The Pride Center recognizes the need for LGBTQ+ specific scholarships, grants, and financial aid. We hope that this page can be used as a resource for LGBTQ+ students when they are searching for ways to finance their education. If you have any further questions, please contact the Pride Center. If you know of other scholarships we have not included here, please let us know.
UWL Eagle Pride & Dr. Sara Sullivan LGBT Study Abroad Scholarships
With the generous donation from UWL students through Drag Show ticket sales, Alumni, and Friends, the Pride Center has been able to establish two scholarship funds that are available to UWL Students.
Eagle Pride Scholarships
Every Spring the Pride Center awards two scholarships. In 2017 current student, Mason Sonnenberg received a $1,000.00 the Eagle Pride Scholarship. Emily Stoll received the first-year scholarship in 2017.
Sara Sullivan LGBT Study Abroad Scholarship
2017 marked our fourth year giving out the Sara Sullivan LGBT Study Abroad Scholarship. The 2017 winner is Dani Kallis $500.00 UWL Foundation Scholarships
If you would like to donate to any of the UWL LGBTQ+ Scholarships or would like to establish a new scholarship to fund please contact Will Van Roosenbeek. We appreciate your support!
The Point Foundation
The Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. The publicly-supported scholarship fund provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Point’s rigorous selection process for its prestigious scholarships is competitive and requires demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement and financial need. Particular attention is paid to students who have lost the financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Past award amounts have ranged from $5,000 to $28,000 per year. Usual yearly deadline is March 1st. An online application form is available on The Point Foundation's web site. For more information, contact:
The Point Foundation
PO Box 11210
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 1.866.33.POINT (1.866.337.6468)
Fax: 1.866.39.POINT (1.866.397.6468)
SOLGA Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize Competition
The American Anthropological Association - Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) offers this award for a scholarly anthropological paper, written by a student, on a gay or lesbian topic. The prize consists of a cash award and a letter of commendation from the Prize Committee.
The prize is not specifically for tuition, but rather is intended to reward excellent undergraduate or graduate student papers. For more information:
www.solga.org and http://queeranthro.org/awards/
Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program
The Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program offers several scholarships to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students pursuing a degree in journalism and communications at an accredited four-year college or university. High school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply. The award is sponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). Winners are required to participate in the Messenger-Anderson Scholarship Intern Program at NGLTF offices in Washington, DC, or New York City during the summer.
For more information, contact:
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
The National Women's Studies Association
The National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) offers many scholarships that are related to women's studies and gender and sexuality studies. For more information contact NWSA and click on the Awards and Scholarships tab on the left hand navigation bar:
National Women's Studies Association
7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301
College Park, MD 20742
ZAMI’s primary mission is to empower and affirm the lives of lesbians of African descent through scholarships, leadership development, support/ discussion groups, social activities, drum performances, outreach and education. Zami sponsors the Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards that are designed to recognize out* lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender students of color who are making significant contributions to their communities. ZAMI wants to support and encourage their continuing education by providing scholarships to those students enrolled in accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2007, the Fund awarded fourteen $1000 scholarships. For more information contact:
* "Out" is defined as an acknowledgement of lesbian/ gay identify to self, and or to family, friends, and community.
Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund promotes effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth. The Queer Foundation offers to the winners of each year's essay contest $1,000 scholarships to the U.S. college or university of their choice to study queer theory or related fields. Funds are from the voluntary donations of numerous individuals who support the vision of the Foundation. For more information contact:
PFLAG National GLBT Scholarship Program
The PFLAG National GLBT Scholarship Program was established by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in 2003 to help support the education of GLBT youth and allies. It includes five awards, one of which is the Eseara Tuaolo Student-Athlete Scholarship established in honor of former NFL defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo. The program was funded by the estate of Palmer B. Carson. For more information, contact:
National Scholarships Program
Gamma Mu Foundation
The Gamma Mu Foundation operates as a non-profit, charitable organization designed to aid the LGBT community. The Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship currently provides awards between $1000 to $2500 to eligible gay men. For more information, contact:
The League Foundation, a scholarship organization for LGBTQ youth, offers a number of scholarships to LGBTQ high school seniors. Among the awards are the Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship, the Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship, and the LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship. For more information, contact: