LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Megan Meier Memorial Scholarship Against Bullying and CyberbullyingNew!
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 7
Must be enrolled as a full time student, either within his or her high school. Currently possess senior status as determined by his or her school for one academic year. Possess a minimum cumulative GPA 2.50 on his or her most recent report card, which must be included with the application. Obtain a written recommendation from member of the faculty or staff at the school in which he or she is enrolled. This recommendation is to serve as validation that the applicants' words and actions promote an environment of acceptance and tolerance of differences within the school community.
Contact:
If you have questions regarding eligibility or the application process, please contact the Megan Meier Foundation at: 636.757.3501 Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Email-info@meganmeierfoundation.org
Out to Protect LGBTQ Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 22
Must identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or straight ally and be "out" to family, friends, and peers at the academy or law enforcement agency. Must be a recognized role model by your peers and supervisors. Demonstrate use of the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics as a guide for decision making. Demonstrate being able to graduate from your law enforcement program.
Contact:
Out to Protect Incorporated, Santa Rosa California Phone: 707-728-5428 Website: www.outtoprotect.org
Arch and Brown Bruce Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 30
The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation awards yearly grants to playwrights who submit full-length plays, screenplays, musicals or operas. All works submitted must present the gay and lesbian lifestyle in a positive manner and be based on, or inspired by, a historic person, culture, event, or work of art. The Foundation also offers grants (usually of $1,000) to production companies to offset expenses in producing gay-positive theatrical works based on history.
Contact:
The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation 502 W. Pico Road Palm Springs, CA 92262 E-mail: Website: www.aabbfoundation.org
NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Awards
 
Amount:
Minimum $750 travel award
Awards:
27-30
Deadline:
December
* Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible. * Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract. * Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply. * Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01. * Federal employees are ineligible.
Contact:
Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington - telephone 301-435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov, or Dr. Samia Noursi - telephone 301-594-5622; snoursi@mail.nih.gov
The Morgan Stanley MBA Fellowship ProgramNew!
 
Amount:
financial support plus summer associate position
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
December
The Morgan Stanley MBA Fellowship program is a competitive graduate scholarship program to provide outstanding Women, Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT MBA students with a financial award for exceptional academic achievement and a Summer Associate internship between the first and second year of business school.
Contact:
Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway New York, NY 10036 Website: www.morganstanley.com
Black Transmen Transgender Student Leadership ScholarshipNew!
 
Amount:
$100-$300
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 31
Open to transgender youth in high school (Junior/senior year), also transgender undergraduate/graduate students. Applicant must be enrolled at least half time in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university. Post-doctorate students are not eligible
Contact:
Black Transmen Inc 3530 Forest Lane #290 Dallas, TX 75234 1 855-BLK - TMEN Website: www.blacktransmen.org
Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$4000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Contact. No available information for 2015.
Students must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. Must have 2L or 3L status during the period of the scholarship and must be enrolled in at least one course oriented towards franchise law (e.g. Torts, Unfair Trade Practices, Trade Secrets, Antitrust, Trademarks, Contracts, Agency, Securities). Applicants must be considered a member of a diverse group (African-American, American Indian, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Gay/Lesbian).
Contact:
Miriam L. Brewer, Director of Education & Diversity IFA Educational Foundation 1501 K Street, N. W., Suite 350, Washington D. C. 20005 Website: www.franchise.org
The Fredrikson and Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
TBA Fall 2014
Open to first-year law students from diverse backgrounds.
Contact:
Greta Larson Email : glarson@fredlaw.com Fredrikson and Byron, P. A. 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425 Url: www.fredlaw.com/minority_scholarship
The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. Please check back for information on applying for the 2015-2016 school year.
Applicants do not need to be lesbian or gay to apply. Recipients will be third-year or fourth-year law students who intend to devote at least part of their practice to improving the quality of life for sexual minorities. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, a candidate must 1. be committed to equal rights and justice for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons; 2. be a citizen of the United States; 3. be a student at an accredited law school; 4. demonstrate the potential to complete his/her law program successfully; and 5. demonstrate the intent to practice law and promote the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community.
Contact:
Equity Foundation P. O. Box 5696 Portland, OR 97228-5696 Voice: 503.231.5759 ext 521/ Fax: 503.231.5793 E-mail: info@equityfoundation.org Website: www.equityfoundation.org
Reaching Out MBA Scholarship
 
Amount:
12500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Contact
Funds scholarships nationwide for LGBT first year students enrolled or planning to enroll in a two-year graduate business school program.