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LGBTQ Community Scholarships & Internships

Fastweb is working to connect students with educational opportunities that will only further equality for years to come.

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 01, 2017

LGBTQ Community Scholarships & Internships

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride (LGBT) Pride Month and, in support, Fastweb is working to connect students with educational opportunities that will only further equality for years to come.

Such opportunities like scholarships, grants, fellowships and internships available to the LGBTQ community are not just available to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, but also to students who are passionate about advocacy regarding equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

Check out the following list of LGBTQ scholarships, LGBTQ grants, LGBTQ fellowships and LGBTQ internships, all available to students that either identify as LGBTQ or are allies to the LGBTQ community.

To help better organize your scholarship and internship search, please note that the following scholarships for students within the LGBTQ community are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of each list.

Fastweb’s LGBTQ Scholarships, Grants & Fellowships

Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship
Award: $10,000
Deadline: 7/14/17
Available to: College Juniors through College Seniors

The Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship is available to full – time junior and senior students who are African – American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, multiracial, or part of the LGBTQ community. You must be interested in new media / digital advertising / data science, and have a minimum 3.25 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship.

NGPA Pilot Scholarships
Award: 6 awards of $5,000
Deadline: 8/01/17
Available to: Ages 18+

The NGPA Pilot Scholarships are available to students who are pursuing advanced flight training. To be considered, you must demonstrate community involvement, including support of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

Learn more information about the NGPA Pilot Scholarships .

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Scholarship – UCSD
Award: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Scholarship is available to gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgendered continuing students at the University of California, San Diego.

This scholarship is awarded on merit, need and experiences related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Learn more information about the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Scholarship – UCSD.

Harry Bartel Memorial Scholarship
Award: $500
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The Harry Bartel Memorial Scholarship is available to gay male students who are 23 years old or younger.

You must demonstrate a record of community service to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the Harry Bartel Memorial Scholarship.

LGBTQIA Student Leadership Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Student, Year 5

The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Scholarship is available to gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgendered continuing students at the University of California, San Diego.

This scholarship is awarded on merit, need and experiences related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Learn more information about the LGBTQIA Student Leadership Scholarship.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Endowed Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Student, Year 5

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Endowed Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students at Wayne State University.

You must be majoring in a fine, performing or communication art field and demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT issues to be considered for this award. All students are invited to apply with preference given to LGBT students.

Learn more information about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Endowed Scholarship.

Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award
Award: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5

The Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award is available to full-time graduate students who plan on doing research on psychological issues of importance to gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals, groups or communities. You must submit a proposal of 11 pages or less, following the APA style, that discusses: the rationale for the study; the relevance of the study to lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology; methodology; anticipated or achieved findings; a discussion of the findings or anticipated findings and implications of the study for the field; and any information regarding limitations of samples or ethnic minority issues (where relevant). You must also include a cover sheet and budget worksheet detailing anticipated costs, other potential funding sources and how the award would be spent. All proposals will be anonymously reviewed.

Learn more information about the Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award.

Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors

The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship is open to continuing students at Baruch College. You must have contributed significantly to the awareness of gay and lesbian issues within the Baruch academic community and the business community to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship.

Kalyn Smith-Tranquil’son Memorial Fund
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Senior

The Kalyn Smith-Tranquil’son Memorial Fund is an emergency funding source available to students at the University of California, Riverside.

You must be in good standing and have been temporarily or permanently cut-off financially from your family because of your sexual orientation, gender, perceived gender, or work with or for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Students of all sexual orientations and gender identities may apply for this award.

Learn more information about the Kalyn Smith-Tranquil’son Memorial Fund.

Levin-Goffe Scholarship Fund
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

Provided by the Stonewall Community Foundation, the Levin-Goffe Scholarship Fund is available to students immigrating to New York City who identify as LGBTQI.

You must be enrolled full-time in a New York City non-profit college or university with one successfully completed academic year, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and self-identify as an immigrant (defined as foreign-born U.S. resident) and self-identify as LGBTQI in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more information about the Levin-Goffe Scholarship Fund.

Michael A. Zamperini/W. Clay Burchell Endowed Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Student, Year 3

The Michael A. Zamperini/W. Clay Burchell Endowed Scholarship is available to gay and lesbian students in their final year at Golden Gate University School of Law. You must demonstrate overall academic achievement and academic performance in the Writing & Research courses to be eligible for this award. An essay is also required.

Learn more information about the Michael A. Zamperini/W. Clay Burchell Endowed Scholarship.

Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund is available to lesbians, bisexual women, and female identified transgender individuals ages 18-25 whose own families have withdrawn emotional and/or financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity.

This award promotes growth and self-sufficiency in young women by providing grants covering vocational/ technical training, licensing fees, college application fees and the like.

Applicants must reside within the United States to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund.

PFLAG Scholarship – PCC
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores

The Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Scholarship is available to students at Pueblo Community College, Pueblo or Fremont Campus. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to qualify for this award. An essay must also be submitted.

Learn more information about the PFLAG Scholarship – PCC.

Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Law Students Association Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 3

The Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Law Students Association Scholarship is open to students at Southwestern University School of Law who are gay, lesbian or bisexual.

Learn more information about the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Law Students Association Scholarship.

Pride on the Hill Award
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior

The Pride on the Hill Award is open to graduate and undergraduate students at Tufts University. To be considered for this award, you must, through community involvement, artistic expression, written work, or scientific research, have contributed to the understanding at Tufts of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender identities during the preceding academic year.

Learn more information about the Pride on the Hill Award.

Harry E. Jackson Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Harry E. Jackson Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Scholarship is available to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students at the University of Akron. Selection for this award will be based on financial need and academic achievement.

Learn more information about the Harry E. Jackson Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Scholarship.

Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

Provided by the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, the Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning students.

You must be 22 years old or younger and living in the San Francisco Bay Area to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship.

C.B. Arrott Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors

The C.B. Arrott Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Scholarship is open continuing gay, lesbian or bisexual students attending the University of California, San Diego. You must be actively involved in the gay, lesbian and bisexual community.

Learn more information about the C.B. Arrott Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Scholarship.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

Provided by AIDS Action. the Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is open to young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students who seek experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs.

You must have strong research, writing and organizational skills and a willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical.

Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative process is preferred.

People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply.

Learn more information about the Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship.

Russ Ty Gay and Lesbian Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors

The Russ Ty Gay and Lesbian Scholarship is open to current gay and lesbian students attending the University of California, San Diego. This award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Learn more information about the Russ Ty Gay and Lesbian Scholarship.

Alan Berman Memorial Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 3

The Alan Berman Memorial Scholarship is available to students at the University of North Carolina, School of Law. You must demonstrate merit and financial need to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to gay and lesbian students or students with an interest in advancing civil rights for gay and lesbian people.

Learn more information about the Alan Berman Memorial Scholarship.

Holley Law Fellowship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 4

Provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Holley Law Fellowship is available to graduate law students.

Fellow duties may include drafting local and state anti – discrimination legislation, writing memoranda and advocating the full range of transgender – related policy issues, drafting testimony for Congressional hearings, providing technical assistance to lawmakers and state based advocates, tracking and analyzing legislation at the federal, state and local level as well as other duties as needed.

You must possess excellent interpersonal, legal research and writing skills, have a strong interest in LGBT policy and / or nonprofit lawyering to be considered for this fellowship.

Learn more information about the Holley Law Fellowship.

LGBTQ Scholarships from Across the Web

The League Foundation

The League Foundation is a national scholarship fund that was created to provide financial resources for Americans gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth to attend college.

Providing opportunities for higher education is just one of the many ways the League Foundation is able to empower such youth.

Learn more about League Foundation scholarships.

Philanthrofund Foundation

Commonly known as PFund, the non-profit’s mission is to be “a vital resource and community builder for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring giving.”

Learn more about Philanthrofund Foundation scholarships.

The National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is “dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.”

They tackle various issues like discrimination, hate crimes, education and many more.

Additionally, they offer people the tools to take action to help make a difference as well.

You can join the cause by applying for an internship position in one of the following five categories: policy, communications, development, general and legal.

Learn more about the National Center for Transgender Equality’s internship opportunities.

Queer Foundation

The Queer Foundation is “dedicated to improving educational opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.”

One such way of doing so is through their Queer Scholars Program, which provides colleges scholarships to LGBTQA high school students.

Learn more about the Queer Foundation’s scholarships.

PFLAG National
Formerly known as Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG National is the largest U.S. organization that unites lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals with parents, friends, families and straight allies to support the LGBTQ community.

PFLAG offers national scholarships but many local chapters offers scholarships as well.

Learn more about the PFLAG’s scholarship program.

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
The eQuality Scholarship Collaborative is a volunteer-led effort, which began in 1989.

The collaborative is a sponsored project of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network and, as of 2016, has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships over the past 25 years.

