Frequently Asked Questions

Our scholarship application is currently closed, and the deadline for the 2020-2021 school year has passed. Our application for the 2021-2022 school year will open October 11, 2020. 

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.
  • To be fair to all applicants, we are very strict on the due date. We cannot accept late applications or materials under any circumstances.
  • Pride Foundation is not responsible for hardware malfunctions, bad internet connections, or other conditions that might prevent applicants from submitting an application on time.
  • Northwest Resident (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington) AND
  • Pursing Post-Secondary Education AND
  • Attending or planning to attend an accredited institution or program

There is no age requirement or limitation.

A student can apply every year, even if they received a scholarship.

Our scholarships cover any accredited post-secondary school or program.

  • Yes, as long as the school is an accredited educational institution and you meet our residency requirements, you can attend school anywhere.
  • Students can receive as many scholarships as they are eligible.
  • The average award for a student in 2017 was $4,160.
  • The largest single scholarship award is $12,000.

Accommodations are available! Please contact: or call 206-323-3318 or 800-735-7287.

Arrangements outside of English are available! Please contact: or call 206-323-3318 or 800-735-7287.

  • Reusing as essay is not ideal, but it might be a good starting point.
  • Make sure your essay answers the question(s) that are asked.
  • Previous Pride Foundation applicants should include information since their last application.

We only require the transcript from your most current school, no matter how short a time you have been there.

  • A scanned copy of your transcript works great!
  • Students with narrative transcripts should only include the latest document.

Each essay has a maximum word length, generally from 250 to 500 words. The application will initially allow you to write more than the limit, but it will not allow your final submission.

  • Any errors will be flagged in red when you go to submit. Correct the error(s) and re-submit.
  • A confirmation text screen will appear and an email notification with additional information will be sent immediately upon successful submission of the application.
  • If your confirmation email does not arrive, check your junk-mail folder for the misplaced email. 
  • If necessary, make sure that you completed the submission steps. 
  • If neither option above corrects the problem, contact us to confirm your submission.

Contact us at or call 206-323-3318 -or- 800-735-7287

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