Minnesota Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Educational Fund

Minnesota's List of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Scholarships

On this page we list all the GLBT Scholarship programs we know about in Canada & the USA.
This list includes:

If you know of others, please tell us. We can be reached at t-bonham@scc.net. Thanks.


Scholarships for GLBT students:

USA - National Scholarships:

National: American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship
The American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship (Dr. Richard Chinn Fund) is a $500 grant to an outstanding gay/lesbian Atheist activist.
Award amount is $500. Application deadline is March 30th.
For more info, see: http://www.atheists.org/family/temp/scholarship/body_index.html.
National: Anthropology: Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize Competition
The Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize is presented each year by the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) to a graduate student in acknowledgement of outstanding work on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered topic in anthropology. Submissions are encouraged from graduate students in any of the four fields of anthropology.
Additional information is available at http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/oneigla/solga/payneprize.html
or contact:
    Professor Evelyn Blackwood
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN 47905
    Fax: (765) 496-1476 or email: Blackwood@soc.purdue.edu.
National: Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Writing Competition
The Arch & Bruce Brown foundation gives awards for Short Stories, One-act Plays or short film or video projects that present the gay and lesbian lifestyle in a positive manner and are based on, or directly inspired by, a historic person or event.
All works must be unpublished, original, and in English. Adaptations or translations of other works of fiction are not acceptable. One work per author, please.
Submissions deadline (postmarked) is Nov 30th, 2004 for Short Fiction, Nov 30th, 2005 for Playwriting, and Nov 30th, 2006 for Longer Fiction. Cash award of $1,000.
For more information, see http://www.aabbfoundation.org/, or contact info@aabbfoundation.org.
National: A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship
The A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship helps students afford high quality undergraduate education in their chosen fields of study. [Open scholarship, but has been awarded to GLBT students or students from a GLBT family.]
Recipients must be admitted or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program of study in an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. They must maintain good academic standing and make progress toward a degree. The selection committee looks for candidates who value tolerance, compassion and respect for all people in their communities, and who have demonstrated their commitments to these values by their actions.
$1,500 per academic year. Recipients may re-apply each year for up to four years.
For more information, see http://www.cesresources.org/charnon.html, or contact scholarship@cesresources.org.
National: Colin Higgins Foundation Courage Awards
Individuals chosen to receive the Colin Higgins Courage Awards have endured overwhelming hostility and hate, yet have handled themselves with the utmost grace.
Grants are up to $5,000.
For more information, see http://www.colinhiggins.org/courageawards/index.html, or contact info@colinhiggins.org or write
     PO Box 29903
     San Francisco, CA 94129-0903
     Phone: (415) 561-6350 Fax: (415) 561-6401
National: Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
This fund offers need-based grants to student activists who are able to do academic work at the college level and are involved in building the movement for social and economic justice. US citizenship is not a requirement but there is a strong preference for grantees who are building the progressive movement in the United States.
Grants are up to $6,000.
For more information, see http://www.ssw.umich.edu/resources/browse.html?collection=fin&find_class=143
or e-mail davisputter@hotmail.com.
Address:
Davis-Putter Fund
25 Main St
Belleville NJ 07109
National: Lee Dubin Scholarship Fund
Scholarships available to daughters and sons of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Parents, named in honor of a gay father and founder of the Family Pride Coalition.
COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) and the Family Pride Coalition will be awarding scholarships to daughters and sons of LGBT parents through their collaborative Lee Dubin Scholarship Fund. We are especially seeking to honor students who are actively working to combat homophobia and increase positive awareness of lgbt families to apply. We also strongly encourage individuals with demonstrated financial need to apply.
Five-10 awards of $500-$1000 are given each year. Application deadline is April 15th.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see http://www.colage.org/scholarship.html, email COLAGE@COLAGE.org, or contact the COLAGE office at (415)861-5437.
National: Educational Reseach Center of America (ERCA) Community Contribution Scholarships
To recognize and reward students who have made an extraordinary contribution to their community and/or high school. (In the past,they have awarded scholarships to students who started high school Gay-Straight Alliances.)
Each year, awards 25-100 Scholarships of $1000 each.
For more information, see http://www.studentresearch.org/public/application.html
or e-mail info@studentresearch.org.
National: GLAAD Dissertation Fellowship
Two fellowships of $5,000 each will be awarded to support graduate student research that contributes to the complicated relationships among sexual orientation, gender identity and media representation. This Fellowship is sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
The program is open to all students currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution and who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by the application deadline (July 1st).
The GLAAD Dissertation Fellowship Program aims to foster and promote rigorous scholarship as a vital form of intellectual activism. The program solicits proposals for original research on the cultural, economic and political dimensions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender representation, and how such representations are generated, interpreted, mobilized and contested in a variety of genres and contexts.
Examples of potential research topics include (but are not limited to): the effects of the economic and social organization of media industries on representations of sexual and gender identity; the formation and development of independent media sectors by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; the reception of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender television characters by a range of audiences; public opinion on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues; the development and political intervention of anti-gay media campaigns; the social and cultural significance of the erotic press for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; media coverage of legislative reform in contemporary and historical contexts; media images of AIDS activism and of people with AIDS/HIV; youth-oriented images of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, including such educational materials as textbooks and classroom videos; queer cultures in cyberspace.
The GLAAD Dissertation Fellowship Program encourages disciplinary and methodological diversity, and thus seeks proposals from the humanities, social sciences, public health, public policy, education and allied fields.
To apply, applicants must submit a cover sheet as well as three (3) copies of: (1) a 6-8 page project description that demonstrates how the applicant's research addresses the themes of the fellowship program and that outlines the project's methodology or research approach; (2) a 2-page bibliography. Applications must also include a letter of recommendation from the applicant's academic supervisor that confirms eligibility, addresses the students ability and preparation for his/her dissertation project, and addresses the project's original contribution to the field; as well as two additional letters of recommendation.
Completed applications must be received in GLAAD's New York office by July 1. Fellowship recipients will be announced in September.
For more information as well as application materials, visit the GLAAD website at http://www.glaad.org/org/projects/center/index.html?record=170 or send an e-mail to plum@glaad.org.
National: Historical: AHA Committee on Lesbian and Gay History Awards
The Committee on Lesbian and Gay History, an affiliated society of the American Historical Association, awards four prizes for outstanding work in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and queer history.
In odd-numbered years (covering the previous two years), CLGH awards the John Boswell Prize for an outstanding book on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history published in English and an unnamed prize for an outstanding paper on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history completed in English by an undergraduate student. The deadline for the 2003 prizes will be 31 December 2002; books published and papers completed in 2001 and 2002 will be eligible.
In even-numbered years (covering the previous two years), CLGH awards the Gregory Sprague Prize for an outstanding published or unpublished paper, article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history completed in English by a graduate student and the Audre Lorde Prize for an outstanding article on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history published in English. The deadline for the 2002 prizes will be 31 December 2001; work completed and articles published in 2000 and 2001 will be eligible. The Sprague Prize is funded by the Gerber/Hart Library in Chicago.
The undergraduate paper prize is funded through a special fund established by CLGH's lifetime members.
For more information, see the CLGH website at http://www.usc.edu/clgh
or contact CLGH chair Leisa Meyer at ldmeye@wm.edu.
National: KarMel Artistic Scholarships
The KarMel Scholarships were created to encourage students to write/create something that will express their views on the gay/lesbian/bi topic. It is designed to challenge students to create something unique and to showcase the many talented artisans/writers.
Awards are offered in 2 categories: Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by March 31st, 2004.
(For now, these scholarships are offered one-time only, awarded in 2004. Awards were previously given in 2003.)
For more information, including the application form, see http://www.KarenandMelody.com/KarMelScholarship.html
or e-mail KarMel@KarenandMelody.com, or write to:
     KarMel Scholarship
     PO Box 70382
     Sunnyvale, CA 94086-0382
National: LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship Fund
The LEAGUE (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgendered United Employees) at AT&T Foundation has established a National Youth Scholarship Fund to assist self-identified Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender youth in attending college.
These scholarships are available only to graduating high school seniors in the U.S. who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities. Each year, the Foundation awards several scholarships of at least $1,500 each. The application deadline varies but is usually in early Spring.
Full details, including an application form, are normally available online starting in January at http://www.league-att.org/foundation/fscholarships.html, or email ATTLEAGUE@aol.com or call (703) 713-7820.
National: Legal: National Lesbian and Gay Law Assn - Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition
Established in memory of Michael Greenberg, former NLGLA board member and Philadelphia attorney who died in 1996 from complications of AIDS, this competition is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing outstanding law student scholarship on the legal issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons.
Open to students enrolled in any accredited law school. Applicants must write a paper on the topic of a cutting edge legal issue affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender community.
Entry deadline is June 15th. Award includes $1000 cash prize, publication of the paper in the Journal of Law and Sexuality at Tulane University School of Law, and registration, airfare & lodging for the annual Lavender Law Conference.
For more information, see http://www.nlgla.org/events/writing_2002.html
or e-mail Madeleine Findley, NLGLA-Law Student Division co-chair at findleym@umich.edu.
National: Lisa Lopes AIDS Scholarship
Given demonstrates a commitment to HIV/AIDS prevention, education, or activism; who demonstrates leadership potential; and who possesses a strong academic record.
Scholarship is for $25,000. Application deadline is October 15, 2002.
For more information, see www.FightForYourRights.MTV.com The application form is here http://www.mtv.com/onair/ffyr/protect/lisa_lopes_scholarship.pdf or write to:
     FFYR Lisa Lopes AIDS Scholarship Program
     c/o LIFEbeat
     72 Spring St Suite 1103
     New York, NY 10012
National: Alan Malyon & Adrienne Smith Scholarship Award
This is a scholarship totaling up to $1000 that will be awarded to selected graduate students submitting proposals for research into psychological issues of importance to gay, lesbian, or bisexual individuals, groups, or communities, by Division 44 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues.
Proposals must be submitted by February 3, 1997. For application cover sheet and guidelines for submission, please see http://www.apa.org/divisions/div44/malyon.html, or contact: Susan Kashubeck, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-2051, Office Phone: 806-742-3726, e-mail Kashubeck@ttu.edu.
National: NGLTF Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarships/Internships
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) administers the Messenger-Anderson Scholarship & Internship Program.
Messenger-Anderson scholarships are available at a rate of $5,000 the first year, followed by up to $2,500 the next two years for a total award of up to $10,000. Applicants must re-apply each year. Winners are required to participate in an 8-week Messenger-Anderson Scholarship Intern Program at the Task Force office in New York City during the summer.
These scholarships are available to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender high school seniors or undergraduate students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in journalism at an accredited four-year college or university. In instances where colleges or universities do not offer such a degree, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are pursuing a career in either journalism or communications advocacy. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply. Applications for the scholarship must be postmarked by February 24, 2006.
Detailed info and a downloadable application form are available at http://www.thetaskforce.org/aboutus/messenger.cfm.
National: NGLTF Vaid Fellowships
The Billie Jean King Foundation, in honor of activist Urvashi Vaid, provides funds for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) to offer the Vaid Fellowships Program. These fellowships support and recognize emerging leaders (especially people of color) in the progressive movement for GLBT equality.
Applicants must be enrolled in a college, or have graduated within 1 year. Winter fellowship is Jan-Apr, stipend of $200/20-hr week. Application due by December. Summer fellowship is Jun-Aug, stipend of $400/40-hr week. Application due by March. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.
Detailed info, including application info, is available at http://www.thetaskforce.org/aboutus/vaid.cfm.
National: National Gay Pilots Association Scholarship
The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) has announced a new scholarship program for lesbians and gay men seeking to become professional pilots. "Piloting is one of the last strongholds of homophobia," said NGPA Executive Director Ron Swanda to the Bay Area Reporter. "The best way to change that sad fact is to bring more gays and lesbians into this career field. Many NGPA members have found great satisfaction in their choice of piloting as a career, and they want to encourage other gays and lesbians to do the same." Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded each fall. The deadline for applications is Apr 30.
For more information, see http://www.ngpa.org/education.html or contact Ron Swanda (NGPA) at (703) 660-3852, email ngpa@ngpa.org.
National: National Lesbian and Gay Health Assn. Medical Student Scholarship
Provides assistance to gay or lesbian medical students. Eligible to apply are medical students who are openly gay or lesbian. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership qualities in advancing gay/lesbian health. The stipend is $1000 for one year.
For more information:
National Lesbian and Gay Health Association
1407 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-939-7880
National: National Scholarship Fund for Gay & Lesbian Studies
This scholarship is for graduate students. Contact the Fund at 167 Milk Street, Suite 154, Boston, MA 02109-4315 or call Mark Eley at (617) 424-6559 or Wynne Walston at (617) 438-7848.
National: National Womens Studies Assn. graduate scholarship in lesbian studies
One NWSA Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master's Thesis or Ph.D. dissertation in the field of Lesbian Studies.
Preference will be given to members of NWSA. Scholarship amount is $500. Application deadline is Feb 15th.
More information, including the application form, is available at http://www.nwsa.org/scholarship.htm or http://nwsa.org/schol1.htm.
National: Point Foundation Scholarship Program
The Point Foundation suplies financial support, professional guidance and a network of contacts for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students who are underprivileged and/or have been socially marginalized. They attempt to identify students who are physically, intellectually and morally capable of leadership to play an influential part in the betterment of society, and facilitates their preparation for the future to help ensure a lifetime of effectual leadership and exceptional productivity.
The Point Scholarship covers up to all student expenses including tuition, books, room and board and living expenses, up to between $8,000 and $40,000 per year.
Applications are accepted from January 1st thru March 1st; decision is made by May 1st.
For more info, see: http://www.thepointfoundation.org or contact:
The Point Foundation
PO BOX 261111
Lakewood, CO 80228
phone: 866-33-POINT, fax: 866-39-POINT
info@thepointfoundation.org.
National: Project Freedom Scholarship Fund
The Freedom Scholarship Fund will serve as a comprehensive resource to gay students, providing high school, college and graduate school scholarships across the country.
For more info, see: http://www.rainbowreferrals.com/scholarship/default.asp or email Scholarship@gayfunds.org.
National: Third Wave Foundation Scholarship Program: Woodlake Fund
Third Wave Foundation Scholarship Program is available to young women full-time or part-time students age 30 and under.
The Woodlake Fund provides scholarships for young women of color who prioritize social justice and the work done in the spirit of justice and equality over academic performance, and who integrate social justice into all areas of their lives.
tudents applying for grants should also be involved as activists, artists, or cultural workers working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality. Scholarships range in amount from $1,000 and $5,000 each.
Application postmark deadlines are April 1 and October 1.
For more info, see:
http://www.thirdwavefoundation.org/programs/scholarships.html or contact:
The Third Wave Foundation
116 E 16th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: 212-388-1898, fax: 212-982-3321
Email: info@thirdwavefoundation.org.
National: PFLAG Scholarships
PFLAG offers several specific scholarships: Many of these scholarships were made possible by the donation of funds from the estate of Palmer B. Carson of Palm Springs, CA.
For the 2004 year, 25 scholarships were awarded.
Scholarships offered are 9 for $2,500 and 14 for $1,000. Application deadline is March 15th.
More information is available at http://www.pflag.org/education.htm or http://www.pflag.org/scholar_docs.htm. You can also email to: rgilbert-higginson@pflag.org
or write to:
     PFLAG National Scholarships
     1726 M St. NW, Suite 400
     Washington, DC 20036
     Phone: 202-467-8180
     Fax: 202-467-8194
National: Social Science Research Council Fellowships
Funded by the Ford Fundation, the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program supports scholars and professionals, regardless of citizenship, whose research in sexuality focuses on policy analysis, policy development and/or implementation that is relevant to local, state, or national concerns. Applicants must have received a Ph.D., or its foreign equivalent, no more than 10 years prior to application deadline.
Applications are due December 15th. Fellowship amount is $50,000-$60,000. The last year of this program is 2005.
For more info, see:
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/sexuality/ or contact:
srfp@ssrc.org. or by phone at (212) 377-2700.
National: Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund
The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), awards numerous scholarships to Transgender Identified Students in the Helping and Caring Professions Including: Social Services, Health Care, Religious Instruction, Teaching and the Law. Most scholarships will be between $1,000 and $2,000.
Applications for the Spring Awards must be postmarked by Feb 1st, Fall Awards by Aug 1st.
For more info, see:
http://www.ifge.org or contact:
International Foundation for Gender Education
TSELF Awards Committee
P.O. Box 540229
Waltham, MA 02454-0229
Tel: (781) 899-2212 Fax: (781) 899-5703
Email: Carrie Davis, carrie@tself.org.
National: Troy Perry UFMCC Scholarship Fund - Chicago Theological Seminary
- Pacific School of Religion
The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) has endowed scholarships at the Chicago Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL) and Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, CA) to benefit the Seminary's glbt seminary students.
For more information, see http://www.chgosem.edu/admission.html or http://www.psr.edu/page.cfm?l=35, or contact your local MCC Church.
National: Uncommon Legacy Foundation Scholarships
The Uncommon Legacy Foundation offers scholarships to lesbian college graduate students. Scholarships are for $1,000 and are for 1 year. The deadline is May 1st for the next school year. For more information: http://www.uncommonlegacy.org/grants/scholarships.htm or email scholarship@uncommonlegacy.org.
National: United Church of Christ Gay Seminary Scholarships
The United Church of Christ (UCC) offers scholarships to lesbians and gay men who will work in church ministry. A $500,000 fund has been established and the church said it expects to award at least 10 students annually and hopes to double the fund. "This fund is a powerful reminder that the response to God's call to ministry should not be limited by economics or sexual orientation," says John H. Thomas, president of UCC.
The scholarship is named after the Rev. William R. Johnson, who in 1972 became the first openly gay man to be ordained by the UCC. He is currently a staff member at the church's national offices in Cleveland. Johnson said he is pleased to lend his name to the scholarship. In 1970 he lost his seminary field job when he came out as openly gay. He was only able to remain at the seminary after a church member arranged a scholarship.
The United Church of Christ was formed in 1957 with the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. and is considered one of the most progressive denominations in regard to lesbian and gay issues. UCC identifies itself as "one of the most diverse Christian churches in the United States." Even as early as 1969, the church took a stand opposing sodomy laws and the military's ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the military.
Information on the W.R. Johnson Fund and other scholarship funds is available from Local Church Ministries, 216-736-3839. Contributions earmarked "W.R. Johnson Scholarship Fund" may be sent to Local Church Ministries, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100.
For more info, see: http://www.ucc.org/education/scholarships, or email jeffersv@ucc.org, or contact UCC's Hans Holznagel at 216-736-3839.
National: Women's Sports Foundation Scholarships
Since 1996, the Foundation has awarded over $1.2 million in scholarships. In 2001, we awarded more than $635,000 to 368 individuals and 232 teams and programs across 48 states and U.S. military bases abroad. Funding girls' and women's sports dreams is our business.
They include a search engine for women's sports scholarships.
For more info, see: http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/funding/index.html

