The following are useful sites for students searching for scholarships!
Campus Pride – student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ+ students provide many resources including a scholarship database.
FinAid – a list of scholarships and advice for LGBTQ+ students pursuing higher education. There is also useful general financial aid information available on this site.
HRC Scholarships Database for LGBT & Allied Students – extensive list of scholarships for LGBTQ+ and straight ally students. The list can be sorted by national and local resources.
Point Foundation – along with scholarship awards, each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs.
TheWashBoard.org – If you are a Washington resident looking for scholarships, theWashBoard.org makes it simple by putting applications from Washington-based scholarship providers in one place.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Part of the U.S. Department of Education and the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.
Are you a current scholarship applicant?
If you’ve already submitted an application, it is currently in our review process. Pride Foundation provides a fair, confidential review, and has committed to a Scholarship Applicant Bill of Rights. In alignment with the larger work of Pride Foundation, our scholarship program prioritizes supporting LGBTQ+ and allied students who:
- Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ+ community or within their field of study;
- Lack a broader LGBTQ+ community support system;
- Face barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised. For example: LGBTQ+ students of color, transgender students, LGBTQ+ immigrant students, LGBTQ+ youth aging out of foster care, and students who have experienced homelessness, poverty, or isolation due to geography;
- Demonstrate significant financial need
Please feel free to contact Eden Shore, Scholarship Program Officer, with any questions!