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First 10 LGBT scholarships:

Amount:
Up to $3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 15
Applicants must be an LGBT individual of color planning to pursue a career in journalism and be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the profession. Selection will be based on journalistic and scholastic ability. Applicants also must demonstrate an awareness of the issues facing the LGBT community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage. Current or incoming undergrad students enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required. Current or incoming graduate students enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required.
Contact:
Longcope Scholarship %u2013 NLGJA 2120 L St NW, Suite 850 Washington, DC 20037 Please send application questions to Longcope@nlgja.org and include the name of the applicant in the subject line. https://www.nlgja.org/resources/longcope/
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
May 15
The Peggy Rudd Transgender Scholarship Fund was created to recognize outstanding transgender students and to contribute toward their continuing education. The members of HTUC recognize that in many cases members of the transgender community must work harder harder to reach higher education goals than others, and we feel that these individuals are worthy of our support. Scholarship Description Each year HTUC awards one or more college scholarships to students associated with the transgender community. The scholarships are typically $1000 but may be for different amounts at the discretion of the committee. Students chosen must demonstrate that they can maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA out of 4.0.
Contact:
HTUC TRANSGENDER SCHOLARSHIP FUND C/O Houston Transgender Unity Committee (HTUC) P. O. BOX 542287 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77254 htuc.org/
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 15
The Tidal Wave Scholarship Fund (TWSF) proudly provides financial scholarships to openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) students, as well as to students of GLBT parents, who can demonstrate financial need, as well as a background of positive contribution to their local GLBT community. These $1000 scholarships are one-time distributions but re-application is allowed for up to four years of undergraduate study. Scholarships are open for consideration to graduating high school seniors and to returning collegiate students up to age 25. Award selection is based on academic credentials, with at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; an essay on how they feel their out-and-proud lifestyle will produce a positive effect in their future careers and endeavors; and two letters of recommendation. Final candidates may be required to participate in a short interview.
Contact:
Applications must be mailed to Tidal Wave Scholarship Fund, c/o The Center, 946 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 15
The QOC offers a $1000 scholarship for a post-secondary opportunity of your choice (college, vocational education, career or other) in an effort to recognize your dedication to the LGBTQ community. We are seeking applicants who identify as members of the LGBTQ community. At some point in your high school career, you should have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness about LGBTQ issues, combating homophobia and/or bullying or educating your community about similar topics. Open to all high school students in California.
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 17
This merit based scholarship has been established as a way for Indy Pride, Inc. to reward future and current students attending an accredited Indiana-based university or college who are making significant contributions to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, and Straight Ally (LGBTQS) community through their academic pursuits. The scholarship also provides for those who identify as members of the LGBTQS community who have demonstrated a lack of support to attend an institute of higher education.
Contact:
Indy Pride P.O. Box 44403, Indianapolis, IN 46244 www.indypride.org https://indypride.org/educational-scholarships/
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
May 20
Current or incoming undergrad students enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required. Current or incoming graduate students enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required.
Contact:
Aarons Scholarship %u2013 NLGJA 2120 L St NW, Suite 850 Washington, DC 20037 Please send application questions to awards@nlgja.org and include the name of the applicant in the subject line. https://www.nlgja.org/resources/aarons/
Amount:
$750-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 28
The Samara Scholarship is designed to recognize Vermont high school students who demonstrate, through personal experiences and/or public commitments, a dedication to the interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community. The applicant must: be a Vermont resident, be a graduating high school senior or receiving a GED by the end of the current academic year, plan to further formal education training in any area, be it academic, vocational, technical, or the arts, in the following academic year. Demonstrate, through personal experiences and/or public commitment, a dedication to the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community.
Contact:
Elisabeth Marx Email - emarx@vermontcf.org Call - 802-388-3355 ext. 241 website: www.vsac.org
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 30
To be considered for the Darmer Equality Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria: Must be a current or incoming law student. Must demonstrate commitment to advancing equality for the LGBT community in Orange County.
Contact:
Please e-mail your materials in Word format or PDF to Professor Francine Lipman at lipmanfj@yahoo.com. katherinedarmerequalityscholarship.org/
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.
Amount:
$500-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 31
Scholarship awards range in amounts from $500 to $1000 and are typically announced in June and December of each year. The following is a list of our scholarship requirements. Identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender. Be currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program in the United States. (sponsored or self-sponsored). Demonstrate being a visible, positive role model for law enforcement. Demonstrate being able to graduate from a law enforcement training program.