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LGBTQ Student Opportunities and Scholarships

Contact Dr. Ben Rayder at the Office of Undergraduate Research for guidance and feedback on any of the scholarship opportunities listed below:


The Point FoundationPoint Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society

PFLAG Scholarships - supports the next generation of leaders who have already been working tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all

Fund for Education AbroadFEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs

NOGLSTP Scholarshipsscholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering,or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Grants - Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation awards yearly grants to playwrights who submit full-length plays, screenplays, musicals or operas. All works submitted must present the gay and lesbian lifestyle in a positive manner and be based on, or inspired by, a historic person, culture, event, or work of art.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Social Justice - dynamic global foundation providing critically needed financial support to lesbian-led, trans, LGBTI and progressive organizations working for the human rights of women and LGBTI people

Campus Pride Scholarships - online dynamic database provides LGBT and ally students with the largest, most comprehensive source of LGBT scholarship and funding resources in the nation

Colin Higgins Foundation - the foundation is particularly interested in assisting organizations that have a significant impact in areas such as AIDS education and advocacy, and the empowerment of gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered peoples

Minnesota's List of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Scholarships - compilation of funding sources

Queer Foundation Scholarship - open to graduating high school seniors who will be attending college in the next academic year

Human Rights Campaign: LGBT Student Scholarship Database - HRC database of scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBT and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

LGBTQ Student Resources and Support - a listing of resources (including scholarships) for LGBTQ students 

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Resources - guide highlighting universities leading the way in providing curricula and resources to support LGBTQ students

LGBTQ Scholarship Opportunities - a list of available scholarships for LGBTQ students

College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students