LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
eQuality Scholarship
 
Amount:
$6000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 1
The purpose of this scholarship is to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Scholarships may be used for post-secondary education at approved institutions - colleges, universities, and trade schools. Some of the scholarships are specifically for nursing or medical school. Must fall into one of the following categories: * Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete high school or equivalent by June 30 of application year. * Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited ADN or BSN RN program in California; or * Attending an accredited medical school in California or be a California resident attending an accredited medical school elsewhere in the United States.
Contact:
Contact Person: Eric Hsu www.equalityscholarship.org or info@equalityscholarship.org
Chinn Scholarship for LGBT Atheist Activism
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 1
This scholarship recognizes activism in the area of LGBT equality. You do not have to be a member of the LGBT community to receive this scholarship;;allies are encouraged to apply. Open to current college students, high school seniors entering college in the upcoming year and full-time graduate students. Applicants must be atheists and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (in academic subjects) or better. Applicants are judged based on their actions as atheists and activists. Applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply. You do not have to be a member of American Atheists to apply for a scholarship, but you do have to be a member to accept a scholarship if you win. All applicants are offered a free one year membership to American Atheists.
Contact:
American Atheists Center PO Box 158, Cranford, NJ 07016 Phone: 908.276.7300 www.atheists.org/scholarship
SOARS Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science Internship
 
Amount:
10-week summer program at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado, with competitive wages, travel assistance to and from home, and paid housing and local transportation
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 1
SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers. A successful candidate should have completed the equivalent of two years of college. Have at least one semester of college remaining after the initial summer program. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the geosciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science; plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science. Have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident status.
Contact:
SOARS UCAR P. O. Box 3000 Boulder, CO 80307 Phone: 303-497-8622 Fax: 303-497-8629 Website: SOARS@UCAR.edu
The Malyon-Smith Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 01
The Malyon-Smith Scholarship is named for two founding past-presidents of the Division, the late Alan Malyon and the late Adrienne Smith. It is a fund that annually awards up to $1000 to selected graduate students in psychology to advance research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity. The award represents one of the Division's major efforts to mentor and support science in LGBT psychology by encouraging the work of young researchers. Faculty members are strongly encouraged to inform students of this award so that we can continue to insure the future of LGBT research in psychology. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in a Department of Psychology at the graduate level. Applications from students in allied disciplines, such as social work and sociology, cannot be considered at this time.
The Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network (GLLN) Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1200
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 2
The Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network, Inc. (GLLN) announces a law student scholarship essay contest with the theme: How to Deal with Bullying, or How I have learned to survive as a Sexual Minority, with an award of $1200. The contest is open to all students currently enrolled in any South Florida Law school (FIU College of Law, Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center, St. Thomas University School of Law, and University of Miami School of Law). Essay submissions are limited to 1000 to 1200 words, and must be postmarked between January 26 - February 2.
Contact:
GLLN Essay Contest, 2301 Wilton Dr, Suite 3, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Website: www.GLLN.org
Bread and Roses Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men
 
Amount:
Up to $20,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 6
Applicants must be out gay men who reside in one of the following Philadelphia counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia) or Camden County, New Jersey and attending an accredited degree-granting college, university or professional school OR applicants from outside the area who will be attending an accredited degree-granting college, university or professional school in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties, Philadelphia or Camden County, New Jersey.
Contact:
Lax Scholarship Fund c/o Bread & Roses Community Fund 1500 Walnut Street Suite 1305 Philadelphia PA 19102 E-mail: lax@breadrosesfund.org Phone: 215-731-1107
Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000 and a paid summer position in one of the firm's domestic locations
Awards:
1
Deadline:
February 6
Scholarship recipie nts must be enrolled in an ABA - accredited la w school in the JD class of 2016 , must meet Finnegan's hiring criteria, and must contribute to enhancing diversity . We define diversity broadly. Successful applicants have included members of racial, ethnic, di sabled, and sexual orientation groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.
Contact:
Finnegan Diversity Scholarship Completed Application Form c/o Paul Sevanich, Attorney Recruitment Manager Personal Statement Finnegan, Henderson, Fara bow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. Resume 901 New York Avenue, NW Transcripts Washington, DC 20001 - 4413 Letter of Recommendation (optional) Or email ed to: diversityscholarship@finnegan.com
Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
A paid position in the summer associate program and a $5,000 scholarship.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 7
Diverse background, including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or disabilities. Good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school. A record of achievement that demonstrates great promise for a successful legal career. A high level of work intensity and aspire to practice law in a highly focused but collegial setting. Demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and academic achievement.
Contact:
Shannon Williams Director of Legal Talent Management 100 South Ashley Drive Suite 400 Tampa, Florida 33602-5300 direct 813.229.4172 fax 813.229.4133 swilliams@carltonfields.com
The Point Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 10
Open to people of any age who have contributed to the LGBT community. The applicant does not need to be LGBT to qualify. Point Scholars receive a Contract of Excellence (COE) that must be reviewed, signed and returned to the organization before any scholarship funds are dispersed. The COE must be renewed annually as a written statement that commits each scholar to the following actions. (1) Provide Point with their official transcript and maintain at least a 3.3(B ) GPA every semester/quarter. (2) Attend Point's regional leadership programs, currently held twice each year. (3) Communicate regularly with both their mentor and Point's professional staff. (4) Support Point's mission and be willing to participate in Point events. (5) Complete a service project that benefits the LGBT community annually.
Contact:
LA Office: 323-933-1234 Phone: 866-33-POINT (866-337-6468) Fax: 866-39-POINT (866-397-6468) Website: www.pointfoundation.org Url: www.pointfoundation.org/instructions.html
APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community) Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
2
Deadline:
Feb 12
Open to Asian Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or higher education.
Contact:
Send statement and resume/CV as electronic attachments to: sueyoshi@sfsu.edu Send letter(s) and transcripts to: Amy Sueyoshi, Associate Professor College of Ethnic Studies/ San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 Feel free to direct any questions to Amy Sueyoshi at sueyoshi@sfsu.edu