550 word essay explaining career, academic and/or vocational goals, as well as their plans to achieve them.

    Contact Information:

  • Mako Bice Memorial Scholarship

    The purpose of this scholarship is to provide unrestricted post-secondary funds to eligible LGBTQ  and straight ally scholars who have completed at least 12 credit hours of college-level courses, and reside in Brevard County. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, and have been of service to the queer community.

    Contact Information:

    1182 Meadow Lake Road
    Rockledge, Florida, 32955

  • Naughty North’s LGBTQ+ Scholarship Program

    High school, undergrad or grad students who have have taken action to support LGBTQ issues are welcome to apply. One (1) winner will recieve $1,000 to go toward furthering their education. 

    The deadline is June 30.

    Contact Information:

  • 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.

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

    Contact Information:

  • 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.

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

    Contact Information:

  • 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:

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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:


  • 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:


  • Queer Advocacy Scholarship


    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:

  • 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:


  • 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:


  • 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:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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:


  • 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

  • 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:

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Association

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

    Contact Information:

  • 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

  • Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund

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

    Contact Information:

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • 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

  • 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 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


  • 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


  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • PFLAG Pueblo

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

    Contact Information:

  • 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:

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • 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:

  • Rainbow City Band Scholarship 

    Funds LGBT students pursuing degrees in music or music education.

    Contact Information:

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • PFLAG Salt Lake City

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

    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


  • Equality Leadership Fund Scholarship

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

    Contact Information:

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • PFLAG Richmond

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

    Contact Information:

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

  • 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.

    Contact Information:

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