LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Helen Veress-Mitchell Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 30
The Helen Veress-Mitchell Scholarship fund is designed to help people living with HIV/AIDS attend college and pursue a two-year, four-year or graduate degree. Scholarships are also available to students who are attending technological and trade schools. Scholarships are limited in scope to students with ties to Northern California. Scholarships are administered through The Capital City AIDS Fund (CCAF) a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Sacramento, California. Students must be enrolled in a credentialed college or technical school. Students must remain in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Proof of enrollment must accompany the scholarship application. A progress report must be submitted to the scholarship committee in a timely manner.
Contact:
For additional information contact (916) 448-1110 Capital City AIDS Fund P.O. Box 160636 Sacramento, CA 95816 CapCityAidsFund@yahoo.com
Deaf Queer Youth Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$250-$500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Jul 15
For self-identified deaf lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex college-bound youth who have showed commitment to social change. Must be deaf or hard of hearing, identify and be out as a LGBTIQ youth, be under 25 years old, currently enrolled in high school or college, a U.S. citizen, and have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Contact:
Deaf Queer Resource Center Deaf Queer Youth Scholarship Fund Selection Committee P. O. Box 14431 San Francisco, CA 94114 URL: www.deafqueer.org/communities/youth/scholarships/index.html
ERCA Community Contribution Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
18
Deadline:
July 15
The ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship Competition is open to all high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must have recognized a need or problem in their community, have determined a way to address this need or solve this problem, have developed an action plan, and have worked to put the action plan in place so as to address the need or solve the problem. The action plan must be a unique project developed by the student, not a project developed by an established group of which the student is a member. All applicants under the age of eighteen (18) or minors at the time of application must have the permission of at least one (1) of their parents and/or legal guardians to apply.
Contact:
Educational Research Center of America, (ERCA), 2 Dubon Ct, Farmingdale, NY 11735 E-mail: info@studentresearch.org Website: www.studentresearch.org
The Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program
 
Amount:
$15,000 plus an associate summer position
Awards:
2
Deadline:
July 20
Applicants will be considered under the same high academic standard applied to all summer associate candidates. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants must accept Reed Smith's offer to join the 2016 Summer Program following the completion of their second year of law school. Applicants must be matriculated at an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Contact:
Dana B. Levin, U.S. Director of Legal Recruiting c/o Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program Reed Smith LLP 1650 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 www.reedsmith.com
Pride of the Rose Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
July 31
1. Be gay/lesbian/bi/trans or the child of a gay/lesbian/bi/trans parent(s).2. Be a resident of the Portland Quad-County area or Clark County, Washington for at least one year prior to submitting an application.3. Be pursuing his/her education beyond the secondary level in one or more of the following areas:College/university; trade/vocational; or the arts. 4. Be in demonstrated need of financial assistance.5. Be accepted for enrollment, or enrolled in an accredited educational program beyond the secondary level which has an established non-discrimination policy that includes sexual and gender minority groups.6. Evidence the potential to successfully complete his/her selected program of study.7. Not be an employee or board member of Equity Foundation.
Contact:
Equity Foundation, PO Box 5696, Portland, OR 97228 Phone: (503) 231-5759 E-mail: info@equityfoundation.org Website: www.equityfoundation.org
The Hazel Hatcher Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$500-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
July 31
An out LGBT person of color who is a graduating high school senior or currently attending any accredited technical, undergraduate or graduate school located in the United States. Accepted or registered at a post-secondary educational institution for full or part-time attendance as defined by the institution Cumulative high school/college/or technical school grade point average of 3.0 or higher
Contact:
Legacy of Success Foundation, Inc. (LOSF) Attn: Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 190313 Dallas, Texas 75219
Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
July 31
Must be enrolled as a student for the 2015-2016 academic year at an ABA-accredited law school. Must be eligible to sit for the Patent Bar Exam (See Eligibility Requirements) Must be interested in pursuing a career in patent law (patent litigation or prosecution) The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong academic achievement throughout his/her academic career.
Contact:
Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship c/o Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP 233 South Wacker Drive 6300 Willis Tower Chicago, Illinois 60606 E-mail: scholarship@protas.org Website: www.jeremy.protas.org
The Gene & John Athletic Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2500-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
August
LGBT student athletes looking to continue their education while pursuing athletics.
Contact:
Stonewall Community Foundation 446 West 33rd Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212/367.1155 Fax: 212/367.1157 stonewall@stonewallfoundation.org
GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ Scholarship Essay Contest
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
August 6
A $500.00 college scholarship will be given to an entering college freshman of Fall of application year, and made out to the entering college with the students name. A letter will also follow to the college explaining the essay contest.
Contact:
GLBT OF HUNTERDON COUNTY OF NJ Clinton, NJ 08809, USA Phone: 908-300-1058 E-mail: matthewl@student.fdu.edu https://www.glbtofhunterdoncountyofnj.com/lgbt-college-scholarships.html
HSBC Pride Network Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
August 24
Open to WNY (Western New York) High School Seniors and College Students who are participating in their school's gay alliance as well as GLYS members and alumni. LGBT Students 25 years of age and younger as of 8/26. Must be enrolled in college or university the semester that scholarship is awarded. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must have a history of residing in one of the 8 counties of WNY (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara, Wyoming, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston and Ontario).
Contact:
GLYS HSBC Pride Network Scholarship 371 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202