LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Pride Law Fund Summer Fellowship Programs
 
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 03
The Pride Law Fund Summer Fellowships support work of concern to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the public sector, on public policy or of a public service nature, work in the area of civil rights and education, and direct legal services. The fellowships are open to law students enrolled in law schools in the United States, who will work on their projects under the supervision of an attorney.
Contact:
Pride Law Fund P. O. Box 2602 San Francisco CA 94126-2602 E-mail: info@pridelawfund.org Website: www.pridelawfund.org
Matthew Shepard Scholarship
 
Amount:
$9,000-$40,000 (over the course of 4 years)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 14
In honor of Matthew Shepard, who died tragically as the result of a hate crime. This scholarship is to support the dreams and educational goals of lgbtq teens in Iowa. Applicants must be graduating Iowa high school senior. GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. ACT score of 22 or better.Openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer. Demonstrable LGBTQ activism and community service. High moral and ethical standards and conduct.
Contact:
Eychaner Foundation PO Box 1797 Des Moines, Iowa 50305-1797 E-mail: info@eyechanerfoundation.org Website: www.eyechanerfoundation.org
Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
5
Deadline:
Mar 16
For LGBT youth pursuing a college degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program. Must be a graduating senior in high school who identifies as LGBT, has good academic credentials, leadership, and community service involvement, and demonstrates financial need. Must reside in NY, NJ or CT.
Contact:
Live Out Loud Attn: Scholarship Committee 570 7th Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 840-0505 Fax: (212)651-4236 URL: www.liveoutloud.infoE-mail: info@liveoutloud.info
David Bohnett LGBT Leadership Fellowship
 
Amount:
Fellowships typically cover half of the total costs of tuition, housing, and many of the meals (total costs are $11,450 in 2012) travel is typically not covered. Each year we weigh the number of qualified candidates accepted into the Harvard Kennedy School and make final awards decisions based on a variety of factors, including the applicant's demonstrated need and the Victory Institute's internal resources.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 19 and April 6
Designed for all senior-level executives working with state and local governments including government officials, nonprofit leaders, and elected officeholders this intensive, three-week Executive Education program at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hones skills and furthers the leadership potential of accomplished individuals from across the United States. Sessions are held in June and July. The Bohnett Fellowship provides partial financial assistance to help strong LGBT officials cover the costs of attendance, programming that complements the Senior Executives program, and a growing network of Bohnett Fellowship alumni.
FFBC (First Friday Breakfast Club) Scholarships
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 21
Open to Iowa high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership efforts to increase education and understanding of LGBT Issues and reduce homophobia in her or her school. Must be a resident of Iowa and plan to pursue post-secondary studies. You do not have to be LGBT to be eligible for this scholarship.
Contact:
Contact: Allen Vander Linden, Scholarship Chair 515-971-2454 e-mail: alvanlin@yahoo.com Send completed application and transcripts of grades to: FFBC Jonathon Wilson 215 10th Street, Suite 1300 Des Moines, Iowa 50309
LGBT Muslim Retreat Youth Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000 to cover the cost of registration, expenses and meals.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 24
Open to LGBTQ Muslims 25 years of age and younger.
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
Sit With Me Sunday Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 28
This fund supports a scholarship to cover tuition at community colleges and two-year degree programs for young adults who have been baptized into the LDS faith and who identify as LGBTQ.
Contact:
info@utahcf.org 423 W 800 S | SUITE A101 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84101 801-559-3005 Website: www.utahcf.org
Adam S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
March 29
The goal of the Adam S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship is to support GLBT high school graduates who have overcome distinct challenges and/or have demonstrated commitment to serving the GLBT community. Must identify as GLBT; Must be graduating in 2014; Must be enrolled or enrolling in college for the upcoming Fall Semester; Must have involvement in the GLBT community.
Contact:
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc. The Center at Bay Shore 34 Park Avenue Bay Shore, NY 11706-7309 Telephone: 631.665.2300 Fax: 631.665.7874 The Center at Garden City 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110 Garden City, NY 11530 Telephone: 516.323.0011 Fax: 516.750.4715 Email: info@ligaly.org Website: www.ligaly.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