Scholarship Opportunities

This list will be updated regularly. Current scholarship opportunities are in honor of Pride Month.

Better Brothers Los Angeles: Better Brothers LA assists Black LGBTQ+ youth with the cost of college and all its expenses. The scholarships support youth admitted to or attending an accredited degree, licensing, or vocational program. Scholarship funds are awarded to assist with tuition, purchasing textbooks, and other academic-related costs. Scholarships range from $500.00 to $5,000.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund: Established in 1961, the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. The Fund provides financial support for students who are active and emerging organizers in progressive movements for liberation, self-determination, and social and economic justice in their communities.

Gamma Mu Scholarship: The Gamma Mu Scholarships Program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship: This Scholarship celebrates and supports young people doing work inspired by (or similar to) the late health and social justice activist, Pedro Zamora, but it is not necessarily about HIV/AIDS.  If your work is change-making in other social justice and health justice areas, this scholarship is probably for you.

Prism Foundation Scholarships: Prism Foundation provides scholarships to empower outstanding students who are making a positive impact on the Asian & Pacific Islander and LGBTQIA+ communities. Their scholarships range from $1000–$5000, and their portfolio of recipients have included both undergraduates and graduates across a spectrum of ages, gender identities, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and more.

Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (APIQWTC) Scholarship: The APIQWTC Scholarship was founded to uplift current (or future) API queer and trans community leaders. They will be awarding scholarships of $2,500 each to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical, professional, or trades certification or other tuition-based learning.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Scholarship for LGBTQ Students: The BIPOC Scholarship (of up to $1,500) from Point Foundation provides financial, coaching, and community support to BIPOC communities.

Point Foundation Flagship Scholarship: The Point Flagship Scholarship empowers LGBTQ students who are earning their undergraduate, graduate, & doctoral degrees at accredited colleges in the United States. Flagship scholarship recipients receive financial support, access to multiple leadership development programs, mentorship or coaching, and the support of a community of scholars and alumni. Financial award is based on need and is renewable for up to four years of support.

Pride Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarships: Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ+ student leaders across the Northwest. Since awarding our first scholarship in 1993, we’ve awarded more than $7 million to more than 2,200 students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. There are more than 60 different scholarship funds covering a wide range of characteristics and majors. We encourage all LGBTQ+ and allied students of all backgrounds and educational interests to apply.

Anders Scholarship for Allied, Nursing, and Therapy Professionals

Casey Hoke Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is provided through the American Trans Resource Hub (ATRH) for non-cis-gendered persons and the top award will be up to $1,000.

The Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund: This LGBTQI scholarship fund, named for Audria M. Edwards, was established in 1987 and is funded by donations, variety show proceeds, and community fundraisers. Individuals are eligible for scholarships if they: will be pursuing post-secondary, under-graduate education in an accredited institution or program during the coming school year; are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer or Intersex or have an LGBTQI parent; have been a resident for at least one year in the State of Oregon or in Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, or Wahkiakum Counties in Washington.

GALAS Academic Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent who have demonstrated LGBTQ+ activism.

Little Bird Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants: Awarding a total of $18,000 for up to two years of school, the Little Bird Scholarship provides a measure of financial stability to undergraduate students who are both LGBTQ or intersex and undocumented immigrants, including refugees and individuals seeking or granted asylum.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship: The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support lesbians in their pursuit of higher education. This program provides one-year scholarships of $4,000 to several students graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school.

The Aritzia Scholarship: Established by Aritzia, a fashion retailer with an innovative global platform, this scholarship supports LGBTQIA people in their pursuit of higher education. Four students will receive one-time scholarships of $5,000 each, who study, plan to work in, or demonstrate a commitment to the fields of mental health or social justice advocacy.

The Welcoming Project Scholarships: Every year, The Welcoming Project awards a $500 scholarship to one undergraduate student and a $500 scholarship to one graduate student who provide outstanding contributions to LGBTQ activism.

LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships: The program is open to self-identified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer <Questioning>, +, graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria. Currently the LEAGUE Foundation has 4 awards for consideration and each student application is automatically reviewed for each. The four awards are: the Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship, the Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship, the Tyler Clementi Memorial Scholarship, and the LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship.

Out to Innovate Scholarships: The Out to Innovate™ Scholarships, established in 2011, are intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers.

Pride in Diversity Scholarship: advocates for the LGBTQ+ Community year round and is delighted to offer the 2023 Pride in Diversity scholarship as an extension of this ongoing support. As an agency focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in the Silicon Valley tech space, the Pride in Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to one deserving member of the LGBTQ+ community pursuing a degree in STEM in order to promote further representation.

HRC LGBTQ+ Student Scholarship Database