Supporting Students Who Inspire

Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to inspirational LGBTQ+ and allied student leaders across the Northwest.

Since awarding our first scholarship in 1993, we’ve awarded more than $5 million to more than 1,800 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

60+ scholarships. 1 application.

Application Guidelines

Do you identify as LGBTQ+, questioning, or an ally? And do you currently live, have recently lived, or study in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington? Great news! You are likely eligible to apply for a scholarship when our application opens back up on October 11, 2019!

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+ and allied students who are facing incredible barriers, regardless of school, major, or GPA.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2019 scholarship cycle, but the next cycle will open October 11, 2019!

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

Meet Our Current Scholars

This year, Pride Foundation invested $540,000 in 130 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

Resources

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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