Frequently Asked Questions

Our application for the 2023-2024 school year is now closed. It will be open for the next cycle on October 11, 2023. 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.
  • 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.

Yes, absolutely. Children of all genders and sexualities who come from LGBTQ+ families are an important part of our communities and do qualify for our scholarships. We even have a scholarship specifically for them. We also award scholarships to straight allies whose applications reflect a strong history of acting in support of LGBTQ+ people

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 2023 was $6,700 and the largest total award was $31,500. The largest single scholarship award is $12,500.

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.

Email Eden Shore, Scholarship Program Officer, or call 206-323-3318 -or- 800-735-7287

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