LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 27
The fund was established by the estates of Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger to benefit gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students studying at central Ohio colleges or universities or at southwestern Ohio's Wilmington College, which was Short's alma mater. Short, a teacher and Ohio Department of Education official, and Augsburger, a graphic artist who worked at Nationwide, were together for 38 years. Both were military veterans. Short died in 2005, and Augsburger died in 2008. Their estates created the first scholarship fund of The Legacy Fund, one of the few permanent endowment funds in the nation that focuses on the needs of LGBT communities. The scholarships go to students who have contributed to the LGBT community through strong personal character, leadership and service. Recipients must have a grade-point average of 2.75 or higher.
Contact:
Alicia Szempruch Scholarship Manager The Columbus Foundation 614/251-4000 aszempruch@columbusfoundation.org
Frances R. Hesselbein Scholarship
 
Amount:
$3,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 30
Be an African American, Latina, Asian, or Native American female student deeply committed to working or volunteering in social series in the Lehigh Valley. Be a Lehigh Valley resident, and enrolled as an undergraduate student at an institution in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. Meet all requirements stated in the scholarship guidelines. Submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (the result of the financial aid application), or a copy of your federal tax return. Have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Be willing to be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Have financial need as evidenced by your application for financial aid or tax return.
Contact:
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley 1110 American Parkway Northeast, Allentown, PA 18109 Phone: 610-758-8010 Fax: 610-867-7255 If you need help with the application or have questions, contact Renee Saleh at 610-395-0534 or by email at rlsaleh@ptd.net
The Fredrikson and Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
March 31
Open to first-year law students from diverse backgrounds.
Contact:
Curt Okerson Email : cokerson@fredlaw.com Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425 Url: www.fredlaw.com/our_firm/diversity/minority_scholarship/
OutTexas Foundation LGBT Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 31
To apply, you must meet the following qualifications: 1. Be a current Texas resident. 2. Plan to seek higher education (university, community college, technical school, etc.) in the next academic year. Applicants may be entering any year of higher education, including graduate programs. 3. Demonstrate support for the LGBT community. Applicants are not required to be LGBT.
Contact:
If you have additional questions, would like more information, or want to get involved in Out Texas Foundation, please visit us at www.outtexasfoundation.org or e-mail us at board@outtexasfoundation.org
Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000-$2500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 31
Submit a completed application post-marked no later than March 31st. Be admitted to a post-secondary institution or a vocational program for Fall of the current year. Be a legal resident of the United States. Be a gay male under 35 years of age at time of application. As of 2014, scholarship applications will only be accepted online.
Contact:
Scholarship Program Gamma Mu Foundation P. O. Box 23520 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33307-3520 Phone 1-866-GMF-6007 E-mail: scholarships@gammamufoundation.org
Annette Hatton Scholarship Award Sponsored by GLOBES
 
Amount:
Up to $1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
March 31
1. One undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student currently attending UGA. 2. Applicants must demonstrate impactful leadership towards service in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community 3. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, must have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at UGA and must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours in Spring semester. 4. Each applicant must submit the following application materials to be considered (incomplete packets will not be considered): A completed and signed Annette Hatton Scholarship Award Application (see below) Proof of enrollment and an unofficial copy of the most recent UGA transcript One letter of reference: academic or professional 5. Each applicant is encouraged to register and attend the LGBT Resource Center's Lavender Graduation.
Contact:
For additional information, please contact: Deirdre Kane at dkane@uga.edu.
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
The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 1st
To be eligible, a candidate must 1. Be committed to equal rights and justice for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender 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 transgender community.
Contact:
Applications are available from Equity Foundation and from all Oregon law schools Equity Foundation P.O. Box 5696 Portland, OR 97228-5696 Voice: 503.231.5759 E-mail: info@equityfoundation.org
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/
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. 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