LGBTIQQAA Scholarships

Temple and Philadelphia-Specific Scholarships

MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship Award

Temple University

The MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship provides academic financial support for an undergraduate Temple student active in the LGBTQ community. Preference shall be given to students with financial need, but active leadership and advocacy for LGBTQ causes is paramount.


Frankel-Adair Scholarship for LGBT Students

$1,500 for post-secondary education for LGBT-identified student coming from and studying in the Greater Philadelphia area


Independence Business Alliance Scholarship Program

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF), in partnership with LinguiSearch, Inc., offer an annual scholarship to benefit a local, undergraduate student currently enrolled in a business related discipline within the Philadelphia region.


Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men

The Lax Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by the late entrepreneur and inventor Jonathan R. Lax for the purpose of encouraging gay men to obtain additional education; aspiring to positions in which they contribute to society; being out about their sexual orientation; and acting as role models for other gay men with similar potential. Tuition scholarships are awarded in amounts $4,000 and $8,000 to men who live in the five-county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) and Camden County, who are attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional schools anywhere, or to men attending such schools within the Philadelphia region.


Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship

​Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the FEA Rainbow Scholarship will award up to $5000 to an LGBT student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program.


National Scholarship Opportunities

Human Rights Campaign LGBT Scholarship Database

The Human Rights Campaign has a database of LGBT Scholarships you can use to search for scholarships based on the state you are from, as well as national scholarships.


Gamma Mu Scholarships for Gay Men

The Gamma Mu Scholarships Program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, associate, bachelors and graduate degrees. The Foundation will not fund online education degree programs. Scholarships are offered for full-time study beginning at an accredited institution or program of the student's choice. Interested students must complete and submit the online application by March 31.


The League Foundation Scholarships

Applications are usually accepted from January through April.  Decisions are usually made in July. The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria.


The William A. Nist Scholarship

The William A. Nist Scholarship is for high school seniors or current college students from Western Pennsylvania who are making a positive impact on their community. Western PA is defined as Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Indiana, Fayette, Westmoreland and Washington Counties. 


American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship

Funds scholarships for students who are atheists, awarded primarily based on activism.


Asian & Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community Scholarship

Funds two $400 scholarships for Asian Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or higher education.


Association of Latino Men in Action Scholarship

Gives two $1,000 scholarships to qualifying men who identify as gay, bisexual, queer, or transgender. Recipients must also be Illinois residents and of Latino/Hispanic origin or heritage.


Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund

The Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards are designed to recognize out* black lesbians making significant contributions to their communities. ZAMI NOBLA wants to support and encourage their continuing education by providing scholarships to those women enrolled in accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs. (*Out is defined as an acknowledgement of lesbian identify to self, and to family, friends, and community.)


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Funds needs-based scholarships for students actively working toward peace and justice at an accredited institution.


National AIDS Memorial Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program

Dedicated to the continuing legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program seeks to support the academic efforts of emerging young leaders who share Pedro’s passionate commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Awards $2,500-5,000 scholarships annually


PFLAG National Scholarships Program

Funds scholarships for LGBT and Allied graduating high school seniors entering higher education who have demonstrated an interest in service to the LGBT community.


Point Foundation

First established in 2001, Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization to LGBTQ high school, college and university students. Through mentorship, leadership development and community service, Point Foundation seeks to empower promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full potential despite the obstacles often put before them. Point Scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis. In other words, Point Foundation fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs.


Stonewall Foundation Scholarships