Learn more about the eQuality Scholarship Collaborative’s scholarships.

Campus Pride
In addition to offering a wealth of resources to LGBT college students, Campus Pride, in partnership with the Point Foundation, has a scholarship database which is chock full of scholarships for LGBT students looking to pay for school.

The site also offers resources to find LGBT-friendly campuses and information about LGBT-friendly college fairs near you!

Learn more about the Campus Pride’s scholarship listings.

LGBTQ Internship Opportunities

Fair Courts Project Internship – Lambda Legal
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Student, Year 1 through Year 3

The Fair Courts Project Internship is open to law students who have experience with or an interest in legal issues relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV, specifically the Fair Courts Project.

Students who have had substantial political science undergraduate coursework are also eligible to apply. Interns will assist primarily with Lambda Legal’s Fair Courts Project.

This position is located in New York, New York and is unpaid.

Learn more information about the Fair Courts Project Internship – Lambda Legal.

Communications Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Communications Internship is available to students with an interest in communications. Intern duties may include aiding in drafting copy and blogging at various events and functions and other duties as needed.

You must possess knowledge and commitment to LGBT issues, have strong communication skills and be computer proficient in order to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Communications Internship.

Creating Change Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Creating Change Internship is available to students with commitment to LGBT issues.

Intern duties may include aiding in logistic and programmatic aspects of the planning of of the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, planning meetings, managing inventory, data management and other duties as needed.

You must possess knowledge and commitment to LGBT issues, have strong communication skills and be computer proficient in order to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Creating Change Internship.

Development Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Development Internship is available to students with commitment to LGBT issues.

Intern duties may include data entry, administrative functions and other duties as needed. You must have excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented in order to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Development Internship.

Government Affairs Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Government Affairs Internship is available to students with commitment to LGBT issues. Intern duties may include assisting the department in influencing federal, state and local policy that affects the lives of LGBT people and other duties as needed.

You must have excellent communication skills and research abilities in order to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Government Affairs Internship.

Pride Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Pride Internship is available to students with commitment to LGBT issues. Intern duties may include data entry, logistics management, organizing and maintaining supply lines and other duties as needed.

You must be willing to travel 25 percent of the time, have excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills in order to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Pride Internship.

Special Events Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Special Events Internship is available to students with commitment to LGBT issues.

Intern duties may include assisting with production of fundraising events, coordinating logistics, facilitating communications, assisting in day-to-day operations and other duties as needed.

You must have excellent problem solving skills and an eye for detail in order to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Special Events Internship.

GLSEN Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5

Provided by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the GLSEN Internship is available to students with a bachelor’s degree, with further study (CFRE, MBA, or equivalent) preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. You must have background or strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, civil rights and/or education issues and demonstrate experience with or commitment to work in diverse communities to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will foster an environment of cohesiveness and collaboration with colleagues across all departments and serve as a collegial and participatory member of the organization’s management team.

Learn more information about the GLSEN Internship.

LGBTQ Access & Inclusion Intern
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The LGBTQ Access & Inclusion Intern is available to students pursuing a degree in Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Education, Child Development, Museum Studies, Marketing, Communications or related fields. You must have a strong connection to or strong desire to connect to the LGBTQ community, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), uses discretion and shows sensitivity to others to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will help organize appropriate resources, community organizations, and performers for LGBTQ Hospitality Suite and Resource Room.

Learn more information about the LGBTQ Access & Inclusion Intern.

Lambda Legal Summer Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 2 through Year 3

The Lambda Legal Summer Internship is open to law students who have experience with issues relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV. You must demonstrate a commitment to public interest law to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to second- and third-year students. Interns will assist attorneys with legal work in all areas of sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV discrimination. Positions are available in all offices: New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois.

Learn more information about the Lambda Legal Summer Internship.

Summer 2017 Legal Internships, ACLUF, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students Year 2 through Year 5

The Legal Internship is available to students who are currently enrolled in law school and have completed their first year. You must have experience conducting factual and legal research, researching prospects for new litigation and drafting of pleadings, briefs and other litigation documents to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will gain experience working alongside the LGBT and HIV Project team.

Learn more information about the Summer 2017 Legal Internships, ACLUF, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project.

HRC Internships
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students,Year 5

The HRC Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in the role of policy and advocacy around LGBT issues. Interns will gain professional skills while developing a voice as an LGBT advocate, play an active role in the nation’s largest LGBT equality organization, and connect with some of the foremost LGBT and allied leaders.

Learn more information about the HRC Internships.

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