About the Scholarship

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. eQuality has been formed through the joint effort of a group of individuals and organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The organization began in 1989 as a scholarship program funded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company's lesbian and gay employee group, now PG&E PrideNetwork.

The selection of awards will be based on academic excellence, financial need, and the applicant's history of advocating for the rights and inclusion of LGBT individuals. Scholarship awards may be used for post-secondary education at accredited institutions - colleges, universities, and trade schools.


Scholarship Application Procedure

  • To be considered for this scholarship award, a candidate must complete the scholarship application online by attaching all the supporting documents.

  • Students must also submit a personal statement describing his or her contribution to the social environment through advocacy for LGBT individuals. 

  • A candidate must demonstrate service to the LGBT and community, leadership ability, hardship or special circumstances, and academic achievement.

  • In addition to completing the application, applicants for all scholarships must be available for an interview either by Skype/phone or in person.


Award Amount

The eQuality Scholarship collaborative organization is awarding $6000 to 13 deserving graduating high school seniors, five community college transfer students, and five graduate health care students. And these awards are non-renewable.

Deadline Information

All the necessary documents and forms must be sent to the concerned department no later than January 30, 2020, to be eligible to receive the scholarship fund. Any application sent post-January will not be considered.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a northern or central California resident who is in high school.

  • A candidate must be intending to complete community college.

  • A recipient must be enrolled to pursue an accredited ADN or BSN RN program.

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, a student 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.