LGBT Scholarships

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First 10 LGBT scholarships:
The Team DC Student-Athlete Award for LGBT Students
 
Amount:
Up to $2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 30th
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 2016. 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/
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
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
ERCA Community Contribution Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
18
Deadline:
July 15
The ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship Competition is open to all high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must have recognized a need or problem in their community, have determined a way to address this need or solve this problem, have developed an action plan, and have worked to put the action plan in place so as to address the need or solve the problem. The action plan must be a unique project developed by the student, not a project developed by an established group of which the student is a member. All applicants under the age of eighteen (18) or minors at the time of application must have the permission of at least one (1) of their parents and/or legal guardians to apply.
Contact:
Educational Research Center of America, (ERCA), 2 Dubon Ct, Farmingdale, NY 11735 E-mail: info@studentresearch.org Website: www.studentresearch.org
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
GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ Scholarship Essay Contest
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
August 6
A $500.00 college scholarship will be given to an entering college freshman of Fall of application year, and made out to the entering college with the students name. A letter will also follow to the college explaining the essay contest.
Contact:
GLBT OF HUNTERDON COUNTY OF NJ Clinton, NJ 08809, USA Phone: 908-300-1058 E-mail: matthewl@student.fdu.edu https://www.glbtofhunterdoncountyofnj.com/lgbt-college-scholarships.html