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Scholarships for LGBTQIA+ Students



As we celebrate Pride Month, it is essential to recognize and honor the achievements and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride is not only about parades and celebrations but also about acknowledging the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals and supporting their ongoing journey towards equality. Education is a powerful vehicle for change, and scholarships dedicated to LGBTQ+ students serve as a beacon of hope and empowerment.


In this blog post, Scholist App has highlighted some scholarships for LGBTQ+ students to provide support and opportunities for LGBTQ+ students, fostering their dreams and aspirations.

Make sure to take note of the deadlines and eligibility.


Create your profile anytime at www.scholistapp.com to get matched with scholarships!



NOGLSTP Out to Innovate Scholarship


NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships is awarding LGBTQ STEM students that are pursuing an undergraduate or 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.


Award : $5000


Deadline: June 10


Eligibility:


  1. Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited U.S. college or university

  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4-point scale.

  3. A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

  4. Identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

  5. Be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility

  6. Students must be eligible for fall term registration at an accredited U.S. college or university and must not be under disciplinary sanction.




PRISM Foundation Scholarship


The Prism Foundation Scholarship aims to celebrate and reward outstanding scholar

activists who are making a positive impact in LGBTQ+ communities.


Award: $1000 - $5000

Deadline: June 30, 2023



Eligibility:


1. Must be attending a post-secondary institution in the United States in the upcoming academic year (starting in the Fall of this current year) when applying.


2. Open to students who attend community college, university, and trade/vocational

school


3. Applicants should have a strong history of engagement within the API and/or LGBTQ+ communities


Application Requirements :


1. Eligible candidates must complete an application form by answering short response questions, one essay prompt.


2. Applicants must apply online using an email account hosted by or associated with

Google.


3. They must also provide the following supporting documentation:


- Current or most recent academic transcript(s).

- One letter of support highlighting your community engagement and/or

leadership skills from someone who can speak to your abilities, such as a peer,

colleague, teacher, school administrator, counselor, employer, or community

leader.




OSTEM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


Our 2023 cycle of the Scholarship Program is now open. We have 31 total scholarships with a total of $115k available this year! Applications close June 30th, so be sure to submit your application before then. We also have a communications packet with graphics and information you can use to spread the word.


Award: Up to $5000


Deadline: June 30, 2023


Eligibility:


1. Must be attending or enrolled in a community college, undergraduate, or graduate institutions.


2. Pursuing a degree in a STEM field.


3. Institution must be based in a country where oSTEM has active chapters: USA, United Kingdom, Canada.


4. Completed at least one semester at an institute of higher education.


5. Applicants must identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.





RAINBOW SCHOLARSHIP


The Rainbow Scholarship is awarded to LGBT students who want to pursue meaningful, intensive education programs abroad. Awarded by the Fund for Education Abroad annually, this scholarship is part of the NAFSA Rainbow Special Interest Group, which is made up of professionals that are devoted to supporting and counseling LGBT students as well as combating discrimination against LGBT students.


Award: Not Specified


Open: July 3, 2023


Eligibility:


1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident


2. Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)


3. Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution





NGPA SCHOLARSHIPS


The NGPA is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pilots, aviation professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world. NGPA is proud to have given away more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to aspiring aviators, helping them become safe, qualified members of the worldwide aviation community.


Award: Up to $5000


Open: June 1, 2023

Deadline: July 31, 2023



Eligibility:


  1. Must be an active member of NGPA.

  2. Must be at least 17 years of age.

  3. Must have at least a current third class Medical (for flight training scholarships)



Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE LGBT Social Justice Scholarships


For the fifth consecutive year, Freidin Brown, P.A. is teaming up with SAVE to provide the 2023 Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarships, which give financial support to LGBTQ and allied students who have strong connections to the South Florida community and are striving to lead in a field of Social Justice.


By offering $25,000 in needed financial support, Freidin Brown, P.A. and SAVE hope to give tomorrow’s social justice leaders the tools they need to excel.


