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Go Grad LGBTQ Scholarship Guide for Graduate Students

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.

LEAGUE Foundation: Matthew Shepard Scholarship

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.

One AT&T Way, Rm 4B214J
Bedminster
NJ
571-354-4525
Live Out Loud Youth Scholarship

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.

http://www.liveoutloud.info/
PO Box 312
New York
NY
631-586-2887
Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program

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

http://www.thetaskforce.org
1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington
DC
202-393-5177
202-393-2241
NWSA Graduate Scholarship in Lesbian Studies
7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 203
College Park
MD
301-403-0407
PFLAG National Scholarship Program

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.

1828 L St. NW, Suite 660
Washington
DC
(202) 467-8180
(202) 467-8194
Point Foundation

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.

http://www.pointfoundation.org/
1357 Broadway, Suite 401
New York
NY
866-337-6468
866-397-6468
Queer Foundation Scholarships

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

http://queerfoundation.org/default.aspx
3213 W. Wheeler Street #145
Seattle
WA
206-999-8740
Rainbow Amateur Radio Association (RARA)

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.

Purpose

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)

http://www.rara.org/
P.O. Box 18541
Rochester
NY
585-442-7185