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First 10 LGBT scholarships:

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/
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:
Helen Veress-Mitchell SCHOLARSHIP FUND A Project of the Capital City AIDS Fund P.O. Box 160636 Sacramento, California 95816 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stuart Eldridge @ (916) 455-2777 or email: scholarship@capcityaidsfund.org.
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
June 30
Applicants must be U.S. or Canadians citizens who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll full time in the following semester at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must apply by the cut off date (June 30th). Applicants must submit their official transcripts from previous academic years with their application (from their high school if an incoming freshman, or from college if an undergraduate or graduate student). Applicants must submit an article with their application that answers the prompt of "What action have you taken to rally support behind the LGBTQ movement and LGBTQ rights?"
Amount:
$1000-$1500
Awards:
2
Deadline:
June 30
The LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship by My First Blush is a $1,000 to $1,500 grant available for LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally) honors students who have taken action to support or advance the rights of the LGBTQ community. All applicants must be at least 17 years of age. All applicants must be attending or accepted into a full-time accredited college or university A minimum GPA of 3.0 based on the previous academic year is required. Applicants must apply before June 30 of each year. My First Blush will contact all scholarship applicants to notify them of results on July 30, 2018. Results will Applicants receiving full tuition remission are not eligible to apply (e.g., other full-tuition scholarships, established college trust fund, etc.). Applicants must show that they are capable of successfully completing a degree program.
Amount:
$1000-$1500
Awards:
4
Deadline:
June 30
The LGBT Rights Scholarship provided by Simpli Pleasure honors students courage in the face of adversity and discrimination by awarding $1,000 - $1,500 individual grants to LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally) activists who have transformed their experiences with bigotry and discrimination into opportunities to inspire others by taking action, rallying support, building community, and working to change the systems and institutions that impact their lives. Applicant shall be at least 18 years of age and be accepted to and/or attending a full-time higher education program at an accredited institution of learning. Applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA based on the previous year's academic performance. Applicants must apply by the cut off date (June 30th each year). The winning applicant will be mailed a W9 tax form that must be completed. Upon return of the W9 form, the scholarship winner will be mailed a check. Any taxes incurred from the award are fully the responsibility of the winning candidate. A representative from Simpli Pleasure will contact all scholarship applicants to notify them of results on July 30. Applicants may also visit our website for updates on the award. Applicants must be able to provide supporting evidence they are capable of successfully completing a degree program.
Amount:
$2,500
Awards:
4-7
Deadline:
July 06
This scholarship is to help transgender students with education-related expenses while pursuing a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university, or technical / vocational program with a satellite campus or permanent presence in Kent County, MI. This award is open to people of any age who identify as transgender (including non-binary, two-spirit, third gender, transsexual, and/or any other non-cis gender identity) and who demonstrate financial need. Student privacy is respected. We will not share any identifying information without the applicant's written permission.
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
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
Amount:
$20,000 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 2019 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:
If you have any questions regarding the Deborah J. Broyles Diverse Scholars Program, please contact: Cassidy Martin , U.S. Legal Recruiting Assistant. To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page on reedsmith.com. https://careers.reedsmith.com/Diverse_Scholars_Program/
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