Scholarship applications will be accepted between June 1 and August 25, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be announced by September 15, 2023.


Award: $25, 000


Deadline: August 25, 2023



Eligibility:


  • Applicants must have a proven record of volunteer or leadership experience either within the LGBTQ community or within another field of Social Justice.


  • Applicants must have completed at least two years of college or be enrolled in or accepted to a graduate program with a focus in social work, community policy, law, education, or any other relative field addressing social justice issues.


  • Applicants must timely complete the below application and submit the following:


  1. An up-to-date school transcript

  2. A written statement from the applicant as to how financial support will assist them in pursuing opportunities and leading in their field of social justice.

  3. A personal statement (500 words max.) as prompted.

  4. An essay (1000 words max.) that addresses one of the prompts listed below.

  5. Applicants cannot be a past recipient of a Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarship.



ACORN SCHOLARSHIP


Acorn Equality Fund is a not-for-profit organization that provides scholarships and

organization grants to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, organizations, and allies to impact lives in a positive fashion.


Award: $1,000 to $4,000

Deadline: September 22, 2023


Eligibility:


Applicants must be LGBTQ+ students or allies and attend a U.S. postsecondary

institution. They must also reside in downstate Illinois. Downstate Illinois includes all

counties except the following: Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.




PRIDE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP


Our scholarship program supports LGBTQ+ students who are leaders—in their own lives, in their families, in their home communities, in their fields of study, in their workplaces, or in our movements for justice.


We focus our funding on those LGBTQ+ student leaders who have some or all of the

following experiences and qualities:


Demonstrate a commitment to advancing justice and the well-being of their communities, past, present, and future.


Have experienced family rejection and/or haven’t been able to access a larger community support system


Face systemic barriers to educational access, and have been impacted by systemic discrimination and oppression. Specifically:


  • Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color

  • Trans, non-binary, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, and Two Spirit people

  • Immigrants

  • Disabled people/People with Disabilities, including people living with

  • chronic illness, HIV, neurodivergence, and mental health challenges

  • People over 25, as non-traditionally aged students

  • People living rurally

  • People who have experienced or are experiencing housing instability or houselessness

  • People who have experienced or are experiencing poverty

  • Demonstrate financial need and don’t have access to familial or other financial supports


Award: Not Specified


Opens: October 11, 2023.

Deadline: January 6, 2024



Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they currently live within that state or have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years.

  2. Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education in the coming 2023-2024 school year. This includes community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education.




FLAGSHIP SCHOLARSHIP


The Flagship/Point Foundation Scholarship is open to all LGBTQ+ students with a

proven track record of leadership and community involvement as well as academic

excellence.


Award: Varies


Opens: October 26, 2023

Deadline: December 21, 2023



Application Requirements:


Tell us about yourself and the impact the LGBTQ+ community has had on your journey.

Additionally, include your chosen major and the reasons behind your career path

decision.



Eligibility:


1. Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.


2. Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.


3. Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.


4. Must be at least a senior in high school.


5. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program




PFLAG SCHOLARSHIP


PFLAG is the largest grassroots-based organization in the U.S. The organization is

committed to advocating for equality and societal affirmation of LGBTQs. The PFLAG

National scholarship is open to LGBT and allied students worldwide, who plan to pursue a higher education and demonstrate an interest in participating in the LGBT community.


Award: $1,000 to $5,000


Open: Early December 2023



Eligibility:


1. Minimum 3.0 GPA for High School Seniors


2. Minimum 2.8 GPA for Undergraduate/Graduate Students


3. Is an established resident of San Diego County at time of application


4. LGBTQ+ high school senior continuing to full-time** undergraduate study or


5. LGBTQ+ full-time** graduate student




MARKOWSKI LEACH SCHOLARSHIP


The Markowski-Leach Scholarship was established to assist in the education of

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people who would then have an impact on other LGBTQ people through their works.


