Supporting Students Who Inspire

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.

We Believe In the Power of Education

While much has changed for the LGBTQ+ community in recent years, educational support remains critical for students who face challenges on their educational journeys.

Pride Foundation Scholars are leaders in their communities with incredibly varied educational goals and lived experiences—and are oftentimes overcoming a lack of support system, tremendous societal barriers, and significant financial need in order to pursue their dreams.

Receiving a Pride Foundation Scholarship connects students to a growing community of support, providing important affirmation, encouragement, and resources to realize their dreams.

Our Scholarship Application is Open!

60+ scholarships. 1 application.

Application Guidelines

Do you identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning? And do you live in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington? Great news! You are likely eligible to apply for a scholarship!

How to Apply

Our Scholarship Funds

Through the incredible generosity of our community, Pride Foundation has more than 60 scholarship funds—but students only need to complete one application. The variety of different funds allow us to offer a wide range of scholarship awards that encourage students of all backgrounds and educational interests to apply.  

See Our Scholarship Funds
Pride Foundation Scholarships support LGBTQ+ students who are facing incredible barriers, regardless of school, major, or GPA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our application for the 2022-2023 school year is open as of October 11, 2021. We are accepting applications until Friday, January 7th at 4:00pm AKST / 5:00pm PST / 6:00pm MST

No, Pride Foundation does not check citizenship status when reviewing applications.

  • Currently live within one of the above five states and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline OR
  • Have lived within that region for at least one year at any time within five years prior to the application deadline
  • You can apply your scholarship toward any of the following: tuition, student fees, on-campus room and board, study abroad programs, books.
  • Scholarships can also apply toward course supplies or research-related expenses, but you must obtain prior approval from Pride Foundation.
  • Checks are made out to your school and credited to your student account. Funds cannot be sent directly to students.
See all Scholarship FAQs

We provide a fair, confidential community review process

We are committed to upholding the rights and privacy of all applicants

Meet Our Current Scholars

This year, Pride Foundation invested $550,000 in 127 incredible student leaders throughout the Northwest.

Meet Our Scholars

Support a Scholarship Fund

Our scholarship funds are 100% donor supported. Stand behind every Pride Foundation Scholar by making a gift today.

Support Students’ Futures


We want to see all students succeed. Find helpful tips on our application process and resources for finding other scholarships and opportunities.

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