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.
Point Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Point Foundation
Closing Date: January 30, 2017
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.
PFLAG Phoenix Scholarships
Sponsor: PFLAG Phoenix
Closing Date: January 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to Arizona students who are planning to enroll, or are currently enrolled, in a degree program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution. Applicant must be a self-identified member of the LGBTQ+ community, gender variant, or straight ally.
Sponsor: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Closing Date: February 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors, recent high school graduates, and community college transfer students, undergraduate and graduate students from California who have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. In addition to general scholarships, there are specific scholarships for Nursing and Medical students.
American Atheists Scholarships
Sponsor: American Atheists
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 3, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to current graduate, law, college, university, or vocational school 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.
Sponsor: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Closing Date: February 3, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students who reside in a PG&E territory (or their parents reside in the territory). In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to minority students, LGBT students, and students majoring in Business, Engineering, Math, Medical, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Science, and Public Policy.
High School Seniors English Essay Contest
Sponsor: Queer Foundation
Closing Date: February 14, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students aged 18 and under who have not yet graduated from high school who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or an ally. Applicant must submit an essay Applicant must submit an essay on “pink ink.”
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Foundation
Amount: Up to $28,000 over four years
Closing Date: February 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating, minority high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States. Applicant must show leadership potential, dedication to community service, and evidence of financial need.
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