LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
GLBT Guy DeRosa Safety In Schools Grant & Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Up to $2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 21
The grant and scholarship program was created to promote human and civil rights by making our public schools safe for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. The program was renamed in 2009 in the memory of CTA member and educator Guy DeRosa. Guy was a life long advocate for civil and human rights, particularly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. The grants will support projects and presentations that promote understanding and respect for GLBT persons and to support GLBT safety in public schools. As you distribute this information to potential applicants, make sure grant applicants are: A CTA/SCTA member, or A public school student(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member, or A public school district(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member *Autonomous groups and CTA Caucuses are not eligible The scholarship program will support CTA/SCTA members enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential or graduate program who are pursuing a career in public education. Awardees are expected to address any experiences and/or your personal philosophy and how it benefits the GLBT public school community. Applicants must be a: A CTA/SCTA member, or A public school student(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member *Autonomous groups and CTA Caucuses are not eligible
Contact:
CTA State Headquarters P.O. Box 921, Burlingame, CA 94011-0921; 1705 Murchison Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 Phone: (650) 697-1400 www.cta.org
Out to Protect LGBTQ Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 27
Must identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or straight ally and be "out" to family, friends, and peers at the academy or law enforcement agency. Must be a recognized role model by your peers and supervisors. Demonstrate use of the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics as a guide for decision making. Demonstrate being able to graduate from your law enforcement program.
Contact:
Out to Protect Incorporated, Santa Rosa California Phone: 707-728-5428 Website: www.outtoprotect.org
NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Awards
 
Amount:
Minimum $750 travel award
Awards:
27-30
Deadline:
December
* Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible. * Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract. * Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply. * Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01. * Federal employees are ineligible.
Contact:
Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington - telephone 301-435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov, or Dr. Samia Noursi - telephone 301-594-5622; snoursi@mail.nih.gov
The Morgan Stanley MBA Fellowship Program
 
Amount:
financial support plus summer associate position
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
December
The Morgan Stanley MBA Fellowship program is a competitive graduate scholarship program to provide outstanding Women, Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT MBA students with a financial award for exceptional academic achievement and a Summer Associate internship between the first and second year of business school.
Contact:
Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway New York, NY 10036 Website: www.morganstanley.com
Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$4000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
December 31
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
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
Reaching Out MBA Fellowship
 
Amount:
Minimum $10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact
Applicants interested in the fellowship must apply to a business school participating in the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship Program. Student must receive offer of admission at school(s) and Fellowship offer directly from the school. Student would then select school of choice. Upon student's confirmation school notifies Reaching Out of its selection. For more information, visit: http://www.reachingoutmba.org/get-involved-2/reaching-out-lgbt-mba-fellowship/
Lee Dubin Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
Contact
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
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
Constangy Diversity Scholars Awards Program
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact
To be eligible, you must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of the following states: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia/Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Massachusetts. Selection criteria will include your academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA); commitment to diversity in the community, or in your school or work environment; and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach your goals.