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LGBTQ+ Scholarships for College

Last updated June 21, 2022

Here are scholarships for LGBTQ+ college students we think you should know about. All the scholarships listed on this page are sorted from the most immediate deadlines to the furthest deadlines. The deadline for some scholarships have passed, so bookmark this page to check back when they open again! For any scholarship-related questions, text #Scholarships to 33-55-77!

Disclaimer: Some scholarship websites or organizations found on this list may sell your personal information to third parties, including (but not limited to): your name, email address, home address, and phone number. While we aim to share scholarships and scholarship websites that do not sell any student data, we know that those with larger money scholarships may. We encourage you to always be intentional about the scholarships you apply to and the information you share with them.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship // National Aids Memorial

Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 15, 2022

This scholarship is available to all current high school seniors, and college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership.

Scholarships // ACORN Equality Fund 

Amount: $1,000-$4,000

Deadline: September 23, 2022

To be eligible, applicants must retain permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area of downstate Illinois (all Illinois counties except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution.

SOULE Foundation Scholarships // The SOULE Foundation 

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Rolling deadline

LGBTQ youth and young adults of color are eligible for a SOULE Foundation scholarship. Must have a high school GPA 2.5 and be enrolled at a U.S. located, accredited college or university as a full-time student.

The Samara Fund // The Vermont Community Foundation

Amount: $750-$1,000

Deadline: Varies

This scholarship awards Vermont high school students who demonstrate a commitment to LGBTQ+ matters. Email [email protected] to request an application.

The Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship // Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund 

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Varies

Jewish students with a gay or lesbian parent in the greater San Francisco Bay Area can apply for this scholarship.

PFLAG Scholarships // PFLAG

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

This organization, which provides support and education to queer people and allies across the country, has scholarships available through its local, state-wide chapters. Find yours by clicking the link above. 

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Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship // Stonewall Foundation

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: June 10, 2022

This program provides scholarships to lesbian-identifying women who will be attending college in the U.S. this fall. Submissions are judged on academic achievement, community service and leadership, and commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues.

Scholarships // Prism Foundation

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: June 5, 2022

Prism Foundation provides scholarships to empower students who are making a positive impact on the Asian & Pacific Islander and LGBTQ+ communities. Students who attend college and trade/vocational schools are eligible to apply. Non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

Scholarships // Out to Innovate

Amount: $2,000-$5,000

Deadline: June 4, 2022

These scholarships are available to LGBTQ+ students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 and have successfully completed a minimum of two years at a college or university.

Charlotte Pride Scholarship // Charlotte Pride

Amount: Up to $2,500

Deadline: June 1, 2022

Students graduating high school from the Charlotte metro area can apply. Students must submit their SAT/ACT scores, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride Center Scholarship Fund // New Haven Pride Center

Amount: $1,000-$2,500

Deadline: June 1, 2022

The New Haven Pride Center offers multiple scholarships to LGBTQ+ students in the state of Connecticut that are enrolled in an accredited vocational, undergraduate or graduate program in Connecticut leading to a degree, certificate, license, or diploma in their field for the 2022-23 academic year.

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship // The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: May 20, 2022

Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in journalism, be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the profession. Selection will be based on journalistic and scholastic ability. Applicants also must demonstrate an awareness of the issues facing the LGBTQ community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage.

New York Ramblers Scholarship // New York Ramblers Soccer

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: May 1, 2022

This scholarship is for undergraduate student athletes who are members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants for the scholarship are reviewed based on financial need, leadership in sports, LGBTQIA2S+ advocacy, academic excellence, and potential for impact based on their future goals.

LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships // LEAGUE Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 15, 2022

High school seniors who are LGBTQIA+ identifying are eligible for this scholarship. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, significant involvement in community service, and an acceptance to a 2 or 4-year university in the United States.

Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship // LEAGUE Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Applicants must submit essays, recommendation letters, and proof of GPA when applying.

Audria M. Edwards Scholarship // Peacock Productions

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Oregon residents and residents of certain Washington counties are eligible to apply. To apply, print out your required essay, two letters of recommendation, and your transcripts, and mail them to the company’s P.O. box.

Davis-Putter Scholarship // Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Applicants must write a 1,000 word essay about their experience with progressive social activity, as well as their long-term goals and how they plan to achieve them. A complete application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a completed FAFSA must also be submitted.

Pfund Foundation Scholarship // Pfund

Amount: Varies; from $1,000 to $12,000

Deadline: March 15, 2022

LGBTQIA-identifying individuals living in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree are eligible for this scholarship.

LIVE OUT LOUD Young Trailblazers Scholarship // Live Out Loud

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 7, 2022

High School Seniors from the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), who identify as LGBTQ+ can apply. This scholarship can be used to fund technical and vocational programs in addition to colleges and universities.

Out For Education Scholarship // Out For Education

Amount: Varies; From $1,000 to $10,000

Deadline: February 28, 2022

LGBTQIA+ students living or attending school (high school or college) in the Houston, TX area are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must submit physical copies of their transcripts and two letters of recommendation to be considered.

APIQWTC Scholarship // APIQWTC

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: February 14, 2022

This scholarship will be awarded to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer individuals living in the Bay Area and pursuing technical or trades certification.

eQuality Scholarship // eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

Amount: $6,000

Deadline: January 31, 2022

These scholarships are available to students who are residents of Northern or Central California (but may study elsewhere) who have demonstrated service in the LGBTQ+ community.

Point Scholarship // Point Foundation 

Amount: Varies 

Deadline: January 26, 2022

LGBTQ+ students with a proven track record of leadership and community involvement as well as academic excellence are eligible for this scholarship. While this scholarship is only available to students enrolled in a four-year university, Point Foundation also offers community college scholarships. 

Pride Foundation Scholarships // Pride Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: January 7, 2022

Pride Foundation's Scholarships are open to students who live in the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington) and are planning to enroll in any kind of postsecondary education during the 2022-2023 school year.

#TransgenderFirst Scholarship // #TransgenderFirst

Amount: $2,500 (awarded annually)

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who identify as transgender or nonbinary and plan to pursue a college degree.

Little Bird Scholarship // Stonewall Foundation

Amount: $18,000 between two years

Deadline: June 25, 2021

To qualify for this scholarship, students must be immigrants who are planning on attending college in New York City. Rising Juniors and Seniors are also welcome to apply.

The 49 Fund // One Pulse Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Every year, the One Pulse Foundation gives 49 scholarships to honor the 49 people killed in the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. Each scholarship given reflects the passions and interests of each of the victims. Applicants must be members of the LGBTQ+ community who are from Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake, Sumter, or Brevard Counties in the State of Florida.

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