Support for Applying
We believe the experience of applying for a scholarship should be as straightforward and easy as possible. As you prepare to apply, here are some things to know about that will help you complete your application.
Required materials for the application:
- 3 essays, which are described in more detail in the application itself
- Academic transcript (official or unofficial)
- Resume – please include:
- Work experience
- School activities and honors
- Extracurricular and community activities, including volunteer roles, arts, and/or activism
Optional materials you can include with your application:
- A letter of recommendation
- 2 writing or art samples
Other helpful information:
- Last year’s application – this can help give you an idea of the general information and essay questions we have asked in the past. Please be aware that the application for the next scholarship cycle may have significant updates.
- Scholarship Applicant Bill of Rights – this set of commitments is a part of our dedication to providing a fair, confidential review for every applicant.
- Scholarship Program Guidelines – these will help you learn more about what our review process assesses for. We recommend every applicant review these guidelines before submitting.
- Our Current Scholars list
Please feel free to contact Eden Shore, Scholarship Program Officer, with any questions!
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.