Scholarships for LGBT Students

Every aspect of our personality that makes us a unique individual can also mean more money when it comes to scholarship money for college. There are many financial sources of aid available to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Here is a good list of options to check out.

General Scholarships

SOLGA Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize Competition
Award for anthropologists studying gay and/or lesbian topics

> Write an anthropology paper covering a gay or lesbian topic
> Cannot be longer than 40 pages
> Available to undergraduate and graduate students

Award: $400
Letter of Commendation

Number of Awards: One

More information can be found here.

LEAGUE at AT&T Foundation
-Awarded to those LGBT who maintained a high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and who actively participated in community service

> High School GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
> Community Service Participation
> High School Seniors/Incoming Freshman
> Accepted to accredited U.S. Institution

Award: $1,500 – $2,500

Number of Awards: Approximately 6

More information can be found here.

Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award
Awarded to graduate student researching psychological studies relevant to gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.

> Graduate Student
> Researching psychological topic relevant to gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities.

Up to $1,000

Number of Awards:

Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships (FLAGS)
Awarded Based upon financial need and community involvement.

> Community Involvement
> Financial Need

Award: Varies based upon financial need

Number of Awards: Variable based on funding

Regional Scholarships

Albuquerque Lesbian and Gay Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
Available to gay and lesbian students attending specific colleges in Albuquerque, New Mexico

> Gay or lesbian undergrad student attending University of New Mexico or the Technical Vocation Institute of Albuquerque
> Resident of New Mexico for over one year
> Financial Need
> Academic Ability
> Community Involvement

Award: $1,000

Number of Awards:

Gill Foundation Scholarship
Available to gay and lesbian students attending Colorado institutions.

> Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender students attending a Colorado college
> Prior involvement in GLBT issues

Award: $2,000

Number of Awards: 1

GLSEN Connecticut Chapter
-Available to GLBT residents of Connecticut

> Between 16 and 21 years old
> Resident of Connecticut

Award: $500

Number of Awards:

Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship
-Available to residents of Contra Costa County, California

> Resident of Contra Costa County, California
> Graduating Senior
> Improving the environment dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students

Award: Variable

Number of Awards:

Jonathan Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men
Awarded to gay men in the Philadelphia area

> Attend accredited college anywhere and live in the five county Philadelphia region, or Attend accredited college in the Philadelphia region.

Award: $5,000 – $20,000

Number of Awards: At least one $20,000 scholarship and multiple $5,000 scholarships

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