USA - Regional Scholarships:

National (NE region) NYNEX Diversity Scholarship Awards
The Program: NYNEX has established a Diversity Scholarship Program designed to help finance higher education for young men and women from a variety of diverse cultural, ethic, educational and special needs backgrounds. All students selected must reside in NYNEX service territory: Byrum & Greenwich, CT; Maine, Massachusetts; New Hampshire: New York (partial); Rhode Island: and Vermont.
AWARDS: Scholarships of $2500 each for one year of study.
SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS: Recipients will be selected to represent cultural, ethnic, educational, and special needs diversity including Asian, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black, White, men, women. gay or lesbian, people with disabilities and veterans. NYNEX will be looking for students who demonstrate sensitivity toward or promoting understanding among the diverse communities in NYNEX service territory. Consideration will be given to the applicant's academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, essay, and an appraisal by someone unrelated to the candidate.
General questions regarding the awards program should be directed to NYNEX at 1-800-537-4180.
National (SE region) Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards
The Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards are designed to recognize out* lesbians of African descent who are making significant contributions to their communities. In 2002, we are also recognizing an outstanding* out gay male scholar of African descent. ZAMI wants to support and encourage their continuing education by providing scholarships to those women enrolled in accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs.
Several scholarships of $1,000 each are offered each year to students in these states: Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Virginia and Kentucky.
Application deadline is May 15th.
For additional information and application forms, please see http://www.zami.org/scholarship.htm or email audrelordescholarship@zami.org.
National (North Central & Western Region) Regional EAGLE Scholarship Fund
[As of July, 2002, this organization has ceased functioning.]

 

USA - State Scholarships:

AL-Alaska:

AK: Pride Foundation Scholarships
No specific GLBT scholarships are known in Alaska, but some of the Pride Foundation Scholarships (see info under Washington state) covers residents of the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska.
See http://www.pridefoundation.org/ or contact the Pride Foundation at 206-323-3318 or 800-735-7287.

AL-Alabama:

AL: Elliot Jackson Jones Memorial Scholarship for GLBT Activism; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
This scholarship is presented annually to a member(s) of the University of Alabama's Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Alliance (GLBTA) who demonstrates academic excellence and service to the campus GLBT community.
The scholarship amount is $1,000.
For more information, please see http://bama.ua.edu/~qsa/ejscholarship.htm or contact Dr. Rose Gladney at rgladney@tenhoor.as.ua.edu, phone 205-348-9764 or mail to P.O. Box 870214, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.

AR-Arkansas:

AR Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards
No specific GLBT scholarships are known in Arkansas, but the national Audre Lorde Scholarship (see info above) is available in the SE region, including the state of Arkansas.

AZ-Arizona:

AZ: Greater Phoenix Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
They offer the CBPA Scholarship Fund.
For more info, contact Brett Bell, cbpa@gpglcc.org.
AZ: Rockefeller Humanities Residency Fellowships at the University of AZ
The Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Studies at the University of Arizona is offering two Rockefeller Humanities Residency Fellowships in each of the 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04 academic years.
Eligibility: Full-time student in good academic standing with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; recipient must demonstrate outstanding commitment to and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students at The University of Alabama;
The Sex, Race and Globalization (SRG) project explores the imbrication of sexuality, gender and race with economic, political and informational processes across local, regional, national and transnational scales. Noting that global movements of capital, information and people are facilitated, blocked, and diverted by sexual, racial and national categorizations, even as cultural formations are reshaped by "globalization," we seek to describe and explain the links between exploitative economic processes and structures of sexual, gender, and racial inequality.
Seeking to broach the boundaries between studies of culture and studies of economic, social and political processes, we invite applications from interdisciplinary scholars or scholars trained in any discipline interested in pursuing interdisciplinary work. Recognizing that "globalization" is a transformation of prior systems of global economic and political interaction, we welcome applications from scholars working in or across various historical periods. While the SRG project sustains the commitment of lesbian/gay studies to recognizing the significance of sexuality, we seek to develop alliances among identity and area studies fields and, therefore, welcome applications from scholars who have not worked in the context of lesbian/gay studies.
Located 70 miles from the US-Mexico border and the export-processing zone across the border, and surrounded by Native American reservations, Tucson and the University of Arizona provide a particularly appropriate site for the study of global/local, cultural and economic processes. The university features vibrant programs/departments in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, Women's Studies, Latin American Studies, American Indian Studies, Mexican American Studies, and Middle East Studies (among many others) as well as top ranked departments in numerous fields. It is also the home of the renowned Center for Creative Photography.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $35,000, travel/research funds ($4000), a moving allowance ($2000), an office, and full access to university libraries, computer systems, recreational facilities and the many scholarly and cultural programs offered across the university.
Application Deadline: December 1.
For additional information and application guidelines, please see http://w3.arizona.edu/~lgbcom or http://www.arizona.edu/ or contact Miranda Joseph, SRG Director, at 520-626-3431 or email lgbs@u.arizona.edu or visit our web site:
(This fellowship program is made possible by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.)

CA-California:

