We are committed to supporting LGBTQ+ and allied students

Our scholarship program supports students who:

  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ+ community or within their field of study
  • Lack a broader LGBTQ+ community support system
  • Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

Pride Foundation Scholarship Requirements

  • 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 and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; 
    • have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline.
  • Pursuing Post-Secondary Education: Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. High school freshman, sophomores, or juniors are not eligible nor are individuals who are not planning to enroll in higher education next year.

Our scholarship application is currently closed

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are no longer being accepted


We want to see all students succeed. Find tips on our application process, an application checklist, and other resources for finding other scholarships. Check out our resources page »

Are you a scholarship applicant who is wondering about the status of your application?  

Here is a quick overview and timeline for our scholarship review process:

  • Applications reviewed: January 13 through March 13, 2020
  • Interviews:
    • You may receive interview invitations from several different groups, including Pride Foundation, GSBA, and regional scholarship committees. Please respond to each as directed by the invitation or contact us at scholarships@pridefoundation.org if you have questions or concerns. 
    • Interview Notifications sent the week of March 16, 2020 via email only.
    • Interviews will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Please note this in your calendar.
    • Many scholarships do not require an interview.
  • Final Decision Notifications will be sent the week of May 4, 2020

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