LGBTQ Scholarships

If you are a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community, there are scholarships out there just for you. In addition, many of these scholarships are also open to LGBTQ+ allies.

Point Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Point Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 27, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college student who are “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. There is no citizenship requirement, but applicant must be attending or planning to attend an institution in the United States.

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Scholarships
Sponsor: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to California graduating high school seniors and current college students who have provided service to the LGBT+ community (open to all sexual orientations). In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships open to Nursing students and Medical students.

PFLAG Dayton Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Dayton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 7, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are residents of the greater Dayton area and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or an ally.

PFLAG Denver Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Denver
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 7, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college freshmen and sophomores who have graduated from a Colorado high school and self-identify as LGBTQ+ or ally.

Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 2, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate college students who has done community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes. Applicant or parents must be current or former employee at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine resident.

Alexander Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The Alexander Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 14, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to LGBTQIA+ students in Colorado who are seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution in the State of Colorado.

Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Greensboro
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are residents of Guilford, Rockingham, Randolph or Alamance County, North Carolina and self-identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight ally.

PFLAG SD Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG San Diego County
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 23, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to LGBT graduating high school seniors and current college students who are residents of San Diego County.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality, and other non-visible differences.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Markowski-Leach Scholarships
Sponsor: Markowski-Leach Scholarship Fund
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 5, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students at select institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.

Out to Protect Scholarship
Sponsor: Out to Protect
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 29, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program in the United States who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender.

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