CA: Dan Allen Memorial Scholarship -- City College of San Francisco
Established in memory of Dan Allen, poet, English Department instructor, gay rights activist, and pioneer in the field of gay and lesbian studies, who died in 1985. In 1972 he founded the Gay and Lesbian Literature course in the English Department, theoldest such course in the United States.
$600 Scholarship for City College students who are publicly identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender and have a 2.5 or better GPA.
Deadlines are Oct 1st for Fall Semester, March 1st for Spring Semester.
For more information, see http://www.ccsf.edu/Services/Scholarships/handbook/S_com_mem/ALLEN_DAN_MEMORIAL_SCHOLARSHIP.html.
CA: American Veterans for Equal Rights San Diego Chapter - Herb King Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Herb King, a World War II veteran who became active in the gay rights movement in the early 1970s. King helped found the North County Gay Association, which backed openly gay candidates within the San Diego Democratic Party and pushed for equal rights for gays in the military.
In 2002, three $500 scholarships were awarded.
For more information, see http://www.orgsites.com/ca/sdgayvets/index.html, email marineguy@aol.com, or contact
     San Diego AVER Chapter
     1010 University Ave PMB #1045
     San Diego, CA 92103
     phone: 619-583-9769
     fax: 619-295-5201
CA: Arcus Endowment -- University of California at Berkeley
The Arcus Endowment, at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley, seeks to support a wide range of critical activities that explore the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment. Through its annual Awards Program, the Endowment seeks to foster an awareness of the role of Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer (LGBTQ) communities in the history of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and the built environment disciplines; combat homophobia, and affirm the contribution of LGBT communities in education and professional practice; and help to place LGBTQ issues in a global context, through comparative studies and international collaborations. The Endowment also plans to recognizes and support the activities of LGBTQ students in the built environment professions.
The Endowment was established in 2000 with a generous gift from the Arcus Foundation in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
At least 3 awards of up to $5,000 will be offered in 2003. Application deadline is April 30, 2003. Winners will be notified in July, 2003.
For more information, including application requirements, see http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/prizes_awards/arcaward/.
CA: BIGALA Scholarship -- City College of San Francisco
The BIGALA (Bisexual Gay and Lesbian Alliance) Scholarship provides financial assistance to students demonstrating service to or achievement in, the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at City College of San Francisco and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. The deadline is early October for the Fall term, early March for the Spring term. The scholarship amount is up to $200 per year.
For more information, see http://cloud.ccsf.cc.ca.us/Services/Scholarships or contact
Yvonne Safwat, Faculty Advisor, BIGALA
City College of San Francisco, Alemany Campus
Phone: 415-561-1875
CA: Mark Bingham Leadership Fund -- UC-Berkeley
Created by friends & family in honor of Mark Bingham, a hero of Flight 93 on 9/11/01, who attempted to retake the plane from the Islamic terrorists and died in the crash.
This scholarship provides UC Berkeley tuition and expenses to young men and women who reflect Mark's qualities of Leadership, Teamwork, and Socialibility.
There seems to be very little information on just when these scholarships will be awarded, who is eligible, how to apply, etc. (only online info seems to be how to give them money); but they appear legitmate despite this. You might check with: http://www.calfund.org/8/giving_bingham.php or contact
California Community Foundation
445 S Figueroa St Suite 3400
Los Angelas, CA 90071-1638
Phone: 213-413-4130
CA: Los Angeles Black Pride/Duane Bremond Memorial Scholarship
At The Beach, Shorey, Inc., sponsor of Los Angeles Black Pride is awarding a scholarship in memory of one of our beloved founding members. Duane lived his life as an example that sexual orientation should not be a definition, but recognition of your individuality! He spent most of his life educating people on and defending the rights of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Communities.
The scholarship is available to a person of color who is GLBT or the child of a GLBT parent and pursuing a degree at a four year college or university, and committed to affecting change in the GLBT community and bridging the gap between the "older and younger" GLBT people.
Award amount is $1,000. Application deadline is June 30th.
For more information, including the application form, see http://www.atbla.com/html/duane1.htm (Application form at http://www.atbla.com/html/duaneapp.htm), or write to
     Duane Bremond Scholarship
     4745 W. Slauson
     Los Angeles, CA 90056
CA: Hal Call Mattachine Scholar Award -- USC
This fund offers scholarships to support research that help to reduce prejudice against sexual minorities, and that help to advance sexual liberation in the United states and internationally.
Special areas of focus for the Hal Call Awards include research to learn the most effective strategies and techniques to reduce hate crimes, deal with the mass media, change homophobic attitudes, reduce antigay discrimination in the workplace, increase acceptance of same-sex relationships and families, enact favorable public policies, promote GLBT economic development, and improve erotic freedom in other nations and among diverse ethnic groups, youth, and the elderly.
For more information, see http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/oneigla/bulletin/Profiles/Call/HalCall.html or email one@ishrdbaone.org, or contact:
Institute for the Study of Human Resources
P.O. Box 191728
Los Angeles, CA 90019-1028
Telephone (323) 737-1066
Fax (323) 737-0212
CA: George Choy Memorial/GAPA Scholarship -- San Francisco Bay area
The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA), in memory of George Choy, offers a $1000 Scholarship to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (l/g/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders entering their first or second year of post-secondary education in the 9-county San Francisco Bay area.
Application Deadline is June 28th. Scholarship amount is $1,000.
Further information, including the pdf application form, is available at http://www.horizonsfoundation.org/georgechoy.htm.
CA: Cotton-Metzger Scholarships -- San Diego State University
Charles H. Cotton and Henry C. Metzger of Rancho Bernardo, partners for 42 years, created the scholarships to help reduce the homophobic climate they had encountered when they began their relationship.
Three awards, valued at $1,000 each, subsidize the education of gay or lesbian students who "have made a contribution to the society he or she is a part of and enhanced the greater society's perception of gay and lesbian people."
For more information, contact Timothy McKernan, (619) 594-5204 or email mckernan@mail.sdsu.edu, or see
http://advancement.sdsu.edu/marcomm/Spring2000News/ReleasesONLY/SCHOLAR.html.
CA: Gay & Lesbian Business Association of Santa Barbara Scholarship
GLBA invests in future gay leadership by providing a scholarship program to help advance the educational goals of gay and lesbian students in Santa Barbara County. Scholarships are awarded based upon the potential for lasting contribution to the Santa Barbara gay and lesbian community, career goal and financial need.
Past recipients have included graduating high school seniors entering college for the first time, continuing university, community college, and trade school attendance, and those re-entering the work-force or advancing their professional goals.
Application deadline is July 1st. Must be attending a post-secondary school in Santa Barbara county, California.
For more information, see http://www.prideguide.net/glba/scholarships.htm#G or email glba@prideguide.net or phone (805) 961-3970.
CA: GLSEN/PFLAG Modesto Chapter Scholarships
The Modesto chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, GLSEN, is offering two Human Rights Scholarships ($250 each). One will go to a graduating high school student who plans to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the fall. Another will be offered to a two-year college student who plans to attend a four-year college or university in the fall.
Application deadline is March. The scholarships are awarded in May.
For more information, contact April Dunham-Filson at AFilson@csustan.edu.
CA: Golden Gate AIDS Awareness Scholarship (Golden Gate University)
Provides financial assistance to students who have a commitment/involvement in AIDS awareness. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at Golden Gate University.
The scholarship amount varies. The deadline is early April for the next school year.
For more information, contact:
Golden Gate University
Financial Aid Office
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 1-415-442-7270
Fax: 1-415-442-7807
Email: finaid@ggu.edu.
CA: Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship (Contra Costa County)
Provides financial assistance to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth who contribute to the community by improving the environment for GLBT youth. To be eligible, you must live in Contra Costa County and be a graduating senior. The scholarship amount varies.
For more information, contact:
BobLatham@aol.com, or
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (formerly BANGLE)
PO Box 30482
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
CA: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
The eQuality Scholarship Collaborative is a joint effort of Pacific Gas & Electric's lesbian and gay employee association, the PG&E PrideNetwork; the Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators (BANGLE) - now the GLSEN San Francisco-East Bay; Kaiser Permanente Medical's KP Pride; Levi Strauss & Company's L/G Employee Association; GLOBES@Schwab; Genentech's Out & Equal; and other San Francisco East Bay groups.
They award scholarships to graduating high-school seniors in northern and central California who have promoted understanding and equality for the lgbt community.
Also administers the Permanente Medical Group Scholarship to a student attending medical school.
Award amounts are $1,000 ($2,000 for the Permanente Medical Group Scholarship). In 2003, the Collaborative awarded $18,000 to 12 students. Application deadline is March 10th.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see
http://www.glsen-sfeb.org/eindex.htm, email eQualityScholarship@planetoutcast.net,
or write to:
     eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
     P.O. Box 191311
     San Francisco, CA 94119-1311
CA: Jaye Haddad Memorial Fund (UCSD)
Provides financial assistance to students who have been diagnosed with cancer or AIDS or students with physical disabilities. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at UCSD as an undergraduate student. The scholarship amount varies. The deadline is November 30 for new students and mid-February for continuing students for the following school year.
For more information, see http://lgbtro.ucsd.edu/scholarships.html or contact
University of California, San Diego
Scholarship Office 0013
La Jolla, CA 92093-0013
Phone: 619-534-3263
Email: rainbow@ucsd.edu .
CA: Horizons Foundation Scholarships
Horizons Foundation manages several scholarship programs in California. For more information, see http://www.horizonsfoundation.org/grantmaking.htm.
CA: Peter Kaufman Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible, you must be a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender high school senior who has worked with the GLBT community. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per year.
For more information, see http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/offices/glec/ or contact
Kathy J. Gill, Director (kgill@lausd.k12.ca.us)
Gay & Lesbian Education Commission
Los Angeles Unified School District, Room 242
450 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 1-213-625-6392
CA: University of the Pacific (Sacramento) Law School
Scholarships for the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, CA:
- William R. Knudson Memorial Scholarship
Made been made possible through generous gifts provided by McGeorge alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of the Law School, and the friends and family of Bill Knudson.
- Jeffrey K Poilé Gay & Lesbian Civil Rights Memorial Scholarship
Funded by faculty member Larry Levine, in memory of his life partner. This scholarship commemorates a remarkable man whose life ended far too soon and provide support to one or more students who are committed to using their legal education to extend and protect the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Criteria: Interest in civil rights law as it relates to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people; at least a second year student; demonstrated academic ability; financial need.
For more information, see http://www.mcgeorge.edu/admissions/financial_aid/scholarships_available_list.htm or contact the Financial Aid Office: (916) 739-7158.
CA: PFLAG North Bay Chapter Scholarships
Each year PFLAG/NBC, Inc. awards scholarships to selected seniors graduating that academic year from high schools in the four county PFLAG/NBC, Inc. area (Marin, Mendocino, Napa & Sonoma counties). They typically award 4-5 scholarships of $200-$300 each.
Application deadline is April 15th.
For more information, including the application form, see http://www.pflag-nb.org/scholarship/ or contact Nancy Giambastiani at Secretary@pflag-nb.org.
CA: Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship/Ed Tang Scholarship
"The goal of this landmark scholarship program is to help eradicate the invisibility, homophobia and isolation faced by thousands of Asian and Pacific Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth living in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties."
Requirements: Scholarship applicants must:
Awards 2-8 scholarships each year ranging from $2,000 to $4,500. Applications must be received by April 30.
The Pride Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Edward Cheng Ming Tang, a Chinese immigrant, successful businessperson and gay man. His wish is to help Asian and Pacific Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning youth achieve educational pursuits and dreams, proudly and without shame.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see
http://www.apiwellness.org/v20/youth/scholarship.html, email denise@apiwellness.org,
or write to:
     Queer A&PI Pride Scholarship
     Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
     730 Polk Street, 4th Floor
     San Francisco, CA 94109
     Phone: 415-292-3420 ext.323
CA: Marin Gay & Lesbian Student Scholarship (College of Marin)
To be eligible, you must be a gay or lesbian student enrolled at College of Marin. The scholarship amount is $250 per year. The deadline is the first week of March.
For more information, contact:
Margaret Elliot
College of Marin
Foundation Development Office
PO Box 446
Kentfield, CA 94914
Phone: 415-485-9382
CA: Stonewall Alliance for Youth Scholarships - Long Beach area
Open to graduating seniors from greater Long Beach area high schools.
For more information, contact:
     SAY, The Center
     2017 E. 4th Street
     Long Beach, CA 90814
     Phone: 562-434-4455
CA: Todd Masters' Scholarship (California College of Arts and Crafts)
Provides financial assistance to a gay student with an Architecture Major. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC).
The scholarship amount is $500 per year. The deadline is October 1st.
For more information, contact:
Anita Kermes, Director of Financial Aid (enroll@ccac-art.edu)
CCAC
415 Irwin Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415-703-9530
CA: Harvey Milk Scholarship (Orange County)
This program was established by the Orange County Imperial Court to award scholarships to students attending Orange County (California) colleges. The scholarship amount is based on the number of winners chosen; last year $2,000 was awarded. The deadline is in early April.
For more information, contact:
     Orange County Imperial Court, Inc.
     12922 Harbor Blvd. #338
     Garden Grove, CA 92640
     Phone: 714-891-1405
CA: Harvey Milk/Tom Homann Gay and Lesbian Student Scholarship (San Diego County)
Established by the Imperial Court de San Diego to help San Diego area students achieve their goals of vocational, technical or professional careers. To be eligible, you must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender resident of San Diego County, California.
The scholarship amount ranges from $250 to $1,000. The deadline is typically at the end of June.
For more information, see
http://www.geocities.com/imperialcourtsd/page8.html, email imperialcourtsd@yahoo.com,
or write to:
     The Imperial Court de San Diego, Inc.
     PO Box 33915
     San Diego, CA 92163
     Phone: 619-692-1967
     Fax: 619-295-7829
CA: Peninsula PFLAG & Peninsula/SouthBay GLSEN Scholarships (San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties)
The Joyce Palmer Fulton scholarships are for high school seniors in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties who are in good academic standing and whose "educational histories, personal plans and activities demonstrate support for justice and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons." Several awards of $1000-$2000 each will be given out. The deadline is April 1.
Sponsored By: Peninsula PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and Peninsula/South Bay GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)
For more information, contact:
Peninsula P-FLAG Scholarships; 408-269-8418.
CA: PG&E/LGBEA & GLSEN Scholarships (San Francisco Bay area)
For graduating high school seniors in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma or Solano counties. Award is $500-$1000.
Sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Employees Association of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E/LGBEA) and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
For more information, contact:
frrl@pge.com
PG&E LGBEA/GLSEN Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 191311
San Francisco, CA 94119-1311
CA: Project 10 Models of Excellence Scholarships
They offer several $1,000 scholarships to students entering their first year of college. For more information, see http://www.project10.org./
or contact glba@prideguide.net.
CA: Southern California Lambda Medical Association Scholarships
The SCLMA offers scholarships to students attending Medical School in the Southern California area.
For more information, including the online application form, see http://www.sclma.org/scholars.htm
or phone George Marks 323-957-2737 or Bob Roberts 310-208-0814 (rroberts@mednet.ucla.edu).
CA: Tom Markowski-Jim Leach Scholarship -- SFSU, Stanford, UC-Berkeley
The purpose of the fund is to award scholarship money to deserving students. Selected candidates must demonstrate their dedication to excellence in their lives through service, education, or employment. The Selection Committee attempts to identify students who show promise of becoming positive role models for other lesbians and gays.
Available to full-time lesbian or gay upperclass (Junior or Senior year) undergraduate students or graduate students who attend one of San Francisco State University, Stanford University, or University of California at Berkeley.
Several awards, up to $1,250 each, are given each year.
For more information, including the downloadable application, see http://www.horizonsfoundation.org/markowski.htm
or email: mlscholr@netbox.com.
CA: United Teachers Los Angeles Stonewall Scholarship Fund (Los Angeles)
The UTLA Gay and Lesbian Issues Committee awards scholarships to deserving high school students to further their educational goals. To be eligible, you must be a student of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) or enrolled in a high school completion program. The awards are not restricted to gay and lesbian students. The scholarship amount varies, but is generally $250 to $500. The deadline is in mid-April.
For more information, contact:
UTLA c/o Judith Bruner
3303 Wilshire Blvd, 10th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 1-800-556-8852 or 1-213-487-5560
CA: University of California San Diego Scholarships -- UCSD
Several scholarships are offered for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Undergraduate Students at the University of California, San Diego to provide financial support to meritorius students by recognizing and encouraging academic excellence and involvement in the LGBT community.
Specific scholarships offered are:
Scholarships are from $1,000 to $1,500. Application deadline is Feb 15th.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see http://lgbtro.ucsd.edu/scholarships.html or contact
University of California, San Diego
Scholarship Office 0013
La Jolla, CA 92093-0013
Phone: 619-534-3263
Email: rainbow@ucsd.edu .
CA: UC-Irvine Scholarships
The University of California - Irvine LGBT Resource Center administers several scholarships for GLBT students. These include:
For more information on any of these scholarships, see http://www.lgbtrc.uci.edu/scholarships.htm or contact Pat Walsh, Director, LGBT Resource Center, 949-824-3277, lgbtrc@uci.edu.
CA: UC Gay and Lesbian Association (UCGALA) scholarships - UC Berkeley
Awarded to UC Berkeley students for academic achievement and leadership in campus, community or job activities.
Requires GPA of 3.0 or better. Award amount is $1,500. Application deadline is September 30th.
For more information, see http://www.alumni.berkeley.edu/Students/Scholarships_and_Awards/UCGALA_Leadership_Scholarship.asp,
email: scholarship@alumni.berkeley.edu or write to
      California Alumni Association
      Univ. of CA, Berkeley, Alumni House
      Berkeley, CA 94720-7450
or phone 510-643-2315.
CA: UCLA Lambda Alumni Scholarships - UC Los Angeles
Provides financial assistance to students showing academic excellence and service to the lesbian, gay and bisexual community, regardless of sexual orientation. To be eligible, you must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled at UCLA.
The scholarship amount is $1,000 per year. The deadline is mid-March for the following school year.
For more information, email LambdaAlumni@uclaAlumni.net or write to
      UCLA Lambda Alumni Association
      220 Kinsey Hall, Box 951579
      Los Angeles, CA 90095-1579
or phone (310) 206-3628.
CA: University of Southern California Lambda Alumni Scholarships
The USC Lambda Alumni Association offers several scholarships ($2000 each) to students at USC:
For more information on any of these scholarships, see http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/lambda_alumni_assn/pages/scholarships.html
or contact Tom Peterson, 213-740-5440, TomPeterson@sbcglobal.net.
CA: University of California Gay & Lesbian Alumni Scholarship
Offered by the University of California Gay and Lesbian Alumni Club (UCGALA), this scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership and community involvement, and who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or supportive of gay issues. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. The award amount is $1,000. The deadline is September 30.
For more information, see http://www.webmem.com/Scholarships.html or contact scholarship@alumni.berkeley.edu, or phone 510-643-2315.
CA: Tim Wolfred Endowed Scholarship -- City College of San Francisco
Long time member of the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees, Tim Wolfred is responsible for a range of achievements benefiting the college community, most notably the establishment of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Studies Department. This scholarship is named in his honor.
$50 Scholarship for students with financial need who are taking at least one class in the GLBT Studies Department at CCSF.
Deadlines are the fourth week of each semester.
For more information, see http://www.ccsf.edu/Services/Scholarships/handbook/S_dept/GAYLESBIANBIDEPT.html#TIM%20WOLFRED%20SCHOLARSHIP.
CA: Wiggsy Sivertsen Scholarship (San Jose State University)
Provides financial assistance to gay and lesbian students or students who have provided service to or worked on behalf of gay and lesbian issues. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at San Jose State University and demonstrate financial need. The award amount is $750, but may vary from year to year.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Jill Steinberg
SJSU Counseling Center
Phone: 408-924-5910
CA: Zamperini Burchell Law student Scholarship -- San Francisco
The Michael A. Zamperini/W. Clay Burchell Scholarship is awarded to a gay or lesbian student who is beginning his or her final fall semester of law school. This scholarship is awarded based on overall academic achievement and academic performance in the Writing and Research courses.
For more information, contact:
Golden Gate University School of Law
Financial Aid Office
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 1-415-442-6635
Fax: 1-415-442-6609
Email: lawadmit@ggu.edu.

