Where It All Began
In 1993, Brian M. Day, an activist and community leader, established the first scholarship fund at Pride Foundation to support gay men of color who are leaders in their communities and are experiencing significant financial need. Brian understood first-hand the challenges that black gay men face while pursuing a post-secondary degree.
More than 25 years later, Pride Foundation’s scholarship program continues to be guided by Brian M. Day’s legacy. Today, there are more than 60 different scholarship funds covering a wide range of characteristics and majors. We encourage all LGBTQ and allied students of all backgrounds and educational interests to apply.
Our Scholarship Funds
AIDS Project Snohomish County for residents of Snohomish County, Washington whose lives have been impacted by HIV and/or where HIV-related service encompasses their educational and professional goals.
Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Sisters (APIQS) Scholarship for Asian/Pacific Islander lesbians, bisexual females, and trans* (both MTF and FTM spectrum) students.
Barbara Bailey Scholarship for lesbians who are residents of Washington.
Bellevue PFLAG Scholarship for graduating high school seniors currently attending a greater East King County high school.
Beyond the Bridge Scholarship for transgender or gender queer students of color in any field of study.
Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship for students pursuing a career in human services, health sciences, or visual arts.
Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship for students in the queer community studying Arts and Humanities with a preference for residents of Kitsap County/Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Brian M. Day Scholarship for gay men of color with significant financial need who are committed to and active in their Puget Sound communities.
City of Trees Scholarship for residents of Treasure Valley in Idaho.
Cole Family Scholarship for Washington residents under age 25 raised by one or more LGBTQ parent.
Daniella Altfeld-Moreno Scholarship for Latino/Latina youth under age 25 with a preference for students involved in athletics.
Davis Wright Tremaine Pride Foundation Scholarship for Oregon Residents pursuing a juris doctorate at an American Bar Association Accredited law school.
Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship for women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBTQ community and are pursuing a degree in education, women’s health, or dance.
Dennis Coleman Scholarship for LGBTQ students studying choral conducting or music with preference given to those committed to creating social change through music.
Don Renschler Scholarship for Washington residents who are graduate students in the study of mental health.
Donald O. Coffman Scholarship for current and future LGBTQ and ally leaders and role models.
Dunham-Kerley Scholarship for students with physical disabilities and/or students with limited economic resources.
Emerson-Hoopes Scholarship for students pursuing an accredited social work degree (BSW or MSW) from the University of Washington or Seattle University.
Facebook Seattle Scholarship for LGBTQ+ students pursuing a degree in technology.
Frank W. Ross Memorial Scholarship for LGBTQ and allied students under 21 years old who are living in poverty and have experienced housing insecurity, homelessness, or life within the foster care system.
Friends of Alan Turing Scholarship for students who are pursuing studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).
Gregori Jakovina Scholarship for Oregon or Clark County, Washington residents studying in the Arts, with a preference given to visual arts such as painting, sculpture, and photography.
Hammer-Miersma Scholarship for students in accredited four-year college programs who have had adverse family experiences as a result of their sexual identity.
Jabez Legacy Scholarship for residents of Washington who have faced significant barriers to their educational pathways including learning disabilities or lack of familial or financial support to pursue an educational goal.
Jack D. Motteler Scholarship for students in the visual arts.
Jessica Dolin Memorial Endowment Scholarship for Oregon or Clark County, Washington residents pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Charitable Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Scholarship for Oregon residents pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree with a preference for studies in the areas of fine arts or humanities.
Kathy Spadoni Memorial Scholarship for graduating high school seniors entering a bachelor’s degree program who have demonstrated leadership skills and have a passion for making positive social change.
Kevin J. Mossier Scholarship for graduating high school seniors from Oregon who have a strong academic record and a passion for learning.
Larry McDonald Scholarship for Oregon or Clark County, Washington residents studying in the Arts or Humanities, which includes ancient and modern languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion, fine arts, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre.
Lee S. Burke Scholarship for current and future LGBTQ and ally leaders and role models.
