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First 10 LGBT scholarships:

Amount:
$300-$3000 per year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 15
In order to be considered, an applicant must meet the following criteria: Applicants must identify within the LGBTQ community. Applicants must be residents of Colorado. Applicants must be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Colorado. Exceptions may be made in certain instances; if you would like to apply for an exception, please elaborate in your personal essay (i.e., online program, continuing education over the summer, etc). Applicants may apply as often as they wish; however, recipients are limited to a cumulative maximum award limit of $9000.
Contact:
The Alexander Foundation Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 1995 Denver, CO 80201-1995 Phone: (303) 331-7733 Fax: (303) 331-1953 Website: www.thealexanderfoundation.org
Amount:
Up to $2500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 15
This summer, Pride Law Fund is offering the Steven Richter Fellowship for the amount of $2,500 to a student with a summer internship that supports direct legal services and/or projects on issues of concern to individuals with HIV or AIDS. The PLF Fellowship Program is open to law students working under the supervision of an attorney at a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization anywhere in the country. Enrollment in law school is not required for the Steven Richter Fellowship. The Richter Fellowship is not limited to law students or legal projects. Applicants may apply by submitting a written proposal for a Summer project on which they seek to work, together with a letter of sponsorship by an attorney from a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit public interest organization, setting forth the attorney's commitment to supervise the applicant on the project.
Contact:
Pride Law Fund P. O. Box 2602 San Francisco CA 94126-2602 E-mail: info@pridelawfund.org Website: www.pridelawfund.org
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
April 15
Must be a self-identified member of the LGBTQ community, gender variant, or straight ally (i.e., a heterosexual student who demonstrates outstanding direct support to the LGBTQ community. Must be planning to enroll, or currently enrolled, in a degree program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution. Must be a resident of the state of Arizona at the time of scholarship application. Incomplete submissions may not be considered for a scholarship. May be a previous PFLAG Phoenix scholarship award recipient.
Contact:
PFLAG Phoenix, 2942 N. 24th St., Suite 114-310, Phoenix, AZ 85016 www.pflagphoenix.org
Amount:
up to $13,000 over 4 years including GPA and Internship bonuses. The initial scholarship of $1,000 per semester is renewable for up to eight semesters and may be used for tuition, books or fees at any college or university in the US.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 19
In honor of Matthew Shepard who died tragically as the result of a hate crime. The applicant must: Be graduating from high school in the year he / she applies for a scholarship. Be a United States Citizen. Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required. Provide an OFFICIAL copy of his / her high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant's high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required. Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form. Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members. Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. "Extra-Credit" is given to those activities and leadership roles relating directly to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. Sign an acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application. (See application form).
Amount:
Up to $60,000 ($15,000 x 4 years)
Awards:
Up to 4
Deadline:
April 20
Self-proclaimed Asian/Pacific Islander (minimum 25%) and gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender and involved in the GLBT community. Must be high school graduate from one of the 9 Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara County, Napa, Sonoma, Solano. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours) at an accredited institution of higher learning. This may be college, university, community college, 4-year, 2-year, technical or vocational program. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must be between the ages of 17-25 on April 20. Demonstrate financial hardship and academic potential. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 24
You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements: Are an LGBT student, A graduating high school senior, Enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college or technical school for the upcoming fall semester, Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Amount:
$3000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
April 30
Open to minority undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the U.S.. Open to minority and disadvantaged students including Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, military veterans, women, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. Must be enrolled in a college or university who has registered for DiversityJobs.com scholarship program. To see a list of registered schools, visit: http://streetsmart.diversityjobs.com/registered-schools/. Must like DiversityJobs.com Facebook page. Must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time of application.
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 30
Identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; come from the greater Philadelphia area encompassing Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks counties and study, or plan to study in the area. (Note: applicants not originally from the greater Philadelphia area, but studying or planning to study here are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to applicants who are both from the area and studying here); must be pursuing post-secondary education (may be enrolled or enrolling as a full-time or part-time student).
Contact:
ACLU of Pennsylvania PO Box 60173 Philadelphia, PA 19102 info@aclupa.org 215-592-1513 Questions? Contact us at frankelscholarship@aclupa.org or 215-592-1513.
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 01
* Be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; or the child of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender parent(s). * Reside in Oregon or Southwest Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania or Wahkiakum Co.) for at least one year prior to submitting an application. * Be pursuing his/her education through the post-secondary level in one or more of the following areas: Academic, trade, vocational or the arts. * Demonstrate a need for financial assistance. * Be accepted for enrollment to, or be enrolled in an accredited program beyond the secondary educational level. * Provide evidence of the potential to successfully complete his/her selected program of study.
Contact:
Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund PO Box 8854 Portland, OR 97207-8854 Website: www.peacockafterdark.org
Amount:
$3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 1
OPALGA is pleased to announce a new scholarship program designed to provide financial support for the continuing education for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning students; children of LGBT parents; or allies of the LGBTQ community. There are 2 types of scholarships. The first is for graduating high school students who have shown service, activism, and an understanding of the LGBT community. The second is for continuing education students (for advanced degrees)who are planning to work with the LGBT community and its issues. Scholarships are open to graduates of area high schools: Oak Park River Forest High School, Proviso East, Proviso Math & Science, Morton East & West High Schools, Elmwood Park High School, Steinmetz Academic Centre, Fenwick High School, or Trinity High School.
Contact:
OPALGA P.O. Box 1460 Oak Park, IL 60304 Website: www.opalga.org