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LGBTQ Scholarship Opportunities

LGBTQ Scholarship Opportunities

Many academic, extracurricular, and financial assistance options are available to LGBT-identified students. While some LGBTQ scholarships are only open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex students, others are available to questioning LGBTQI students and allies. There are several scholarships available for LGBTQ supporters who are committed to actively promoting equal rights and opportunity. Students who participate in LGBTQ-related activities and community initiatives may be eligible for large college grants. Some LGBTQ scholarships provide more than just money; scholarship givers may also provide leadership training and mentorship programs to help LGBTQ students fight for and promote their rights.

Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund


Amount: $500

Deadline:  3/1/2023

The Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund is for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender or have an LGBTQ parent who will be pursuing post-secondary, undergraduate education in a recognized institution or program for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must have lived in Oregon or Washington’s Clackamas, Cowlitz, Skamania, or Wahkiakum Counties for at least one year.


CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship


Amount: $6,000

Deadline:  1/31/2023

The CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship gives financial assistance and hope to deserving students who show good awareness to and interest in LGBT issues. Current Wayne State University LGBT students are given priority, however all Wayne State University students are welcome to apply. All current undergraduate and graduate students in excellent academic standing who are enrolled at least half-time in the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts may apply. Applicants must show a positive awareness to and interest in LGBT issues.


eQuality Scholarships


Amount: $6000

Deadline: 1/31/2023

The eQuality Scholarship Collaborative provides scholarships to celebrate and support students in California who have provided service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. All scholarship applicants must have proven service to the LGBT+ community. Most grants are open to applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities. With their own criteria, awards are given to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, and medical students.


Follansbee- Hansen Scholarship


Amount: $2000

Deadline: 5/31/2023

Scholarships are available to LGBTQ students in the Sacramento region. Applicants must be enrolled in an approved institution of higher education, including vocational and technical institutions, have a 2.5 GPA, and exhibit an interest in serving the LGBTQ+ community.


Grand Valley State University LGBT Scholarship


Amount: $2,500

Deadline: 3/1/2023

Scholarships are available to LGBTQ students in the Sacramento region. Applicants must be enrolled in an approved institution of higher education, including vocational and technical institutions, have a 2.5 GPA, and exhibit an interest in serving the LGBTQ+ community.


LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships


Amount:  varies

Deadline: 4/14/2023

Applicants must be a graduating high school senior studying in a college or trade school in the United States or Canada; a US citizen; have a 3.0 GPA; and identify as LGBTQ to be eligible for the LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships.


Northern Michigan University Allies Scholarship


Amount: varies

Deadline: 2/20/2023

Northern Michigan University’s ALLIES association is for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Its goal is to create a platform for professors, staff, and students who want to show their support for a safe university environment for faculty, staff, and students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or other sexual and gender minorities. ALLIES provides a scholarship as part of their charity.


NWSA Lesbian Award


Amount: $500

Deadline: 6/07/2023

The annual NWSA Lesbian Caucus Prize is intended to present a research award in appreciation of a master’s thesis or doctorate dissertation research project in the fields of Lesbian, Queer, and LGBT Studies that aligns with the NWSA’s goal.


Out to Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Stem Students


Amount: $5000

Deadline: 6/4/2023

NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM students, which 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. Applicants must have completed at least two years of post-secondary education at an accredited college or university, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field, and be an active supporter and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBTQ inclusion and visibility.


Pacific Gas & Electric Company Pride Network ERG Scholarship


Amount: $6,000


Employee Resource Groups not only assist to bring our colleagues together, but they also serve as an important communication link with our customers, independent of culture, age, gender, or other distinguishing factors. ERGs provide scholarship possibilities for students seeking higher education as part of the assistance these groups provide to the communities we serve. PG&E and its employee organizations provide a variety of scholarships to assist the future generation of Californians in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as other fields.


PFund Scholarship


Amount: $10,000

Deadline: 5/31/2023

By offering grants and scholarships, creating leaders, and motivating generosity, PFund serves as a critical resource and community builder for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities. Applicants must be LGBTQIA and reside or attend school in one of the following states: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.


Pride Foundation Scholarships


Amount: varies

Deadline: 1/6/2024

Our work is based on the basic but revolutionary notion that everyone should be allowed to live securely, openly, and authentically in all of the locations they call home. For more than three decades, our visionary leaders have been guided by this idea. In the midst of the HIV/AIDS catastrophe, a tiny but courageous group of individuals joined together in 1985 to create a source of light and hope in the middle of tremendous despair. Scholarships are available as a result of our generosity.


Pride Scholarship at Michigan State University


Amount: $5000

Deadline: 3/14/2023

A competitive application procedure is used to choose one MSU undergraduate student for the Pride Scholarship. Candidates must show academic success as well as interest in or contributions to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Incoming first-year (or transfer) students are given priority, although all undergraduate students are invited to apply. Your personal statement should be between 500 and 1,000 words long. This should be an essay describing why you want this award and your relevant experience in light of the scholarship description.


SCF Aritzia Scholarship


Amount: $5000

Deadline: varies

This fellowship was established by Aritzia, a fashion store with an innovative worldwide platform, to assist LGBTQIA students in their pursuit of higher education. Four students will each receive a $5,000 one-time grant given directly to their institution. Three brief essay questions, a letter of recommendation, and transcripts from your most recent academic institution comprise the application. There is no requirement for a minimum GPA. The scholarship, which is based on Aritzia’s ideals, favors students who display brilliance and originality and aspire to have a meaningful effect on their communities.


The David Womack Memorial West Virginia LGBT Scholarship


Amount: $1000

Deadline: 6/30/2023

The David Womack Memorial West Virginia LGBT Scholarship is open to any West Virginia gay or lesbian undergraduate student. The scholarship is valid for attendance at any college or university in the United States. The scholarship is given out in August for the next academic year. By June 30th, an essay and confirmation of college attendance/acceptance are expected. The essay should be no more than three pages long and should cover the applicant’s background, educational history, future objectives, and why he or she feels he or she should be awarded the scholarship. The winner will be announced in August.


Commencing your education in the U.S. can greatly expand your work opportunities, and fortunately there are scholarship opportunities available for LGBTQ students to do this. If you need help writing your scholarship application, you need to know how to convince the scholarship program board that you deserve the scholarship. We have some tips here for you here.

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