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.

Levin-Goffee Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants
Sponsor: Stonewall Community Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 6, 2018extended to June 18, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, or intersex students who are enrolled at an accredited, nonprofit school in New York City. Applicant must not hold U.S. citizenship, a green card, or an F-1 visa.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship
Sponsor: Stonewall Community Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: June 27, 2018
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, 2018
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.

GAPA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college students who express activism in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities; however, applicants do not need to identify as either to apply. Preference will be given to those who identify as both API and LGBTQ. There is no citizenship requirement, however student must be attending a U.S. accredited institution.

Grab the Mic: Join 193,242 Young People Making Schools Safer for LGBTQ+ Students
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: 78% of LGBTQ+ teens are teased or bullied in their schools and communities. Educate friends and promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity by sharing DoSomething’s ally guide. Then share an event finder and make a plan to attend a Pride event. You’ll make a difference for LGBTQ+ students in your community and be entered to win the scholarship.

ICOAA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Imperial Court of All Alaska College of Emperors and Empresses
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
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: Up to $7,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
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.

Out to Protect Scholarship
Sponsor: Out to Protect
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2018
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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
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.

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