About the Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Barbara Bailey Scholarship is sponsored by the Pride Foundation. This scholarship is designed especially for lesbians who are residents of Washington.

Pride Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships that encourages students coming from different background and educational interest to apply for the monetary benefits. Almost all scholarships are available for a straight ally or questioning students as well as LGBTQ parents to promote leadership and diversity in the community.


Application Process

  • The students can apply online for the scholarship and avail the benefits.

  • Applicants must be a resident of any of these counties such as Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.

  • The student applying for the scholarship should be a high school senior or college or graduate students in a community, four-year public or private college or university.

  • Students should be from LGBTQ and allied community. 

  • Students need to answer to six essay questions on topics of education goals, career goals, activities, giving back, challenges, and a quote in about 3000 to 5000 characters.

  • Students who are currently studying or planning to study visual arts, design or music should submit two samples of his/her work. 

  • Students who are selected for an interview should also bring a transcript. 

Scholarship amount and Deadline:


The monetary benefits offered in the scholarship varies and is determined by the Pride Foundation. The amount offered through the foundation is a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $12000. The average amount received by the recipient previous year was $4,160. It is non-renewable.

The applicants are required to submit their details to avail the benefit of financial aid on or before Friday,10th January 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a resident of one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska, in order to avail the scholarship.

  • The applicants should be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

  • The applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.

  • The applicant must have a medical disability.

  • Must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or as a straight ally dedicated to LGBT causes.

  • This award is for U.S. students only.


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