Award: Not Specified


Deadline: January 2024



Eligibility:


1. Self identify as LGBTQ+.


2. Successful applicants will demonstrate a high level of commitment and persistence to achieving a significant positive role in their academics, employment, committee work, or volunteerism, with a clear trajectory toward a positive result. This goal does not need to be LGBT-focused (for example, it can be a goa of success in study, research, or work in engineering)


3. Plan to attend one of the following universities for the academic year in which the

scholarship will be awarded: San Francisco State University; Stanford University;

University of California, Berkeley; UC College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly known as UC Hastings); or University of California, San Francisco. Students applying to, or planning to transfer into, one of these universities are encouraged to apply for the Scholarship even if their application to attend the university has not yet been formally accepted.





GSBA SCHOLARSHIP FUND


GSBA awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world. Our scholarships range up to $13,000 annually and are meant to provide significant support as you pursue your educational goals.


Award: $13,000


Open: October 11, 2023

Deadline: January 14, 2024


Eligibility:


  • Must reside in these locations : Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

  • Preference is given to students who identify as LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who've been supportive of the LGBTQ community.

  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or Graduate degree and enrolled in community colleges, four-year public or private colleges or universities, or vocational/technical/trade programs.





LIVE OUT LOUD SCHOLARSHIP


The LIVE OUT LOUD Young Trailblazers Scholarship was created to provide financial support to LGBTQ+ identifying youth with financial need. Through this scholarship, LGBTQ+ youth can apply for funds to pay for education-related expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program.



Award: $5,000


Deadline: February 2024



Eligibility:


1. The award is open only to graduating high school seniors who identify as LGBTQ+.


2. Applicants must be planning to enroll in a university, college, technical/vocational

school, or other post-secondary program.


3. Applicants need to reside in the Tri-State area including New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.





LEAGUE FOUNDATION


The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America’s Lesbian, Gay,

Bisexual, Transgender high school seniors entering their first year of institutions of

higher learning.



Award: Not Specified


Open: January 1, 2024


Deadline: April 1, 2024



Eligibility:


1. Be an openly self identified member of the LGBTQ+ Community


2.Be graduating from high school in the year they apply for a scholarship.


3. Be a United States Citizen or be a legal immigrant.


4. Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required.


5. Provide an OFFICIAL copy of their high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required.


6. Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form.


7. Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.


8. Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. Heavier weight is given to those

activities and leadership roles relating directly to the LGBTQ+ communities.


9. Sign an acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of then application.




POINT FOUNDATION BIPOC SCHOLARSHIP


The BIPOC Scholarship from Point Foundation provides financial, coaching, and

community support to BIPOC communities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

students)


Award: Up to $1,500


Open: February 15, 2024

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Winners Announced: May 1, 2024



Eligibility:


1. Scholarship recipients must identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) communities and LGBTQ.


2. Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college, four-year college/university, or graduate program in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. Students in college or universities in a United States territory or post-doctoral program are not eligible.


3. Must be enrolled full-time or part-time (six credits) for the funded term.


4. Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.




SAMARA FUNDS SCHOLARSHIP


The Samara Funds/Vermont Community scholarship awards Vermont high school

students who demonstrate a commitment to LGBTQ+ matters.


Award: $750 - $1000


Deadline: Not specified



Application Requirements :

Email publications@vsac.org to request an application.



Eligibility:


1. Must be a Vermont resident


2. Must be a graduating high school senior or receiving a GED by the end of the current academic year


3. Plan to further formal education training in any area, be it academic, vocational,

technical, or the arts, in the following academic year


4. Demonstrate through personal experiences and/or public commitment, a dedication to the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community.




GAMMA MU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP


The Gamma Mu Foundation seeks to award individual scholarships to gay men who are interested in attending a postsecondary institution or a vocational school. The

foundation supports a wide array of educational options, so that every gay student can pursue their specific educational aspirations, including associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, graduate programs, and vocational and technical training.


