LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
Dennis Cabaret Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 26
This scholarship is to promote higher education and scholastic achievement. Involvement in community-based gay and lesbian activism in the Orange County, California area.
Contact:
Dennis W. Cabaret Scholarship c/o Thomas J. Peterson 2821 Cassia Street Newport Beach, CA 92660-3217
Aegis Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000-$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 27
The Aegis Foundation Scholarships help lower income students obtain a higher education that would otherwise pose a tremendous hardship for that individual or family. The LGBTQ scholarship awards empower promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential. Aegis Scholarship Awards may be applied to tuition, books, fees or dissertation expenses. Each person who applies for an Aegis Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, professional experiences, financial need, marginalization, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration.
Contact:
Aegis Foundation 282 11th Ave, #3004 New York, NY 10001 Website: aegisfoundationinc.org Url: aegisfoundationinc.org/publications/aegis-foundation-scholarship-application/
Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 28
For undergraduate and graduate studies (High School Seniors and College students who are accepted/enrolled in accredited colleges/universities) Armenian descent (1st /2nd /3rd generation Armenians) If parents or grandparents are Armenian, names will have to be provided. Active involvement in an organization that benefits the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) community Must attend school in California GALAS scholarship award recipient selection committee members are not eligible.
Contact:
Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society 8721 Santa Monica Blvd. Box #654 West Hollywood, CA 90069-4511 To download an application form, go to: www.galasla.org/resources.php
National Press Club Persina Scholarship for Diversity in Journalism
 
Amount:
$2000 $500 book stipend, renewable up to to $2500 for 3 additional years
Awards:
1
Deadline:
March 1
The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend to be called the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship. The Persina Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient of the NPC Scholarship, making the total amount of the first-year award $2,500. The competition is open to high school seniors, with a grade point average of 3.0 or better, who are preparing to enter college and intends to become a journalist and who will bring diversity to US journalism.
Contact:
The National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor - Washington, DC 20045 202-662-7500 Url: www.press.org/about/scholarships/diversity
Ricardo Correa Scholarship Foundation Wisconsin State Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 01
This scholarship was set up to give a future gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender public high school senior a chance to become a future leader in the gay community! There are two separate scholarships that will be given out each year. The $1,000 Wisconsin State Scholarship will be awarded in the spring. Candidates who apply for the state scholarship will automatically be enrolled in the National Scholarship. The $2,000 National Scholarship will be awarded at the NEA-RA around the 4th of July. Pursuing a degree in a four-year accredited college or university, LGBT public high school senior or straight ally in Wisconsin, and top fourth of the graduating class. Eligibility: A $1,000 scholarship ($500 paid the first semester and renewable for the next semester) shall be awarded to a student who is a change agent, having leadership potential, and ranks in the top 25% of their graduating class. Noteworthy accomplishments in student government, clubs, work experience is desirable, but not required. A college or university GPA of 3.0 must be maintained to retain the scholarship for the second semester.
Contact:
Ricardo Correa Scholarship Foundation ( State) 1407 E. Manitoba St. Milwaukee, WI 53207 E-mail: ric.fest@yahoo.com Website: www.ricfest.org
Wayne F. Placek Grants / American Psychological Association
 
Amount:
$15,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
March 1
These grants support scientific research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations. Must be either doctoral level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an educational institution of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply.
Contact:
American Psychological Association 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242 Telephone: (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500 Website: www.apa.org
George D. and Marion Phelps Hamar HRBOR Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 1
The George D. and Marion Phelps Hamar HRBOR Scholarship was started in 2011 by Michael Hamar in memory of his parents and in honor of Hampton Roads Business OutReach (HRBOR), an LGBT chamber of commerce. The scholarship is for self-identifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) students graduating from high schools in the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk or Virginia Beach, paying special emphasis to those who have demonstrated involvement in the LGBT community. Recipients must attend a four-year college or university. This scholarship is typically awarded to one student every four years. Financial need is required. Please note: a list of scholarship recipients may be provided to your high school and published annually in the Foundation's newsletter. You must be comfortable with having your name publicly affiliated with this scholarship.
Contact:
Hampton Roads Community Foundation Phone Numbers: Office: (757) 622-7951 Fax: (757) 622-1751 Mailing Address: Hampton Roads Community Foundation 101 W. Main Street, Suite 4500 Norfolk, VA 23510 https://hamptonroadscf.academicworks.com/opportunities/703
Bulldog Pride Scholarship / Fresno State University
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 2
Open to any entering, existing, or graduate student at Fresno State University who demonstrates pride in their community and who has good academic standing.
Contact:
Fresno State Alumni Association 2625 E. Matoian Way, SH 124 Fresno, California 93740 www.bulldogpride.org/
LGBT Muslim Retreat Youth Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000 to cover the cost of registration, expenses and meals.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 2
Open to LGBTQ Muslims 25 years of age and younger.
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