LGBTQ Scholarships Overview

In the academic environment, the students are not discriminated against on any basis. The students who belong to the LGBTQ community are supported and encouraged to pursue a higher education and a successful career as well.

Certain universities, colleges, and other institutions where the community is a minority provide financial assistance in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs. Among these financial aids, the students do not have to pay back the money received as scholarships but the loans and certain grants are to be paid back by the students after the course of study.

The students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer are given the benefits of scholarships by various organizations like the Pride Foundation in order to promote such students in areas of higher education where they are under-rated. These scholarships help people who to the LGBTQ community to pursue their dream career like the others without having to face any difficulty.

The scholarships are awarded to students nationally as well as regionally. The students receive scholarships from the federal government along with the other financial benefits like the Federal Pell Grants and so on. The scholarships are awarded in abundance to increase the number of students who enrol in accredited universities, colleges, and other educational institutions to increase the number of students of the community to pursue a basic and higher education.

A large number of students who belong to the LGBTQ community face many challenges on a daily basis, so these scholarships improve the loving condition and tolerance in the academic environment.

The scholarships are awarded by different organizations based on different eligibility criteria. Any student who belongs to the LGBTQ community, who is a citizen or legal non-citizen of the United States. The students must be permanently residing in one of the American states.

The scholarships help the students who are neglected in the society to realize their dreams and achieve their ambitions.

Pride Foundation Scholarship

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  • Applicants must be of LGBT community.

  • Applicants must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington (but may study anywhere) or be attending school in one of those five states.

  • Students must be high school seniors or currently enrolled in college

  • Demonstrate significant financial need

  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study

Friends Of Alan Turing Scholarship

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  • The applicant for this scholarship should showcase leadership strength either within the LGBTQ community and in the STEM field of study.

  • A student with a lack of broader LGBTQ community support system can apply for this scholarship.

  • The applicant should display significant financial need.

New York Ramblers Scholarship for Student Athletes

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  • Scholarship exclusive to student-athletes who are from LGBTQ community

  • Applicants should really be a needy person.
  • Applicant age falls in between 15-25years.

The David Womack Memorial West Virginia LGBT Scholarship

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  • The applicant should be gay or lesbian who is residing in West Virginia.

  • The student must be pursuing an undergraduate degree.

First in the Family Humanist Scholarship

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  • The applicant should be the first to get an education in the family.

  • The applicant may be raised in foster care, homeless, LGBTQ or secular youth.

  • The applicant's details may be undocumented.

Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund

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  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited institution for a post-secondary undergraduate education.

  • The applicant may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

  • The applicant may have an LGBT parent.

  • The applicant must have resided in the State of Oregon, or Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, or Wahkiakum Counties in Washington for at least one year in.

Hampton Roads Pride Scholarship

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  • All students (high school students who have been formally accepted at an accredited institution, community college, undergraduate, graduate, trade school) who identify as LGBTQ or LGBTQ allies are eligible.

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with their current institution, with a 3.0 GPA preferred.

  • Applicants must be involved in some form of social justice cause, as it relates to the LGBTQ community

Iowa's Matthew Shepard Scholarships

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  • The applicant must be attending, the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa or Iowa State University.

  • The applicant must serve the LGBTQ community.

  • The applicant must produce financial need.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.

  • The applicant must have at least one birth parent who is a member of Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander, and other minority groups.

  • The applicant must be enrolled at a U.S. accredited educational institution as a full-time undergraduate student.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

  • The applicant must have scored 28 for ACT math and 620 for SAT math.

Carrie B. Hines Endowment Scholarship

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  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

  • The applicant must be a minority student.

  • The applicant must be enrolled at Ferris State University as a full-time undergraduate student.

  • The applicant must have been a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saginaw County for minimum 2 years before graduating high school.

APSA Minority Fellowship Program

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  • The applicant must be a member of one of the racial/ethnic minority groups.

  • The applicant must be a U.S citizen.

  • The applicant must be a graduate or senior at an accredited institution.

  • The applicant must be enrolled for a master's program.

  • The applicant must be interested in teaching and research in political science.

ACHE Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a citizen of U.S. or Canada.

  • The applicant must be a minority student.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a healthcare management graduate program as a full-time student.

  • The applicant must display financial need.

Alaska Space Grant Program Undergraduate Fellowship

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  • Candidate should be a U.S citizen

  • Good academic grades

  • During a course period, he should be enrolled as fulltime in the Alaskan institution of higher education.

North Dakota Department of Transportation Educational Grant Program

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  • The students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program in a North Dakota college or university.

  • The students must be enrolled in an educational program that meets the recruitment needs and mission of the NDDOT.

  • Students who are available for paid summer internships with the Department are preferred.

Vinson And Elkins Scholarship Foundation

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  • High school senior candidate can only apply who are situated in greater Astin, Dallas or Houston area, candidates should be in good standing at a high school accredited by the Texas education agency.

  • Candidate with a strong high school record with the minimum of 1100 SAT combined score or 22 ACT score and he must also demonstrate an interest in working in a law firm setting.

  • Candidate must show financial need and be in the top 20% of his class.

  • Candidate must be a member of a racial/ethical group which should have underrepresented itself historically in the legal profession(ie. Native Hawaiian, Hispanic/Latino, African American/black, American Indian/Alaskan native, Asian Pacific Islander).

eQuality Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a northern or central California resident.

  • The applicant must be a high school or equivalent student.

  • The applicant must be intending to complete community college.

  • The applicant must be enrolled to pursue an accredited ADN or BSN RN program.

  • The applicant must be a resident or a legal non-resident who is enrolled in an accredited university or college in the state.

  • The applicant must be a resident enrolled in an accredited university or college outside the state of California.

Ernie Davis Scholarship

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  •  The scholarship is awarded to a candidate who exhibits qualities of integrity, leadership, courage, and humility, which were exemplified by Ernie Davis during his life, and who effectively "spreads the word" about Ernie.

  • Candidate must be graduating from an accredited high school in Chemung County, or a high school in Corning (Steuben County), New York.

  • The candidate shall have been a good, responsible and concerned citizen of his/her high school and community.