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.

Freedom of Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award
Sponsor: Black Skeptics Los Angeles | Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 21, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the U.S. , who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into a two or four-year college. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American). Students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented and/or LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship
Sponsor: Stonewall Community Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: June 26, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to LGBTQ graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are women-identified students. Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
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.

Celebrate Pride! Share Tips on How to Show Support to LGBTQ+ Community!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Around one-third of LGBTQ+ students have skipped school over safety concerns related to bullying or harassment, but you can help fix this! Share tips on how to show support to the LGBTQ+ community *and* you’ll enter to win a $2,000 scholarship!

Grace Towers Scholarship for the Arts
Sponsor: Queens of the Castro
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in California who are 16 to 25 years of age and identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicant must have, at some point in their high school or post high school career, demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness about LGBTQ+ issues, combating homophobia and/or bullying or educating their community about similar topics.

ICOAA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Imperial Court of All Alaska College of Emperors and Empresses
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students fully admitted to a college, university, trade or vocational school who are an Alaska resident. Awards are based on economic need, scholastic achievement, leadership ability and contributions to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied (GLBTA) community. Preference is given to members of the GLBTA community.

NGPA Scholarships
Sponsor: National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to students who are seeking to develop professional aviation skills. While students do not have to be LGBT, the applicant should provide evidence of his or her contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

AEF Scholarship
Sponsor: Acorn Equality Fund
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: September 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will retain permanent residence in the AEF service area of downstate Illinois and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution. Scholarships are designed to provide academic financial support for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students, allies, or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered parents.

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