LGBTQ Funding Opportunities
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Social Justice
Astraea is a dynamic global
foundation providing critically needed financial support to lesbian-led, trans,
LGBTI and progressive organizations working for the human rights of women and
Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation: Grants for Gay-Positive Arts Projects Based on, or Inspired by, History
The Arch and
Bruce Brown Foundation awards yearly grants to playwrights who submit
full-length plays, screenplays, musicals or operas. All works submitted must
present the gay and lesbian lifestyle in a positive manner and be based on, or
inspired by, a historic person, culture, event, or work of art. The playwriting competition is open for submissions from March 1st through June
30th. For more information on this and other grant opportunities, please visit
Campus Pride/Point Foundation: National LGBT
Free online dynamic Campus Pride database
provides LGBT and ally students with the largest, most comprehensive source of
LGBT scholarship and funding resources in the nation. Individuals can find how
to apply and search scholarships available at certain campuses, state by state,
regionally or nationally. New scholarships may be listed by a campus or any
funding organization by simply logging into the database. There are no charges
to view scholarships or to list scholarships.
Colin Higgins Foundation
The Foundation's Youth Courage Awards are bestowed each year to remarkable young people who refuse
to be silenced by societal norms and demonstrate profound courage in the
face of hardship, intolerance and bigotry based on sexual orientation,
gender identity and national origin. Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award winners
receive a grant of $10,000 and are honored during Pride weekend on an
all-expenses paid trip to New York or Los Angeles. Also, each winner
receives a trip to the Creating Change Conference to network and learn
with other outstanding LGBTQ leaders from across the nation.
FinAid : Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual
A compilation of funding sources by FinAid.
Fund for Education Abroad: Rainbow Scholarship
Rainbow Scholarship eligibility: US Citizens, undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks (a minimum of 30 days)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Human Rights Campaign: LGBT Student Scholarship Database
HRC database of scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBT and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
LGBTI Travel Information
The U.S. Department of State recommends that you research your destination before international travel. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel, and legal protections vary from country to country.
Minnesota Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Trangender Education Fund
of funding sources.
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and
Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) Scholarship
Deadline: ~early June
STEM students; Two $5000 scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming academic year. One $5000 scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and
one $5000 scholarship will go to a graduate/professional level student.
Students currently enrolled at any U.S.-based college or university are
eligible to apply.
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
(PFLAG) National Scholarship Program
PFLAGNational Scholarships are available for high school gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender (GLBT) seniors, and students who are allies and supporters of
the GLBT community and entering college. Currently offering three $5,000
scholarships, three $2,500 scholarships, and up to ten $1,000 scholarships. The
Detroit Chapter of PFLAG is also offering three $500 scholarships to college
students who are connected directly with GLBT issues
See also PFLAG Phoenix for multiple, local scholarships offered to GLBT students and in some cases to straight allies who have directly supported GLBT youth and/or the GLBT community. One application enables consideration for all opportunities.
See also PFLAG Tucson for several $1,000 scholarships for LGBT persons from southern Arizona accepted to attend an institution of higher education.
Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program
Deadline: ~late March
The Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program provides scholarships to self-identified LGBTQ college students or dependents of an LGBTQ parent with financial need as determined by FAFSA and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Awards are $5,000 for the next academic year. Students should be currently attending an accredited school in Arizona; or a May graduate from a
high school in Maricopa County accepted at an Arizona college for the
following school year.
Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship Fund
Founded in 2001, the Point Foundation is
the first nationwide LGBT scholarship foundation granting scholarships to
undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students of distinction. The mission
of The Point Foundation is to provide financial support, mentoring and hope to
meritorious students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation
or gender identity.
Pride Foundation Scholarships
Foundation administers over twenty-five distinct scholarship funds. To be
eligible, you must be a resident of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
Montana and Alaska). In addition to general scholarships for gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgender and allied students, there are a number of specific
scholarships targeting various demographics and areas of study. The
scholarships range from $500 to $10,000. For more information, contact Randy
Brians at The Pride Foundation, 1-800-735-7287 or via e-mail at email@example.com or visit
their web site.
Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Queer Foundation
Scholarship Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of queer youth,
raising funds to provide financial and administrative support by offering $1000
scholarships to talented and gifted writers. The scholarships are open to
anyone anywhere who hasn't yet graduated from high school and expects to attend
college or university in the U.S. Winners of the annual essay contest promote
queer studies to improve the lives of queer youth. Collected, the essays form
queer-the-curriculum materials for use in high schools to benefit all LGBTQ
students. Contact person: Executive Director Joseph Dial, Ph.D.; Phone: 206-999-8740; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship
The Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship is a one-month fellowship offered annually, and is designed to provide access to Yale resources in LGBT Studies for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply. The fellowship provides an award of $4,000, which is intended to pay for travel to and from New Haven and act as a living allowance. The fellowship must take place between September and April.