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.

PFLAG Detroit Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Detroit
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from the Detroit area who have shown a commitment to the GLBT community.

Follansbee-Hansen Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Sacramento
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshman from the Sacramento area who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or intersex.

Out to Protect Scholarship
Sponsor: Out to Protect
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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.

New York Ramblers Scholarship
Sponsor: New York Ramblers Soccer
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are athletes and self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex person OR a demonstrated and committed ally.

Out to Innovate Scholarship
Sponsor: National Organization of Lesbian and Gay Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc.
Amount: UP to $5,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

PFLAG of Jacksonville Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG of Jacksonville
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who reside in the Jacksonville metropolitan area (Florida) and must demonstrate service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Levin-Goffee Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants
Sponsor: Stonewall Community Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 7, 2019
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.

GAPA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 9, 2019
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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 10, 2019
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.

Indianapolis PFLAG Scholarships
Sponsor: Indianapolis PFLAG
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Indiana who are graduating high school seniors or current college students who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, or queer or an ally. Applicant must demonstrate past or present service tot he LGBTQ+ community.

Freedom of Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award
Sponsor: Black Skeptics Los Angeles | Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 21, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the U.S. , who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into a two or four-year college. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American). Students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented and/or LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
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.

ICOAA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Imperial Court of All Alaska College of Emperors and Empresses
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
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.

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