CO-Colorado:

CO: GLSEN Colorado Scholarships Program
The GLSEN Colorado website maintains a list of about a dozen GLBT scholarships available to Colorado students, including:
For more information, see http://www.glsenco.org/Students/scholarship_information.htm.

CT-Connecticut:

FL-Florida:

FL: Jacksonville PFLAG/Jasymin Scholarships
PFLAG of Jacksonville is offering scholarships to deserving persons pursuing post-secondary education. These awards are intended to provide recognition and affirmation to outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in the Jacksonville metropolitan area and to aid in their pursuit of further education.
More information can be found online at http://www.pflagjax.org/scholarship.htm or by emailing to PFLAGJax@aol.com.
FL: Gordon Rose Memorial Scholarship, Nova Southeastern University (Miami)
A scholarship for research that promotes self-acceptance and community acceptance of gays and lesbians. Funded by a $100,000 gift from 87 year old Eve Rose is in memory of her son Gordon.
Available to graduate students at the university's Center for Psychological Studies to do research or professional work aimed at promoting the understanding that being gay is not a choice.
Gordon Rose, who died in 1992 after a successful career as a musician-turned-developer in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, lived on a farm, raised sheepdogs and had a longtime partner. Old newspaper articles detail how he transformed the hamlet of West Stockbridge into a cultural and tourist attraction. A driving force behind the well-known Tanglewood Music Festival, The Berkshire Record said in a front page article that Gordon Rose's death "has left a vacuum which no one expects to fill."
No information is available about this scholarship on the university webpage ( http://cps.nova.edu/), but possibly emailing to the Dean, Ronald Levant at levantr@nova.edu or phone 954-262-5701 might might provide some information.
FL: Vero Beach PFLAG Scholarship
PFLAG of Vero Beach, Florida is working on offering a scholarship during the 2003-2004 school year.
When this scholarship if ready, more information will probably be available online at http://www.verbeachpflag.org .

GA-Georgia:

GA: Pat Hoban Memorial Scholarship; Atlanta, Georgia
Fourth Tuesday group offers an annual $1500 scholarship to an Atlanta-area lesbian who seeks to further her professional capabilities through higher education.
More information can be found online at http://www.lambda.net/~4thtues/Schol.html or by emailing to Atlantaguy@atlantaguy.com.
GA: Liz Chandler Memorial Scholarship; Atlanta, Georgia
Outward Bound, an international wilderness organization, and YouthPride, an Atlanta-based GLBT organization, would like your help providing a unique learning experience for Atlanta's gay youth. The Liz Chandler Memorial Scholarship will offer a group of 10 YouthPride members the opportunity to venture into the woods and into themselves on a 5 day wilderness expedition.
More information can be found online at http://www.youthpride.org/lizchandler.htm

HI-Hawaii:

HI: University of Hawaii LGBTI Scholarship
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Services Office at UH Manoa is excited to announce a scholarship for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) undergraduate students in Hawai'i . The scholarship is available to students at any college, university or vocational/trade tech school in Hawai'i .
To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
Application deadline is Sep 13th. Scholarship amount is $1,000.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see http://legal.kcc.hawaii.edu/news/finaid/8-27-04LGBLscholarship.htm
or email ken@thecenterhawaii.org.

IA-Iowa:

IA: First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship
The FFBC scholarship is awarded to an Iowa high school senior who has contributed the most to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of gay and lesbian issues in his or her school or community.
Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and intend to pursue post-secondary education. There are no restrictions or limitations in the selection procedures based upon sex, race, religion, creed, marital or employment status or sexual orientation of the prospective recipient or his/her relatives.
Applications and transcripts must be received no later than March 31 for the following fall semester. Scholarship amount is up to $3,000.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see http://www.ffbciowa.org/scholarship.htm or email info@ffbciowa.org.
IA: Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarships at Iowa
Each of the Matthew Shepard Scholarships will cover tuition, fees and books for a full year at one of Iowa's state universities: Iowa State University in Ames, the University of Iowa in Iowa City, or the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Renewable for up to four years, they are open to gay or lesbian Iowa high school graduates. They are supported with contributions from Des Moines' gay First Friday Breakfast Club and the lesbian Lambda Beta Nu Breakfast Club through the Rich Eychaner Charitable Foundation; co-sponsored by the LGBT Community Center of Des Moines and the Iowa Pride Network.
In addition, seven Honorary Matthew Shepard Scholarships were awarded in 2004. These are $500 grants to help pay for expenses at any college or university in the United States.
Recipients are selected based on awarded based on scholastic aptitude, scholastic achievement, community service and financial need.q Seven scholarships + 7 honorary grants were awarded in 2004, but as the fund grows, that number may reach a dozen.
Covers tuition, books, and fees at one of Iowa’s three state universities for four years; awards worth approximately $25,000 each. Honorary Awards are $500 grants for use at any college or university.
Application deadline is March 31.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see www.iowapridenet.org or www.lgbt-dsm.com/ or contact The Matthew Shepard Scholarship Committee, c/o Jonathan C. Wilson, 666 Walnut St. Suite 2500, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-3993, 515-288-2500 or email info@ffbciowa.org.
IA: Rainbow Unity/Leslie Davis Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Leslie Davis, who passed away in August of 1999, the Rainbow Unity Memorial Scholarship will provide scholarship opportunities to those individuals who self-identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgendered within the borders of Iowa.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see http://www.rainbowunity.org/pages/scholarship_info/scholarship_info.htm or email scholarship@rainbowunity.org .
IA: Scott Rohlf Presidential Leadership Initiative Award at Iowa State University
Presented annually to one or more students who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at Iowa State University.
The application deadline is November 15.
For more information, contact:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Student Services
210 Student Services
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 1-515-294-5433

ID-Idaho:

ID: Pride Foundation Scholarships
No specific GLBT scholarships are known in Idaho, but some of the Pride Foundation Scholarships (see info under Washington state) covers residents of the Pacific Northwest, including Idaho.
See http://www.pridefoundation.org/ or contact the Pride Foundation at 206-323-3318 or 800-735-7287.

IL-Illinois:

IL: Jean Paul Ohadi Foundation/Glenview PFLAG Scholarships
Twenty $1,000 or ten $2,000 scholarships are being offered by the Jean Paul Ohadi Foundation through the Glenview Chapter of PFLAG. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding glbt youth from the community, to encourage continuing education for self-identified glbt youth, and to foster a positive image of glbt young people in society.
Individuals who are currently attending a post-secondary educational institution are eligible to apply. Individuals must be a resident of Illinois and submit an application with required supporting materials. Recipients must be present at an awards event to accept the scholarship in person on May 10, 2001. Cash awards will be paid to the student and the institution and are valid for one academic year. The student is required to carry a minimum of 3/4 of the school's "full" schedule of courses.
Application and all supporting materials may be picked up at the Office of GLBT Concerns, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, and MUST be postmarked by March 15, 2001. Applicants will be notified of results by April 30, 2001. Contact Cynthia Drey at 847-788-9454 or the OGLBTC at 312-413-9862 for more information.
See also: http://opalga.org/programs/ynews.html.
IL: GLSEN/Chicagoland Scholarships
If you know a student who has been active in increasing LGBT visibility and equality in the local K-12 schools, please encourage him/her to apply for a youth scholarship. The deadline is March 1st.
Criteria: Student must be 21 or younger. Sexual orientation is NOT the issue and will not be asked or presumed; only the student's anti-homophobia work is important.
There are several scholarships. By filling out ONE EASY FORM, a student will be applying for ALL of them. These include: * $1000 GLSEN Chicago Al Wardell Scholarship
* $1000 GLSEN Chicago Erika & Mala Scholarship
* $1000 for Latina girl (from Amigas Latinas honorong Axia Diaz)
* $1000 for Latino guy (from Barajas-Reese)
* $1000 for an African-American student (Bayard Rustin Legacy Award)
* $500 from Fuel Youth for student pursuing the arts
* two $500 for activist from Chicago Professional Network Assn. (Brian Philpot award)
* three $250 "Rainbow Youth Leadership Awards"
* PFLAG scholarship
* two Arvid Nelson Memorial Scholarship awards
* possibly others.
How to apply: Applications are available online at http://www.glsenchicagoland.org/youthschol.html or by email from GLSENToni@aol.com. or by calling (773) 769-9009.
IL: Stonewall Scholarship - University of Chicago Law School
The Stonewall Scholarship was initiated in June 1989 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the "Stonewall Riot" - an incident in which patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village gay bar, resisted police who were engaged in routine harassment of the bar's customers. The clash is credited with galvanizing the gay and lesbian rights movement.
The Stonewall Scholarship is dedicated to removing all barriers that discriminate against men and women on the basis of their sexual orientation. Accordingly, the Stonewall Scholarship will provide a grant to a University of Chicago law student who is likely to use his or her legal education toward the advancement of gay and lesbian rights. Candidates will be judged without regard to their sexual orientation or financial need.
Award amount is unknown. Application deadline is mid-April.
For more information, see http://www.law.uchicago.edu/financial/stonewall.html, or write to
     Stonewall Scholarship Committee
     University of Chicago Law School
     1111 East 60th St
     Chicago, IL 60637
IL: University of Chicago Lesbian & Gay Studies Project Fellowships
provides research grants and dissertation-year fellowships to graduate students writing dissertations in lesbian and gay studies or for research relevant to lesbian and gay studies.
Dissertation Fellowships are $15,000 for the academic year, Research grants are from $1000-$2,000. Since 1998, 2 Fellowships and several Research Grants have been awarded each year.
More information, including application information, can be found online at http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/cgs/lgsp.html, or contact
lgsp@uchicago.edu or phone 773-834-4509.
IL: University of Illinois-Chicago Chancellor's Scholarships
The Chancellor's Committee on the status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (CCSLGBTI) awards two endowed scholarships to UIC students. Awards are given to a graduate student who complete research on GLBT Concerns and an undergraduate student who demonstrates leadership and involvement with UIC's LGBT community.
More information can be found online at http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/oglbc/uic_scholarship.html.

