LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Corbett-Porter Building Bridges Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Feb 25
Clark County School District seniors who have worked to create a school environment free from discrimination, harassment and intolerance by building bridges between the gay/lesbian and straight communities. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Must plan to attend post-secondary institution. Financial need may be considered.
Contact:
The Public Education Foundation Scholarship Office 3360 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 160 Las Vegas, NV 89102 E-mail: scholarships@ccpef.org
Dennis Cabaret Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 26
This scholarship is to promote higher education and scholastic achievement. Involvement in community-based gay and lesbian activism in the Orange County, California area.
Contact:
Dennis W. Cabaret Scholarship c/o Thomas J. Peterson 2821 Cassia Street Newport Beach, CA 92660-3217
The Colin Higgins Courage Awards and Grants
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 28
In 1986, screenwriter, director and producer Colin Higgins established the Colin Higgins Foundation. It continues to honor his vision by addressing the issues that concerned him. In addition to its grantmaking activities, the Foundation annually awards the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards for bravery in the face of discrimination, intolerance and bigotry based on sexual orientation and/or gender.
Contact:
Colin Higgins Foundation c/o Tides Foundation NY Office 55 Exchange Place, Suite 402, New York, NY 10005 Phone: (212) 509-4973 Fax: (212) 509-1059 E-mail: info@colinhiggins.org
Equality Leadership Fund Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 28
To qualify for this fund you must be a resident of the State of Utah, Be admitted to or attending a two or four-year public or private accredited college, university or vocational/technical school as an undergraduate in the state of Utah. Private for profit, online and other similar institutions are not eligible. Awards are not granted for graduate study or to satisfy student loans. Have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average GPA while receiving the scholarship. Show leadership regarding rights and recognition for LGBTQ people. Demonstrate financial need.
Bulldog Pride Scholarship / Fresno State University
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 28
Open to any entering, existing, or graduate student at Fresno State University who demonstrates pride in their community and who has good academic standing.
Contact:
Peter Robertson, Founder. BULLDOG PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP FUND Fresno State Alumni Association 2625 E. Matoian Way, SH 124 Fresno, California 93740 E-mail:probertson@fresnostatealumni.com Phone: 1-559-278-2586
Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 28
For undergraduate and graduate studies (High School Seniors and College students who are accepted/enrolled in accredited colleges/universities) Armenian descent (1st /2nd /3rd generation Armenians) If parents or grandparents are Armenian, names will have to be provided. Active involvement in an organization that benefits the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) community Must attend school in California GALAS scholarship award recipient selection committee members are not eligible.
Contact:
Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society 8721 Santa Monica Blvd. Box #654 West Hollywood, CA 90069-4511 To download an application form, go to: www.galasla.org/resources.php
Harvey Milk Hope Award
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
February 28
Must be a Fresno State junior or senior enrolled in HUMANICS CERIFICATION PROGRAM.
Contact:
Peter Robertson, Founder. BULLDOG PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP FUND Fresno State Alumni Association 2625 E. Matoian Way, SH 124 Fresno, California 93740 E-mail: probertson@fresnostatealumni.com Phone: 1-559-278-2586 Website: www.theharveymilkproject.org
Walk In Showers Digital Marketing Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
February 28, 2017
Open to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or a graduate program. The applicant should be passionate about digital marketing or interior design. Any major is accepted.
Contact:
Walk In Showers 3725 Lakewood Drive New York, NY 07662 walkinshowers.org/scholarship.html
Farella Braun Martel Diversity Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
5
Deadline:
Mar 01
Open to current first-year law students (full-time or part-time) who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, disabled or those whose background and/or experience will contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. Must currently attend one of the following colleges or universities: University of California-Berkley School of Law, University of California-Davis School of Law (King Hall), University of California-Hasting College of the Law, Golden Gate University-School of Law, Santa Clara University-School of Law, Stanford Law School or the University of San Francisco-School of Law.
Contact:
Jennifer Peneyra Recruiting & Diversity Manager, Farella Braun Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104 Email: jpeneyra@fbm.com, Direct Dial: 415.954.4749, Fax: 415.982.7431 Url: www.fbm.com/diversity/
National Press Club Persina Scholarship for Diversity in Journalism
 
Amount:
$2000 $500 book stipend, renewable up to to $2500 for 3 additional years
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Mar 01
Open to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a career in journalism and who will contribute to the diversity of U.S. journalism. Applicants MUST provide the following information in TRIPLICATE (3 copies of all requested information). All information must be included in ONE PACKAGE, INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS - newspaper articles MUST be reduced to 8 by 11 sheets ONLY. FAILURE TO INCLUDE ALL INFORMATION IN TRIPLICATE, INCLUDING MULTIMEDIA FORMATS, WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. * No more than five (5) work samples demonstrating an ongoing interest in journalism through work on a high school newspaper or other media. These may be print articles (reduced to 8 by 11 size), or multimedia stories on a CD or DVD (three copies of all media). * A 500-word essay explaining how s/he would add diversity to US journalism. * Three letters of recommendations from persons who are not members of your family (MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE SAME PACKAGE). * A copy of your high school transcript (MUST BE MAILED IN THE SAME PACKAGE ALONG WITH ALL OTHER INFORMATION). * A completed signed copy of the Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) that you submitted. * A letter of acceptance from the college/university of your choice or some documentation indicating where you have applied. * A brief description of how you have pursued journalism in high school. The student may discuss financial need or any special circumstances that would assist the Scholarship Committee in selecting a nominee.
Contact:
The National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor - Washington, DC 20045 202-662-7500 Url: www.press.org/about/scholarships/diversity