LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
McGuire Woods Diversity Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$5,000
Awards:
8
Deadline:
May 30
McGuireWoods 2019 annual Diversity Scholarship Program will award up to eight $5,000 scholarships to diverse current first-year law students with an expected graduation year of 2015, who are committed to contributing to and supporting diversity within the legal profession. Applicants are considered based on their involvement in community activities and diversity related student organizations, personal achievements, and law school and undergraduate academic performance. Consistent with the objective of promoting diversity in legal education and leadership roles in the legal profession, McGuireWoods will also consider additional criteria including, among other factors, whether the applicant is: The first family member to attend college. From an economically disadvantaged family. A member of a group currently underrepresented in law schools and law firms. From a family with little or no legal education or experience. An alumnus of a college or university whose graduates are historically underrepresented in law school. Demonstrating a strong commitment to promoting diversity in his or her undergraduate school, law school and community.
Contact:
Amy L. Pretty Attorney Recruiting Manager Mc Guire Woods LLP 77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4100 Chicago, IL 60601-1818 apretty@mcguirewoods.com 312.849.3690 (fax) Website: www.mcguirewoods.com
Chely Wright "Like Me" Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1250
Awards:
5
Deadline:
May 31
Award is open to Graduating High School Seniors who can show that they have actively advocated for LGBT issues, such as respect and inclusion for LGBT youth, community service at an LGBT resource, involvement and/or attendance of LGBT events, working against teen bullying or teen suicide, and any other activities that improve the condition of the LGBT community and/or improve cultural conditions for LGBT youth. This list serves as examples only, and each student's personal, individual advocacy will be different.
Noho Pride Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 31
Open to high school student who identifies as LGBTQ. Must be a resident of Franklin, Hamden, Hampshire or Berkshire counties, Massachusetts and have financial need.
Contact:
Noho Pride, Inc. P.O. Box 866 Northampton, MA 01061 Phone: 413-455-9151 E-mail: scholarship@nohopride.org Website: www.nohopride.org
Time Out Youth Neil and Tim Griffin Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$1250
Awards:
2
Deadline:
May 31
Since 2007, the scholarship has been providing financial assistance to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer identified youth seeking to earn two or four year degrees in the fields of their choice. Applying youth must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender high school senior or high school graduate under the age of 21 as of May 31 of the year of application and be a legal resident of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina or a county which Time Out Youth serves in North or South Carolina. Applicants must be planning to enroll as a full-time, degree-seeking student at an accredited academic or vocational institution with headquarters based in North Carolina or South Carolina in the summer or fall of the year of application.
Contact:
Please send completed applications and questions to O'Neale Atkinson, Director of Youth Programs, at oatkinson@timeoutyouth.org or call 704-344-8335.
The Team DC Student-Athlete Award for LGBT Students
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 1
Applicant must reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This includes the District of Columbia, Prince George's County (MD), Montgomery County (MD), Calvert County (MD), St. Mary's County (MD), Arlington County (VA), City of Alexandria (VA), Fairfax County (VA), and Prince William County (VA). Applicant must self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. (Note: Team DC is aware of potential issues around self-disclosure and respects the privacy of all applicants. Applicants do not have to be public in their self-disclosure, but they must self-identify as LGBT in order to be considered for this scholarship.) Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or current college student and have demonstrated academic success. Applicant must demonstrate active involvement/participation in interscholastic athletics or a competitive sport (club sport, recreation league, etc.). Sports include, but are not limited to, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading/competitive cheer, crew, cross country, fencing, figure skating, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, or wrestling. Activity in other sports can be considered. (NOTE: Applicants receiving other athletic scholarships must adhere to all NCAA rules concerning eligibility and reporting requirements.) Applicant must supply an official copy of their most recent transcript from high school or college. Applicant must intend to enroll full-time in an undergraduate program at a fully accredited two or four year college/university no later than fall 2015. If applicant is a high school student, they must supply a copy of the acceptance letter for his or her chosen college/university. (NOTE: If acceptance letter is not available before the application deadline, submit the application and indicate you are still waiting for the letter.) Applicant must submit a personal essay (maximum 1,500 word) discussing how being open about your sexual orientation or gender identity has impacted your participation/involvement in a sport , your school life, and/or your life outside of school. The essay should also address the applicant's future goals and aspirations. Applicant must submit two (2) letters of support from individuals who are qualified to address the candidate's suitability for this award. Financial need may be considered in situations where the students are equally qualified. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) indicating the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to assist this process. The SAR is a summary of the information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicant may not be related to any member or to the domestic partner of any member of the Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship Selection Committee and/or Team DC Executive Committee and staff.
Contact:
All questions should be directed to: Scholarship@teamdc.org Url: www.teamdc.org/scholarships/
The Empress Emeritus Mona littleMore Memorial Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$500-$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 1
This scholarship will be awarded to student(s) who volunteer their time to promote and/or support the Texas GLBT Community and excel in academics with a 3.0 GPA or higher, participate in extra curricular activities and be a positive role model within their community.
Contact:
P.O. Box 2567 Austin, Texas 78768-2567 Phone: (512) 773-1199 Email: info@unitedcourtofaustin.org Url: www.unitedcourtofaustin.org/scholarship/
Battelle/NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 3
Applicant must have successfully completed a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited college or university. Must have maintained a (GPA) of 3.0 for the entirety of college/university enrollment Must be a declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field. Be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBT inclusion and visibility. Students must be eligible for fall term registration and must not be under disciplinary sanction.
Contact:
NOGLSTP PO Box 91803 Pasadena CA 91109 Amy A. Ross, Ph. D., NOGLSTP Program Coordinator at: aross at noglstp dot org
Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
$10000 paid 2L Summer Associate Position
Awards:
3
Deadline:
Jun 10
Baker, Donelson, Barman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three (3) scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position.
GLBT LEAP Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 14
Applicants must be Texas residents but may study elsewhere. Preference given to self-identified GLBT students, their families or allies. Must demonstrate commitment to human and civil rights for all people.
Contact:
Leadership Education & Advocacy Program - Scholarships 3824 Cedar Springs Road, Ste. 4 17, Dallas, TX 75219 Email to: scholarships @glbtleap.org
Helen Veress-Mitchell Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 30
The Helen Veress-Mitchell Scholarship fund is designed to help people living with HIV/AIDS attend college and pursue a two-year, four-year or graduate degree. Scholarships are also available to students who are attending technological and trade schools. Scholarships are limited in scope to students with ties to Northern California. Scholarships are administered through The Capital City AIDS Fund (CCAF) a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Sacramento, California. Students must be enrolled in a credentialed college or technical school. Students must remain in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Proof of enrollment must accompany the scholarship application. A progress report must be submitted to the scholarship committee in a timely manner.
Contact:
For additional information contact (916) 448-1110 Capital City AIDS Fund P.O. Box 160636 Sacramento, CA 95816 CapCityAidsFund@yahoo.com