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LGBTQ+ Scholarships for College

Last updated May 29, 2024

Here are scholarships for LGBTQ+ college students we think you should know about!

Disclaimer: Some scholarship websites or organizations found on this list may sell your personal information to third parties, including (but not limited to): your name, email address, home address, and phone number. While we aim to share scholarships and scholarship websites that do not sell any student data, we know that those with larger money scholarships may. We encourage you to always be intentional about the scholarships you apply to and the information you share with them.

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SOULE Foundation Scholarships // The SOULE Foundation

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Rolling deadline

LGBTQ youth and young adults of color are eligible for a SOULE Foundation scholarship. Must have a high school GPA 2.5 and be enrolled at a U.S. located, accredited college or university as a full-time student.

The Samara Fund // The Vermont Community Foundation

Amount: $750-$1,000

Deadline: Varies

This scholarship awards Vermont high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to LGBTQ+ matters. Email [email protected] to request an application.

PFLAG Scholarships // PFLAG

Amount: Varies by city

Deadline: Varies by city

This organization, which provides support and education to queer people and allies across the country, has scholarships available through its local, state-wide chapters. Find yours by clicking the link above.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship // Stonewall Foundation

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: Application opens spring 2024

This program provides scholarships to lesbian-identifying women who will be attending college in the U.S. this fall. Submissions are judged on academic achievement, community service and leadership, and commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues. LGBTQ+ Scholarship //

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2024

LGBTQ+ students who are accepted to or enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Financial need will not be considered.

Scholarships // Prism Foundation

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: July 12, 2024

Prism Foundation provides scholarships to empower students who are making a positive impact on the Asian & Pacific Islander and LGBTQ+ communities. Students who attend college, trade/vocational schools, and graduate schools are eligible to apply. Non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship // National Aids Memorial

Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 15, 2024

This scholarship is available to all current high school seniors, and college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership.

Scholarships // ACORN Equality Fund

Amount: $1,000-$4,000

Deadline: September 2024

To be eligible, applicants must retain permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area of downstate Illinois (all Illinois counties except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution.

Pride Foundation Scholarships // Pride Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Application opens October 11, 2024

Pride Foundation's Scholarships are open to students who live in the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington) and are planning to enroll in any kind of postsecondary education during the 2025-2026 school year.

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Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship // The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: May 20, 2024

Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in journalism, 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 LGBTQ community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage.

Charlotte Pride Scholarship // Charlotte Pride

Amount: $1,000-$10,000

Deadline: May 5, 2024

High school seniors and current college undergraduates in the Charlotte metro area can apply. Students must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ+ community.

New York Ramblers Scholarship // New York Ramblers Soccer

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: May 1, 2024

This scholarship is for undergraduate student athletes who are members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community (between the ages of 15 and 22). Applicants for the scholarship are reviewed based on financial need, leadership in sports, LGBTQIA2S+ advocacy, academic excellence, and potential for impact based on their future goals.

LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships // LEAGUE Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 15, 2024

High school seniors who are LGBTQIA+ identifying are eligible for this scholarship. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, significant involvement in community service, and an acceptance to a 2 or 4-year university in the United States.

Richard V. Hotson, Jr. and Stephen L. Teller Scholarship for LGBTQIA+ Students // National Council of Jewish Women - Los Angeles

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Applicants must identify as LGBTQ+ and be enrolled full-time in an accredited institution in the Greater Los Angeles area or at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The Aritzia Scholarship // Stonewall Foundation

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 14, 2024

To be eligible, you must identify as LGBTQIA+, be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school, and plan to study in a fashion field (fashion design, retail management, etc.).

Davis-Putter Scholarship // Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 1, 2024

In order to be eligible for the Davis Putter Scholarship, you need to be involved in movements for progressive social change, enrolled in a degree, trade or training program, and have financial need.

Marc E. Lewis Youth Scholarship // FLAG Flag Football

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: April 1, 2024

This scholarship is awarded annually to students from Massachusetts who 1) are student athletes and 2) have made their schools or sports programs safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ+ community members.

The Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship // Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 31, 2024

High school seniors with a gay or lesbian parent in the greater San Francisco Bay Area can apply for this scholarship.

Pfund Foundation Scholarship // Pfund

Amount: Varies; from $1,000 to $12,000

Deadline: March 11, 2024

LGBTQIA-identifying individuals (17 or older) living in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree are eligible for this scholarship.

Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarships // Team DC

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 2, 2024

This scholarship is available to self-identified members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are student-athletes. Must live in the Washington DC area to be considered.

Out For Education Scholarship // Out For Education

Amount: Varies; From $1,000 to $10,000

Deadline: February 23, 2024

LGBTQIA+ students living or attending school (high school or college) in the Houston, TX area are eligible for this scholarship. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Community College Scholarship // Point Foundation

Amount: $4,800; renewable for up to two years

Deadline: February 22, 2024

This scholarship is dedicated to students in community college who plan to pursue their passions after completing community college or transfer to a four-year university. Scholarship recipients will receive a financial scholarship each year of their community college experience as well as coaching, plus admissions counseling for students wanting to transfer to a university.

Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors and Recent High School Graduates // eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

Amount: Varies

Deadline: January 31, 2024

Applicants must reside in Northern or Central California. Must complete high school by June 2024 and plan to attend college for the first time in 2024. No citizenship requirements to apply.

#TransgenderFirst Scholarship //

Amount: $2,500 (awarded annually)

Deadline: December 31, 2023

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who identify as transgender or nonbinary and plan to pursue or are currently pursuing a college degree.

Flagship Scholarship // Point Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: December 19, 2023

LGBTQ+ high school seniors with a proven track record of leadership and community involvement as well as academic excellence are eligible for this scholarship. While this scholarship is only available to students enrolled in a four-year university, Point Foundation also offers community college scholarships.

The Grace Towers Scholarship for the Arts // Queens of the Castro

Amount: Varies

Deadline: June 30, 2023

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in California who are 16 to 25 years of age and identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. At some point in their high school career, the applicant’s art should have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness about LGBTQ+ issues and contributed to the conversation. Must submit a letter of recommendation.

Audria M. Edwards Scholarship // Peacock Productions

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Oregon residents and residents of certain Washington counties are eligible to apply. To apply, print out your required essay, two letters of recommendation, and your transcripts, and mail them to the company’s P.O. box.

LIVE OUT LOUD Young Trailblazers Scholarship // Live Out Loud

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: February 27, 2023

High School Seniors from the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), who identify as LGBTQ+ can apply. This scholarship can be used to fund technical and vocational programs in addition to colleges and universities.

The 49 Fund // One Pulse Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Every year, the One Pulse Foundation gives 49 scholarships to honor the 49 people killed in the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. Each scholarship given reflects the passions and interests of each of the victims. Applicants must be members of the LGBTQ+ community who are from Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake, Sumter, or Brevard Counties in the State of Florida.

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