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.

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.

AEF Scholarship
Sponsor: Acorn Equality Fund
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 21, 2018
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.

David, Gladys, & Candace Groudine Scholarship
Sponsor: Pride Center of the Capital Region
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 21, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students about to enter their first year of college who identify as LGBTQA or an ally working towards LGBTQA equality. Applicant must be a resident in one of the counties served by Pride Center (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington) in New York.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and who are from a group underrepresented in their field of study.

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.

Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men
Sponsor: Bread and Roses Community Fund
Amount: UP to $10,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to gay men who live in the five-county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) and Camden County, who are attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional schools anywhere, or to men attending such schools within the Philadelphia region.

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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