Scholarship Database


  • 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

  • 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


  • Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Association

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

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  • PFLAG Sandusky/ Firelands

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

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  • PFLAG Cincinnati

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

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  • Cleveland Youth Leadership Initiative

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

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  • The Eric Kohring - PFLAG Scholarship

    Funds scholarship for OSU student who has made contributions to the LGBT community through leadership, service, volunteering or research.

    Contact Information:

    Scarlet and Gay, c/o OSU GLBT Alumni Society
    PO Box 2012
    Columbus, OH 43216-2012


  • OSU Sexuality Studies Essay Competition

    The Sexuality Studies Scholarship Essay Competition is open to undergraduate students who are pursuing the Sexuality Studies Minor, with preference given to those who identify as LGBT. The award is $250 or more, to be applied toward tuition and fees.

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  • Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Society

    Funds scholarships, some needs-based, for current OSU undergrad students.

    Contact Information:

    Scarlet and Gay, c/o OSU GLBT Alumni Society
    PO Box 2012
    Columbus, OH 43216-2012


  • Mark Moffett Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    Funds scholarship for OSU student who has made contributions to the LGBT community through leadership, service, and volunteering and is majoring in music.

    Contact Information:

    Scarlet and Gay, c/o OSU GLBT Alumni Society
    PO Box 2012
    Columbus, OH 43216-2012


  • DISCO Interdisciplinary Minors Scholarship

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

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  • Roy Bowen Ward LGBT Scholarship

    Open to students enrolled at a Miami University campus with a cumulative GPA no lower than 2.5. Applicants sought from persons of diverse backgrounds.

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  • Ackerman-Gemette Scholarship

    The Ackerman-Gemette Scholarship provides financial assistance to law students interested in advancing the civil rights of LGBT Americans.

    Contact Information:

    Capital University Law School
    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43215


  • William R. Johnson Scholarship

    Funds scholarships for LGBT United Church of Christ seminarians.

    Contact Information:

    700 Prospect Ave E
    Cleveland, OH 44115-1100


  • PFLAG The Liz Rochester Memorial Scholarship

    Funds $250 scholarship for advancing the postsecondary aspiration of LGBT students.

    Contact Information:

    Sandusky Chapter PFLAG
    P.O. Box 143
    Sandusky, OH 44871


  • PFLAG of Greater Cincinnati Scholarship

    Funds scholarship for a student who is a resident of or attending college in the greater Cincinnati area.

    Contact Information:

    PFLAG/Cincinnati Chapter
    P.O. Box 19634
    Cincinnati, OH 45219-0634


  • PFLAG Dayton Scholarships

    Funds scholarships for GLBT student or ally who is a resident of or attending school in the Miami Valley.

    Contact Information:

    P.O. Box 3721
    Dayton, OH 45401


  • Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarship Fund

    Funds scholarships for students who have contributed to the GLBT community through strong personal character, leadership and service and pursuing a post-secondary education at a central Ohio (Franklin and contiguous counties) college or university or Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio.

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