LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000 and a paid summer position in one of the firm's domestic locations
Awards:
1
Deadline:
January 25th
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in the JD class of 2018 ( for 2016 application), must meet Finnegan's hiring criteria (a degree in life sciences/chemistry, engineering, or computer science, or substantial prior trademark experience), and must contribute to enhancing diversity. We define diversity broadly. Successful applicants have included members of racial, ethnic, disabled, and sexual orientation groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.
Contact:
Completed applications should be submitted to: Finnegan Diversity Scholarship c/o Laurie Taylor, Recruitment Manager Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. 901 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001-4413 Or emailed to: diversityscholarship@finnegan.com www.finnegan.com/careers/summerprogram/overview/
Stop the Hate Essay Contest
 
Amount:
Up to $40,000
Awards:
7
Deadline:
January 29 (grades 6-10) March 3 (grades 11-12)
What can you do to help put an end to discrimination, intolerance and indifference in your community? These questions are at the core of the Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out, an annual Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage essay contest that encourages social responsibility while fostering an appreciation for people of differing religions, races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. The contest is open to all Northeast Ohio grade 6-12 students in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties. Students can attend a public, private, religious, home, online or charter school.
White Rose Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500-$2500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 31
Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States and resident of the State of Colorado for the past year-365 days. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need. Community involvement. White Rose is a foundation that serves as an outreach to the GLBT community to assist in furthering their education.
Contact:
White Rose Scholarship Foundation Attn: Scholarship Selection Committee P.O. Box 100811 Denver, CO 80250-0811 www.icrmedenver.org/about-us/white-rose-scholarship/ For additional information, please contact Annie Brenman-West at 303-322-1262, or email your request to: whiterosecressywest@denvercourt.org or visit at: www.denvercourt.org/#!__wrsf
PFLAG Phoenix Chapter/Boots and Ray Reed Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
January 31
Must be a self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT ) student, or a straight ally (i.e., a heterosexual student who demonstrates outstanding direct support to the LGBT community). Must be planning to enroll, or currently enrolled, in a degree program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution. Must be a resident of the state of Arizona at the time of scholarship application. Must submit a completed PFLAG Phoenix Scholarship Application Form along with required supporting materials by the official application submission deadline stated herein. May be a previous PFLAG Phoenix scholarship award recipient.
Contact:
You can write us at PFLAG Phoenix, 2942 N. 24th St., Suite 114-310, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (this is a mailing address only %u2014 we do not have an office where someone can visit). Call our helpline at (602) 843-1404 (all contacts are kept confidential) %u2014 just leave a message with a call-back phone number (and instructions, if needed), and we'll return your call. Send us a message at info@pflagphoenix.org (all contacts are kept confidential). www.pflagphoenix.org
Redfin ScholarshipNew!
 
Amount:
$2,500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
January 31
Legal U.S. resident Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college GPA 3.0 or above Entry is subject to the official rules and conditions. As further set forth in the official rules, your entry grants us full permission to republish and otherwise freely use your entry materials and your name and likeness in order to promote Redfin, its subsidiaries, or other third parties. No purchase is necessary and no fees are required to enter.
Out for Education LGBT Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$10000 (over 4 years)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February
Students must maintain a minimum 2.75 out of 4.0 GPA and a full-time student workload (24 hours over an academic year). The award of this scholarship will be based on a combination of achievement in the areas of academic excellence, leadership, extra- and co-curricular activities, and financial need. Eligible applicants must be attending or have attended a Houston-area (which includes Harris or a contiguous county) high school or college at the time of application and must be between the ages of 17 and 25. Applicants will be required to complete the attached application and submit an essay. The essay should include a biographical narrative discussing your self-identification as a member of the LGBT community. It needs to include your role in relation to your family, your school, your friends and community, and your personal and professional goals. This essay may differ from the traditional essays required by scholarship organizations, as we want to know about you as an individual.
Contact:
Out For Education P.O. Box 667010 Houston, TX 77266 outforeducation.org/scholarships/
eQuality Scholarship
 
Amount:
$6,000-$12,000
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
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:
February 1
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.
Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
February 1
Open to LGBTQ female medical students currently enrolled in medical school in the United States or Canada. Eligible applicants include female medical students enrolled in an allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medical school in the United States or Canada, in good academic standing, who are entering the second, third or fourth year of medical school in the fall of application year. Students enrolled in a combined degree program are eligible who are also entering their fifth or sixth year.
Contact:
Women in Medicine, Inc. P.O. Box 107 Colchester, VT 05446 Email: wim.doctors@gmail.com Website: www.womeninmedicine.org