IN-Indiana

IN: Thomas R. Earley Justice Fund Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded in August to Indiana GLBT activists who are in college, or who are about to go to college this fall and who are active in the GLBT community across the State of Indiana.
Application deadline is July 1st.
More information can be found online at http://www.tgcrossroads.org/news/archive.asp?AID=210&IID=&type=News.
Scholarship applications should be mailed to:
     Justice Fund Scholarships
     PO Box 2204
     Indianapolis, IN 46206
IN: Indy Pride Scholarship
Indy Pride, Inc. grants an annual scholarship to reward students who "have worked to make Indiana a better place for the GLBT community."
Award amount is unknown. Application deadline is Sept 1st.
For more information, send email to lbgtliaison@ku.edu.      Indy Pride, Inc.
     PO Box 44403
     Indianapolis, IN 46244      phone 317-592-1955
IN: PFLAG/Cincinnati Scholarship
Those in the Greater Cincinnati part of Indiana are eligible for the PFLAG/Cincinnati scholarships. See the listing under Ohio.

KS-Kansas

KS: University of Kansas LBGT Community Leader Award
A scholarship for students at the University of Kansas who have demonstrated activity and leadership in advancing lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender concerns and issues.
Scholarship amount is $500. Limited to 2nd year students. Application deadline is March 31st.
More information can be found online at http://www.ku.edu/~qanda/html/scholarship.html or email lbgtliaison@ku.edu.

KY-Kentucky

KY: Ken Terrill Memorial Award; Louisville, KY
The Ken Terrill Memorial Award will provide $1000 to help defray the college expenses of an undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership in or service to the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community of the University of Louisville or the greater Louisville metropolitan area.
This annual award is given in memory of the late Ken Terrill, a professor of Theatre Arts from 1978 to 1994. The Fund was established by his family, co-workers, students, and friends.
More information can be found online at http://www.louisville.edu/rso/commonground/news/kt.html or contact commonground@louisville.edu or phone Roselle Taylor, Arts & Sciences Dean's Office, at 502-852-6490.
KY: PFLAG/Cincinnati Scholarship
Those in the Greater Cincinnati part of Kentucky are eligible for the PFLAG/Cincinnati scholarships. See the listing under Ohio.

LA-Louisiana:

LA: New Orleans Chapter PFLAG Scholarship Awards
Fifteen or more $1,000 scholarships will be offered by the New Orleans Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
Eligible winners are lesbian and gay youth (17 years or older), registering to attend (or currently attending) a post-secondary educational institution, must be a resident of the state of Louisiana, and cannot be a prior winner of this award.
More information can be found online at http://www.pflagno.org/scholarinfo1.htm or http://gayneworleans.org/pflag/scholar.htm, or contact us by email at: PFLAGScholarship@pflagno.org
or call Milda at 504-833-6139, or Joe at 504-944-6013.

MA-Massachussets:

MA: Frank-Tremblay Safe Colleges Scholarship at Bridgewater State College
Offers financial aid to Bridgewater State College gay and lesbian students who have been cut off financially by their parents after coming out.
The Frank-Tremblay Safe Colleges Scholarship is named for gay U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, who represents Bridgewater and nearby areas, and Lucie Blue Tremblay, a lesbian folk singer who has raised money for the scholarship.
Frank said, "The potential for rejection or the fact of rejection is a crushing blow. Add to that an inability to continue your education ... Obviously we wish this situation didn't happen, but it's important to have this resource available."
For more information about this scholarship, see http://www.bridgew.edu/CounselingCenter/FTschlrship.htm or contact Dr. Susan Holton at 508-531-1750 (email sholton@bridgew.edu) or or Bob Haynor at 508-531-1331 (email rhaynor@bridgew.edu).
MA: Greater Boston PFLAG Scholarships
Greater Boston PFLAG will again award two $1000 scholarships to Massachusetts high school seniors planning to attend college the following fall. To be eligible, a student must be (1) a member of a Gay / Straight Alliance (GSA) in his/her school and/or (2) a member of a community based organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning youth (AGLY).
For questions, additional information, or application forms, see http://users.rcn.com/gbpflag/scholarship.html, or contact the Scholarship Committee Chair, Ken Repp, at 617-932-2571 or email leshons@rcn.com.
MA: Making a Difference Scholarships (Clark University)
Offered to first-year students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to, and leadership in community service endeavors. Our expectation is that these scholarship recipients will continue to enrich the Clark community through their exemplary involvement in and leadership for such activities. [Open scholarship, but has been awarded to GLBT students or students from a GLBT family.]
$11,000/year for 4 years, plus $2,500 summer stipend. Application deadline is January 15.
For more info, including the application forms, see http://www.clarku.edu/prospective/undergrads/scholarships/makeadifference.shtml, or email admissions@clarku.edu.
MA: Pride in Scholarship Fund, Greater Boston area
The Pride in Scholarship Fund, originally founded by the Greater Boston Business Council ( http://www.gbbc.org/), gives scholarships to gay and lesbian students who are residents of the state of Massachusetts.
The President of Pride in Scholarship is David Wexler. They can be reached at:
Pride in Scholarship Fund
167 Milk Street, suite 154
Boston, MA 02109
617-695-8830
MA: Smith College Scholarships
The Smith College Board of Trustees has funded 3 scholarships, in honor of 3 Smith professors fired in 1960 on false charges of possessing pornography. (Despite appeals from faculty and community members, the board did not apologize.)
The awards are the Dorius/Spofford Fund for the Study of Civil Liberties and Freedom of Expression, a $100,000 fund that will pay for lectures, research and programs on civil liberties; and the Newton Arvin Prize in American Studies, a $500 annual scholarship.
These awards are not mentioned on the Smith Financial Aids webpage ( http://www.smith.edu/finaid/instaid.htm), but possibly emails to the Student Financial Services Office ( sfs@smith.edu) might get you some info.
The press release about these awards is online here: http://www.smith.edu/newsoffice/Releases/01-085.html.

MD-Maryland:

MD: Maryland LGBT Equity Fund - University of Maryland
This endowed scholarship program was organized at the University of Maryland in 2000, and has awarded a scholarship each year since then.
For more than 30 years, LGBT and allied students have struggled against formidable odds to make significant contributions toward the civil rights of all people, especially sexual minorities. Alumni, staff, faculty and friends created this fund to provide tangible support and visibility to these exceptional students.
The scholarship fund does not limit its awards to LBGT students, but will recognize and support students who promote civil rights by working to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Scholarship amount is $500.
For more info, see http://www.inform.umd.edu/PCLGBI/aboutus/scholarship.html,
or contact Professor Luke Jenson at ljensen@deans.umd.edu or call 301-405-8721.

ME-Maine:

ME: I. Joel Abromson Essay Scholarship
Maine Lesbian Gay Political Alliance announces an essay scholarship contest open to high school seniors in the State of Maine who have been accepted to any institution of higher learning. The essay question is: "How can schools become safer for all students regardless of their sexual orientation and gender expression?"
Two recipients will be chosen and awarded up to $1,000 each. Mailing deadline is April 11, 2002.
For more info, email to louise@firegirl.com.
ME: Rainbow Business & Professional Association Scholarships
Two $500 awards are offered to students who "foster diversity" and are "connected to Maine" (a resident of Maine, or from elsewhere but attending a Maine school). More information about these awards, including the downloadable scholarship application form, is available at http://www.rbpa.org/scholarship.html, or contact
     Maine Business & Professional Assn.
     PO Box 11148
     Portland, ME 04104-7148
     phone (207) 775-0077
or email info@rbpa.org or mainephotog@aol.com.
ME: Seacoast Outright Scholarships
No specific GLBT scholarships are known in Maine, but the Seacoast Outright Scholarships of New Hampshire (see info about NH) are available to some of the southern part of Maine.

MI-Michigan:

MI: Bill Beachler/MSU Pride Scholarship
A Michigan State University alumnus, Bill Beachler, has endowed this scholarship fund. Candidates should demonstrate academic achievement and involvement with, or contributions to, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. This scholarship is based on merit and designed to replace self- help; it is not based on need.
Preference is given to incoming first-year students at Michigan State University.
Scholarship amount is at least $500, at least one award is given annually. Application deadline is June 15th.
For more info, including the downloadable Application form, see http://www.msu.edu/user/glfsa/2003psa.htm, or contact
GLFSA Scholarship Committee
PO Box 6951
East Lansing, MI 48826
phone: 517-355-8286
Email: GLFSA@msu.edu or Brent Bilodeau at Bilodeau@msu.edu.
MI: Forum Foundation Scholarships
Intended to promote positive gay identity, to encourage continued academic and career progress and to assist financing higher education and educational experiences. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on scholastic achievement or promise, financial need and leadership abilities. Preference given to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students.
For more information, call 810-731-4374.
MI: Michael LaGatella Scholarship -- Wayne State University, Detroit MI
Given to promote a positive gay/lesbian identity, to encourage continued academic progress and to assist in financing higher education for gay/lesbian or other supportive individuals attending WSU. Financial need and GPA are considered. An interview with the Scholarship Committee may be required.
Scholarship amount is $1000. Application deadline is unknown.
This scholarship is not listed on the WSU website, but possibly more info is available at: http://www.campuscareercenter.com/scholarships/scholarship_detail.asp?scholarship_id=1968&browse=M,
or by contacting:
Kevin J. Culler-Interim Director of Financial Aid
Wayne State University
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Student Services Center, 3 West
Detroit, MI 48202
phone: 313-577-3577
Email: financialaid@wayne.edu.
or by contacting:
Michael LaGatella Memorial Scholarship Committee
701 W. Bethune St
Detroit, MI 48202-2708
MI: Forum Foundation Scholarships
Intended to promote positive gay identity, to encourage continued academic and career progress and to assist financing higher education and educational experiences. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on scholastic achievement or promise, financial need and leadership abilities. Preference given to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students.
For more information, call 810-731-4374.
MI: UMGALAS Scholarships at University of Michigan
Three scholarships (the Detroit Eagle Gay Community Scholarship, the Jim Toy Scholarship, and the UMGALAS Scholarship) are offered to full time students at any University of Michigan campus, based on their documented leadership, support or involvement in organizations, activities, or issues that benefit the GLBT communities. Several scholarships for $500 each are awarded annually.
For more info, see the form at ftp://www.finaid.umich.edu/umgalas.pdf, or contact
Office of LGBT Affairs
University fo Michigan
3200 Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1389
Email: lgbta@umich.edu. http://www.umich.edu/~inqueery/.

