We are committed to supporting LGBTQ+ 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 Application is Open!

Application open from October 11th to January 8th!

Next Steps and Timeline

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 »

2021 Scholarship Cycle Timeline

  • Application is open from October 11th through January 8th.
  • Applications reviewed late January through early April.
  • Interviews: 
    • Very few Pride Foundation scholarships require an interview process.  
    • Any interview invitations will be sent via email in late March.  
    • You may receive interview invitations from several different groups, including Pride Foundation, GSBA, and specific scholarship committees. Please respond to each as directed by the invitation or contact us at scholarships@pridefoundation.org if you have questions or concerns.  
    • Interviews will take place in early April. 

Final Decision Notifications will be sent the week of April 26, 2021.

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