LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Los Angeles LGBT Center Lightworks Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 2
Each year, LifeWorks awards money to eligible LGBTQA youth and by applying to the LifeWorks scholarship, you may be considered for the Tate Renegade Thorson Memorial Scholarship. The Tate Renegade Thorson Memorial Scholarship is specifically for transgender youth. We also have an NBCUniversal Media Scholarship. Students must be studying an area of media to be eligible. This scholarship is a tuition grant based on financial need only. Because NBCUniversal aims to support careers in media and entertainment applicants must be an undergraduate majoring--or for High School senior, declaring a major or pursuing education in media, including but not limited to: Advertising, Broadcasting, Digital media, Graphic Design, Website Development, Journalism, communications or Public Relations.
Contact:
LifeWorks | L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center | The Village at Ed Gould Plaza | 1125 N. Mccadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038 Ph: 323.860.7373 | Fax: 323.308.4152 | lifeworks@lagaycenter.org Url: lifeworksla.org/programs/scholarship.html
Eden LGBTQ Youth Foundation Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
10
Deadline:
May 5
Applicants must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex. Must live in one of the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara. Must be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university or eligible vocational training program in the Fall of application year. Students enrolling in for-profit institutions are not eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be 24 years old or younger. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation. Letters should be mailed directly to the Eden Youth Foundation Scholarship Committee.
Contact:
EDEN LGBTQ Youth Organization 2101 14th Ave Oakland, CA 94606 Website: www.edenyouthfoundation.org
Triangle Community Center Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 13
1. Applicants are available to all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning students. 2. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa during the period in which the award in dispersed (school year). 3. During the year in which the award is dispersed, recipient must be enrolled in an accredited vocational, undergraduate or graduate program in Connecticut, leading to a degree, certificate, license, or diploma in their field. 4. A recipient from an accredited vocational, undergraduate or graduate program must have earned a minimum cumulative average of a C in all prior college level coursework. 5. Recipients must meet all satisfactory academic progress requirements normally applied by the institution for its federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.
Contact:
Triangle Community Center 16 River Street PO Box 4062 Norwalk, CT 06850 Phone: 203-853-0600 E-mail: TCCenter@aol.com
The Forum Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 14
1. Applications may be accepted from residents of the State of Michigan or students attending accredited colleges or universities in the State of Michigan. 2. Applications may be accepted from high school seniors who will be graduating and pursuing educational opportunities beyond high school. 3. Applications may be accepted from full-time or part-time students accepted for study at any accredited college or university. 4. Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement or promise, financial need, and desirable qualities of character and leadership, with preference given to gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students.
Contact:
The Forum Foundation PO Box 3073 Centerline, Michigan 48015 Phone: 586-573-9932 E-mail: info@theforumfoundation.org WWW.THEFORUMFOUNDATION.ORG
Leroy Aarons Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $3000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
May 15
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 LGBT community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage. Current or incoming undergrad students enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required. Current or incoming graduate students enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required.
Contact:
Aaron's Scholarship %u2013 NLGJA 2120 L St NW, Suite 850 Washington, DC 20037 Please send applications questiosn to Aarons@nlgja.org and include the name of the applicant in the subject line.
NLGJA Kay Longscope Scholarship Award
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 15
Applicants must be an LGBT individual of color planning to pursue a career in journalism and 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 LGBT community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage. Current or incoming undergrad students enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required. Current or incoming graduate students enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required.
Contact:
Longcope Scholarship %u2013 NLGJA 2120 L St NW, Suite 850 Washington, DC 20037 Please send applications questions to Longcope@nlgja.org and include the name of the applicant in the subject line. Url: www.nlgja.org/resources/longcope/
The Terry Kuseske LGBT Youth Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
May 18
Open to Southwest Michigan senior high school students who plan on attending a Michigan College or University in the fall after graduation. Must reside in one of the following counties: Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Allegan, Calhoun, Branch or Jackson. Minimum 2.0 GPA. Must demonstrate active interest in serving the LGBTA Community.
Contact:
Kalmazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC) 629 Pioneer Street, Suite 102 Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1860 Phone: (269) 349-4234 Fax: (269) 349-7490 Applications should be submitted to tracy@kgrlc.org or delivered to 629 Pioneer St., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Website: www.kglrc.org
California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $7500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 20
Open to first-year law students who have enrolled into a law school in the state of California. Must be a minority which historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession. Demonstrate financial need. Commitment to community. Leadership potential. Two letters of recommendation. If enrolling in online law school, students must be California residents.
Contact:
Diversity Scholarship Program California Bar Foundation 180 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Fax: (415) 856-0788 For additional information, please contact Natalia Merluzzi at (415) 856-0780 or scholarships@calbarfoundation.org Website: www.californiabarfoundation.org
Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500-$2000
Awards:
10
Deadline:
May 20
Student will be enrolled in an accredited nonprofit United States college for the school year (you may also request deferment for up to 1 year). Openly identifies as trans, gender diverse, two spirit, Hijra, and/or within the trans community (please contact us if you feel that you/your identity should also be included in this list). Has made contributions to the trans community in some way. Is not someone and is not related to someone who works at or volunteers for TSER. Can be documented or undocumented. Students can apply to any or all the scholarships they're qualified for.
Adam S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
May 22
The goal of the Adam S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship is to support GLBT high school graduates who have overcome distinct challenges and/or have demonstrated commitment to serving the GLBT community. Must identify as GLBT; Must be enrolled or enrolling in college for the upcoming Fall Semester; Must have involvement in the GLBT community.
Contact:
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc. The Center at Bay Shore 34 Park Avenue Bay Shore, NY 11706-7309 Telephone: 631.665.2300 Fax: 631.665.7874 The Center at Garden City 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110 Garden City, NY 11530 Telephone: 516.323.0011 Fax: 516.750.4715 Email: info@ligaly.org Website: www.ligaly.org