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.

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.

Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Gamma Mu Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to gay men under 35 years of age who have completed high school by June of the current year, and are U.S. citizens.

PFLAG Norman Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Norman
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current residents of Norman who are/will be attending a post-secondary institution. Applicant must promote inclusion and support people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

PFLAG Tucson Scholarships
Sponsor: PFLAG Tucson
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students from Southern Arizona attending an institution OR a student coming to southern Arizona to attend college or university. Applicant must be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or a straight ally.

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.

Audria M. Edwards Scholarship
Sponsor: Peacock in the Park
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be pursuing post-secondary, undergraduate education in an accredited institution or program during the coming school year. Applicant must be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender OR have a LGBT parent AND applicant must have resided for at least one year in the state of Oregon or in Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, or Wahkiakum County in Washington.

PFLAG Omaha Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Omaha
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who self-identify as LGBTQIAA_ or an ally and who is a resident of the state of Nebraska or Western Iowa.

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.

PFLAG Columbia-Howard County, MD Scholarships
Sponsor: PFLAG Columbia-Howard County, MD
Amount: $2
Closing Date: April 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or as an Ally who demonstrates outstanding support directly to LGBT society and supports equality for all. Applicant must either be a resident of the State of Maryland or attending a post-secondary educational institution in the state of Maryland during the 2020-2021 academic year.

American Atheists Scholarships
Sponsor: American Atheists
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming and current college students in the United States who have at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant does not need to be U.S. citizen, but must attend a U.S. based institution. Applicant must demonstrate atheist activism in their communities and schools. In addition to the general scholarships, there is a scholarship open specifically to a member of the LGBT community.

LGBTQ Scholarship
Sponsor: Brown and Caldwell
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning and who are enrolled in his/her Junior, Senior year or graduate program at an accredited college or university and applicant must have a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences.

PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG South Orange County
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college/vocational students who are residents (or children of residents) of Orange County between the ages of 17-24 and who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer/questioning, and to straight allies.

V&E Diversity Scholarships
Sponsor: Vinson & Elkins
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020extended to April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are members of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or Multiracial/two or more races) and/or identify as a member of the LGBT community. Applicant must have U.S. citizenship, residency in Houston, Dallas, Austin or surrounding areas for continuous seven years, have an interest in the legal profession, and be in the top 20% of their class.

PFLAG Cincinnati Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Cincinnati
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 17, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are residents and/or attending a college in the Greater Cincinnati area and can demonstrate positive involvement with the LGBTQ community.

LEAGUE Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship
Sponsor: LEAGUE Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 19, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who self-identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender.

Tang Scholarship
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to self-identified Asian/Pacific Islander students (at least 25% API ancestry) who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and have/will graduate from a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties (California).

Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition
Sponsor: National LGBT Bar Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 14, 2020
Description: Competition is open to students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. Applicant must submit an essay on a legal issue affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or intersex community.

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.

PFLAG Detroit Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Detroit
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from the Detroit area who have shown a commitment to the GLBT community.

Follansbee-Hansen Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Sacramento
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshman from the Sacramento area who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or intersex.

Carolyn Kelly Memorial Education Fund
Sponsor: The Carolyn Kelly Memorial Education Fund
Amount: Up to $12,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are transgender, female, or underprivileged, or a combination of those. Applicant must also have at least a 2.75 GPA.

New York Ramblers Scholarship
Sponsor: New York Ramblers Soccer
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are athletes and self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex person OR a demonstrated and committed ally.

PFLAG of Jacksonville Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG of Jacksonville
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who reside in the Jacksonville metropolitan area (Florida) and must demonstrate service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Out to Innovate Scholarship
Sponsor: National Organization of Lesbian and Gay Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc.
Amount: UP to $5,000
Closing Date: June 6, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to 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.

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