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 $8.5 million to more than 2,400 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.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

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 2024-2025 school year opened on October 11, 2023 and will close on January 5, 2024. Please check out our Scholarship Guidelines for more information.

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

Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they currently live within that state.

  • 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 $705,000 in 108 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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