LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association (OPALGA) Scholarships
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 1
OPALGA is pleased to announce a new scholarship program designed to provide financial support for the continuing education for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning students; children of LGBT parents; or allies of the LGBTQ community. The 2014 scholarship amounts are $2,000 and are paid directly to the post-secondary education institution. There are 2 types of scholarships. The first is for graduating high school students who have shown service, activism, and an understanding of the LGBT community. The second is for continuing education students (for advanced degrees)who are planning to work with the LGBT community and its issues. Scholarships are open to graduates of area high schools: Oak Park River Forest High School, Proviso East, Proviso Math & Science, Morton East & West High Schools, Elmwood Park High School, Steinmetz Academic Centre, Fenwick High School, or Trinity High School.
Contact:
OPALGA P.O. Box 1460 Oak Park, IL 60304 Website: www.opalga.org
Golden State Minority Foundation
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 01
Applicant must be a resident of California and U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Underrepresented student. Award is given to most fields of study. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Resident of Southern California/ attending school in Southern CA.
Contact:
Golden State Minority Foundation 333 South Beaudry Avenue Suite 216-C Los Angeles, CA 90017
Peggy Rudd Transgender Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
April 1
To qualify for this award, the Transgendered individual must demonstrate achievement in the areas of academic excellence and leadership; demonstrate financial need; complete the attached forms; provide a short bio that portrays the goals that the individual hopes to achieve in his or her education; describes the applicant's community involvement.
Contact:
HTUC P. O. Box 542287 Houston, TX 77254 htuc.org/
The Alexander Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$300-$3000 per year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 14
Applicants must be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. Must reside in Colorado and be accepted or enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher education. Must have financial need. Applicants may re-apply as often as they wish but are only eligible for a maximum cumulative amount of $9,000.
Contact:
The Alexander Foundation Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 1995 Denver, CO 80201-1995 Phone: (303) 331-7733 Fax: (303) 331-1953 Website: www.thealexanderfoundation.org
Senator Joel Abromson Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 15
Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their involvement and leadership in promoting equality for LGBT people in their schools and communities, and their commitment and concrete plans for promoting equality in Maine.
Contact:
Equality Maine, P. O. Box 1951, Portland, ME 04104 E-mail: info@equalitymaine.org Website: www.equalitymaine.org
National Gay Pilots Association Aviation Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 15
Must be pursuing a career as a professional pilot or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with an aviation related curriculum (aerospace, aerodynamics, engineering, airport management, etc.) in pursuit of a degree leading to a career as a professional pilot; OR; undergoing a course of study in a recognized professional pilot aviation training program in an institution of higher learning, aviation technical school, or government approved flight school. Open to applicants regardless of citizenship. Applicant does not need to study at a U.S. educational institution. Sexual orientation is not an eligibility requirement but applicant must provide proof of contribution to the LGBT community.
Contact:
National Gay Pilots Association PO Box 7271 Dallas, TX 75209-0271 Phone Number (214) 336-0873 Fax Number (214) 350-0447 Website: www.ngpa.org
HRC Foundation Generation Equality Scholarships
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
April 16
Self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an ally. Have applied to or are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. Have demonstrated a commitment or contribution to the LGBT community. Are in good academic standing. Have demonstrated need for financial assistance.
Contact:
Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N. W. Washington, DC 20036-3278 HRC Front Desk: (202) 628-4160 TTY: (202) 216-1572 Toll- Free: (800) 777-4723 Fax: (202) 347-5323 www.hrc.org
Sit With Me Sunday Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 17
This fund supports a scholarship to cover tuition at community colleges and two-year degree programs for young adults who have been baptized into the LDS faith and who identify as LGBTQ. Current membership and/or church activity is not required.
Contact:
info@utahcf.org 423 W 800 S | SUITE A101 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84101 801-559-3005 Website: www.utahcf.org
Markowski-Leach Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
varies
Deadline:
April 20
Open to LGBTQ undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford University, San Francisco State University or University of California-Berkeley. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (Undergraduates).
Contact:
The Markowski- Leach Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 13315 %u 2013 PMB #206 Oakland, CA 94661-0315 E-mail: mlscholarships@gmail.com Website: www.mlscholarships.org University Contacts San Francisco State University: Rose Carmona, Student Financial Aid rcarmona@sfsu.edu Stanford University: Jeff Shelby, Financial Aids shelby@stanford.edu University of California - Berkeley: Bill Brockett, School of Public Health wbrocket@berkeley.edu
The Robert Posner Scholarship Award
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Apr 23
Established at the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund in 2006. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Open to students who will be attending the University of the Arts in the Fall of application year and who will be at least sophomore status in the fall of application year and are self-identified gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and/or intersex or a supporter of these communities and an undergraduate student majoring in one of the following: painting, illustration, drawing or graphic design or a graduate student with a background in painting, illustration, drawing or graphic design OR students committed to pursuing a career in the Visual Arts.
Contact:
Amanda Black Associate Director of Student Financial Services The University of the Arts Student Financial Services- Hamilton Hall 320 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Phone: 215-717-6137 E-mail: ablack@uarts.edu