LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Black Transmen Transgender Student Leadership Scholarship
 
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
PFLAG National Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Contact
You are a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time, this calendar year (if you graduated in the past year and took a time off you are still eligible to apply). Self identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an ally Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community. Have applied to an accredited U.S.higher education institution. - See more at: http://community.pflag.org/scholarship#sthash.OvTtreG8.dpuf
Contact:
PFLAG National Office 1828 L Street, NW Suite 660 Washington, D.C. 20036 By phone: (202) 467-8180 By fax: (202) 349-0788 General e-mail: info@pflag.org - See more at: community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=259#sthash.oGPg9ysc.dpuf Website: www.pflag.org
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.
California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $7500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Please check back in March of 2015 for the 2015 Application.
Open to first-year law students who have enrolled into a law school in the state of California. Must be a minority which historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession. Demonstrate financial need. Commitment to community. Leadership potential. Two letters of recommendation. If enrolling in online law school, students must be California residents.
Contact:
Diversity Scholarship Program California Bar Foundation 180 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Fax: (415) 856-0788 For additional information, please contact Natalia Merluzzi at (415) 856-0780 or scholarships@calbarfoundation.org Website: www.californiabarfoundation.org
Lee Dubin Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
No information for the 2014-2015 academic year. Contact for scholarship availability.
Open to students with at least one parent or guardian who is LGBTQ. Must be pursuing post-secondary education and dedicated to improving the LGBTQ community and their community as a whole. Minimum 2.0 GPA.
Contact:
COLAGE National Office 1550 Bryant Street Suite 830 San Francisco, CA 94103 phone: 415-861-5437 fax: 415-255-8345 Website: www.colage.org
Vermont Teacher Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $12,000 in loan forgiveness
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact. No available information for 2014.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of: * Racial/ethnic diversity * Leadership qualities * Experience working with children * Understanding of diversity and issues related to power and privilege in the United States * Employment history (where applicable) * Educational history * Commitment to teaching in Vermont * Academic potential
Contact:
Vermont Teacher Diversity Scholarship Program 150 Colchester Avenue Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 540-1021 office (802) 864-8501 fax URL: vtdsp.org/application-selection/selection-criteria/
Foley and Lardner LLP Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
8, 1 award at each participating college or university
Deadline:
Contact
Applicants must be minority students in their first year of law school at one of the following schools: Berkeley, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Michigan, Northwestern, UCLA, and Wisconsin.
Contact:
Angela S. Lois Legal Recruiting/ Diversity Outreach Coordinator alois@foley.com P 414.297.5452