Len Tritsch Memorial Scholarship for students who are on the path to a career as a registered nurse, a nurse-practitioner or a medical doctor. This Scholarship is intended to serve as a multi-year award for a student who remains in good standing in their program.
Lenehan-Warn Technical Education Scholarship for Oregon and Washington residents attending an accredited technical school/program.
Patricia Van Kirk Scholarship for lesbians studying theater or visual arts with a commitment to social justice.
Paul Arnold Memorial Scholarship for students studying interior, fashion, or graphic design.
Phoenix Two-Spirit Native & First Nations Scholarship For Two Spirit and LGBTQ Native, First Nations, and/or Alaska Native students who have a history of activism and/or leadership in the Native community or are planning to get more deeply involved in Native communities in the future.
Political Leadership Scholarship for students studying law, political science, public policy, or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBTQ people. Preference is given to LGBTQ students of color and low-income or first-generation college students.
Portland General Electric Scholarship for Oregon residents majoring in a discipline related to PGE’s work including mathematics, engineering, sciences, business, economics, or finance.
Pride Foundation Community Scholarships for students who lack a broader LGBTQ community support system, demonstrate leadership and leadership potential on LGBTQ issues, face additional barriers to educational access (especially 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), and show significant financial need.
Pride Foundation Regional Scholarships for residents of areas outside of King County where Pride Foundation is working to enhance the leadership of the LGBTQ and ally community: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Eastern Washington, and Northwest/Southwest Washington.
Pride of the Rose Scholarship for Oregon residents in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, or Columbia Counties or Washington residents in Clark County.
Rainbow City Band Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in music or music education.
Ric Ulrich and Chuck Pischke Scholarship for candidates intending studies that involve visual arts and design.
Robert Browning Scholarship for studies in the health sciences.
Robert R. Bergis & Theodore W. Rosenberg Scholarship for Montana and/or Washington for LGBTQ students with significant financial need.
Robert R. Bergis and Theodore W. Rosenberg Scholarship for LGBTQ students attending or will be attending college or university within the state of California
Rosenberg-Ibarra Scholarship for LGBTIQ students who either graduated from a high school in Idaho or will be attending a college or university within the state of Idaho.
Rosenberg-Ibarra Humanitarian Scholarship for an undergraduate student for leadership and activities that promote understanding, awareness, and appreciation of persons of diverse backgrounds.
See The World Better Scholarship for Oregon residents demonstrating financial need, active volunteer-ism, and going into a field of work related to social justice.
Soaring Heart Scholarship for students committed to offering compassionate support services to those dealing with illness, death, grief, or trauma, especially where violent acts such as suicide must be addressed.
Social Work Scholarship for LGBTQ students enrolled or admitted to a Council on Social Work Education baccalaureate or master’s program in social work. Students in a doctoral program in Social Work can also apply. Preference given to students of color.
Thelma Fisher Dewitty Scholarship for current and future African-American LGBTQ leaders and role models.
Thompson-Wittrock Pass It On Scholarship for residents of Pacific, Grays Harbor, or Ferry counties in Washington with a preference given for community service and/or being the first generation of their family to attend college.
Tony DeBlase Scholarship for students entering the fields of sex education, sex therapy, research, or something that furthers the understanding of human sexuality, especially alternative sexuality.
Trans* Identified Scholarship for current and future trans* identified student leaders and role models.
Varsity Athletics Scholarship for athletes who are playing a varsity level sport in college, with a preference for individuals who are visible LGBTQ role models on campus.
Wells Fargo Supplier Diversity Scholarship for an LGBTQ junior or senior, from or attending a school in Washington or Oregon, who is majoring in supply-chain management or focusing their studies on entrepreneurship.
Whidbey Island Giving Circle Scholarship for current and future LGBTQ and ally leaders and role models who attend/attended a Whidbey Island High School or currently reside on Whidbey Island.
Wozumi Family Scholarship for students who are goal-oriented, HIV positive, and/or focusing on the treatment and/or eradication of HIV.