Scholarship Funds

Key Resources and Expert tips to make Grad School affordable.

In this guide, you will find a variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) scholarships in popular career fields such as the arts, physical or social sciences, advocacy and education, tips and resources for funding your master’s degree, and a scholarship application checklist to help you succeed in your academic pursuits.

The Foundation is proud to offer the Matthew Shepard Scholarship.

In October of 1998 the world was shocked at the malicious hate crime that occurred against the young college student from Wyoming.

Since 1999, with the support of the Shepard family, the LEAGUE Foundation has honored Matthew’s memory by awarding at least one scholarship to a student who had demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and understanding in the community.

The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender youth to attend institutions of higher learning to meet this mission.


Live Out Loud presents a scholarship to youth who have made significant contributions to society by Living Out Loud at its annual Gala and Scholarship Award Presentation for LGBT Youth. The LIVE OUT LOUD Educational Scholarship was created to help provide LGBT youth with the opportunity to pursue higher education. Through this scholarship, LGBT youth can apply for monies to pay for expenses related to the pursuit of a degree in a formal higher educational learning institution or a career / vocational training program. Youth who have been accepted into such programs are encouraged to apply for funds to help cover the cost of their education.

Annual awards for self-identified LGBT undergraduate students attending an accredited four-year college or university pursuing a career in Journalism. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and be a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (membership fee may be submitted with application). An Essay and work sample must be included with application packet. Renewable.

Hotline: TTY: 1-202-393-2284

Scholarships are awarded by PFLAG National level as well as many local chapters. Eligible applicants can receive both.

PFLAG is proud to support these articulate, accomplished scholars with great promise for future contribution to our society in general and to the cause of rights and recognition for LGBT people in particular.

PFLAG National scholarships available: $5,000 scholarships, $2,500 scholarships, $1,000 scholarships!

See website for eligibility requirements and application process.

(202) 467-8180
(202) 467-8194

Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Queer Foundation is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Washington and dedicated to improving the educational situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Donations to the Queer Foundation support the Effective Writing and Scholarships Program, providing scholarships to talented and gifted writers.

Contact Person: Joseph Dial, PhD, Executive Director

History & Operation

RARA was founded in 1995 by a group of active amateur radio operators from several regions of the United States. Today, the club is international in scope with over 155 members around the world. RARA is governed by a six-member board of directors who are elected by the membership for one-year terms. The business and administration of the organization are conducted in accordance with established principles of democracy.


RARA was founded to meet the needs of the GLBT community. Our purpose, as defined in the RARA Constitution is as follows:

* To promote the Amateur Radio Service

* To foster friendship and goodwill

* To offer benefits, support and a sense of community to all individuals who are supportive of sexual minorities and their lifestyles, and who share a common interest in Amateur Radio.

* College scholarship money available for high school student who is a ham radio operator or enrolled in a class to obtain his/her/hir license.

Local contact: Bob (585-442-7185)