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.
NGLCC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Closing Date: December 10, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to college students residing in the US who identify as a member of the LGBT community. LGBT students of color, those who identify as transgender or non-binary, LGBT students with disabilities and those with geographic diversity are strongly encourage to apply.
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Closing Date: December 15, 2022
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.
Sponsor: Point Foundation
Closing Date: December 21, 2022
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.
AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
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-visual differences.
Transgender First Scholarship
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students planning or currently enrolled in a U.S. post-secondary institution who identify as transgender. Applicant submit share a blog post or social media post on a given topic related to their personal experience as a transgender student.
PFLAG Bellevue Eastside Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Bellevue Eastside
Closing Date: January 6, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who attend an Eastside (Eastside of Seattle) high school and identifies as LGBTQ.
Pride Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Pride Foundation
Closing Date: January 7, 2023
Description: Applicant must be a resident of the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington) and pursuing post-secondary education. Applicant must also be LGBTQ or a straight ally student leader.
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Scholarships
Sponsor: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
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.