MN-Minnesota:

MN: Cruden-Riggs Scholarship - Univ. of Minn Duluth
Provides scholarship funds to students who actively contribute to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people and issues. Preference will be given to students who are active participants in the GLBT Community at large and have a financial need. Student must:
Application deadline is Nov 15th.
For more info, including the downloadable application form, see http://www.d.umn.edu/student/MLRC/glbt/cruden.html
MN: Minn GLBT Educational Fund (P-Fund) Awards
This Scholarship program is now part of the Philanthrofund Foundation. Several monetary grants are offered annually to GLBT post-secondary students, or students from GLBT families. Scholarships are available to students who are residents of Minnesota, or students from elsewhere attending a Minnesota school.
The purpose of these awards is Application deadline is Feb 1st. Scholarship amounts are from $500 to $3500. In 2003, 28 scholarships were available.
For more info, including the downloadable application form, see http://philanthrofund.org/scholarship-description.htm, or
email Kit Waickman Bream at philanth@scc.net, or write to:
     Minnesota GLBT Education Fund
     1409 Willow St Suite 305
     Minneapolis, MN 55403-3251
     Phone 612/870-1806
     fax 612/871-6587
MN: Karen Neitge Scholarship, Augsburg College
This Scholarship is awarded annually to a student of any class or major, based upon academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to students who volunteer in the community and/or on campus and who illustrate Augsburg's commitment to non-discrimination, specifically in the area of sexual orientation.
The Neitge Scholarship was established in 1996 by Augsburg alumna Karen Neitge Holt to honor all who have made possible increased acceptance of diversity at Augsburg College.
Further information is available at http://www.augsburg.edu/qsu/resource.html or http://www.augsburg.edu/qsu/neitge.html.
MN: University of Minnesota GLBT & GLBT-Family Scholarships
Starting in 2004, several scholarships will be awarded by the UM GLBT Student Scholarship Fund, Founded in 1998 by University of MN alumni, faculty, & staff.
Open to any student who will be enrolled at a UM campus (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Minneapolis-St Paul, Rochester). Must be GLBT identified, from a GLBT-Family, or pursuing GLBT studies. Can not be a former UM GLBT Student Scholarship recipient or a former or current year P-Fund Minnesota GLBT Scholarship Fund recipient.
Application deadline is Mar 1st. For the 2005-2006 school year, 3 $1000 scholarships will be awarded.
For more info, see http://www.umn.edu/glbt, or see the downloadable application form at http://www1.umn.edu/glbt/PDFs/ScholarshipApplication.pdf, email glbt@umn.edu, or write to:
     Univ of Mn GLBT Programs Office
     320 16th Ave SE, #138 Klaeber Crt
     Minneapolis, MN 55455
     Phone 612-625-0537
     fax 612-624-9028
MN: PFLAG Grand Rapids/Itasca Scholarships
This chapter of PFLAG sponsors a scholarship for LGBT students and their allies.
For more info, contact the chairperson, Susan Fogarty, at sfogarty@net-port.com or
     Phone (800) 800-0350 x509
     email Itasca-glbt-alliance@yahoo.com.

MO-Missouri:

MO: Harvey & Helen Cohen/PFLAG-Kansas City Scholarship
Brian Roberts has endowed a scholarship at Central Missouri State University designated the Harvey D. and Helen J. Cohen/PFLAG-Kansas City Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to support LGBT students with their university education.
No mention of this scholarship is made in the CMSU Foundation online list of scholarships ( http://www.cmsu.edu/foundation/scholarships.htm), but possibly more info will be available from Helen Cohen, 816-942-8717, or from support@pflagkc.org.
MO: John Van Voris Scholarship
Our goal is to support a glbt student who supports his/her community and needs financial assistance attending a post-secondary school. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded. Application deadline is May 1st.
For more info, see http://www.pridesaintlouis.com/MainPages/outreach.html Contact:
Pride St. Louis
P.O. Box 2826
St. Louis, MO 63111
phone 314-772-8888
email stlpride@hotmail.com.
MO: St. Louis Black Pride Scholarship
St. Louis Black Gay and Lesbian Pride Committee, offers scholarships to eligible African American St. Louis area students.
The scholarships will be awarded to students who have excelled academically, demonstrated leadership in their school and/or community and who desire to advance their education on the college, university or institute level.
To qualify for the scholarship, a candidate must be a St. Louis metropolitan resident, high school graduate or a GED recipient, be interviewed by a selection committee, and submit an application, a letter of recommendation and write an essay paper.
Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded in 2003. Application deadline is July 03, 2003.
For more info, contact Daniel Harper at 314-371-0817.

MS-Mississippi:

MS Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards
No specific GLBT scholarships are known in Mississippi, but the national Audre Lorde Scholarship (see info above) is available in the SE region, including the state of Mississippi.

MT-Montana:

MT: Pride Foundation Scholarships
No specific GLBT scholarships are known in Montana, but some of the Pride Foundation Scholarships (see info under Washington state) covers residents of the Pacific Northwest, including Montana.
See http://www.pridefoundation.org/ or contact the Pride Foundation at 206-323-3318 or 800-735-7287.

NC-North Carolina:

NC: Alan Berman Memorial Scholarship, Univ of North Carolina
the Alan Berman Memorial Scholarship is given to gay and lesbian law students or to students involved in gay rights law in the UNC system.
There seems to be no online information about this scholarship on the University of North Carolina website at http://www.unc.edu/, but you might try emailing to their scholarships office at info.sao@mhs.unc.edu for more info.
NC: Boseman-TenHuisen Scholarship, Univ of North Carolina - Wilmington
This scholarship arose after it became known that several students had lost their parents' financial support due to "coming out". Working in partnership with the University, an endowment maintained by the University has been established to aid in helping students in need as well as awarding a merit scholarship. The recipients of the awards need only be members of B-GLAD, the UNCW student organization that serves LGBT students as well as allies.

Once the endowment is funded, it will act as a merit scholarship to be awarded yearly to a member of the same organization and as a fund in case of emergency. "Now we just have to raise the $25,000 to set up the endowment and seed it with $5,000 so that we can go ahead and start the awards process," said Outwilmington.com founder Bo Dean "but I have no doubt that we can raise this money. We are searching for 25 $1,000.00 (or more) donors to set this up and then we will raise the other money from whatever donations we can accumulate. Once the endowment is funded, this scholarship will be there for the students of B-GLAD for ever!"

The first scholarship is planned for Spring, 2003.

For more info, contact Bo Dean at bodean525600@yahoo.com,
or
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Boseman-TenHuisen Scholarship Endowment
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403

NC: Carolinas Gay & Lesbian Scholarship - Duke University
This scholarship was endowed to encourage and reward involvement in the LGBT community and activism by members of the community at Duke. The scholarship helps fund the education of a gay or lesbian-identified student from North or South Carolina attending Duke University. It was created to foster a more affirming atmosphere for and encourage leadership among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Duke community. The scholarship is based on financial need and student involvement in the LGBT community.

One scholarship is offered each year. Amount of the scholarship is unknown. Application deadline is unknown.

For more info, including the downloadable application form, see their website at http://lgbt.studentaffairs.duke.edu/resources/scholarship.html, or contact
     Karen Krahulik, Director
     Duke University Center for LGBT Life
     202 Flowers Building
     Box 90958
     Durham, NC 27708
     phone: (919) 684-6607
or email krahulik@duke.edu.

NE-Nebraska:

NE: GLSEN-Omaha Scholarship.
The GLSEN-Omaha chapter offers a scholarship is to students who have advocated or been an agent of change toward creating safe, supportive, educational environments for all students.

Applications are due on March 28th.

For more info, including the application form, see their website at www.glsenomaha.org/scholarship2003.htm.

NE: Rev Jimmy Creech Profile of Justice Scholarship.
The Nebraska Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action offers this scholarship to United Methodist students who seek to emulate the example of the Rev. Creech in seeking peace and justice for all.

This scholarship was first awarded in 2000. Scholarship amount is $750-$1000 for the academic year. Applications are due on May 1st.

For more info, see their website at www.umaffirm.org/cornet/jcschol.html, or contact
     Rev. Melissa Finlaw Draper
     Cornerstone UMHE
     640 N 16th
     Lincoln, NE 68503

NH-New Hampshire:

NH: Bill Kidder Scholarship Fund, University of New Hampshire
This award is given to a University of New Hampshire (UNH) student each year who, through their scholarship, leadership or other outstanding efforts, fosters greater understanding concerning sexual orientation and gender identity in the UNH community.
Eligibility limited to undergraduate or graduate students at UNH who demonstrate service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.
Award amount is $1,500. Application deadline is March 1st; winners are announced at the Annual LGBTQ Pancake Breakfast on the first Wednesday in April.
For more info, see http://www.unh.edu/awards), or contact Bob Coffey, LGBT Program Coordinator, at bob.coffey@unh.edu or
     Bob Coffey, LGBT Program Coordinator
     Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
     University of New Hampshire
     Memorial Union Building [MUB] 327
     83 Main St
     Durham NH 03824
     Tel: 1-603-862-4528
     Fax: 1-603-862-2643
NH: Seacoast Outright Scholarships
Seacoast Outright of Portsmouth, NH awards scholarships to Seacoast area students to help them pursue higher education. The scholarships are awarded to students who have made their communities safer and more welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Past scholarship recipients have made their communities safer through founding Gay/Straight Alliances in their schools, working within existing students groups to end discrimination, serving on the Seacoast Outright Speakers' Bureau and by serving as role models to other students.
In July, 2001, scholarships in the amounts of $500, $200 and two for $100 were awarded to students from North Hampton, Portsmouth, Strafford, and York, Maine.
For more info, see the webpage at http://www.geocities.com/seacoastoutright2002/, or contact
     Executive Director Mim Easton
     P.O. Box 842
     Portsmouth, NH 03802-0842
     phone (603) 431-1013
or email seacoastoutright@hotmail.com.

NJ-New Jersey:

NJ: G. Scott Walsh Scholarship Fund, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
This award is currently (2000) at $1500 (to be changed to $2000). It is meant for any student at FDU who works on original research or a project dealing specifically with the concerns of GLBT people, particularly in the area of violence in the schools, and workplace harassment.
There appears to be no online information about this scholarship on their website ( http://www.fdu.edu/), but you might contact Farleigh Dickenson University toll-free at 1-800-338-8803 or email financial aid questions to joachim@es2serve.fdu.edu.

NM-New Mexico:

NM: Albuquerque Lesbian and Gay Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
Six $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to gay or lesbian undergraduates at University of New Mexico or the Technical Vocation Institute of Albuquerque, and a resident of New Mexico for one year or more.
Application deadline: May 15th.
For more info, see http://www.dssw.com/algcc/ or contact: Albuquerque Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce Scholarships, PO Box 27207, Albuquerque, NM 87125, Phone: 505-243-6767 or email vanwyk@dssw.com.
NM: Lesbians for Change Scholarships
Each year, Lesbians for Change offers Two scholarships of $500 each to Lesbians residents of New Mexico working towards a college degree with current history of political involvement in the lesbian community.
For more info, see contact: Lesbians for Change, PO Box 27664, Albuquerque, NM 87125, Phone: 505-292-2219 or email bettkand@highfiber.com.

NY-New York:

NY: CLAGS at City University of New York (CUNY)
Several fellowships are offered by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at City University of New York to lesbians and gay men.
Specific fellowships include:
For further information, see or
http://web.gsuc.cuny.edu/clags/felships.htm
, http://web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/transpoliticsinfo.htm, or contact Preston Bautista at 212-817-1955 or email clags@gc.cuny.edu.
NY: Rockefeller Humanities Residency Fellowships at Columbia University
Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Program for the Study of Sexuality, Gender, Health and Human Rights offers grants for postdoctoral scholars, advocates, and activists conducting innovative interdisciplinary work on the intersecting themes of sexuality, gender, health and human rights in U.S. and international contexts.
Amount of the fellowship is approximately $35,000 per year. Application deadline is January 15th.
For more info, see http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/gender/applicat2.html
or email rock-sms-sph@columbia.edu.
NY: Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grants - Cornell University Library
Through their generosity, we will be able to offer select scholars financial assistance for expenses incurred when they come to conduct research on sexuality with sources in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC).
Amount of the scholarship is up to $1.350. At least one scholarship is given each year. Application deadline is March 7th.
For more info, see http://web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/OtherAwards.htm#phil
or contact
Brenda J. Marston, Curator
Human Sexuality Collection
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Kroch Library
Cornell University Library
Ithaca, NY 14853-5302
607-255-3530
bjm4@cornell.edu.
NY: Hofstra LGBT scholarships - Hofstra University, Hampstead, NY
These scholarships, open to anyone who can demonstrate efforts to improve the position of the LGBT community in the larger society, are intended to promote the respect for, inclusion, and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students.
Amount of the scholarships is unknown. Application deadline is unknown.
No information is available on the Hofstra website http://www.hofstra.edu/StudentServ/Enroll/Scholarships.cfm, but you might try emailing to Michael B DeLuise at prpmbd@hofstra.edu, or phoning 1-800-HOFSTRA.
NY: Hofstra LGBT Law School Fellowships - Hofstra University, Hampstead, NY
For incoming J.D. students with a history of advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community.
Three fellowships are offered each year. Award amount is $20,000 for each year of law school, plus a $5,000 stipend to support a summer externship related to LGBT advocacy Application deadline is unknown.
For more info, including the downloadable application form, see http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Law/law_lgbt_fellowships.cfm.
NY: Margot Karle Scholarship at City University of New York
Established in honor of an activist who fought for the civil rights of women, lesbians and gay men. It is awarded to a woman student within the City University of New York (CUNY) system who demonstrates a commitment to social activism and financial need.
Application deadline: June 1st
Administered by the Astraea Lesbian Action Foundation, http://www.astraea.org/grants/index.htm, email info@astraea.org.
NY: MBAQ Business School Scholarships
MBAq, an organization of gay/lesbian business professionals based in the New York City metropolitan area, will award up to three $1,000 merit-based Scholarships to gay/lesbian first or second year business school students.
Application deadline: July 1st
For further info, see http://www.washburn.edu/sobu/broach/outProfessionals.html or contact:
MBAq Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 20182
West Village Station
New York, NY 10014
Info@MBAq.org.
NY: NYC-area "Live Out Loud" Scholarships
Scholarships are offered to graduating GLBT high school seniors from the New York city area based not on academics, but for students who have taken charge of their own lives and have demonstrated a strong capacity to "LIVE OUT LOUD" for themselves.
In 2004, 5 scholarships of $1,000 each are available. Application deadline is April 30th.
For further info, see http://www.liveoutloud.info
The application form is downloadable here: MS Word format or PDF format
or email Alan Stephenson at WunderdogNY@aol.com, or write to:
Live Out Loud Scholarships
98 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
NY: Sheldon Oppenheim Memorial Scholarship - SUNY-Rockland
Offered by his friends & family in memory of Sheldon Oppenheim's abiding respect for education, and to celebrate the fine life he lived, by fostering his ideals in a new generation, and to ensure Sheldon's mission will not have died with his murder.
Amount of the scholarships is unknown. Application deadline is unknown.
More information can be found online at http://www.unitedartistry.com/sheldon.html or email Linda Sanford Oppenheim at theopp2@aol.com.
NY: Kristen Pfaff Memorial Scholarship
This $1000 scholarship will be awarded annually through the year 2001 to students working toward educational goals and active in the arts.
This application can be found online at http://members.aol.com/kpmsfc/kristen.html

