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.

Marc E. Lewis Youth Scholarship
Sponsor: FLAG Flag Football
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 24, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Massachusetts graduating high school seniors who have made a high school and/or community sports program safer for and more inclusive of LGBTQ student-athletes, as either a role model or ally.

Elsie Frank Scholarship
Sponsor: Greater Boston PFLAG
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating Massachusetts high school seniors who will attend a two-year or four-year college or technical/vocational school and have a commitment to the LGBTQ community.

Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 2, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate college students who has done community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes. Applicant or parents must be current or former employee at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine resident.

Alexander Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The Alexander Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 14, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to LGBTQIA+ students in Colorado who are seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution in the State of Colorado.

Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Greensboro
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are residents of Guilford, Rockingham, Randolph or Alamance County, North Carolina and self-identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight ally.

PFLAG SD Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG San Diego County
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 23, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to LGBT graduating high school seniors and current college students who are residents of San Diego County.

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.

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.

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.

V&E Diversity Scholarships
Sponsor: Vinson & Elkins
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 1, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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