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Funding Your College Education:Scholarship Information: LGBTQ

Scholarships


 

Name Amount Information Due Date
Chely Wright LIKE ME® Scholarship $1250

The Chely Wright LIKE ME® Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing a college degree who actively advocate for LGBT youth and/or to students who are severely affected by teen bullying or suicide of an LGBT youth.  Through this scholarship, LGBT affected youth can apply for funding to pay for educational expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program. Open to graduating high school seniors.

http://www.likeme.org/chely-wright-scholarship/
See website for application deadlines.
Gammu Mu Foundation Scholarships $1000-$2500

The Gamma Mu Scholarships Program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program. In addition, effective 2016, the Gamma Mu Scholarship Program will award one scholarship annually (“The Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship in Memory of Ray Williams”) to a student from the broader LGBT community.

https://gammamufoundation.org/overview/
See website for application deadlines.
Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship $1500-3000

First awarded in 2006, this scholarship is named after Laurel Hester, the Ocean County, N.J. Police Lieutenant who successfully battled county freeholders for the right to leave her pension and other benefits to her surviving domestic partner, Stacie Andree. Open to LGBT identified high school graduating seniors.

https://leaguefoundation.org/league-foundation-scholarships-2/laurel-hester-memorial-scholarship/

See website for application deadlines.
Levin-Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants Up to $25,000

The Levin-Goffe Scholarship provides a measure of financial stability to undergraduate students who are both LGBTQ or intersex and undocumented immigrants. We welcome applications from refugees and individuals seeking or granted asylum.

https://www.stonewallfoundation.org/scholarships/

See website for application deadlines.
LIVE OUT LOUD Educational Scholarship 3 scholarships of $10,000 each

The LIVE OUT LOUD Educational Scholarship was created to provide financial support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) youth who are pursuing a college degree. Applicants need to be from the Tri-State area (New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey). Open only to graduating high school seniors who identify as LGBTQ.

https://www.liveoutloud.info/programs/scholarship/

See website for application deadlines.
Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship $1500-3000

Since 1999, with the support of the Shepard family, the LEAGUE Foundation has honored Matthew’s memory by awarding at least one scholarship to a student who had demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and understanding in the community. Open to LGBT identified high school graduating seniors.

https://leaguefoundation.org/league-foundation-scholarships-2/matthew-shepard-memorial-scholarship/
See website for application deadlines.
New York Ramblers Scholarship Fund $2500

We are proud to expand the Ramblers family to include student athletes pursuing higher education who are committed to serving the LGBTQ community either as members or 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. Open to undergraduate athletes.

https://nyramblers.com/scholarship/

See website for application deadlines.
Out To Innovate™ Scholarship One award of $5000 for an undergrad and one award of $5000 for a grad student

NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate™ Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Students in STEM, following NOGLSTP’s inaugural Out to Innovate™ Career Summit for LGBTQ+ People in STEM. 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, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

https://www.noglstp.org/programs-projects/scholarships/
See website for application deadlines.
Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship $500

The Scholarship is open to all current high school seniors, and college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to fighting AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership (e.g. providing peer-based prevention and education; engaging in advocacy or grass-roots activism; raising public awareness; and/or delivering practical, emotional or treatment support to people living with HIV/AIDS), and who plan to continue to find ways to make a difference in the epidemic through their careers or through public service opportunities after their education is complete.

https://www.aidsmemorial.org/pedro-zamora-schollarship
See website for application deadlines.
PFLAG Scholarship Program $1000-5000

PFLAGers everywhere are dedicated to a bright future for LGBTQ youth. Many PFLAG chapters have scholarship programs as well. Students are eligible to receive scholarships from both their local chapter and PFLAG National. PFLAG's scholarships are open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens (Non-US citizens are eligible as long as they attend an accredited institution in the United States).

https://pflag.org/localpflagscholarshipprograms

See website for application deadlines.
Point Foundation Scholars Fill in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs

Point is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

https://pointfoundation.org/thepoint/scholarship/

See website for application deadlines.
Prism Foundation (formerly Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA))  Scholarship $1000-5000

The purpose of the Prism Foundation Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students in high school; undergraduate, graduate or professional school; or trade or vocational school who express activism in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities.

https://theprismfoundation.org/scholarships/
See website for application deadlines.
Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship $1500-3000

Established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker, this fund encourages and supports LGBTQ women in their quest for higher education.  The TDRS awards scholarships to students in two categories: 1) graduating high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited college or university; and, 2) already matriculated students in any year of study, including graduate school. 

https://www.stonewallfoundation.org/scholarships/
See website for application deadlines.