OH-Ohio:

OH: GLSEN/Cleveland, OH Robbie Kirkland Memorial scholarship
A $1000 award is offered annually to a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or straight student who actively supports the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered community; between the ages 16-21 as of May 15th; planning to attend an eligible post-secondary adademic institution during the following year; and a resident of Northeast Ohio attending any accredited secondary institution.
This award is coordinated by the Cleveland chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, with funding assistance from the Ohio Chapter of the National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).
Applications are available on GLSEN Cleveland's Website, http://www.geocities.com/glsencleve/kirklandschol.htm and through the Cleveland Lesbian Gay Community Service Center (216-522-1999), or email scholarship questions to workman762@aol.com.
OH: Dayton, OH PFLAG Chapter scholarship
Offers awards to recognize outstanding students (one gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (GLBT) and one straight ally) and to contribute toward their continuing education.
2 awards of $1,000 each are offered each year. Application deadline is March 15th.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see http://www.pflagdayton.org/#scholarship or email daytonpflag@yahoo.com.
OH: Eric Kohring-PFLAG Scholarship - Ohio State University
The GLBT Alumni Society at Ohio State University has raised $25,000 for a scholarship endowment for gay and lesbian students. The scholarship was named in honor of Eric Kohring, who died in 1998 and left an internal grant that began the fundraising drive. It also was established in recognition of PFLAG, which means Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
Scholarships are available to enrolled undergraduate GLBT and allied students attending Ohio State University. Amount is $1,200 each. Six scholarships are awarded each year.
For more info, contact: miner.10@osu.edu, or write to:
     Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Society
     C/O Jack Miner
     1800 Cannon Dr, Suite 730
     Columbus, OH 43210
     phone: 614-292-5777, fax: 614-292-7199
OH: PFLAG/Cincinniti Scholarship
For the past 10 years, the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) has offered scholarships to recognize outstanding gay and lesbian youth from the community, to encourage continuing education for self-identified gay and lesbian youth, and to foster a positive image of gay and lesbian young people in society.
Graduating high school seniors, as well as enrolled college and graduate students from the Greater Cincinnati area (OH, KY, IN) are invited to apply.
In their 11th year, 2003, 10 scholarships of $1000 each were awarded. Application deadline is mid-April.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see http://www.geocities.com/pflagcinci/
email: pflagcinci@yahoo.com or write to:
     PFLAG Cincinnati
     P.O. Box 19634
     Cincinnati, OH 45219-0634
     phone: (513) 721-7900

OK-Oklahoma

OK: Cimarron Alliance Foundation Essay Scholarship
The Cimarron Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma City holds a High School Essay Contest, with winners receiving scholarships of $2,500, $1,000, $500 & 4 @ $175. Additional awards are given to the winner's high schools.
The essay must deal with the following hypothetical facts: "A popular high school junior announces he is going to run for student body president. He has been active in many clubs, sports, and has been on the student council. He also discloses that he is gay..."
Deadline is Feb 1st.
For further information, see http://www.peacockinthepark.com/scholarship.shtm or contact:

OR-Oregon:

OR: Audria M Edwards Youth Scholarship Fund
The Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund is available to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and/or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons who reside in Oregon or Southwest Washington. Applicants must be pursuing their education through the post-secondary level and require financial assistance to that end. This scholarship fund is intended solely for under-graduate students.
Application deadline is May 1st.
For further information, see http://www.cimarronok.com/essaycontest.htm
or email CimarronOKMail@aol.com.
OR: Equity Foundation Scholarships
The Equity Foundation of Oregon administers several scholarship funds, including:
For further information, see http://www.equityfoundation.org/scholarship.htm or contact Matthew Nelson, Director at 503-231-5759 or email info@equityfoundation.org.
OR: Bill and Ann Shepard Legal Scholarship Fund
Recipients will be third-year law students who intend to devote at least part of their practice to improving the quality of life for sexual minorities in Oregon.
Scholarships are for $3,000.
For further information, see http://www.equityfoundation.org/shepherd/howtoapply.html or contact Chicora Martin, Director at 541-346-1134 or email program@darkwing.uoregon.edu.
OR: University of Oregon School of Law LGLSA Scholarship
The Lesbian and Gay Law Student Association of the University of Oregon offers a scholarship program for any student with an interest in sexual orientation legal issues.
For further information, see http://www.uoregon.edu/~program/lglsa.html or contact Chicora Martin, Director at 541-346-1134 or email program@darkwing.uoregon.edu.

PA-Pennsylvania:

PA: Barry H Marshal Undergraduate Scholarship - Penn State Univ.
Donated by Barry Marshal, a Penn State University alumnus of 1965, this scholarship is given to an outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State University who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses and who advocate for or contribute to the LGBT community. Preference given to students from New York State.
Scholarship amount is $1,000.
For further information, including the downloadable application, see 'gbta@psu.edu. http://www.sa.psu.edu/lgbt/b_m_scholarship.shtml.
PA: Eash-Potter Scholarship
Sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Harrisburg, this scholarship provides financial assistance for post-secondary education to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth between the ages of 16 and 24 years of age, who maintain permanent residence in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York counties.
Scholarship amount is $500. At least 1 award is given annually. Application deadline is June 30th.
For further information, including the downloadable application, see http://www.askglsh.org/scholarship/application.pdf, email info@askglsh.org, or write to
     The Gay/Lesbian Switchboard of Harrisburg
     P.O. Box 60927
     Harrisburg, PA 17106-0927
PA: Jonathan R. Lax Scholarship Fund
Established for the express purpose of encouraging gay men to obtain additional education, aspire to positions in which they contribute to society, be open about their sexual preference, and act as role models for other gay men with similar potential.
Tuition scholarships are awarded either in the sum of $20,000 (at least one per year) or $5,000 (multiple awards) and are for either:
- men from the five country Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional schools anywhere, or
- men from anywhere attending such schools within the Philadelphia region.
For further information, see http://www.breadrosesfund.org/grants/lax.html or email info@breadrosesfund.org.
PA: Lambda Alumni Outstanding Student Award - Penn State Univ.
Given to honor and recognize contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community achieved by an undergraduate/graduate student who is enrolled at the Penn State University.
Eligible applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at any location of Penn State University.
For further information, including the downloadable application, see http://www.sa.psu.edu/lgbt/lambda_award.shtml.
PA: Lambda Foundation Scholarship
Students who are currently sophomores or juniors and graduate students at fully accredited universities and colleges in the western Pennsylvania and the tri-state regions are eligible to apply for the scholarship award.
An annual award of $3,000 is given. Application deadline is May 1st.
For further information, see http://www.pittsburgh.com/shared/events/calendar/venue.html?id=Calendar::Location%3d1865
or contact
The Lambda Foundation
P.O. Box 5169
Pittsburgh PA 15206-5169
phone: 412-521-5444

SC-South Carolina:

SC Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards
No specific GLBT scholarships are known in South Carolina, but the national Audre Lorde Scholarship (see info above) is available in the SE region, including the state of South Carolina.
SC: Carolinas Gay & Lesbian Scholarship at Duke University
See more info under the North Carolina section.

TN-Tennessee:

TN: Edward J Wood Scholarship Endowment for the Arts
Provides financial assistance to lesbian and gay youth furthering their education by pursuing a degree in music or the arts at a post-secondary educational institution. Scholarships would be restricted to applicants that have been a client/participant served by One-In-Teen Youth Services for a minimum of one (1) year at the time of application or when first awarded the scholarship, if the application is for renewal of an award.
For further information, see http://members.tripod.com/~oneinteen/scholarship.html or email oneinteen@hotmail.com.

TX-Texas:

TX: Amethyst Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships are available to Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) students who reside in the State of Texas. Applicant's must complete their required secondary education at a state Accredited institution, must be actively pursuing a higher education and require financial assistance to that end.
Application deadline is Apr 30th. Scholarship amounts are $1,000 each.
Contact: Amethyst Scholarship Foundation
PO Box 101138
San Antonio, TX 78201
210-657-3353
For further information, see http://www.amethystscholarship.org/ or email Info@amethystscholarship.org.
TX: A & M University: Noel Freeman Corps of Cadets Scholarship
Senior Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets member Noel Freeman has announced plans to raise funds to permanently endow scholarships for gay and lesbian cadets. In December 2000 Freeman, the only openly gay cadet serving in the Corps of Cadets, became the first person in Texas A&M history to be discharged from the Air Force ROTC under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which bars out-of-the-closet gays and lesbians from serving in the military.
The scholarship will be $500 per semester for two to four years, similar to other corps scholarships, and may be offered as early as fall 2003.
The scholarship was announced in this Advocate article on 04-01-2003, http://www.advocate.com/new_news.asp?id=8200&sd=04/01/03 but no further information is available at this time. Possibly check the Texas A & M University Scholarships page ( http://www.aggiecorps.org/home/scholarships) for updates.
TX: PFLAG/HATCH Scholarships Program
Scholarships are available for students pursuing 2-year or 4-year degree programs as well as vocational school certification. In June, 2001, $57,000 in college scholarships was awarded to 19 gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans-gendered (GLBT) students in the Houston area.
Application deadline is May 1st. Scholarship amounts are $1,000-$2,500 per year.
For more information, including the application form, see http://www.pflaghouston.org/scholarship.htm or write to:
Contact: Houston Area Teens Coalition of Homosexuals
P.O. Box 667010
Houston, Texas 77266-7010
(713) 942-7002
For further information, email info@hatchyouth.org or see http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/issue/i05-01/briefs.html for more information.
TX: Rice University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Scholarship
The Gay and Lesbian Alumni of Rice University, Houston, Texas award a $1000 scholarship each academic year. The scholarship is open to all Rice University students and is designed to encourage and reward leadership and service to the lesbian and gay community, both on campus and in the community at large.
One or two awards of $500-$1000 are given each year, during the Spring semester. Application deadline is mid-April.
For further information, including the application form, see http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~stact/gala.html or call Neal Tannahill at (713) 526-6718 or email Heather Masden at hmasden@rice.edu.

UT-Utah:

UT: Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarships at Weber State University
The purpose of the scholarship is to educate individuals about issues concerning the rights of gay, lesbian and bisexual persons, and to help to bring about an atmosphere of support and nurturing for students at Weber State University who identify themselves as other than heterosexual.
Several scholarships of $2,000 Annually are offered to full-time WSU students at sophomore level or beyond and must openly support gay, lesbian or bisexual issues.
Application deadline is April 25th.
For more information, see http://weber.edu/matthewshepard/ or email Carol Hansen at chansen@weber.edu.
UT: Gay Lesbian Diversity Scholarship -- Utah State University
This scholarship, created in Spring of 2000 by a private donor, is intended to assist gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students at Utah State University. Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded.
Application deadline is April 1st.
For more information, see http://www.usu.edu/pride/about/scholarship.htm or email Courtney Moser at Courtney@housing.usu.edu .

VA-Virginia:

VA: Arlington GLA College Scholarship Fund
Supported by contributions from the Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance, these scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors from the Arlington, VA Public Schools system who were members of their Gay Straight Alliance and/or who have made an exceptional contribution to the Arlington Public Schools' policies of openness, diversity, and safety.
At least 2 scholarships of $1,000 are offered each year. Application deadline is March 1st.
For more information, see http://www.agla.org/scholarship.html (application form at http://www.arlcf.org/ScholarshipApplication.html), or email community@agla.org, or write to:
     Arlington Community Foundation
     2250 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite J
     Arlington VA 22201
VA: Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth Scholarships
"College Scholarships For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth Age 21 and under." Apply to
Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth (ROSMY)
P.O. Box 5542
Richmond, VA 23220
phone (804)288-1926
fax (804)288-1927
http://www.rosmy.org/ or email Miriam Friedland at miriam_friedland@rosmy.org.
VA: Fredericksburg/Rappahannock Area PFLAG Chapter Scholarship
Supported by contributions from this PFLAG Chapter, an award is given for an essay, story (fact or fiction), or poem with a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) theme, or support of the acceptance/affirmation of diversity in sexual orientation. There is a limit of two submissions from any applicant. Applicants must be high school seniors in the Rappahannock area (Virginia) who plan to attend any college, university or vocational school.
$500 award offered each year. Application deadline is March 15th.
For more information, including the downloadable application form, see http://pflag.communitypoint.org/scholarship.html), or email PFLAGFbg@hotmail.com.
VA: Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth Scholarships
"College Scholarships For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth Age 21 and under." Apply to
Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth (ROSMY)
P.O. Box 5542
Richmond, VA 23220
phone (804)288-1926
fax (804)288-1927
http://www.rosmy.org/ or email Miriam Friedland at miriam_friedland@rosmy.org.

