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Rainbow Resource Center


Rainbow Resource Center Scholarship

This fund is to provide users of the center (who are usually LGBTQ individuals) with financial assistance for emergency situations in the coming-out process. This scholarship was set-up through the work of a generous donor, Adam Lederer. We hope to continue to build this fund. Please direct inquiries about donating to, or receiving from the fund to


Matthew Shepard Scholarship

Through a generous gift from the Heywood fund, the Matthew Shepard Scholarship is internally awarded on an annual basis by the Scholarship Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences for students who major in Theatre and Dance, and meet the scholarship requirements and responsibilities. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of need and/or merit, with the intent to assist and encourage students to continue their studies. For more information contact the Department of Theatre and Dance or access the website.  UW is proud to have a scholarship in the name of Matthew Shepard.


Search the Human Rights Campaign National LGBTQ and allied students scholarship database.

Learn How to Become also has a database of scholarships for LGBTQ students. 


American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship

Funds scholarships for students who are atheists, awarded primarily based on activism.
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Email Address:
Phone Number: 908.276.7300
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5733
                         Attn: Scholarship
                         Parsippany, NJ 7054\

APIQWTC Scholarship

Funds two $400 scholarships for Asian Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or higher education.

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Phone Number:   N/A
Mailing Address: Amy Sueyoshi
                         1879 41st Ave.
                         San Francisco, CA 94122

Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund

Funds scholarships for third or fourth year law student with demonstrated intent to practice law and promote the rights of the GLBT community.

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Email Address:
Phone Number: 503.231.5759
Mailing Address: Equity Foundation
                         P.O. Box 5696
                         Portland, OR 97228-5696

Committee on LGBT History

The $200 Joan Nestle Prize is awarded every other year for the best undergraduate paper on LGBTQ history. The Gregory Sprague Prize is awarded every other year to a graduate student.

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Phone Number: 617.495.3337
Mailing Address: Harvard University
                         Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
                         Cambridge, MA 02138

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Funds needs-based scholarships for students actively working toward peace and justice at an accredited institution.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7307
                         New York, NY 10116-7307

Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships (FLAGS)

Funds scholarships for GLB students involved in the community.

Phone Number: 213.650.5752
Mailing Address: Whitman-Brooks
                         P.O. Box 48320
                         Los Angeles, CA 90048-0320

Gammu Mu Foundation Scholarships

Funds scholarship for gay men who are either living in or have come from a rural area and plan to attend a post-secondary institution or a vocational program.

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Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship  

This scholarship awards $1000 to a well-qualified LGBT candidate interested in pursuing a career in patent law. Applicants must be a second-year law student (or third year part time) and be eligible to take the patent bar exam.

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Lee Dubin Scholarship Fund

Funds scholarships for the child of at least one LGBT parent who demonstrates an ability and commitment to affecting change in the LGBT community.

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Phone: 415.861.5437
Mailing Address: COLAGE Scholarship Committee
                        3543 18th St, #1
                        San Francisco, CA 94110

LGBT Foreign Affairs Scholarship

A $2,500 scholarship for a disadvantaged student who plans to intern in a foreign affairs-related field.

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Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship

Funds scholarships for graduating seniors who identify as LGBT and are pursuing higher education.
P.O. Box 312
New York, NY 10113


Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

Writing competition open to all students attending an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must submit a paper on a cutting edge legal issue affecting the LGBTI community.

NGPA Education Fund Scholarships

Funds scholarships for members of the gay and lesbian community who are pursuing careers as professional pilots.
PO Box 7271
Dallas, TX 75209-0271

Out to Protect Scholarship

Awards a $500 Law Enforcement Scholarship to LGBT individuals or straight allies pursuing a career in law enforcement as a means of supporting "out" individuals serving as positive role models in law enforcement. 

PFLAG National Scholarships Program

Funds scholarships for LGBT and Allied graduating high school seniors entering higher education who have demonstrated an interest in service to the LGBT community.
Suzanne Greenfield, Safe Schools Coordinator
1726 M St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Point Foundation

Point Scholarships are designed to help promising LGBTQ students achieve their full academic and leadership potential despite obstacles. Scholars must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement, and financial need. Attention also will be paid to students who have lost the financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Point Scholars must agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and to give back to the LGBTQ community through the completion of an individual community service project each year. Some Point Scholars also benefit from internship opportunities related to their fields of study.

Scholarships provide approximately $25,000 per scholar, per year. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development training with fellow Point Scholars, including an annual leadership conference. After graduating, Point Scholars become part of Point's growing alumni network. Point Scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis, providing funding to supplement other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. Point Scholars must secure as much outside funding as possible.

Pride Law Fund Fellowships

Funds scholarships nationwide for law students working under the supervision of an attorney at a 501c(3) tax exempt non-profit organization anywhere in the country.
P.O. Box 2602
San Francisco, CA 94126-2602

Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program

To promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth, the Queer Foundation offers $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who win the essay contest and plan to attend a college or university and study queer theory or related fields.
Queer Foundation
3213 W. Wheeler St., #145
Seattle, WA 98199

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants

The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of LGBT family psychology and LGBT family therapy. Strong preference given to dissertation candidates.

The Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund

Funds young women whose own families have withdrawn emotional and/or financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity by providing grants covering vocational/technical training, licensing fees, college application fees and the like.
Bee's Fund
119 West 24 Street
New York, New York 10011

The Harry Bartel Memorial Scholarship Fund

Funds gay male students who are 23 years or younger with a record of community service

The Point Foundation

Funds scholarships for undergrad, grad and post-grad students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 370
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Transgender Scholarship and Legacy Funds

Funds scholarships for post-secondary students committed to affecting change in the transgender community though studies in the helping and caring professions.
TSELF Awards Committee
P.O. Box 540229
Waltham, MA 02454-0229

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Awards three $3,000 scholarships to lesbian-identified students in two categories: 1) Graduating high school seniors who plan on attending a recognized college or university; and, 2) Already matriculated college students in any year of study, including graduate school.
Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship, Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011-1995

Wayne F. Placek Grants

Funds various grants nationwide for graduate, pre- and post-doctoral scientific research on issues of concern for lesbians, gay men & bisexuals.
American Psychological Foundation
750 First St., NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242


In this guide, you will find a variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) scholarships in popular career fields such as the arts, physical or social sciences, advocacy and education, tips and resources for funding your master’s degree, and a scholarship application checklist to help you succeed in your academic pursuits.




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