Award: $19,000


Deadline: Not specified




APIQWTC SCHOLARSHIP


Asia Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (APIQWTC),

pronounced as “Api-cutesy”, is a volunteer-based organization founded in 1987. The

APIQWTC scholarship is awarded to two Asian Pacific Islander, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender students pursuing technical or professional training or full degree programs at higher education institutions each year.


Award: $2,500


Deadline: February 2024



Eligibility:


  1. Current students in a U.S.-based certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students about to enter into a certificate or degree-granting program in Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 are eligible to apply.

  2. Applicants should demonstrate professional commitment as well as community involvement.





PFUND SCHOLARSHIP


PFund’s scholarship fund is used to provide scholarships to LGBTQ+ learners from the upper Midwest at all stages of their education.


Award: Up to $2,500


Open: January 15, 2024

Deadline: March, 2024



Eligibility:


1. Be 17 years of age or older by June 1, 2023.


2. Be either from or currently attending school in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North

Dakota, or South Dakota.


3. Identify as LGBTQ+.


4. Be currently enrolled in or admitted to a GED program, community college, four-year college, university, graduate school, trade school, professional certificate program, or apprenticeship program for the 2024 - 2025 academic year.




WOMEN IN MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP


Women in Medicine (WIM) will present two, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada in 2022-23. The scholarships will be presented at the WIM annual meeting, which will be held August 23-26, 2023, with the expectation that the medical student must attend the conference, its sessions, and be present to receive their awards. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.


Award: $5,000


Deadline: March 15, 2024



Eligibility:


Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada in 2022-23.




STONEWALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP


We take education seriously, knowing that it has the power to help LGBTQ people overcome complex social and economic barriers. For over 20 years, we have partnered with donors to create scholarships that provide unique opportunities and access to education, both in New York City and throughout the country.


Award: Up to $18,000


Open: Spring 2024

Deadline: Unspecified



Eligibility:


1. Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or two-spirit;


2. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school in the United States;




LGBT CAUCUS WOOL-YAEGER-CABRASER SCHOLARSHIP


The LGBT Caucus is committed to supporting trial lawyers who are part of the LGBT community. To further the their outreach, the caucus has created a convention scholarship. This scholarship allows a trial lawyer member of the LGBT community to attend AAJ's annual convention, as well as provide a travel stipend to offset attendance related costs.


AAJ's annual conventions are the best ways to connect AAJ trial lawyers plus offers unparalleled community, networking, and education. The caucus is thrilled to offer this opportunity to attend.


Award: Unspecified


Deadline: Unspecified



Application Requirements:


Applicants should submit their resume along with a cover letter to membership@justice.org.


Please be sure to address the scholarship criteria and any special considerations in your cover letter.




Eligibility:


1. This scholarship is open to any plaintiff attorney who:


2. Self-identifies as LGBTQIA;


3. Is a current member of AAJ or is eligible/meets the criteria to become an AAJ member*;


4. Has been practicing law for five years or less;


5. Shows a dedication to access to justice, the principles of the Constitution, and the advancement of individual rights; and Commits to attend the AAJ Annual Convention and all LGBT caucus events at convention.


6. Special consideration will be given to those who:


  • Demonstrate a financial need;

  • Demonstrate an interest and proficiency in trial advocacy skills;

  • Demonstrate a commitment to and engagement in diversity and inclusion initiatives; and

  • Commit to attending future AAJ and/or LGBT Caucus events (e.g. membership drives, PAC drives, CLE programs, STAC judge participation)




Little Bird Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants


Little Bird Scholarship is awarding a total of $18,000 for up to two years of school, the Little Bird Scholarship provides a measure of financial stability to undergraduate students who are both LGBTQ or intersex and undocumented immigrants, including refugees and individuals seeking or granted asylum.


Award: $18,000


Open: Spring 2024


Eligibility


To be eligible, applicant must be:


  • not hold U.S. citizenship, a green card, or an F-1 visa;

  • be enrolled at an accredited, nonprofit school in New York City; and

  • be rising juniors or seniors





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