VT-Vermont:

VT: Samara Scholarships
The Samara Scholarship is designed to recognize students who demonstrate, through personal experiences and/or public commitments, a dedication to the interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning community. Recipients of this scholarship will have the option of public or non-public recognition of receipt of this award.
Eligible students must be a Vermont resident, a graduating high school senior or GED recipient, and demonstrate, through personal experiences and/or public commitment, a dedication to the interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning community.
A minimum of three non-renewable $1000 scholarships will be awarded annually. Application deadline is April 1st.
For more information, see: http://www.samarafoundation.org/programs_sub02a.html, email info@samarafoundation.org, or write to:
     Samara Foundation of Vermont
     PO Box 1263
     Burlington, VT 05402
     phone: 802-860-6236 fax: 802-860-6315

WA-Washington:

WA: Pride Foundation Scholarships
The Pride Foundation of Washington state, together with the greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) and the Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) coordinate about 24 scholarship programs. (See http://www.pridefoundation.org/programs/index.php3?content=scholarships&subnav=list. for a current list of specific scholarships available.)
Applications are available online in November, and are due Feb 3rd. They are also available at school guidance centers, community agencies that work with youth, or by calling the GSBA office at 206-363-9188, or online at http://www.the-gsba.org/ or the Pride Foundation at 206-323-3318 or 800-735-7287 or online at http://www.pridefoundation.org/ .
Scholarships are offered to students in the Northwest US area (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska) who demonstrate need and potential leadership for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Awards come from the GSBA Community Scholarship Fund and the Richard C. Rolfs Scholarship Fund. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and children of GLBT parents who face particular personal and financial challenges are particularly encouraged to apply.
For more info, contact Paul Beaudet (PRIDE): 206-323-3318 or Rita Smith (GSBA): 206-363-9188 or email to office@the-gsba.org .
WA: Audria M Edwards Youth Scholarship Fund
The Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund of Oregon is also available to students in Southwest Washington. See information under Oregon above.
WA: Richard W. "Ajaie" Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund - Olympia area
This scholarship is offered by the Eternal Light Metropolitan Community Church to 2 or 4 year accredited trade school, voc-tech, college or university students; (high school seniors are also eligible) from Thurston, Lewis, or Mason counties (WA) who have demonstrated work in the fields of AIDS prevention, AIDS education, and/or Civil Rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered People.
For more info, see http://members.aol.com/elmccoly/, email ELMCCOLY@aol.com, or contact Eternal Light Metropolitan Community Church Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 8507, Lacey, WA 98509-8507, or call 360-352-8157.
WA: LGBT Leadership Scholarship - University of Puget Sound
This scholarship is offered to currently enrolled UPS students, targeted specifically toward students who show leadership on LGBT issues.
Three Puget Sound alumni made the scholarship possible with their support: Ellen Ferguson '72, of the Burke Museum in Seattle; David Pritchard '86, who works for Microsoft; and Greyson Mitchem '93, employed at Charles Schwab & Co. in San Francisco.
Application deadline is mid September. Scholarship amount is $1,000.
To apply for the scholarship, contact the UPS Financial Aid Scholarships office in Tacoma. Phone: 253-879-3214; Web site: http://www.ups.edu/financialaid/home.shtml. Downloadable application form: http://www.ups.edu/student_life/LGBT_Scholar_App.pdf.
To contribute to the fund, contact Beth Herman. Phone: 253-879-3402; Email: bherman@ups.edu.

WI-Wisconsin:

WI: GLSEN/South Central Wisconsin Scholarship Program
Youth scholarships are offered to help pay secondary school expenses.
For more info, see http://www.glsenwi.org/about.html or email jrasmussen@glsenwi.org.

WV-West Virginia:

WV: COSO Advocacy Award - West Virginia University
The COSO (Council On Sexual Orientation) Advocacy Award was developed to recognize and honor persons who have provided outstanding service to WVU gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students, staff, and/or faculty. This award recognizes not only service to others, but the courage and personal sacrifices this challenging work requires.
Open to students, faculty, and staff who have been or are currently involved in improving the social climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) people at WVU are eligible to apply or be nominated for the award.
Application deadline is March 12th.
For more info, including the downloadable application form, see http://www.wvu.edu/~socjust/COSO/award.pdf or write to
     Bernie Schultz, COSO Advocacy Award Committee Chair
     308A Creative Arts Center
     P.O. Box 6111
     Morgantown, WV 26506-6111

Canada:

National - Canada: Mark S Bonham Scholarship for Queer Studies in Film & Video
A single scholarship valued at $5,000 for GLBT Canadian citizen or landed immigrant Pursuing undergraduate studies in the fields of film and/or video relating to LGBT Issues.
For additional information and application guidelines, please see http://www.insideout.on.ca/Scholarship.htm or email inside@insideout.on.ca.

 

Canada - Province Scholarships:

Mb-Manitoba

MB: Lambda Foundation - University of Manitoba Scholarship
The Lambda Foundation for Excellence grants awards designed to promote national recognition of individuals or groups who, through their achievement, build bridges of understanding of gays and lesbians with other equality seeking groups, and the Canadian society.

This broad scope for the scholarship deliberately allows students in many areas to qualify - arts, letters, social sciences and other sciences, and professional schools.

The university selects appropriate candidates and their projects, based on academic merit and relevance to the GLBT community.
For more info, see http://www.lambdafoundation.com or email garysealey@rogers.com or khadley@storm.ca, or send postal mail to
Lambda Foundation for Excellence
PO Box 1090,Station B
Ottawa, ON K1P 5R3
Phone: (613) 728-7774
Fax: (613) 759-8222

NB-New Brunswick

NB: Lambda Foundation - University of New Brunswick Scholarship
The Lambda Foundation for Excellence grants awards designed to promote national recognition of individuals or groups who, through their achievement, build bridges of understanding of gays and lesbians with other equality seeking groups, and the Canadian society.

This broad scope for the scholarship deliberately allows students in many areas to qualify - arts, letters, social sciences and other sciences, and professional schools.

The university selects appropriate candidates and their projects, based on academic merit and relevance to the GLBT community.
For more info, see http://www.lambdafoundation.com or email garysealey@rogers.com or khadley@storm.ca, or send postal mail to
Lambda Foundation for Excellence
PO Box 1090,Station B
Ottawa, ON K1P 5R3
Phone: (613) 728-7774
Fax: (613) 759-8222

On-Ontario:

ON: Emperor Sergio Memorial Scholarship Fund
Since 1993, the Trillium Knights of Ontario has provided funds for the Emperor Sergio Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is available to all homophile/homophile-positive persons who are attending an educational institution in the province of Ontario and have a grade average of at least 75%; or who qualify as a mature student; and children (between the ages of 19 and 25) of homophile/homophile-positive parents between the ages of 19 and 25 inclusive who are attending (or has been accepted into) an educational institution in Ontario and have a grade average of at least 75%.
Application deadline is July 15th.
For more info, see http://www.gaytoronto.com/trillium/index.html or email admin@gaytoronto.com, or send postal mail to
Emperor Sergio Scholarship Fund
Trillium Knights of Ontario
P.O. Box 741, Station "F"
Toronto, ONT M4Y 2N6 Canada
ON: Lambda Foundation - Carleton University Scholarship
The Lambda Foundation for Excellence grants awards designed to promote national recognition of individuals or groups who, through their achievement, build bridges of understanding of gays and lesbians with other equality seeking groups, and the Canadian society.

This broad scope for the scholarship deliberately allows students in many areas to qualify - arts, letters, social sciences and other sciences, and professional schools.

The university selects appropriate candidates and their projects, based on academic merit and relevance to the GLBT community.
For more info, see http://www.lambdafoundation.com or email garysealey@rogers.com or khadley@storm.ca, or send postal mail to
Lambda Foundation for Excellence
PO Box 1090,Station B
Ottawa, ON K1P 5R3
Phone: (613) 728-7774
Fax: (613) 759-8222

ON: Lambda Foundation - Ottawa University Scholarship
The Lambda Foundation for Excellence grants awards designed to promote national recognition of individuals or groups who, through their achievement, build bridges of understanding of gays and lesbians with other equality seeking groups, and the Canadian society.

This broad scope for the scholarship deliberately allows students in many areas to qualify - arts, letters, social sciences and other sciences, and professional schools.

The university selects appropriate candidates and their projects, based on academic merit and relevance to the GLBT community.
For more info, see http://www.lambdafoundation.com or email garysealey@rogers.com or khadley@storm.ca, or send postal mail to
Lambda Foundation for Excellence
PO Box 1090,Station B
Ottawa, ON K1P 5R3
Phone: (613) 728-7774
Fax: (613) 759-8222

Sk-Saskatchewan

Sk: Peter T. Millard Scholarship - University of Saskatchewan
Gays & Lesbians at the University of Saskatchewan provides funding for the Peter T. Millard Scholarship Fund, Canada's first university-administered scholarship for gay, lesbian and bisexual studies (in honor of the late Peter Millard, Professor Emeritus of English); and the Doug Wilson Award, an annual award of merit for an individual who has made significant contributions towards the advancement of gay and lesbian equality at the University of Saskatchewan.
For more info, contact the Development Office, University of Saskatchewan
Kirk Hall
117 Science Pl
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 Canada
Or you might try the GLBT Student Group at 306-966-6615 or email glus.mail@usask.ca.


Scholarships for Students with GLBT parents:

CA: Joseph Towner Endowment, San Francisco Bay area
With the support of a bequest from the estate of Joseph Towner, this endowment provides $500 scholarships for post-secondary education of children with at least one gay or lesbian parent residing in the Bay Area (counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma and Solano).
Requires age of 25 or less, and GPA of 2.5 or better. Maximum award of $500 per term, $1,000 per academic year, with a lifetime maximum of $4,000. Application deadline is June 15th.
For further information, see http://www.horizonsfoundation.org/josephtowner.htm.
CA: Greater Santa Barbara Community Association Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students who are currently attending college or other post-secondary educational institution in Santa Barbara county, CA. Contact GSBCA at P.O. Box 90907, Santa Barbara 93190.
CA: Joseph Towner Fund, San Francisco Bay Area
Applicants must have a gay or lesbian parent who resides (or if dead, resided) in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area. Contact the Horizons Foundation, 870 Market St. #718, San Francisco, CA 94102.
OR: Pride of the Rose Scholarship Fund
This Fund provides financial assistance for post-secondary education to members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities and their children residing in the Portland tri-county, Columbia county, or Clark Country, Washington area.
Administered by Equity Foundation of Oregon. For further information, see http://www.equityfoundation.org/scholarship.htm or contact Matthew Nelson, Director at 503-231-5759 or email info@equityfoundation.org.
WA: Greater Seattle Business Association Scholarship Program
See information above. "children of GLBT parents who face particular personal and financial challenges are particularly encouraged to apply".
ON, Canada: Emperor Sergio Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Trillium Knights of Ontario's Emperor Sergio Memorial Scholarship Fund (see above) specifically mentions that their awards are available to children of GLBT families.

Internship Programs for GLBT Students:

Internships for LGBTQQ youth in San Francisco -- Summer 1997
LYRIC is a non-profit youth community center providing educational, recreational and peer leadership development activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth in San Francisco, California. Since all of LYRIC events are peer-based, most of the following internship positions are for LGBTQQ youth 23 and younger.
The following internships are available in 1997:
For additional information please contact LYRIC at phone: 415/703-6150 or fax: 415/703-6153 or email: lyric@thecity.sfsu.edu or postal mail at: LYRIC - Internship; 127 Collingwood St.; San Francisco, CA 94114
Dr. M.L. "Hank" Henry, Jr., Fund for Judicial Internships
A $3,000 stipend will be awarded to a qualified law student to support a 10-week summer judicial internship in New York City under the auspices of the Lesbian and Gay Law Association Foundation of Greater New York ("LeGaL Foundation"). The program will be designed to give the intern exposure to a variety of courts or tribunals. The Fund for Judicial Internships was established in memory of Dr. Henry, whose ground breaking work encouraged openly lesbian and gay lawyers to seek and achieve judicial office in New York City.

The internship is intended for students with a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, lesbian and gay rights. The Hank Henry, Jr., Fund values diversity. All interested students are encouraged to apply.

Applicants for the 1998 summer internship should provide the following information in a letter to the LeGaL Foundation, 799 Broadway, Suite 340, New York, N.Y. 10003. The letter must be received no later than January 15, 1999. The Selection Committee will communicate its selection by February 15, 1999. A personal interview may be required.

  1. Law School and anticipated graduation date.
  2. Law School grades and class rank (if available), any academic honors earned, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
  3. Undergraduate and/or other graduate degrees earned, specifying academic institution, major field of study, and extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
  4. Community activities or affiliations or other activities indicating public service.
  5. Statement of interest which shall be no longer than 500 words.
  6. Names, addresses and telephone numbers of two references who are familiar with the applicant's character and qualifications.

Questions concerning the application process or the specifics of the internship program can be directed to the LeGaL Foundation office at (212-353-9118).


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