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LGBTQ+ Community Scholarships & Internships for PRIDE Month

Celebrate who you are.

Shawna Newman

May 25, 2021

This scholarship list for LGBTQ+ students totals more than $124,000 in scholarship opportunities.
LGBTQ+ Community Scholarships & Internships for PRIDE Month
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride (LGBTQ+) Month in the United States. In support of PRIDE month, Fastweb is connecting high school and college students with educational opportunities for LGBTQ people—promoting acceptance and equality for LGBTQ workers today and for the future. 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. Male or female or gender non-conforming--no matter what your gender expression or sexual attraction, check out the following list of LGBTQ+ scholarships and internships. All opportunities below are available to students identifying as LGBTQ+ and/or for student allies to the LGBTQ+ community. It’s important to note there are more LGBTQ+ scholarships and internships than listed below; we just couldn’t fit them all on the list. Create your free Fastweb profile to get matched to all scholarships that fit your unique self!

LGBTQ+ Internships You Should See

$5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship

No essay required. Students and parents are eligible to win.

Out to Innovate Scholarship

Deadline: 6/5/21
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: $5,000 The Out to Innovate Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students. You must be majoring in a STEM or STEM-related teaching field, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or be an active ally of the LGBT community in order to qualify for this award. Undergraduate students must have completed at least two years of study in order to be considered for this award.

oSTEM Scholarship

Deadline: 6/11/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: $5,000 The oSTEM Scholarship is open to students attending community college, undergraduate, or graduate institution. You must identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, be majoring in a STEM field, and have completed at least one semester at your institution to be considered for this award.

Charlotte Pride Scholarship

Deadline: 6/11/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500 The Charlotte Pride Scholarship is available to LGBTQ and ally high school seniors and current college students from the Charlotte metro area. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Deadline: 6/11/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: $3,000 The Traub- Dicker Rainbow Scholarship is available to lesbian students. You must demonstrate academic excellence, outstanding community service and leadership, and a commitment to impacting LGBT issues to be considered for this award.

APA Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 6/14/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: Varies The APA Foundation Scholarship is open to students intending to pursue careers as practicing planners. You must be a woman, person of color, of indigenous descent, a veteran, living with a disability, or be a member of the LGBTQ community who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)-approved programs in order to be considered for this award. Membership in the APA is also required.

Ruth Benedict Book Prize Competition

Deadline: 6/15/21
Available to: College Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: Varies The Ruth Benedict Book Prize Competition is open to the author of a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a topic that engages issues and theoretical perspectives relevant to LGBTQ studies. Books submitted for the competition must have a publication date of 2020 or 2021 and may not have been submitted previously.

Little Bird Scholarship

Deadline: 6/25/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: $18,000 The Little Bird Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are undocumented LGBTQI immigrants. You must be enrolled at an accredited, nonprofit school in New York City to be eligible for this award.

IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 The IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship is available to students at institutions that are members or associate members of the IES college consortium. You must be from a student group who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs. This includes but is not limited to, students of color, the LGBT population, students from different religious and ethnic groups, and students with physical disabilities. You must be accepted into an IES study abroad program and have a minimum 3.3 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Tang Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 17 through 25
Award Amount: $60,000 The Tang Scholarship is open to Asian/Pacific Islander students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender with demonstrated involvement in the LGBT community. You must be a graduate of a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be between the ages of 17 and 25 in order to be considered for this award.

Holley Law Fellowship

Deadline:Varies
Available to: College Graduate Students, Years 1-4
Award Amount: $5,000 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.

LGBTQIA Student Leadership Scholarship

Deadline:Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: Varies The LGBTQIA Student Leadership Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending the University of California, Riverside. To be eligible for this award, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be able to demonstrate the following: excellent leadership qualities, extensive involvement with the on-campus LGBTQIA community including UCR LGBTQIA student groups, and concern for LGBTQIA issues.

Kalyn Smith-Tranquil'son Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: Varies The Kalyn Smith-Tranquil'son Memorial Scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students attending the University of California, Riverside. You must be in good academic standing and identify yourself as a member of the LGBT Community or be an "active" ally of the LBGT community to be eligible for this award.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Endowed Scholarship

Deadline:Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: Varies 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.

Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Graduate Students, Years 3-5
Award Amount: $20,000 The Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship is open to doctoral students writing a dissertation in LGBT studies, with lesbian studies particularly encouraged. This fellowship is open to doctoral fellows coming from universities outside of Yale. Residence in New Haven and participation in LGBTS is required during the tenure of the fellowship. You must submit a project description and three letters of recommendation.

LGBTQ+ Internships

LGBTQ and HIV Project - Legal Internship

Available to: College Graduate Students, Years 2-3

AIDS Foundation of Chicago – Remote, Social Media Internship

Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5

InterseXtions Internship

Available to: Students, Ages 14 - 19

Pride Internship

Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5

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