LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Deaf Queer Youth Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$250-$500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Jul 15
For self-identified deaf lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex college-bound youth who have showed commitment to social change. Must be deaf or hard of hearing, identify and be out as a LGBTIQ youth, be under 25 years old, currently enrolled in high school or college, a U.S. citizen, and have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Contact:
Deaf Queer Resource Center Deaf Queer Youth Scholarship Fund Selection Committee P. O. Box 14431 San Francisco, CA 94114 URL: www.deafqueer.org/communities/youth/scholarships/index.html
The Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program
 
Amount:
$15,000 plus an associate summer position
Awards:
2
Deadline:
July 20
Applicants will be considered under the same high academic standard applied to all summer associate candidates. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants must accept Reed Smith's offer to join the 2016 Summer Program following the completion of their second year of law school. Applicants must be matriculated at an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Contact:
Dana B. Levin, U.S. Director of Legal Recruiting c/o Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program Reed Smith LLP 1650 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 www.reedsmith.com
Pride of the Rose Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
July 31
1. Be gay/lesbian/bi/trans or the child of a gay/lesbian/bi/trans parent(s).2. Be a resident of the Portland Quad-County area or Clark County, Washington for at least one year prior to submitting an application.3. Be pursuing his/her education beyond the secondary level in one or more of the following areas:College/university; trade/vocational; or the arts. 4. Be in demonstrated need of financial assistance.5. Be accepted for enrollment, or enrolled in an accredited educational program beyond the secondary level which has an established non-discrimination policy that includes sexual and gender minority groups.6. Evidence the potential to successfully complete his/her selected program of study.7. Not be an employee or board member of Equity Foundation.
Contact:
Equity Foundation, PO Box 5696, Portland, OR 97228 Phone: (503) 231-5759 E-mail: info@equityfoundation.org Website: www.equityfoundation.org
The Hazel Hatcher Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$500-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
July 31
An out LGBT person of color who is a graduating high school senior or currently attending any accredited technical, undergraduate or graduate school located in the United States. Accepted or registered at a post-secondary educational institution for full or part-time attendance as defined by the institution Cumulative high school/college/or technical school grade point average of 3.0 or higher
Contact:
Legacy of Success Foundation, Inc. (LOSF) Attn: Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 190313 Dallas, Texas 75219
Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
July 31
Must be enrolled as a student for the 2015-2016 academic year at an ABA-accredited law school. Must be eligible to sit for the Patent Bar Exam (See Eligibility Requirements) Must be interested in pursuing a career in patent law (patent litigation or prosecution) The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong academic achievement throughout his/her academic career.
Contact:
Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship c/o Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP 233 South Wacker Drive 6300 Willis Tower Chicago, Illinois 60606 E-mail: scholarship@protas.org Website: www.jeremy.protas.org
The Gene & John Athletic Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2500-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
August
LGBT student athletes looking to continue their education while pursuing athletics.
Contact:
Stonewall Community Foundation 446 West 33rd Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212/367.1155 Fax: 212/367.1157 stonewall@stonewallfoundation.org
HSBC Pride Network Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
August 24
Open to WNY (Western New York) High School Seniors and College Students who are participating in their school's gay alliance as well as GLYS members and alumni. LGBT Students 25 years of age and younger as of 8/26. Must be enrolled in college or university the semester that scholarship is awarded. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must have a history of residing in one of the 8 counties of WNY (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara, Wyoming, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston and Ontario).
Contact:
GLYS HSBC Pride Network Scholarship 371 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
Cummings will award two scholarships next year: $10,000 to a student in his or her second year of law school and $5,000 for a student in his or her first year of law school. Recipients will receive a minimum six-week summer clerkship position in one of the firm's seven offices.
Awards:
2
Deadline:
September 15 for second-year law students and February 15 for first-year law students.
These scholarships will be available to law students attending ABA accredited law schools in the United States. The scholarships will be paid directly to the students or to their law schools.
Contact:
To apply, please submit an application to mscrews@babc.com. Url: www.babc.com/diversity_scholarship/
Paymaster.co Financial Growth For LGBTQ Scholarship
 
Amount:
$750
Awards:
1
Deadline:
October 15, 2015
Open to students who identify as LGBTQ . Award recipient will receive a $750 scholarship for spring winter / spring session of the 2015-2016 school year. Must be 18 years of age and older. Must be enrolled at least part time (6 credit hours) in an accredited college, university or technical program. Minimum 2.3 GPA. Must submit 450-500 word essay on the prompt "Five Ways LGBTQ Students Can Use LinkedIn to Enhance Their Financial Position". For more eligibility information, visit: http://paymaster.co/financial-growth-lgbtq-scholarship/
Contact:
This scholarship is managed by: Jovan Johnson, Esq. Jovan[at]Paymaster[dot]co (424) 242-4061 6230 Wilshire Blvd #1795 Los Angeles, CA 90048 paymaster.co/financial-growth-lgbtq-scholarship/
John Torres and Tim Webb LGBT Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
October 19
Must be enrolled at Santa Rosa Junior College for a minimum of 6 credit hours in the fall semester. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference given to members of LGBT Community including LGBT family members.
Contact:
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395 Phone: (707) 527-4685 Toll free: 1-800-564-SRJC www.santarosa.edu SRJC Petaluma Campus 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA 94954-2522 Phone: (707) 778-2415 www.santarosa.edu/petaluma/