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.

NGLCC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to college students residing in the US who identify as a member of the LGBT community. LGBT students of color, those who identify as transgender or non-binary, LGBT students with disabilities and those with geographic diversity are strongly encourage to apply.

API Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2022
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.

Flagship Scholarship
Sponsor: Point Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 21, 2022
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.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
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-visual differences.

Transgender First Scholarship
Sponsor: OnlineDegree.com
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students planning or currently enrolled in a U.S. post-secondary institution who identify as transgender. Applicant submit share a blog post or social media post on a given topic related to their personal experience as a transgender student.

PFLAG Bellevue Eastside Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Bellevue Eastside
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 6, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who attend an Eastside (Eastside of Seattle) high school and identifies as LGBTQ.

Pride Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Pride Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 7, 2023
Description: Applicant must be a resident of the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington) and pursuing post-secondary education. Applicant must also be LGBTQ or a straight ally student leader.

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Scholarships
Sponsor: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
Description: Scholarships are open to California graduating high school seniors and current college students who have provided service to the LGBT+ community (open to all sexual orientations). In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships open to Nursing students and Medical students.

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