Scholarships

University of Houston

Houston

  • Houston GLBT Community Center - The scholarship recognizes outstanding leadership shown by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered high school seniors and current undergraduates. Selection is based upon character and need,not academic performance alone.
  • PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation - Funds needs-based scholarships for GLBT Houston area students.
  • Houston Transgender Unity Community- Funds needs-based scholarship to recognize outstanding transgender students and to contribute toward their continuing education.
  • APIQWTC Scholarship - Funds two $400 scholarships for Asian Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or higher education.
  • COLAGE Houston Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) offers scholarships for students with one or more LGBTQ parent. The e-mail address for the Houston chapter is Houston@colage.org.
  • Believe in a Dream Scholarship - Offers scholarship year round to GLBT student who demonstrate need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Application
  • Peggy Rudd Transgender Scholarship Fund-was created to recognize outstanding transgender students and to contribute toward their continuing education.

Texas

  • OutTexas Foundation – The scholarship amount varies and is based on Texas residency, connection to the LGBT community, and applicants' future plans. Applications are due at the end of January each year.

National

Internships

The R. Scott Hitt Foundation Internship in Leadership Development - This seven to nine month internship of graduates prepares future leaders for lasting leadership roles within organizations that support the LGBT movement.

Victory Fund - This internship program gives the opportunity to gain experience in LGBT political activism and network with leaders in local, state and national politics. They accept interns throughout the year for the spring, summer, and fall semesters in External Affairs, Finance & Operations, Fundraising & Donor Development, Leadership Programs, and Political areas.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - The Task Force offers graduate and undergraduate internships available during the fall/winter, winter/spring and summer terms for university students or recent graduates covering Communications, Creating Change, Development, Government Affairs Internship, Policy Institute Internship, Pride Internship, and Special Events.

Academic Programs

GLBT Studies Minor, University of Houston
The GLBT minor is housed within the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (624 AH) and is administered by Dr. Guillermo de los Reyes.

Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health - Drexel University
The online Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health Certificate is intended for graduate students and practicing healthcare professionals who wish to better understand and address health issues specific to the LGBT community.